Open for Applications Until Tuesday, July 14, 2020.
Idaho State Dept. of Agriculture
Estimated Start Date:
Magic Valley/Twin Falls
Serving consumers and agriculture by safeguarding the public, plants, animals and the environment through promotion, education and regulation.
The Idaho State Department of Agriculture is currently recruiting for Temporary Field Inspectors in the Plant Industries Division throughout the Magic Valley area. This announcement will remain open until these positions have been filled. Apply as soon as possible to ensure you will be considered for these positions.
This position does not have benefits.
This position is approximately 40-hours a week and expected to begin around May 26th and will end between mid-October to the end of November, depending on need.
The field office is located in Twin Falls where successful candidates will report daily for work.
Example of Duties
Field Inspector Job Description:
Field inspectors are responsible for examining crop fields for signs and symptoms of plant pathogens and pests. The use of policy and systematic procedures is of the utmost importance. Collecting, documenting and properly storing samples; following proper sanitation protocol; and ability to read maps are all essential skills. Field inspectors may work independently or in groups of varying size. The ability to keep accurate records is required for such information as inspection locations, mileage, samples, and time spent conducting an inspection. The work day is spent in a variety of locations and requires travel between fields.
Minimum Qualifications: These qualifications are mandatory requirements.
Read road maps
Hike or walk for an extended period of time over long distances on uneven, rough or off-road terrain
Work in various types of weather conditions (heat, cold, wind, rain, etc.)
Possibility of working early mornings, evenings, weekends, or long hours
May have to use your own reliable transportation to go between job sites
Three-quarter length irrigation boots are required and may be reimbursed by the agency at the end of the season
Must be able to communicate to farmers and field representatives
Must be 16 years or older to apply
Desirable Qualifications: This qualification is not required however if you have the related background it may increase your score.
Plant pathology or field inspection experience
How To Apply
You may apply online or to apply via a paper application, please visit https://dhr.idaho.gov/job-seekers/ and select Application Packet to obtain a State of Idaho application. Return the completed application by one of the following methods:
Fax: (208) 332-8668
Mail or Deliver In-person to ISDA, attention Jeana Graff, at 2270 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, ID 83712
Candidates who reach the final hiring stage will be required to participate in a criminal background check. Having a criminal record will not automatically eliminate applicants from consideration, but may be considered as part of the hiring process.
Thank you for your interest in the Department of Agriculture!
If you have questions,
please contact us at:
email@example.com or at (208) 332-8520
Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements or for the recruiting process, please contact ISDA's HR Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (208) 332-8520.