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Pest Detection Specialist- Roving Crew, Twin Falls

Company: State of Idaho
Location: Twin Falls
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

"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 Pest Detection Specialist (Roving Crew) in the Plant Industries division located in Twin Falls.
Referred lists will be pulled periodically. Apply as soon as possible to ensure you will be considered for this position. This job announcement will be closed if the position is filled prior to the closing date.
This positiondoes nothave benefits.
This position is approximately 40-hours a week and expected to begin around May 16th and will end after September.
This job is part of the agency's statewide invasive species prevention program. These positions conduct watercraft inspections at high use recreation areas in Idaho to prevent the spread of zebra/quagga mussels and other Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) from infested states. The position will use an established protocol to inspect watercraft and conduct hot washes on high risk conveyances; conducting quality control activities at watercraft inspection stations; setting up and taking down portable traffic signs on daily basis; properly entering detailed watercraft data on an electronic inspection form; conducting "clean, drain, dry" public education and outreach; attending outreach events promoting the clean, drain, dry message; and early detection plankton tow sampling.The successful applicant must be able to fulfill the following duties:

  • Good communication skills
  • Ability pay attention to detail when conducting watercraft inspections
  • Work in various types of weather conditions (heat, cold, wind, rain, etc.)
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. with or without a reasonable accommodation
  • Ability to bend and crawl underneath watercraft, when necessary and with or without a reasonable accommodation
  • Possibility of working evenings, weekends, or long hours. The typical work is scheduled to occur Thursday through Sunday at remote locations requiring overnight travel during these work periods.
  • State vehicle usage
  • Valid driver's license
  • Must be 18 years or older

    Desirable Qualifications:This qualification is not required; however, if you have the related background it may increase your score.

    • Aquatic biology, ecology or field inspection experience
    • Experience with pressure washers

      You can apply online or by submitting a paper application. To apply online, please click the green "Apply" button in the top right corner. To submit a paper application, visit and select Application Packet to obtain a State of Idaho application. Complete and fax, mail, or email the application to the following contact:
      Human Resources
      Idaho State Department of Agriculture
      P.O. Box 7249
      Boise, ID 83707
      Phone: (208) 332-8520
      FAX: (208) 332-8668
      For directions to the office, call: (208) 332-8520
      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: 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 or at (208) 332-8520.

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