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Posting Begin Date: 2024/01/31
Posting End Date: 2024/03/31
Category: Agriculture
Sub Category: Natural Resources
Work Type: Part Time Not Benefit Eligible
Location: Twin Falls, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 16.20
Maximum Salary: 16.20
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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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 temporary Plant Pest Detection Specialists in Centennial and Shoshone.

Apply today!  

The Idaho State Department of Agriculture is currently recruiting temporary Boat Station Pest Detection Specialists for the Plant Industries division located at a Boat Inspection Station in Centennial and Shoshone. Employees will report to Twin Falls, ID.

NOTIFICATION: This non-classified position is exempt from classified state service and the rules of the Division of Human Resources and the Idaho Personnel Commission. This position does not have benefits.

Example of Duties

This job is part of the agency’s statewide invasive species prevention program.

These positions will serve as members of watercraft inspection teams stationed at the Inspection Stations at Centennial and Shoshone Parks in Twin Falls, Idaho.

These positions inspect and decontaminate watercraft to prevent the spread of zebra/quagga mussels and other Aquatic Invasive Species(AIS). 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 daily; and properly entering detailed watercraft data on an electronic inspection form.

Minimum Qualifications

These qualifications are mandatory requirements:

· Good communication skills

· Ability to 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

· Possibility of working evenings, weekends, or long hours

    · Valid driver’s license

    To apply click the blue Apply Now button or

    To submit a paper application, visit 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

    Email: [email protected]

    EEO/ADA/Veteran's Preference 

    The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws. 


    Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. 


    The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities; auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected]

    Thank you for your interest in the Department of Agriculture!
    If you have questions, 
    please contact us at: 
    [email protected] or at (208) 332-8520