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Temporary Field Inspectors - Treasure Valley

Posting Begin Date: 2024/04/03
Posting End Date: 2024/05/12
Category: Agriculture
Sub Category: Natural Resources
Work Type: Seasonal
Location: Boise, 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 for temporary Boat Station Pest Detection Specialist in the Plant Industries division located at a Boat Station in the Treasure Valley.

SPECIAL 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 is approximately 40-hours a week, and is expected to begin around May 15, 2024, and will end around October 27.

The field office is located in Boise; often, the successful candidates will report to work at the Nampa meeting point.

This position does not have benefits.

Example of Duties

This job is part of the agency’s statewide invasive species prevention program. This position will serve as a member of a watercraft inspection team stationed at the Inspection Station in the Treasure Valley.

These positions inspect watercraft 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; 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 and with or without a reasonable accommodation

· Available to work evenings, weekends, and long hours

· Reliable transportation to go between job sites

· Valid driver’s license

Supplemental Information

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


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


EEO/ADA/Veteran's Preference

The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit 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.

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 [email protected] or at (208) 332-8520.

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].

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


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