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Pest Detection Specialist - Roving Crew

Posting Begin Date: 2024/06/10
Posting End Date: 2024/07/10
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 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. 

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 does not have benefits. 

This position is expected to begin around May 20th and will end after September.

Example of Duties

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.

Minimum Qualifications

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
  • Available to 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

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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