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210 Plant Ag. Program Specialist IS BOI

Posting Begin Date: 2024/05/08
Posting End Date: 2024/05/23
Category: Agriculture
Sub Category: Natural Resources
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 30.00
Maximum Salary: 30.00
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 Department of Agriculture is currently recruiting for an Agriculture Program Specialist, Invasive Species, in the Plant Division in Boise.

This announcement will close May 23, 2024

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Key Responsibilities:

· Primary area of focus is on the Grasshopper and Mormon Cricket program, with additional duties in Invasive Species, Noxious Weeds, or Range, depending on workload demands

· Plan, implement, evaluate, and coordinate Grasshopper/Mormon Cricket program statewide

· Educate the public on laws and government regulations on the principles of integrated pest management; safe, proper, and effective use of herbicides and pesticides and direct efforts of technical invasive species control personnel

· Ensure compliance with applicable legal requirements. Ability to communicate effects of changes in laws, rules, and regulations

· Use knowledge of GIS mapping and data collection to measure project effectiveness

· Assist with statewide mapping and data coordination program for use in tracking, evaluating, and reviewing the effectiveness of programs

· Oversee watercraft inspection station, including troubleshooting and training as needed

· Conduct surveys of aquatic and terrestrial invasive species as needed

· Manage, maintain, and distribute program equipment

· Oversee program activities and temporary seasonal work crew as assigned




Minimum Qualifications

· Reviewing laws, regulations, policies and/or procedures for compliance or explaining to others how they apply to specific situations

· Developing written technical reports or correspondence evaluating agricultural, science or business-related issues

· Planning or providing agriculture program service



Specialty Qualifications: These qualifications are mandatory requirements.

· Considerable knowledge of Invasive Species

· Must possess a valid driver's license

· Experience developing and making oral presentations before groups


Desirable Qualifications: 

· With or without a reasonable accommodation, the ability to stand, swim and work in very cold water for eight or more hours per shift, lift and move material weighing up to 60 pounds, climb on and off transport trucks, and work in all types of weather conditions. 








We have one of the Nation's best state retirement systems (PERSI) that offers a lifetime benefit.


· Excellent medical, dental and vision insurance

· Generous vacation and sick leave accrual beginning as soon as you start

· 11 paid holidays a year

· Paid parental leave 

· Multiple retirement savings plans, optional 401K, and optional 457 

· Basic life insurance for employee and family (employee covered at one times annual salary; spouse covered at $10,000; child covered at $5,000) 

· Ongoing training opportunities

· An opportunity for student loan forgiveness

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