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Posting Begin Date: 2024/02/06
Posting End Date: 2024/02/20
Category: Agriculture
Sub Category: Natural Resources
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Idaho Falls, 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 State Department of Agriculture is currently recruiting for a Program Specialist, Invasive Species, in Idaho Falls.  

This announcement will close at 4:59 p.m. on February 20, 2024.

 Apply today! 


Example of Duties

·  Primary area of focus is on the Invasive Species program, with additional duties in the Noxious Weeds program, depending on workload demands.

· Plan, implement, evaluate, and coordinate Invasive Species program activities for assigned region.

· Manage agency operated watercraft inspection stations, and oversee contract watercraft inspection stations, including troubleshooting and training.

·  Perform watercraft inspections for invasive species, operate equipment to perform decontamination of invasive species fouled watercraft.

· 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 stations including troubleshooting and training.

· Conduct invasive species survey (aquatic and terrestrial invasive species).

· Manage, maintain, and distribute program equipment.

· Compile and analyze data and information to identify program and service needs and available resources

· Primary contact for the invasive species program with clients outside the agency in the assigned area.

· Provide consultation on problem identification and resolution

· Respond to inquiries

· Assess training needs and develop and present training programs for service providers and clients

· Perform other duties as assigned.

· A cell phone with an Idaho area code, furnished by the employee, is required for this position and is eligible for reimbursement under the Cell Phone Reimbursement policy 


Minimum Qualifications: These qualifications are mandatory requirements.

· 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 services.

Specialty Qualifications: These qualifications are mandatory requirements.

· Considerable knowledge of invasive species

· Must possess a valid driver's license;

· 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. 

· Experience developing and making oral presentations before groups. 




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) 

· Wellness programs  

· 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