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Temporary Highway 93 Boat Inspectors

Posting Begin Date: 2024/05/07
Posting End Date: 2024/06/07
Category: Agriculture
Sub Category: Natural Resources
Work Type: Part Time Insurance and Retirement 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 Boat Station Pest Detection Specialists for the Plant Industries division located at the Highway 93 Boat Inspection Station in the Twin Falls area. Employees will report to Twin Falls, Idaho.

 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 includes benefits.

Example of Duties

This job is part of the agency’s statewide invasive species prevention program. These positions will serve as members of a watercraft inspection team stationed at the Inspection Station 3 miles north of Jackpot, NV and will report to Twin Falls, Idaho.

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.

· Ability to bend and crawl underneath watercraft, when necessary

· Available to work evenings, weekends, and long hours

· May have to use your own reliable transportation to go between job sites

· Valid driver’s license

Supplemental Information

Desirable Area: 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


    ·Excellent medical, dental and vision insurance-employee only coverage for PPO $65/month for medical and vision & $11.00/month for dental 

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

    ·11 paid holidays a year 

    ·paid parental leave

    ·multiple savings plans, optional 401K, and optional 457

    ·basic life insurance for employee and family 

    1.employee covered at one times their annual salary

    2.spouse covered at $10,000

    3.child covered at $5,000

    ·wellness programs 

    ·ongoing training opportunities 

    ·an opportunity for student loan forgiveness

    ·and more!


     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.


    State of Idaho