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Pest Surveyor - Treasure Valley

Posting Begin Date: 2024/03/28
Posting End Date: 2024/04/20
Category: Agriculture
Work Type: Temporary
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 a temporary Pest Detection Specialist in Plant Industries Division in the Treasure Valley. 

 This position does not have benefits. 


Insect Trapping Surveyor Primary Responsibilities:

· Put out, monitor, and pull traps for Japanese beetle survey

· May assist with putting out/monitoring/ pulling traps for spongey moth, apple maggot.

· May assist with putting out/monitoring/ pulling traps for soybean commodity and small grains commodity pests.

· May assist with visual inspections for soybean commodity and small grains commodity pests. 



The successful applicant must be able to fulfill the following duties:

· Read road & topographic maps

· Ability to work alone in remote area and work independently

· Operate GPS devices

· Operate electronic tablet device

· Hike or walk for an extended period of time over long distances on uneven, rough, or off-road terrain with or without a reasonable accommodation

· Work in various types of weather conditions (heat, cold, wind, rain, etc.)

· Possibility of working evenings, weekends, or long hours

· State vehicle usage.

· Valid driver's license required

To apply click the blue Apply Now button or submit a paper application at to obtain a State of Idaho application. 

Complete and fax, mail, or email the application to the following contact:

Human Resources Idaho State Department of Agriculture P.O. Box 7249 Boise, ID 83707

Phone: (208) 332-8520

FAX: (208) 332-8668

Email: [email protected]


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