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Temporary Field Inspection Supervisors - Treasure Valley

Posting Begin Date: 2024/04/02
Posting End Date: 2024/05/12
Category: Agriculture
Sub Category: Natural Resources
Work Type: Seasonal
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 17.70
Maximum Salary: 17.70
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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Description

"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 Field Inspection Supervisors in the Plant Industries division located in the Treasure Valley This position does not have benefits. This position is approximately 40-hours a week and expected to begin around May 15th and will end mid- to late October, depending on need. The field office is located in Boise; often, the successful candidates will report to work at the Nampa meeting point. 

Example of Duties 

Field Inspection Supervisors will provide training and supervision of Team Leads and Field Inspectors. Supervisors will communicate to the Program Specialist any personnel issues that arise and any potential disease findings during inspection. Supervisors will be responsible for starting and ending crews, delivering collected samples to the laboratory, contacting field representatives and growers on pesticide application status prior to clearing crews for entry into fields, entry of completed inspections into the MAPS program and also provide weekly updates of inspections performed and inspections remaining for each crop. Field Supervisors, Inspectors and Team Leads are responsible for examining crop fields for signs and symptoms of plant pathogens and pests. The use of policy and systematic procedures is of the utmost importance. Collecting, documenting and properly storing samples; following proper sanitation protocol; and the ability to read maps are all essential skills. The ability to keep accurate records is required for such information as inspection locations, mileage, samples, and time spent conducting an inspection. The work day is spent in a variety of locations and requires travel between fields.

Minimum Qualifications 

The successful applicant must be able to fulfill the following duties: Ability to Supervise and train Field Inspectors and Team Leads Read road maps 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 early mornings, evenings, weekends, or long hours May have to use your own reliable transportation to go between job sites Rubber boots are required and may be reimbursed by the agency at the end of the season Must be able to communicate to farmers and field representatives Must be 16 years or older to apply.

Supplemental Information 

Desirable Qualifications: This qualification is not required; however, if you have the related background it may increase your score. Plant pathology or field inspection experience. 

You can apply online or by submitting a paper application. To apply online, please click the green "Apply" button in the top right corner. To submit a paper application, visit https://dhr.idaho.gov/job-seekers/ and select Application Packet 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] For directions to the office, call: (208) 332-8520

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 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. 

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 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. 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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