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Temporary Field Inspection Team Lead - Treasure Valley

Posting Begin Date: 2024/04/03
Posting End Date: 2024/05/12
Category: Agriculture
Sub Category: Natural Resources
Work Type: Seasonal
Location: Nampa, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 16.70
Maximum Salary: 16.70
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 temporary Field Inspectors located in the Treasure Valley area.

Candidates will start working approximately May 15, 2024. Applications will be reviewed periodically. Apply as soon as possible to ensure you will be considered for this position.

This position does not have benefits.

Example of Duties:

These positions will supervise the Field Inspectors in the Treasure Valley area. Field 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.


  • Ability to supervise Field Inspectors
  • Read road maps
  • Hike or walk for an extended period of time over long distances on uneven, rough or off-road terrain
  • Work in various types of weather conditions (heat, cold, wind)
  • Possibility of working early mornings, evenings, weekends, or long hours
  • May have to use your own reliable transportation to go between job sites
  • ¾ length irrigation boots are required and may be reimbursed by the agency at the end of the season
  • Plant pathology or field inspection experience is desirable
  • Must be able to communicate to farmers and field representatives

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. It does not come with benefits.

 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