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North Fork - Watercraft Inspection Station - Pest Detection Specialist

Posting Begin Date: 2024/04/03
Posting End Date: 2024/07/31
Category: Agriculture
Sub Category: Natural Resources
Work Type: Seasonal
Location: Salmon, 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 Watercraft Station Pest Detection Specialist in the Plant Industries division located at North Fork Station near Salmon, Idaho. 
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 does not have benefits.

Example of Duties

This job is part of the agency’s statewide invasive species prevention program. This position will serve as a member of a watercraft inspection team stationed at the North Fork Inspection Station in Salmon, 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. with or without a reasonable accommodation
  • Ability to bend and crawl underneath watercraft, when necessary and with or without a reasonable accommodation
  • Possibility of working evenings, weekends, or long hours
  • May have to use your own reliable transportation to go between job sites
  • Valid driver’s license

Supplemental Information

Desirable Qualifications: 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
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 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