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Ag. Investigator Sr. - Organics

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Posting Begin Date: 2024/04/05
Posting End Date: 2024/04/26
Category: Agriculture
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Twin Falls, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 23.18
Maximum Salary: 23.18
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 an Agriculture Investigator, Sr. for the Organic program in the Agricultural Inspections division located in the Twin Falls office.

Example of Duties

Key Responsibilities:

· Conduct inspections, both announced and unannounced, of certified organic crop, livestock and processing operations. 

· Conduct investigations of certified organic operations in the event complaints are filed.

· Inspections and investigations involve considerable report writing, documenting statements, photographing, collecting evidence, and compiling case data.

· All reports must be prepared in a timely manner and accurate to withstand legal scrutiny.

· Evaluate organic crop, livestock, and processing organic system plans for compliance with the National Organic Program standards. 

· Evaluate materials and labels to determine compliance with organic standards.

· Participate in the development of program documents and procedures.

· Extended workdays, overnight stays, and extensive travel between various work sites is required.

· Communicate comfortably and effectively both verbally and in writing with a large number of diverse clients.

· Must be comfortable with having difficult conversations and conveying complex and sometimes unfavorable information.

· A cell phone with an Idaho area code, furnished by the employee, is required for this position and is eligible for reimbursement under the Cell Phone Reimbursement policy.

Minimum Qualifications

This qualification is a mandatory requirement.

· Experience writing narrative reports.

Specialty Qualifications: These qualifications are mandatory requirements.

· Possess a valid driver's license.

· Good knowledge of the rules and laws governing agriculture or organic standards.

· Good knowledge of agriculture or food processing.

· Some knowledge of computer operations and word processing software.

Supplemental Information

Desirable Qualifications: These qualifications are not required; however, if you have the related background, it may increase your score.

· Experience working on several different projects with multiple deadlines all at one time.

· Certificate of completion, with the Independent Organic Inspectors Association, for trainings in crop, crop inputs, livestock, livestock inputs, handling, or handling inputs.

· Experience conducting organic inspections or equivalent inspection work.

· Experience or understanding of conducting account reconciliation, animal feed ration calculations, formulation calculations, and/or product recalls. 

· Knowledge of critical control points by the completion of HACCP, Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), or food safety training relating to food, processing, or agriculture.

· Knowledge or experience in sampling practices or procedures.

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


We have one of the Nation's best state retirement systems (PERSI) that offers a lifetime benefit. 


  • 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 
  • 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 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