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Hops Field Inspector

Posting Begin Date: 2024/06/26
Category: Agriculture
Work Type: Part Time Not Benefit Eligible
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 eight (8) Temporary Hops Field Inspectors in the Hops Lab for the Bureau of Food Safety, Hemp and Hops.
This position does not have benefits. The hired Hops Inspector will work a maximum of 40 hours a week. This may include working holidays and weekends with potential for overtime. Any overtime will be pre-approved by the supervisor. During most weeks, Hops Inspectors will be required to work four, ten hour days from approximately 8:00am-6:00pm. Hops inspectors will be scheduled four days between Monday through Saturday.

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. 

Example of Duties

  1. Obtain license through USDA/AMA/FGIS
  2. Pack and prepare sampling equipment and ensure sampling equipment is cleaned and properly maintained
  3. Conduct routine hops sampling by collecting representative samples while ensuring correct sampling methods followed
  4. Ensure proper labeling, documentation and chain of custody of samples
  5. Process and close necessary paperwork on-site
  6. Ensure correct and thorough data entry
  7. Provide customer service as requested
  8. Communicate with staff as necessary
  9. Maintain a clean, safe and efficient work space

Minimum Qualifications

These qualifications are mandatory requirements.

Any combination of ability, education, training or experience that demonstrates competence in each of the following. 

  1. With or without reasonable accommodation, physical ability to: 
    1. Stand for prolonged periods of time.
    2. Work in extreme cold and heat, wet and humid environments around dirt, fumes, poorly ventilated areas, noise and odors.
    3. Collect, lift and carry samples weighing up to 25 pounds.
    4. Intermittently bend, squat, twist and reach above shoulder level. 
  2. Ability to:
    1. Follow written and verbal instructions and accurately complete project logs and other required documentation.
    2. Write or print neatly and legibly. 
    3. Verify and copy information. 
Specialty Areas: These qualifications are mandatory requirements for this recruitment.

  1. Possess a valid driver’s license
  2. Obtain a license for sampling through USDA/AMA/FGIS
  3. Lift up to 25 pounds

Supplemental Information

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


EEO/ADA/Veteran's Preference

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.

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 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.


State of Idaho