20.00 Per Hour
Serving consumers and agriculture by safeguarding the public, plants, animals and the environment through education and regulation.
The Idaho State Department of Agriculture is currently recruiting for an Agriculture Investigator, Senior in the Plant Industries Division located in our Boise office.
Enforce state laws and ISDA rules and conduct investigations and inspections including:
Phytosanitary Export Certification;
Nursery Inspections and License Enforcement;
Feed and Fertilizer Sampling and Label Review and Enforcement;
Pest and Disease Surveys;
Quarantine Rule Enforcement;
Seed Enforcement under Federal and State Seed Laws/Rules;
Administrative Duties, including:
Develop project reports and investigation reports for submission and approval;
Enforce state laws and ISDA rules;
Represent ISDA in
meetings with grower organizations, commodity commissions, and the general public, and interactions with the University of Idaho and other Federal or state agencies;
Provide administrative and office coverage as directed;
Develop routine reports, such as activity, vehicle, and financial reports and submit by due date.
Maintain required skill development and non-supervisory employee training.
Participate in special projects as directed.
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.
This qualification is a mandatory requirement.
Experience preparing narrative reports.
These qualification are mandatory requirements.
Good knowledge of animal feed for a variety of animals, identifying and controlling weeds, pests, plant diseases and/or propagating plants.
Valid Driver's License.
These qualifications are not required however if you have the related background it may increase your score.
An accredited USDA/APHIS/PPQ Authorized Certification Official (ACO).
Experience in plant protection regulatory activities.
Temporary appointments from this announcement, serving at least one thousand forty (1,040) hours of continuous service, may be hired as an entrance probationary employee without further examination for the same classification and location as announced.
Education and Experience. Enter your responses to the questions in the space provided in the examination. You must have the minimum level of experience or education described for each question to qualify for this position. Scoring will be based on the information you provide. A minimum rating of
is needed to pass this examination. Notification of your test results will be available online when the review process is complete. To preview the exam, click on Preview Exam below. You will not be able to apply from this screen. Please follow the directions under How to Apply.
How to Apply:
Click on the
button to the left and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position. When updating your online application information, please select:
Department of Agriculture
under Job Type/Shift
When updating your online application information, you must complete all items in the Application Checklist. Without this information, your name cannot be referred to the hiring agency. This includes:
Candidates who reach the final hiring stage will be required to participate in a criminal background check. Having a criminal record will not automatically eliminate applicants from consideration, but may be considered as part of the hiring process.
Thank you for your interest in the Idaho Department of Agriculture!
At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation.
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,
please contact the Division of Human Resources.