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Job Title: Chelan-Douglas Horticultural Pest & Disease Board - Agricultural Inspector I
Department: Chelan-Douglas Horticultural Pest & Disease Board
Job Type: NonExempt
Salary: $ 11.50 - $ 14.00 / Hourly  
Posted: March 17, 2017
Position open until filled.

Job Location

Chelan-Douglas Horticultural Pest & Disease Board
412 Washington Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801

Description

Position Summary

The Chelan-Douglas Pest Board is hiring a 6-8 month temporary Agricultural Inspector I position that consists of full-time work between the months of April through October 2017. (May be extended)

This position is to be the support staff for the Director and other staff members. The incumbent will conduct work on specific projects taking place in both counties, as well as assist with daily operations. The position works closely with the public and the chosen applicant must have the ability to remain courteous and professional at all times.  

Must be willing to drive up to 80% of the time. May be required to use personal vehicle and will be reimbursed for mileage at the Chelan County mileage rate.  

*Students in a tree fruit production program, horticulture program, or closely related program are encouraged to apply. BUT NOT REQUIRED*

Duties

Primary

  • Be the support person for specific projects.
  • Survey geographical areas in Chelan & Douglas Counties.
  • Create pest management plans with property owners.
  • Place, monitor, service and remove insect traps.
  • Search fields, brush and trees to locate plant pests.
  • Collect samples of infected fruit, fruit pests, or plant materials for analysis.
  • Keep accurate record data.
  • Use surveying equipment such as GPS units.
  • Use computers and basic applications.

Secondary

  • Safely operate trimming equipment, including chainsaws.
  • Use herbicides and/or pesticides.
  • Safely use and maintain a clean vehicle.
  • Will be required to attend driver safety training.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform essential duties satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The requirements listed below are representative of the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Qualifications

Required:

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Ability to read/speak/write in English.
  • Basic Math Skills
  • Use common sense, good judgment, and the ability to follow instructions.
  • A current Washington State Driver’s License.
  • WSDA Private/Public Applicator and/or Consultants License OR Ability to obtain one within two weeks of hire date.

Desired:

  • College coursework in tree fruit production, horticulture, or closely related field.
  • GIS, GPS equipment, and mapping experience.
  • Knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications and/or databases.
  • Professional Writing
  • Ability to speak and/or write in Spanish.
  • Previous herbicide/pesticide experience.

Physical Demands

Long driving commutes will be a normal part of this position.  It is expected that the candidates have a good driving record. The employee will be regularly required to stand and walk.  The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

Work Environment & Conditions

Occasionally work hours outside of the regular 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday work hours including evenings, early mornings, and weekends.

The employee must be able to work independently with limited supervision, in all weather conditions. May be required to work in difficult terrain and surfaces. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

While performing the duties of this job, stressful situations will arise when dealing with unfriendly property owners.  Employee must be able to maintain composure under stressful situations.  This position is commonly exposed to dogs, snakes, biting/stinging insects, and hazardous plants.

Additional Information

To apply, please email cover letter, resume and completed Chelan County Application to will.carpenter@co.chelan.wa.us.

Position is open until filled.