These positions primarily conduct field sampling and evaluations for invasive species and noxious weeds. Duties include collecting plankton samples for early detection of invasive dreissenid mussels, surveying waterways for aquatic noxious weeds (Eurasian watermilfoil, flowering rush), evaluating in-water herbicide applications (herbicide residuals, dissolved oxygen, treatment efficacy), supporting watercraft inspection station operations, visiting properties to evaluate grasshopper and Mormon cricket complaints, maintaining equipment (hot wash units) and other duties as assigned. Regional fieldwork travel spans Boundary County (Kootenai River) to Idaho County (Salmon River). Must be enthusiastic about physical, outdoor fieldwork.
Good communication skills
Attention to detail
Adaptability to various weather conditions (heat, cold, wind)
Comfort with working in and around water and muddy shorelines
Ability to lift 50 lbs.
Ability to crawl underneath watercraft for inspections
Availability for intermittent evenings, weekends, or long hours
Usage of state vehicle
Aquatic biology, ecology or field inspection experience
Pressure washer experience
Motorboat operation and safety knowledge
Duration: June to October
Compensation: Starting wage is $12.50/hour non-benefited
Location: Coeur d'Alene, Sandpoint
You can apply online or by submitting a paper application. To apply online, click on the Apply Online button to the left and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist for this position. When completing your online information please select/add:
Department of Agriculture under "Agencies"
Temporary employment under "Job Type/Shift"
Coeur d'Alene or Sandpoint under "Cities"
When updating your online application information, you must complete/update all items in the Application checklist. Without this information, your name cannot be referred to the hiring agency. Items in the Application Checklist to include:
To submit a paper application visit https://dhr.idaho.gov/JobSeekers/JobForms.html to obtain a State of Idaho application. Please complete then fax, mail, or email the application to the following contact no later than June 22:
Idaho State Department of Agriculture
9699 Government Way
Hayden, ID 83835
Phone: (208) 332-8521
Fax: (208) 332-8668
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.