Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 30 College Credits – preferably in horticulture, forestry, plant pathology, botany, entomology, environmental studies/plant science, or a biological science primarily related to the scientific study of plants.
Duties Description POSITION: Assistant Horticultural Inspector 1
APPOINTMENT: Temporary, Non-Competitive
LOCATION: New York City/Long Island - Asian Longhorned Beetle
Western New York Area - Plum Pox Virus
Statewide - Various Programs
POSITION DESCRIPTION: The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets works closely with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to conduct surveys and inspections for specific programs. As an Assistant Horticultural Inspector 1, assigned to the Division of Plant Industry, your duties will include: deploy traps and lures in support of various surveys under established protocols and direction; visually survey for the presence of various pests to assist in identifying plant diseases and insects; collect samples of soil, leaves, seed or other agricultural commodities; label and pack samples for submission to the laboratory for analysis; accurately record survey data and information; assist in data entry of survey information, crop history, dates of survey, field size, treatments and lab results; properly maps properties, trees and species and where they are located to detect, eradicate or control plant pests in an assigned geographic area; reports quantity and disposition of samples to supervisor and/or program manager; disinfesting equipment and machinery; cleans and maintains survey equipment.
Additional Comments TO APPLY: Forward cover letter and resume on or before April 15, 2013 to:
Ms. Robin Springer
NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets
Division of Human Resources Management
10B Airline Drive
Albany, NY 12235
Phone: (518) 457-3216
Fax: (518) 457-8852
An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
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