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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 03/07/13

Applications Due04/15/13

Vacancy ID6813

AgencyAgriculture & Markets, Department of

TitleAssistant Horticultural Inspector 1

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $15.94 to $15.94 Hourly

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 90%

Workweek Variable

Hours Per Week 40


From 7 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Suffolk

Street Address 10B Airline Drive

City Albany


Zip Code12235

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
SALARY: $15.94/hour
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

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Robin Springer

Telephone 518-457-3216

Fax 518-457-8852

Email Address


Street 10B Airline Drive

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12235


Notes on ApplyingPlease provide cover letter and resume by April 1, 2013. Please indicate in your cover letter the location(s) in which you would be willing to be considered for this position.

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