Job Opening for Assistant Plant Inspector for Emerald Ash Borer in Otsego County

POSITION: Assistant Plant Inspector
SALARY: $15.93/hour
APPOINTMENT: Temporary, Non-Competitive
LOCATION: Otsego County

POSITION DESCRIPTION: As an Assistant Plant Inspector, you will be assigned to the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Control Program.  The objective of the EAB Control Program is to minimize human assisted spread of this insect within New York and to adjacent states.  This position will ensure regulated material is properly transported, the appropriate documents are used, and that regulated establishments are in compliance.  Some duties will include, but not limited to:  participate in tradeshows, fairs, present at industry meetings to gain compliance of regulated parties, schedule quarterly mulch inspections for establishments holding a mulch agreement, conduct regulatory enforcement checkpoints along key routes out of the regulated area and major transportation routes within the State, and also follow up on any suspect emerald ash borer reports by the public or industry.

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 or animals.

TO APPLY: Forward resume by February 25, 2011 to:

Ms. Christine A. Pettograsso
NYS Dept of Agriculture and Markets
Human Resources Management
10B Airline Drive
Albany, NY 12235
Telephone:  (518) 457-3216
Fax:  (518) 457-8852

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