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Plant Health Specialist 1
AFTON MN 55001
Category: Other
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  Job posted:   Tue Apr 17, 2018
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Plant Health Specialist 1
Job Summary
# Job Summary
This position was previously announced January 19, 2018 through February 2, 2018 and March 14, 2018 through March 26, 2018. If you submitted an application during that period, you do not need to reapply.
This is a temporary vacancy (approx: May 2018 - August 31, 2018). This position will conduct invasive insect and disease survey of corn, soybean and small grains in the southeastern part of Minnesota in nine (9) counties (Goodhue, Dodge, Olmsted, Fillmore, Mower, Freeborn, Faribault, Blue Earth and Martin). This position will require the candidate to be based out of a home office in one of the designated counties.
## Minimum Qualifications
1. Bachelor's degree or higher in biology, entomology, botany, plant pathology, or equivalent.
2. Valid Driver's License with an acceptable motor vehicle record subject to review.
3. A good understanding of pest biology, host identification, and valid survey procedures.
4. Intermediate level expertise in computer usage.
## Preferred Qualifications
1. Experience with collecting data for scientific biological surveys.
2. Experience with laboratory procedures and protocols in a work setting.
3. Background or experience with using personnel protective equipment and following safety guidelines.
## Physical Requirements
This position is physically demanding and may include the following. The ability to perform all physical duties listed below is required:
a. Extensive driving--driving distances may average or exceed 150 miles per day,
b. Frequent stopping and exit/entry of vehicle along or near major roads,
c. Survey work requiring long periods of walking and climbing in fields, ditches and wooded areas,
d. Kneeling/squatting/bending for long periods of time,
e. Working with a variety tools including knives and saws,
f. Felling and disposing of trees requiring the physical strength to fell and dismember a tree with a handsaw, as well as the strength to lift and drag tree parts weighing up to 50 lb,
g. Working around and in dust and mud,
h. Working in inclement weather, in extreme temperatures and around insects.
Application Details
## Why Work For Us
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture- Plant Protection Division- Pest Detection and Management Unit's seasonal survey positions are a great opportunity to work outdoors on a variety of invasive insect and disease issues facing our state. These positions are part of a great team of professionals working to protect our states resources from invasive species.
GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.
## How to Apply
Click "Apply" at the bottom of this page. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637.
For additional information about the application process, go to
## Contact
If you have questions about the position, contact Angie Ambourn or 651.201.6073.
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The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.
We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637 or email Please indicate what assistance you need.
*Job Title:* Plant Health Specialist 1
*Location:* Minnesota Southeast Area
*Job ID:* 19729
*Regular/Temporary:* Temporary
*Full/Part Time:* Full-Time
*Who May Apply:* Open to all qualified job seekers
*Date Posted:* 04/16/2018
*Closing Date:* 04/23/2018
*Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit:* MN Department of Agriculture
*Hiring Agency:* MN Department of Agriculture
*Division/Unit:* Plant Protection Division/Pest Detection & Management Unit
*Work Shift:* Day Shift
*Work Hours:* Day Shift
*Work Shift/Work Hours:* Day Shift
*Days of Work:* Monday - Thursday, 7:00am - 5:30pm
*Travel Required:* Yes
*Salary Range:* $18.66 - $26.99 /hourly; $38,962 - $56,355 /annually
*Classified Status:* Classified
*Connect 700 Program Eligible:* No
*Job Class:* Plant Health Specialist 1
*Working Title:* Plant Health Specialist 1

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