Apr 21, 2014

NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets seeks seasonal Assistant Horticultural Inspectors

Seasonal (Spring/Summer) Employment 2014 - NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, Division of Plant Industry

POSITION: Assistant Horticultural Inspector 1, NS
SALARY: $16.25/hour
APPOINTMENT: Temporary, Non-Competitive
LOCATIONS: Syracuse, Albany, Buffalo, Rochester and Suffolk, NY


  • 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 map properties, trees and species and where they are located to detect, eradicate or control plant pests in an assigned geographic area


  • 30 college credits in horticulture, forestry, plant pathology, botany, entomology, environmental studies/plant science, or a biological science primarily related to the scientific study of plants.

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