State of Washington Class Specification
Under specific direction, performs scientific and technical duties in support of plant disease and/or insect detection and control, plant certification, nursery inspection and quarantine activities in the field of entomology or plant pathology.
Sets insect traps, collects insects, records information;
Schedules, coordinates and supervises the work of seasonal personnel involved in insect or plant disease detection and control;
Issues State phytosanitary certificates authorizing interstate and international movement of plants and plant products;
Maintains close contact with other Agricultural Technologists within the State;
Maintains public contact for the sharing of information relative to the control and eradication of insect pests;
Prepares technical reports;
Assists in nursery inspections, plant certification or quarantine programs;
Performs other work as required.
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
A Bachelor's degree in entomology, plant pathology, horticulture, botany, agronomy or closely allied field.
Class Specification History
New class Effective April 9, 1982
Revised minimum qualifications January 13, 1984
Revised definition January 9, 1987
New class code: (formerly 44620) effective July 1, 2007