State of Washington Classified Job 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
Revised minimum qualifications January 13, 1984
Revised definition January 9, 1987
New class code: (formerly 44620) effective July 1, 2007