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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 569E
Category: Agricultural Operations


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.

Typical Work

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.

Legal Requirement(s)

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.

Desirable Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree in entomology, plant pathology, horticulture, botany, agronomy or closely allied field.


Equivalent education/experience.

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