APIARY FIELD INSPECTORS
SEASONAL HOURLY (PART TIME)
|MDA Plan Ind & Pest Mgmt-Plant Protect & Weed Mgmt
|4/13/2023 4:30:00 PM
The Maryland Department of Agriculture is a department under Maryland's Executive Branch. Formed in 1972 by the Maryland General Assembly to address the agriculture needs for the State of Maryland, the Department oversees and serves as a regulatory body for animal health , consumer services to include marketing and lab services, plant and pest management and resource conservation. As the number one industry in Maryland, the diversity of agriculture programs in the State continue to expand and grow.
The primary goal of the PLANT PROTECTION and WEED MANAGEMENT SECTION is to conduct regulatory inspections and provide educational programs to the public and our partners on ways to protect the health of plants and honey bees in Maryland.
***3 IMMEDIATE OPENING***
1 opening in Western Region of Maryland (Allegheny, Garrett, Washington counties)
1 opening in Upper Eastern Shore (Caroline, Queen Anne's, Talbot counties)
1 opening in Lower Eastern Shore (Dorchester, Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset)
This is seasonal work with variable hours, approximately 200 hours per season. Contractual employees are paid for actual hours worked only. Mileage will be reimbursed at the State of Maryland reimbursement rate (currently .655 cents per mile, subject to change) when traveling within your assigned region.
This is contractual employment and does not include benefits such as leave time, holidays, or health insurance.
LOCATION OF POSITION
Main Purpose of Job
Duties will include inspection of honeybee colonies for diseases, pests, and pesticide losses, recommendations of appropriate measures for honeybee colony management and control of honeybee pests and diseases, accurate record keeping/office work as required to document inspection actions and assist with licensing activities. Work will involve interactions with the public.
Work will involve exposure to biting/stinging insects, ticks, poison ivy, high temperature and humidity and other outdoors exposure. Employees may be required to use personal protective equipment. This is contractual employment and does not include benefits such as leave time, holidays, or health insurance. Mileage will be reimbursed at the State of Maryland reimbursement rate (currently .655 cents per mile, subject to change).
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.
Candidates with five or more years of successful, progressively responsible experience in a practical beekeeping program or in beekeeping inspection will be given preference.
Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.
Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.
The online application process is strongly preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application to: Maryland Department of Agriculture Human Resource Office, Room 304, 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway Annapolis, MD 21401. All paper applications must be received by 4:30 PM on the closing date, no exceptions. (Postmarks not accepted.) Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.
If you are submitting additional information, such as diplomas or transcripts, the preferred method is to upload them online with your application. If you are unable to upload, you may mail, hand-deliver or fax (HR Fax # 443-602-9831).
For questions concerning this recruitment, please contact: Kathleen Newhouse 410-841-5837 or firstname.lastname@example.org TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay
As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.
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