Job Location
Jefferson City, MO
Job Closing Date

Plant Industries Division-Plant Pest Control Program

Plant Lab Diagnostician

The Plant Pest Control program helps facilitate trade for Missouri agricultural businesses, and protects Missouri's agricultural resources from exotic and invasive pests and diseases. We are looking for a Lab Diagnostician to fill a critical role on our team!

TITLE: Plant Lab Diagnostician

LOCATION: Jefferson City, Missouri

SALARY: $47,840.64 (plus full state benefit package)

Things You'll Do:

Diagnostics on plant samples from nursery and greenhouse inspections, export certification of field crops and other plant commodities, and pest surveys.
Support the fruit tree and grapevine virus-free certification program.
Provide diagnostic reports to field staff and clients.
Provide information and literature review on plant diseases to determine export certification requirements.
Support field staff by providing current information on potential plant disease threats.
Assist in nursery, greenhouse inspections and other pest surveys as needed.
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:

Per RSMo 263.030 (2) - Degree from a reputable college of agriculture or university in the sciences of entomology or plant pathology.
Two (2) or more years of experience in plant regulatory or plant diagnostic work;
Preferred Qualifications:

Strong experience in plant pathology and plant diagnostics

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The Missouri Department of Agriculture is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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