Insect and Disease Inspection Supervisor

Manage workers in detecting noxious insects and plant diseases in crops.
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Salary Range
$24,000 – $70,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Insect and Disease Inspection Supervisors do?

Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in detecting presence of noxious insects and plant diseases in field crops and counting insect population, applying knowledge of standard sampling techniques: Ascertains kinds of crops planted in each field and number of acreages involved to determine need for modifying sampling techniques and to determine number of workers needed. Assigns fields to workers, distributes sampling worksheets, and briefs new workers on identifying characteristics of prevalent insects and diseases. Compiles sampling-results data from worksheets to prepare composite insect and disease report for each field. Transports workers to and from fields using truck. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR Master Title.


Should I be an Insect and Disease Inspection Supervisor?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Disease-and-Insect-Control Boss

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