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Apiary Inspector Independent Contractor Part-Time / Intermittent

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OMJ Job Number/Reference Code: 3671835

Desired Skills/Duties: Compensation: Appropriation, Salary, & Hourly pay and/or Mileage set by County Work Location: Site visits throughout Butler County Hours of Work: Varied hours Summer / Daytime Description As an authorized representative of the Director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture, the County Apiary Inspector inspects honey bee colonies within the appointing county to prevent the introduction, dissemination, and establishment of honey bee diseases and pests, as required by sections 909.01 to 909.18 inclusive of the Ohio Revised Code and Rules 901:5-55- 01 to 901:5-55-08 inclusive. Inspection results require confidentiality and discretion. Essential Functions: inspect all colonies of registered apiaries within appointing county; complete and submit inspection reports within the time frame requested by ODA; complete monthly reports; answer questions from local beekeepers based on knowledge of facts; have a knowledge of basic beekeeping management, diseases, and pests; have a knowledge of approved control methods for honey bee diseases and pests; ability to properly manipulate a honey bee colony; ability to read and write common vocabulary; ability to maintain a variety of records; ability to effectively deal and verbally communicate with the public; ability to work alone; mobile and agile enough to walk in and out of an apiary and lift hive boxes as needed. Required Qualifications: Minimum three years beekeeping experience, good people skills and attention to details. The applicant should be able to work independently, maintain and submit records punctually. The person must have his/her apiaries registered with the State of Ohio. Additional Requirements: must not be allergic to honey bee stings; must hold and maintain acceptable driving record; must have reliable transportation; subject to varying environmental conditions. Selection Procedure: Resumes and Interviews Submit Cover Letter and Resume To: County Administrator Board of Butler County Commissioners (please indicate Job 315 High Street, Suite 610 Title in Cover Letter) Hamilton, OH 45011 Or by email to: (please indicate Job Title in subject line) BUTLER COUNTY WILL CONSIDER INTERNAL APPLICANTS PRIOR TO EXTERNAL APPLICANTS Pursuant to the Americans With Disability Act of 1993, Butler County will consider all qualified applicants for employment, including persons with disabilities. The applicant must be able to perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodation. Upon the request of any qualified applicant, this office will evaluate any reasonable accommodation that may be needed to enable a disabled person to participate in the application process or perform these essential duties. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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