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Fruit Farmer and Agric Workers needed in USA

Oregon Department of Agriculture is currently recruiting for 10 part-time work as work is available, seasonal, classified employees to join our Market Access & Certification Program Area located in Hermiston, Oregon.

The Agriculture Worker position exists in the Shipping Point Inspection Program (fresh fruit and vegetable inspection and grading) of the Market Access and Certification Program Area. This is a joint federal-state program in which state employed inspectors act as impartial third-party officials in determining fruit and vegetable grades to satisfy dealings between buyers and sellers.

Duties & Responsibilities
The purpose of this position is to assist the fruit and vegetable inspectors in the grading process.


  • Selecting and properly labeling a representative sample of produce and storing in either bins or sacks; Assisting in weighing samples and recording weights;
  • Performing uncomplicated sorting tasks such as picking out specific grading factors
  • removing rocks, clods, etc., at the grading table.
  • Cleans up inspection area and equipment. Performs other duties as required in assisting the Shipping Point Inspector.

Working Conditions

May frequently work outdoors in inclement weather; may be required to lift heavy objects, up to but not limited to 50 pounds; there may be prolonged standing, bending and stooping. Positions may include unusual or extended work ranging from 2 to 14 hours per day, up to seven days a week.
Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills
  • Must have reliable transportation to remote job sites
  • Must be at least 18 years of age

Oregon Department of Agriculture
Human Resources Office
635 Capitol St NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone (503) 986-4584
Go here to Apply and see more info

Medical, vision and dental insurance
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for the employee and qualified family members
  • $5,000 in employee basic life insurance 

Additional Information
To apply for this position, use the "Apply AND SEE MORE INFO" above to complete the Oregon Employment Application online. All application materials must be received by the closing date/time posted there.