Field Assistant Jobs in Agriculture | Exam, Promotion and Salary

Last update: February 24, 2019

Government of Punjab Agriculture Department has a specialized wing for Plant Protection i.e. Directorate General of Pest Warning & Quality Control of Pesticides Punjab responsible for monitoring of pest development and executing all the plant protection activities throughout the Punjab province.

Directorate General of Pest Warning & Quality Control of Pesticides was created during July, 1984 with the main aim to stop indiscriminate use of pesticides and to acquaint the farmers with appropriate use of pesticide with doses and time of spray.

Field Assistant Job Importance

Post of Field Assistant, Basic Pay Scale-11, is very important in Pest Warning & Quality Control of Pesticides. Field Assistant deals with collection of the data on crops and processes it in laid down procedure. All the estimates of Agriculture Department relating to the Pest Warning & Pest Control are based upon the work of the Field Assistant.

The post of Field Assistant is being filled by the Agriculture Department through the Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) and suitable candidates are appointed against vacant seats in Directorate General of Pest Warning & Quality Control of Pesticides Punjab.

Jobs Announcement

At its website, PPSC has announced 124 posts of Field Assistants (including 02 posts reserved for Special Person Quota, 06 posts reserved for Minority Quota & 24 posts reserved for Women Quota) on contract basis for a period of 03 years in Directorate General Pest Warning & Quality Control of Pesticides, Punjab Agriculture Department

Job Requirements / Eligibility

Qualification: Minimum qualification / experience required for the job of Field Assistant is as follow:

  1. Secondary School Certificate (second division) from a recognized Board; and
  2. Three years diploma course of Field Assistant from recognized institute including six months internship in relevant field.

Gender: Male, Female & Transgender

Age Limit: 18 to 30+05=35 years (Male) and 18 to 30+08=38 years (Female)

Domicile: Only Punjab domicile candidates are eligible to apply.

Place of Posting: Selected candidates can be posted throughout Punjab Province

How to Apply

Deposit Rs.600/- under Head: "C02101- ORGANIZATIONS OF STATE-TEST FEE REALIZED BY THE PUNJAB PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION", in any Branch of State Bank of Pakistan or National Bank of Pakistan or Government Treasury on or before the Closing Date.

Then apply online at PPSC website by submitting "On-line Application Form".

Closing Date

The last date to apply for Field Assistant is 08-03-2019 up to 12:00 AM (Midnight)

Syllabus for Written Examination / Test

One paper MCQ type written test of 100 Marks and 90 minutes duration "Comprising questions on General ability which includes Pakistan Studies, Current Affairs, Geography, General Knowledge, Everyday Science, Basic Mathematics, English, Urdu, Islamiat and Computer Studies".

Method of Recruitment

As per its service rules namely "The Directorate of Pest Warning & Quality Control of Pesticides Punjab Service Rules, 1987", 100% posts of Field Assistants are filled through direct recruitment.

Job Description of Field Assistant

  • Acreage estimation surveys of all major and important minor crops
  • Pest classification with respect to area.
  • Crop Condition Surveys and effects of Pests.
  • Collection and maintenance of Agricultural Inputs data
  • Quality Control of Pesticides
  • Growers' Opinion Surveys on use of Pesticides)
  • Early warning of attack of pests and prevention through effective use of Pesticides.

Field Assistant Salary

Field Assistant gets salary of Basic Pay Scale 11 along with other allowances as admissible to other government employees. The salary is calculated in accordance with Government Employees Pay Scales

Writer is a Punjab Government servant (Pakistan). He writes voluntarily

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