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Agricultural & Standards Inspector I/II/III – Agriculture Department

Job Details

Category

Plumas County Jobs

Status

Open

Open until filled. First review of applications January 22, 2021

Salary

I: $20.30/hr to $24.69/hr
II: $23.61/hr to $28.71/hr
III: $26.05/hr to $31.68/hr

Posted

January 7, 2021 5:30 PM

Closing

Open Until Filled

JOB DESCRIPTION
For detailed job descriptions, please click the links below.

Agricultural & Standards Inspector I
Agricultural & Standards Inspector II
Agricultural & Standards Inspector III

DEFINITION
Agricultural & Standards Inspector I:  Under supervision, to perform routine and complex inspections and investigations; to enforce laws and regulations pertaining to the California Food and Agricultural Code, Business and Professions Code and the California Code of Regulation. Learn and perform pest regulation, pest prevention, inspection, and regulation. Inspect and test weighing and measuring devices; to verify consumer transactions and product quality; and to do related work as required.

Agricultural & Standards Inspector II:  Under general supervision, perform routine and complex inspections and investigations to enforce laws and regulations pertaining to the California Food and Agricultural Code, Business and Professions Code, and the California Code of Regulation. Perform pest regulation, pest prevention, inspection, to inspect and test weighing and measuring devices; to verify consumer transactions and product quality; and to do related work as required.

Agricultural & Standards Inspector III:  Under general supervision, to perform routine and complex investigations and enforce laws and regulations pertaining to the California Food and Agricultural Code, Business and Professions Code, and the California Code of Regulation; to provide training for less experienced staff; and to do related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
Agricultural & Standards Inspector I:  This is the entry and first working level in the Agricultural and Standards Inspector class series. Incumbents work under relatively close supervision until they gain experience and obtain the requisite State Licenses to work as an experienced Agricultural and Standards Inspector.

Agricultural & Standards Inspector II:  This is the first experienced working level in the Agricultural and Standards Inspector class series. Incumbents are expected to be licensed and work in at least three of the fields (including Pesticide Regulation, Pest Prevention, and Weight Verification), requiring State licensing to County agricultural and weights and measures inspection and enforcement.

Agricultural & Standards Inspector III:  This is the advanced experienced working level in the Agricultural and Standards Inspector class series. Incumbents are expected to be licensed and work in all of the fields requiring State licensing to County agricultural and weights and measures inspection and enforcement. Assignments may also include lead direction and training responsibilities.

Qualifications

Agricultural & Standards Inspector I: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in agricultural, biological, chemical or physical sciences;

OR

Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in any discipline with a minimum of 30 semester units in one or any combination of the following disciplines: agricultural, biological, chemical or physical sciences.

One year of weights and measures enforcement or agricultural pest control experience is desirable.

Agricultural & Standards Inspector II: At least one (1) year of inspection and enforcement experience comparable to that of an Agricultural and Standards Inspector I with Plumas County.

Possession of one or more valid statewide specific category license as a County Weights and Measures Inspector or County Agricultural Inspector/Biologist; OR

Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college with specialization in one or more appropriate disciplines in agricultural, biological, chemical, or physical sciences as approved by the California Department of Food and Agriculture; OR

Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college in any discipline with a minimum of 30 semester units, or equivalent, in one or any combination of the following disciplines: Agricultural Science, Biological Science, Chemical Science, Physical Science, Mathematics, and/or Statistics.

Agricultural & Standards Inspector III: Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university with a specialization in one or more appropriate disciplines in agricultural, biological, chemical, or physical sciences as approved by the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Per State of California Food and Agricultural Code Section 2106, 2101, 2102, or 2103.

Two (2) years of experience comparable to that of an Agricultural and Standards Inspector II in the County.

Special Requirements

Agricultural & Standards Inspector I: Possession of minimum qualifications for admittance to State of California qualifying examinations for County Agricultural Inspector and Weights and Measures licenses.

Possession of one or more Agricultural and Standards Inspector/Biologist or Weights and Measures Inspector core licenses issued by the California Department of Food and Agriculture County Licensing Program, within one (1) year of an appointment to the position.

*Core Licenses: Pesticide Regulation, Investigation and Environmental Monitoring, Integrated Pest Management, Commodity Regulation, Pest Prevention and Plant Regulation, Weight Verification, Measurement Verification, and Transaction and Product Verification.

Must possess a valid driver’s license at time of application and a valid California Drivers License by the time of appointment and maintained throughout employment. The Commissioner/Sealer may require possession of a Commercial Driver’s License based upon the program needs of the department.

Agricultural & Standards Inspector II: Possession of at least three (3) core licenses of eligibility (including Pesticide Regulation, Pest Prevention, and Weight Verification) as a County Agricultural Biologist or County Weights and Measures Inspector as determined by the Agricultural Commissioner and Sealer of Weights and Measures. Ability to obtain and maintain required licenses is a condition of continued employment.

*Core Licenses: Pesticide Regulation, Investigation and Environmental Monitoring, Integrated Pest Management, Commodity Regulation, Pest Prevention and Plant Regulation, Weight Verification, Measurement Verification, and Transaction and Product Verification.

Possession of an appropriate California Driver’s License issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles. The Commissioner/Sealer may require possession of a Commercial Driver’s License based upon the program needs of the department.

Agricultural & Standards Inspector III: Possession of all eight* Agricultural Biologist and Weights and Measures Licenses of eligibility as a County Agricultural or County Weights and Measures Inspector as determined by the Agricultural Commissioner and Sealer of Weights and Measures. Maintenance of required licenses is a condition of continued employment.

Must have valid and current California Qualified Applicator Certificate issued through California Department of Pesticide Regulation.

*Core Licenses: Pesticide Regulation, Investigation and Environmental Monitoring, Integrated Pest Management, Commodity Regulation, Pest Prevention and Plant Regulation, Weight Verification, Measurement Verification, and Transaction and Product Verification.

Position requires certification within one (1) year and maintain an Authorized Certification Official (ACO) accreditation by the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services.
Must possess a valid driver’s license at time of application and a valid California Driver’s License by the time of appointment and maintained throughout employment. The Commissioner/Sealer may require possession of a Commercial Driver’s License based upon the program needs of the department.

Miscellaneous Information

All County of Plumas employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through State law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with Plumas County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Work-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

EOE

Able to get Ag licenses as required

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: Bachelor's
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Reference Check
  • Motor Vehicle Record Check
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: 20.30
    Maximum Hourly Wage: 31.68
    Accessible by Public Transportation: No
    Salary Range: DOE/LEVEL