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County of Tehama – Agriculture Department

Red Bluff, CA

Limited Term – Sunset Position

This is a limited term position with a sunset date of 6/30/23

**NOTE: A cover letter and copy of college transcripts MUST be submitted with your completed application.**

DESCRIPTION:

Conducts inspections and investigations in the enforcement of laws pertaining to pest prevention, plant quarantine, pesticide use, apiary, vertebrate pest and weed control, nursery and seed, produce/egg quality, as well as those pertaining to agricultural weights and measures, petroleum products, compressed gases, weigh master, device repairman, and quality control.

SALARY

(A-E Steps)

Ag Bio Weights & Measures Specialist I

$20.87 – $25.41 Hourly / $1,669.92 – $2,032.80 Biweekly

Ag Bio Weights & Measures Specialist II

$23.02 – $28.05 Hourly / $1,841.28 – $2,243.64 Biweekly

Ag Bio Weights & Measures Specialist III

$25.41 – $30.96 Hourly / $2,032.80 – $2,477.16 Biweekly

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:

Monitors and conducts inspections of produce, plant material, nurseries, apiaries, weighing and measuring standards, petroleum products, pesticide usage, disease detection, quality and/or quantity control; issues permits and certifications, as appropriate; enforces the Agricultural Code, Business and Professions Code, and California Code of Regulations. | Enforces federal, state and local quarantine laws and regulations for the prevention of the introduction and spread of noxious weeds, injurious insects and plant diseases. | Surveys crop and non-croplands, rights-of-way and other properties to determine location and extent of animal/insect/plant disease infestation; participates in their eradication or control. Investigates complaints of potential violations; issues violation notices, warnings, citations, and notices of abatements, or takes other corrective action as appropriate; assist with preparation of administrative civil penalties. | Coordinates inspection/enforcement activities with other agencies, as appropriate. | Assembles evidence and prepares cases against code violators; provides court testimony, as required. | Operates a variety of vehicles and special equipment, including personal protective equipment, power and hand tools, microscopes, test equipment, pesticide sprayers, test standards, etc. | Prepares and submits a variety of inspection, technical and other records and reports. | Receives and responds to inquiries, requests for assistance and complaints regarding departmental programs and code requirements. | Examines and identifies insects, plants, agricultural diseases, etc., for growers and homeowners. | Performs various office duties as necessary, including preparing reports and correspondence, copying and filing documents, ordering supplies, attending meetings and training sessions, etc. | May coordinate special department programs or activities, as assigned. | Responsible for assigned vehicle, reporting maintenance issues to appropriate agency staff.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: 

Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.   A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree specializing in agriculture, biological, chemical or physical sciences; or any discipline with a minimum 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.

Ag Bio Weights & Measures Specialist II: 

  • One (1) year experience in agriculture, biological, or physical sciences related fields.

Ag Bio Weights & Measures Specialist III:

  • Two (2) years experience in agriculture, biological, or physical sciences or other related field.

LICENSE & SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Requires one (1) state license in an Agricultural/Weights and Measures Inspection category be acquired within one (1) year of employment. The Agricultural Commissioner may designate the specific license required based on the needs of the department.
  • Valid California driver’s license is required for all positions.
  • Some positions may require a valid Class B California driver’s license be obtained.

Ag Bio Weights & Measures Specialist II: 

  • Requires five (5) state licenses in Agricultural/Weights and Measures Inspection categories.  (The Agricultural Commissioner may designate the specific licenses required based on the needs of the department.)

Ag Bio Weights & Measures Specialist III:

  • Requires all eight (8) state licenses in Agricultural/Weights and Measures Inspection categories.

Recruitment Information

How To Apply: Visit www.governtmentjobs.com and search for the job title to apply online.

The department currently has one (1) vacancy.

In addition, Tehama County is establishing an eligibility list to fill future vacancies for an Agricultural Biologist / Weights & Measures Specialist I/II/III – Limited Term, as well as subsequent vacancies which occur during the life of the eligibility list.

Please submit ALL required documents when applying such as, copies of all required degrees and/or certifications as outlined in the job description. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

**NOTE: A cover letter and copy of college transcripts MUST be submitted with your completed application.**

For questions about this recruitment contact:

Vanessa Sciaretta | Office Manager

530-527-4504 | VSciaretta@tehamaag.net

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of background, fingerprinting, drug test (including marijuana) and physical examination provided by the County.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER / AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT COMPLIANT / VETERANS’ PREFERENCE POLICY / DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None