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COUNTY OF DEL NORTE
Invites Applications for the position of

DEPUTY AGRICULTURAL COMMISSIONER

Department of Agriculture

SALARY: Beginning biweekly salary: $2,320.04
A 5% step increase is provided upon satisfactory completion of the 6-month probationary period.

JOB OPPORTUNITY:
The County of Del Norte, Department of Agriculture is seeking a qualified candidate to fill one (1) vacancy for the
position of Deputy Agricultural Commissioner. This position is classified as permanent full-time. A standard
application is required. Resumes are encouraged, but will not be accepted in lieu of required application materials.
Applications which are incomplete as of the final date to apply will be eliminated from consideration. Candidates who
meet all the minimum qualifications may be invited to an oral interview. This recruitment will establish a list of
candidates to be used in filling the vacancy as well as an eligibility list that may be used for future vacancies or
temporary help for up to one (1) year.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Carefully read recruitment flyer.
2. Download and fill out a standard Del Norte County application on our County Site.
3. This recruitment will remain open until filled.  Applicant screening will take place on a bi-weekly basis.
4. Applications are required to be submitted by email to hrjobs@dnco.org, by fax (707) 465-1470 or by mail Attention:
Human Resources, 981 H Street, Suite 250, Crescent City CA 95531.
5. Candidates will be notified via phone or mail about their status within two weeks of the closing date as the recruitment proceeds.

CORE COMPETENCE:

  • The Deputy Agricultural Commissioner Administers and participates in activities and operations of the
    County’s Department of Agriculture, including agriculture and measuring device inspection functions as
    well as animal control responsibilities. Conducts enforcement of state and federal pesticide regulations and
    weights and measures laws and regulations. Assists with developing and implementing department goals,
    objectives and policies. Assists with preparation and control of the of the department’s budget, including
    the monitoring of various expenditures and revenues. Participates in the hiring, supervising, evaluation and
    training of department staff in accordance with County personnel rules. Attends regional and state
    meetings related to the inspection and enforcement functions of the department. Plans and conducts
    pesticide inspection, monitoring and enforcement as necessary. Oversees county programs concerning
    agricultural commodity regulations, pest prevention and plant regulations. Directs action to eradicate plant
    and animal diseases when found and provides information for integrated pest management. Conducts the
    inspection, testing and sealing of all commercial weighing and measuring instruments, consumer
    transactions and product verification. Writes various reports and correspondence related to department
    functions. Conducts hearings on violations to determine enforcement actions as appropriate. Performs field
    inspections and enforcement duties in a variety of areas relating to department functions, including animal
    control activities. Conducts and participates in departmental, County and inter county meetings and
    conferences regarding agriculture, weights and measures and animal control activities and operations.
    Monitors and participates in the maintenance and repair of departmental equipment. Performs related
    duties as required.

For a full detailed description of the job functions and requirements visit our Job Descriptions Page.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Any combination of education, training and experience which would likely provide the
required knowledge and abilities may be considered qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and
abilities would be:

Education: A Bachelor’s Degree in agriculture, botany, chemistry, physics, mathematics, engineering, or related field.

Experience: Five (5) years’ experience working in the field as an agricultural and weights and measures inspector
with some program or supervisor responsibilities.

Special Requirements:

  • Possession of a valid California Driver’s License.
  • Possession of a valid license as a Deputy County Agricultural Commissioner issued by the California
    Department of Food and Agriculture. Possession of or the ability to obtain license as a Deputy Sealer of
    Weights & Measures within 24 months of hire.

BENEFITS:
A generous package of benefits is provided, including: health and dental care benefits, life insurance, and a retirement plan. Paid leave: Vacation: 1-5 years of continuous service: 10 working days per year. Sick Leave: 1 day of sick leave with pay for each month of service from the date of employment. Holidays: 13 working days each year. Floating Holidays: 3 working days each fiscal year. Retirement: The County is a member of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) integrated with Social Security. Group Insurance: The County pays a portion of the employee’s group health, dental, and life insurance premiums with dependent health and dental care benefits available at group rates.

Note: The information listed above is a general summary of benefits for this position. This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as an employment contract.

SELECTION PROCESS:
The County of Del Norte does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual preference, or disability in any of its programs, activities, or hiring practices. All applications will be reviewed and those individuals with backgrounds most closely meeting the needs of the county will be selected for further review. In the event of a large number of qualifying applicants, a written examination may be given to determine which applicants will be invited to attend an oral interview. An eligibility list will be established upon completion of the oral interviews. Expenses (i.e. travel, food, lodging) incurred in connection with the interview shall be the burden of the applicant. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if special accommodations are necessary at any stage of the selection process, please contact the Human Resources Office prior to the interview/examination so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, Del Norte County is required to verify, within three days of employment of any person, that he/she is: 1) a citizen or national of the United States; 2) an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence or authorized by the Immigration and Naturalization Service to work in the United States.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT:
Del Norte County is an equal opportunity employer hiring employment eligible applicants.
Disabled applicants who require special testing arrangements should contact the Human Resources Department prior to the filing deadline. In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, applicants must provide acceptable proof of identity or authorization to work in the United States. A thorough background investigation will be conducted prior to employment. The investigation may include reference checks, fingerprinting, credit check, driver history and inquiry to local, state and federal files to obtain criminal history information. All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the selection process. Selection processes may include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following: application review, competitive screening, written examination, performance examination, and/or oral examination. This bulletin is solely for the purpose of announcing a job opening. It does not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained herein
may be modified or revised without notice.

DEL NORTE COUNTY HUMAN RESOURCES
981 H Street, Suite 250
Crescent City CA 95531
Call: (707) 464-7213
Fax: (707) 465-1470
Email: hrjobs@dnco.org

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 60
Education Required: Bachelor's
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Salary Range: Beginning biweekly salary: $2,320.04