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THE COUNTY OF SHASTA
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INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR

Assistant Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights and Measures

CURRENT VACANCY IS WITHIN THE SHASTA COUNTY
AGRICULTURE / WEIGHTS AND MEASURES DEPARTMENT

SKILLS OR EXPERIENCES LISTED UNDER THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
STATEMENT MAY ALSO BE USED TO SCREEN APPLICATIONS

ORAL EXAMS WILL BE SCHEDULED ON A CONTINUOUS BASIS

SEE “SPECIAL REQUIREMENT” SECTION REGARDING POSSESSION OF A
CALIFORNIA LICENSURE OF ELIGIBILITY AS COUNTY AGRICULTURAL
COMMISSIONER AND AS COUNTY SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES
AND A VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE

RESPONSES TO SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS REQUIRED

FINAL FILING DATE: ** CONTINUOUS **

SALARY INFORMATION

$7,082 – $9,039 APPROXIMATE MONTHLY* / $40.86 – $52.15 APPROXIMATE HOURLY*

*Please refer to the appropriate Bargaining Unit Memorandum of Understanding for potential future salary increases* Please visit https://www.shastacounty.gov/personnel/page/labor-agreements-mous.

ABOUT SHASTA COUNTY

Shasta County offers all the amenities of the big city while retaining a comfortable small-town atmosphere. With its natural beauty, affordable housing, excellent educational system, abundance of recreational opportunities, and excellent quality of life, Shasta County is a great place to live, work, and raise a family.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

Agriculture Commissioner/Sealer of Weights and Measures

The Agriculture Commissioner/Sealer of Weights and Measures provides regulatory agricultural services, and the regulation of weights and measures. Services include pesticide use enforcement, pest exclusion, pest detection/eradication, nursery and seed inspection, fruit/vegetable/egg quality control, and apiary inspection. Weights and measures activities include the inspection of weighing and measuring devices, testing of prepackaged commodities for compliance with stated weight or volume, the regulation of petroleum products, and public and private weighmaster services.

ABOUT THE POSITION

Under general direction, assists in the administration, development, and coordination of the agricultural and weights and measures inspection and enforcement program; and to perform related supervisory and professional work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Under the direction of the Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights and Measures is responsible for field duties and assisting in departmental administration; may act for the Commissioner/Sealer in that person’s absence; and performs other related duties as assigned.

IDEAL CANDIDATE

The ideal candidate has substantial experience in the administration of Agricultural and Weights and Measures programs as well as the development and implementation of departmental policies and procedures. They consistently approach their work with innovation, creativity and big picture thinking. They are an excellent communicator (both verbally and in writing) who can build productive and positive professional relationships both internally and externally, working with staff, partners, other agencies, the public and other stakeholders. They are skilled in conflict resolution and can maintain composure and compassion in challenging situations.

The Assistant Commissioner understands and embraces the importance of public service and will continuously seek ways to improve business procedures and processes. They are an experienced supervisor who effectively motivates staff, fosters continuous learning at all levels of the department and promotes a supportive team environment within the office. Additionally, the ideal candidate has demonstrated experience performing budgeting work and in preparing concise and accurate reporting for external agencies.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Assists the Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights and Measures in planning, coordinating and directing the operations of the department; conducts all phases of agricultural and weights and measures inspections; represents the department at state and local meetings as directed; assists in conducting office hearings on agricultural and weights and measures violations; assists in establishing and implementing policies and procedures; prepares a variety of reports and correspondence; acts as department Safety Officer and Coordinator; develops and maintains department training programs; ensures safe conduct of department operations; makes presentations to interested groups on departmental programs as requested; acts on behalf of the Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights and Measures and supervises staff in that person’s absence in all matters assigned.

TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of: The organization, procedures and operating details of a county agricultural department; and weights and measures programs; agricultural and weights and measures inspection and enforcement techniques; research principles and methods, including statistics; basic principles and practices of modern organization, administration and supervision.

Ability toPlan and supervise the work of an agricultural and weights and measures inspection and enforcement program; evaluate program operations and recommend changes in procedures and policies to improve efficiency; establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, the public, and others contacted in the course of the work; understand, interpret and apply laws and regulations pertaining to agricultural and weights and measures programs; collect, interpret and evaluate data; express ideas effectively in oral and written form.

These standards are typically attained with three (3) years of experience performing agricultural and/or weights and measures inspections and enforcement work comparable to that of a Deputy Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights & Measures.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

  • Possession of valid California licensure of eligibility as County Agricultural Commissioner and as County Sealer of Weights and Measures.
  • Possession of a valid California driver license.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS

Responses to the following must be submitted with a completed application.

1) Do you possess a valid license of eligibility as a County Agricultural Commissioner issued by the California Department of Food and Agriculture?
2) Do you possess a valid license of eligibility as a County Sealer of Weights and Measures issued by the California Department of Food and Agriculture?
3) Describe your experience managing a program relating to agricultural inspection and weights and measures. Include in your answer the length and level of your management experience and the relevant laws and regulations associated with managing the program.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.  The employee is regularly required to walk on rough terrain, irregular surfaces, wet floors or surfaces.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, the ability to adjust focus, and normal color vision.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions. The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to vibration. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, and extreme heat.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

  • All new employees are required to have their paycheck directly deposited to a bank account.
  • Some positions may require a valid California driver’s license and acceptable driving record according to County policy.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made for those persons who are disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act to perform the essential functions of the position.
  • As part of the selection process, all individuals provided with a preliminary offer of employment with Shasta County will be subject to a background investigation, including a criminal history check (primarily completed through the taking of fingerprints). An image of your fingerprints will be captured and sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history, (if any), will be evaluated along with the other information received in connection with your application. Except as otherwise required by law, a criminal conviction will not necessarily disqualify you from the position. The nature of the offense, the date of the offense, the surrounding circumstances, and the relevance of the offense to the position applied for may, however, be considered.
  • Based on the results of the background investigation and criminal history check, applicants may then be provided with an offer of employment conditioned on the results of a medical examination, which includes drug/alcohol testing.
  • In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, County employees, in the event of a disaster are considered disaster workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.
  • Employees in this classification are covered under the CalPERS retirement program. Depending on the provisions of the California Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) and other applicable laws, an employee in this classification will be covered under one of the following CalPERS retirement formulas: (1) 2% at 55, (2) 2% at 60, or (3) 2% at 62. An employee in this classification will also contribute up to 9.5% his/her pay to this plan or will contribute such other amount to the plan as authorized by PEPRA and other applicable laws. Please visit our employees benefit page at https://www.shastacounty.gov/personnel/page/employee-benefits for additional information regarding benefits and CalPERS coverage information. The provisions in this flyer and on the County’s website are for information purposes only. To the extent the provisions of the flyer or the County’s website are inconsistent with PEPRA and other applicable laws, PEPRA and other applicable laws shall govern.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURES

Shasta County Personnel will accept applications and responses to the supplemental questions until current vacancies have been filled. A Resume and/or Cover Letter will be accepted in addition to the application form but will not serve as a substitute for a completed application. It is not acceptable to complete the application with statements such as, “Refer to Resume and/or Cover Letter,” or “See Attached Resume and/or Cover Letter” the employment application must be completed in its entirety prior to submission. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Closing date postmarks or faxes will NOT be accepted. This recruitment will establish a list that may or may not be used by other departments. Prior applicants must reapply to be considered.

Applicants will be screened and those considered best qualified will be invited to appear for an oral and/or written examination. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee inclusion into the selection process. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of additional application screening, written and/or practical exam(s), oral interview, or any combination thereof. 

Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at www.ShastaCountyCareers.com or submit an application to the Shasta County Personnel Office.

Arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities. Requests for accommodations may be made to the Shasta County Personnel Office by the filing deadline posted on this bulletin. Shasta County does not discriminate on the basis of disability. If you feel you are being denied service based on a disability, our ADA Coordinator may be reached at (530) 225-5515; relay service (800) 735-2922; fax (530) 225-5345.

SHASTA COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Shasta County Personnel
1450 Court Street, Suite 348; Redding, CA 96001; (530) 225-5515

Possession of valid California licensure of eligibility as County Agricultural Commissioner and as County Sealer of Weights and Measures.

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 36
Education Required: None
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for This Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: 40.86
    Maximum Hourly Wage: 52.15