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Lassen County Personnel Department

SUPERVISING AGRICULTURAL INSPECTOR
SALARY AND BENEFITS
$23.11 – $27.85 per hour, plus benefits package
FILING DEADLINE
Open until filled.

(Continuous Recruitment)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Supervising Agricultural Inspector will perform a wide variety of professional and technical work in the enforcement of all agricultural laws and regulations of the State of California and the County, enforce the laws and regulations pertaining to weights and measures standards, to supervise field staff and to provide responsible technical support to the Ag Commissioner. The major duties of the job include:

• Draft ordinances and County regulations for review by Commissioner.
• Represent the department to outside groups and organizations; provide technical assistance as necessary.
• Prepare technical and administrative reports, statistics and studies; prepare written correspondence as necessary.
• Supervise field and seasonal staff.
• Enforce State and the County pesticide regulations through the issuance of permits, on-site inspections and as necessary, monitor application and use of appropriate pesticides.
• Conduct nursery inspections for detection potentially harmful diseases; take appropriate action.
• Conduct livestock inspections for detection of pests; take appropriate action to eradicate harmful pests.
• Conduct fruit and vegetable quality control and quarantine inspections.
• Conduct weed apiary and swarm inspections.
• Conduct weights and measures tests against reliable standards for both quality control as well as accuracy of weights and measures; issue County seal, as required.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Agricultural Biology, Chemistry or a related physical science field.

Experience: Three of four years of increasingly responsible experience in a regulatory agricultural position with one year in a supervisory and/or lead capacity.

License: Possession of a valid statewide County Agricultural Inspector/Biologist licenses in all categories for which licenses are issued.
Possession of a valid statewide County Weights and Measures Inspector
license. Valid California driver’s license.
NOTE: The possession of a valid state Deputy Agricultural Commissioner
License shall entitle the holder of this position to a 10% premium in their wages.
SELECTION PROCESS
Application materials will be reviewed, and the best-qualified applicants will be invited to Susanville to participate in interviews.
HOW TO APPLY
It is your responsibility to provide specific, accurate and complete information describing how you meet the minimum qualifications. Qualified applicants are invited to submit an official Lassen County application to:
Lassen County Personnel Department
221 South Roop Street
Susanville, California 96130 Opened: February 21, 2020

GENERAL INFORMATION 
Lassen County is an equal opportunity employer hiring employment eligible applicants. Disabled applicants who require special testing arrangements should contact the Personnel 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 post-conditional offer of 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.

(Continuous Recruitment)

A Lassen Co application is required.

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 36
Education Required: Bachelor's
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Reference Check
  • Motor Vehicle Record Check
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: 23.11
    Maximum Hourly Wage: 27.85
    Accessible by Public Transportation: No