Agricultural Biologist/Standards Inspector I/II/III in Placerville, CA 95667

County of El Dorado

Description

THE COUNTY OF EL DORADO The County of El Dorado is committed to promoting the power of public service by fostering a diverse and collaborative workplace where employees are empowered, respected, and valued. The dedicated efforts taken by the Board of Supervisors continue to promote El Dorado County as a competitive employer that is committed to recruiting and retaining qualified employees by advocating for competitive salaries and excellent benefits. The County of El Dorado is also supportive of providing telework opportunities for employees consistent with business needs and in accordance with Board of Supervisors Policy E-12 – Telecommuting THE OPPORTUNITY Perform inspections and enforce state and federal laws pertaining to Agriculture and Weights and Measures regulatory categories; and perform related duties as assigned. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to:

Examine various agricultural products at point of origin or at markets for compliance with standards; issue violation notices indicating required reconditioning and reinspects for compliance; issue permits for disposal of agricultural products.
Examine plant materials in nurseries for insect pests, plant diseases, and noxious weeds; note findings and control procedures, or plant destruction as required; examine retail nursery stock for proper labeling.
Survey fields, orchards, gardens, and mills to locate pests; inspects range and farm land, roadsides, warehouses, and farm buildings to ascertain the degree and extent of rodent infestation.
Demonstrate to farmers, landowners, and homeowners proper application of insect and rodent control measures and advises them regarding materials and safety precautions.
Develop and sends surveys to locate infestations of noxious or poisonous weeds; assist in field surveys to determine the presence of insect pests, plant diseases or parasites.
For a full description of duties and responsibilities, please review the job description here.
Human Resources will assess your application to determine if you are minimally qualified using the following recommendations.
Any combination of the required experience, education, and training that would provide the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.

Education and Experience:

Any combination of the required experience, education, and training that would provide the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.

Agricultural Biologist/Standards Inspector I: Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four- year college or university with major coursework in agriculture, biological sciences, chemistry, engineering, or a closely related field as accepted by the California Department of Food and Agriculture.

Agricultural Biologist/Standards Inspector II: Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four- year college or university with major coursework in agriculture, biological sciences, chemistry, engineering, or a closely related field as accepted by the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and one (1) year of experience in agricultural or weights and measures inspection at a level equivalent to the County’s class of Agricultural Biologist-Standards Inspector I.

Agricultural Biologist/Standards Inspector III: Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four- year college or university with major coursework in agriculture, biological sciences, chemistry, engineering, or a closely related field as accepted by the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and two (2) years of experience at a level equivalent to the County’s class of Agricultural Biologist- Standards Inspector II.

Licenses and Certifications:

Agricultural Biologist/Standards Inspector I/II/III:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver’s License by time of appointment and a satisfactory driving record.

Agricultural Biologist/Standards Inspector I:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, at least one (1) valid license as a County Agricultural Inspector/Biologist or County Weights and Measures Inspector within the first year of employment. (Note: This requirement does not apply to seasonal positions.)

Agricultural Biologist/Standards Inspector II:
Possession of two (2) valid inspection licenses in agriculture or weights and measures inspection, which must include Pest Prevention and Plant Regulation, and Measurement Verification.

Agricultural Biologist /Standards Inspector III:
Possession of seven (7) of eight (8) valid inspection licenses in agriculture or weights and measures inspection, which include Pesticide Regulations, Weight Verification, Investigation and Environmental Monitoring, Commodity Regulation, Pest Prevention and Plant Regulation, Integrated Pest Management, Transaction and Product Verification, and Measurement Verification.

For a full description of duties and responsibilities, please review the job description here.

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION
Apply online by clicking the ‘Apply’ link at the top of this announcement. When your online application and responses to the required supplemental questions are complete, click ‘Accept’.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Jenny THomas in Human Resources at jenny.thomas@edcgov.us.

RECRUITMENT PROCESS
The Human Resources Department will screen all applications to identify qualified candidates. After screening, qualified candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the recruitment process.

Training and Experience Review:
A training and experience review consists of candidates responding to supplemental questions on the job application. A subject matter expert will evaluate each candidate’s responses based on predetermined criteria. The subject matter experts are not granted access to the candidate’s application; therefore, responses to the supplemental questions should be thorough, detailed, and complete.

Based on the department’s needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedures.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The County of El Dorado is recruiting applicants for Agriculture Biologist/Standards Inspector I/II/III. This recruitment will establish a list for the purpose of filling current and future full time, part time and extra help vacancies for at least three (3) months.

We currently have the following vacancy:

Two (2) Full Time vacancy in the Agriculture Commission Department located in Placerville, Ca.
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The County of El Dorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Many job classifications require a pre-employment medical screening. Depending on the job classification, medical screening may include testing for drugs, including but not limited to marijuana; a positive test may result in revocation of an employment offer.
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40 miles from Downtown Sacramento
50 miles from Sacramento Airport
129 miles to San Francisco
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Skiing and Snowboarding
Live Music and Music Festivals
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El Dorado County Fair
Placerville Speedway
Farm to Fork Restaurants
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