Published
May 16, 2022
Location
lakeport, CA, Lake County
Job Type

Description

Salary $6,081.00 - $7,391.00 Monthly
Location Lake County, CA
Job Type Full Time - Open to all applicants
Department Agricultural Commissioner
Job Number 22-169
Closing: 7/15/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
Minimum Qualifications  

Licensing and Certifications:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver’s License.

Possession of a valid license as a Deputy County Agricultural Commissioner Measures and a Deputy County Sealer of Weights and Measures issued by the California Department of Food and Agriculture.

Possession of a valid Qualified Applicator certificate from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.

Possession of a valid Authorized Certification Official certificate from the United States Department of Agriculture.

 

Possession of the following valid eight (8) licenses issued by the California Department of Food and Agriculture:

  • Pesticide Regulation
  • Pest Prevention and Plant Regulation
  • Weight Verification
  • Investigation and Environmental Monitoring
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Commodity Regulations
  • Measurement Verification
  • Transaction and Product Verification

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in agricultural science, biological science, chemical science, physics, mathematics, or a closely related field.

AND

Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in agricultural and weights and measures inspection and enforcement work, including one (1) year in a supervisory or lead position.

 

Additional directly related experience and/or education may be substituted.

  Full Job Description  

DEPUTY AGRICULTURAL COMMISSIONER – 

SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES

 

DEFINITIONUnder direction, assists with planning, organizing, directing, managing, and conducting the Countywide programs of the County Agricultural Commissioner - Sealer of Weights and Measures; assists with the enforcement of federal, state, and, local laws, rules, regulations, and ordinances related to the functions of the County Agricultural Commissioner - Sealer of Weights and Measures, and regulating the use of pesticides, standardization, scales, and pest prevention; conducts the most complex field inspections and enforcement; and performs related duties as assigned.

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICSThis is a single-position, management class that provides direct assistance to the Agricultural Commissioner – Sealer of Weights and Measures.  The incumbent exercises day-to-day direction, supervision, and oversight for delegated functions and staff within the Department of Agriculture and Weights and Measures.

 

This is a discrete classification.  The incumbent in this management position serves at the pleasure of his/her appointing authority, which means the employment relationship is at-will, and that the County of Lake or the employee may terminate the relationship at any time, with or without cause.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISEDReceives general direction from the Agricultural Commissioner - Sealer of Weights and Measures.  Exercises direct supervision over professional, technical, administrative support, and field staff.

 

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the scope of duties performed by employees in this class and are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

 

  • Plans, organizes, assigns, supervises, reviews, and evaluates the work of assigned staff.
  • Recommends selection of staff; provides for training and development; conducts performance evaluations; and administers discipline, as required.
  • Assists with developing and implementing department goals, objectives, policies, and practices; develops work processes and sets standards.
  • Assists with preparation and control of the department’s budgets; monitors/approves expenditures and revenue; administers and oversees contracts and procurement activities; and prepares invoices.
  • Assists with planning, directing, coordinating, and conducting the county's inspection and enforcement programs that comes under the jurisdiction of the office of the County Agricultural Commissioner and the County Sealer of Weights and Measures.
  • Interprets and enforces federal, state, and, local laws, rules, regulations, and ordinances related to the functions of the County Agricultural Commissioner, County Sealer of Weights and Measures, and regulating the use of pesticides, standardization, scales, and pest prevention.
  • Directs action to eradicate plant and animal diseases when found and provides information for integrated pest management.
  • Prepares, reviews, complies, analyzes, and finalizes complex technical reports, inspection reports, contracts, certifications, public records requests, statistical data, evidence, and other documents.
  • Represents the department and serves as the liaison to the public, community organizations, and other government agencies; attends regional and state meetings; provides information and delivers presentations as needed.
  • Prepares, conducts, and represents the county in administrative hearings.
  • Performs special assignments for the Agricultural Commissioner – Sealer of Weights and Measures.
  • May serve as the Agricultural Commissioner – Sealer of Weights and Measures in his/her absence.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

 

MINIUMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge of:

  • Principles of government administration, personnel management, supervision, training, and work evaluation.
  • Duties and responsibilities of the office of the County Agricultural Commissioner and the County Sealer of Weights and Measures.
  • Federal, state, and, local laws, rules, regulations, ordinances, policies, and procedures related to the functions of the County Agricultural Commissioner, County Sealer of Weights and Measures, and regulating the use of pesticides, standardization, scales, and pest prevention.
  • Proper inspection methods and procedures.
  • Methods of identifying, treating, and controlling plant pests and diseases.
  • Construction, mechanics, and operation of scales, gasoline meters, and other weighing and measuring devices.
  • Customer service principles and techniques.
  • Proper packaging and identification of commodities.
  • Budget preparation and expenditure control.
  • Applicable business equipment, databases, and desktop applications.

Ability to:

  • Assist with planning, organizing, supervising, and administering the functions of the office of the County Agricultural Commissioner and the County Sealer of Weights and Measures.
  • Provide training, supervision, and timely work evaluations for assigned department staff.
  • Assist with formulating and implementing county-wide inspection and enforcement programs.
  • Analyze, interpret, explain, apply, and enforce federal, state, and local rules and regulations, relating to agricultural and weights and measures standards.
  • Oversee the gathering and maintenance of information regarding county crops and agricultural production.
  • Assist with developing and administering the department budget.
  • Prepare and direct the preparation of clear, concise reports.
  • Perform a wide range of complex inspection and enforcement assignments.
  • Effectively communicate.
  • Effectively represent the department with the public, community organizations, and other government agencies.
  • Regularly work well under pressure, meeting multiple and sometimes conflicting deadlines.
  • Utilize a computer, relevant software applications, and/or other equipment as assigned.
  • Constantly demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues, supervisors, customers, and clients.

 

Licensing and Certifications:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver’s License.

Possession of a valid license as a Deputy County Agricultural Commissioner Measures and a Deputy County Sealer of Weights and Measures issued by the California Department of Food and Agriculture.

Possession of a valid Qualified Applicator certificate from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.

Possession of a valid Authorized Certification Official certificate from the United States Department of Agriculture.

 

Possession of the following valid eight (8) licenses issued by the California Department of Food and Agriculture:

  • Pesticide Regulation
  • Pest Prevention and Plant Regulation
  • Weight Verification
  • Investigation and Environmental Monitoring
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Commodity Regulations
  • Measurement Verification
  • Transaction and Product Verification

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in agricultural science, biological science, chemical science, physics, mathematics, or a closely related field.

AND

Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in agricultural and weights and measures inspection and enforcement work, including one (1) year in a supervisory or lead position.

Additional directly related experience and/or education may be substituted.