March 21, 2024
Mendocino County
Job Type


We are pleased to announce there is now a hiring bonus of $40,000 for the Agricultural Commissioner position and $20,000 for the Assistant Agricultural Commissioner position with Mendocino County.

The County of Mendocino is accepting applications for the position of Agricultural Commissioner Sealer of Weights & Measures
Annual Salary: $125,112.00 - $152,068.80 DOE; open until filled

The Position

The Agricultural Commissioner - Sealer of Weights and Measures is appointed by the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors. Under administrative direction of the Board, the primary responsibility is the overall administration of the department, including duties such as budget development and administration, full supervisory duties, setting goals and priorities, researching and preparing detailed reports (such as, the annual crop report), developing and implementing programs, presenting technical data and assigning and reviewing the work product of others. The position is responsible for assuring that directives from the State Department of Food and Agriculture and the Department of Pesticide Regulations are carried out; serving as the local administrator for the Organic Act and farmer's markets, pest prevention, pesticide use enforcement and investigations, inspection of nurseries, seed, fruits and vegetables, eggs, and noxious weed management or control. Through guidelines of the Division of Measurement Standards (DMS), the position is responsible for planning and directing the Weights and Measures programs to inspect and certify weighing and measuring devices, packaged commodities, weighmasters, and petroleum product quality and labeling. It also assists in the prosecution of violators.

The Ideal Candidate

The County seeks a seasoned professional with experience in and comprehensive understanding of Agriculture and Weights and Measures work, as well as management experience. The ideal candidate will possess extensive knowledge of principles, best practices, theories, trends, and techniques of farming, forestry, weights and measures, as well as administrative management. Specifically, the ideal candidate should possess in-depth understanding of the regulatory environment surrounding plant quarantines and exclusion, pesticide use enforcement, pest prevention and management, crop standardization and statistics, food safety, phytosanitary certification, weighing and measuring devices, petroleum products, and price verification packaging and labeling. General understanding of the concepts of land use planning, water use regulation, and issues related to food safety and resource protection are also ideal. This collaborative leader will bring good self-awareness and emotional intelligence, as well as managerial, interpersonal, creative problem-solving skills, and the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. The ideal candidate will demonstrate knowledge of principles and practices pertaining to public administration and exhibit an understanding of effective strategies related to project and program management. Requires possession of County Agricultural Commissioner License, County Sealer of Weights and Measures License and must have a minimum of four (4) years experience performing progressively responsible supervisory and/or management level duties.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physical Sciences, Engineering, or a related field; and, Four to six years of progressively responsible related experience; or, Any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Licenses and Certifications: County Agricultural Commissioner License and County Sealer of Weights and Measures License