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 Assistant Agricultural Commissioner Sealer of Weights & Measures
Annual Salary: ($88,899.20 - $108,076.80 DOE; open until filled)

The Position

Under general administrative direction plans and supervises the day-to-day operations and staff involved in weights and measures and agriculture programs, including duties such as assisting in budget development and administration, full supervisory duties, setting goals and priorities, researching and preparing detailed reports (such as, the annual crop report), presenting technical data and assigning and reviewing the work product of inspection and administrative staff within the department. Through guidelines of the Division of Measurement Standards (DMS), the position is responsible for planning and supervising 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. This position is an ideal opportunity for a Supervising/Senior Agricultural and Standards Specialist/Inspector or a seated deputy Agricultural Commissioner or Sealer, with experience in supervision and their deputy licenses, to make the transition to management and gain valuable experience in department-wide oversight and administration.

The Ideal Candidate

The County seeks a seasoned professional with experience in and understanding of Agriculture and Weights and Measures work, as well as understanding of or experience in assigning duties, principles and practices of supervision and performance review. The ideal candidate will possess knowledge of principles, best practices, theories, trends, and techniques of farming, forestry, weights and measures, and supervision. Specifically, the ideal candidate should possess considerable 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.

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, two (2) to three (3) 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 Deputy Agricultural Commissioner License and County Deputy Sealer of Weights and Measures License. This position classification has been amended to require the Agricultural Commissioner and Sealer of Weights & Measures licenses be acquired within the first two years of employment to remain in the position.