- Supervises staff engaged in the disciplines of Inspection and Services including Pesticide Regulation, Investigation and Environmental Monitoring, Integrated Pest Management, Commodity Regulation, Pest Prevention, Plant Regulation and Weights and Measures.
- Enforces the laws, regulations and standards outlined in the California Agricultural Code, the California Business and Professions Code and California Code of Regulations; Enforces citations, fines and penalties.
- Gathers data, organizes information and performs a variety of highly complex studies and projects.
- Plans, organizes, coordinates, supervises and evaluates the performance of staff.
- Develops and implements training programs.
- Assists with the preparation, evaluation, and monitoring of the department budget.
- Reviews legislation and assists with development, interpretation, and implementation of policies, procedures, and practices as described in State codes and County rules and regulations.
- Represent the department with other agencies; May serve as an Advocate in Administrative Hearings.
Two (2) years of experience in the enforcement of agricultural or weights and measures laws or in agricultural pest control or in the production, processing, or marketing of agricultural commodities. This experience must have been at a level comparable to County Agricultural or Weights and Measures Inspector.
Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four (4) year college in agricultural, biological, chemical, or physical sciences, or other appropriate disciplines as determined by the Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture.
Possession of a valid California State License of Eligibility as a Deputy Agricultural Commissioner or Deputy County Sealer of Weights and Measures.
Depending upon the work division assigned, a candidate with only one Deputy License of Eligibility may (as a condition of employment) be required to obtain the other Deputy license within two (2) years of appointment.
Possess a valid California driver's license at time of appointment and maintain. Some assignments may require a valid Class B California driver's license within the first six (6) months of appointment.