This position is the first line supervisor responsible for the day-to-day program or branch operation and supervision of clerical and field staff. Plans, assigns, supervises, reviews and evaluates the work of staff engaged in making inspections to enforce the provisions of codes and regulations pertaining to the Office of the Agricultural Commissioner.
Examples of Duties
Significant duties include:
• Supervises, evaluates and trains staff performing inspection and enforcement duties
• Interprets, clarifies, explains, enforces agricultural laws and regulations; and ensures work is performed in accordance with laws and regulations
• Trains employees in agricultural inspection techniques and standards
• Conducts and/or receives research and answers pesticide use enforcement related questions from county employees as well as industry representatives and the general public.
• Plans, organizes and directs complex investigations; coordinates investigations with other agencies.
• Prepares documentation for case hearings and investigative reports. Reviews documentation prepared by subordinates to determine sufficiency and validity of evidence necessary for successful prosecution.
• Participates in hearings as needed; may act as an advocate for the Department, or testify at hearings.
• Evaluates work of subordinates and takes necessary corrective action.
• Assists in the development, planning and implementation of comprehensive state-county work plans; monitors work plan goals and redirects staff activities to ensure that goals are met.
• Assists in the evaluation of programs to assess strengths, weaknesses, and areas needing improvement