Under general direction, assists in the management and operation of the County’s Agriculture and Weights and Measures Department; performs a wide variety of complex inspection and detection activities; administers current and long-range planning activities; manages the effective use of resources to improve organizational productivity and customer service; provides complex and responsible administrative support to the Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights and Measures; and performs related duties as assigned.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives general direction from the Agricultural Commissioner, Sealer of Weights and Measures, Air Pollution Control Officer, and the Animal Control Director. Exercises direct and general supervision over professional and technical staff.
The Deputy Agricultural Commissioner / Sealer of Weights and Measures is a single-position classification responsible for assisting the Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights and Measures in the overall operations of the Agriculture and, Weights and Measures Department and supervising lower level staff. Responsibilities include performing diverse, specialized, and complex work involving significant accountability and decision-making responsibility. Successful performance of the work requires an extensive professional background as well as skill in coordinating departmental work. This class is distinguished from the Agricultural Commissioner, Sealer of Weights and Measures, Air Pollution Control Officer, and the Animal Control Director in that the latter has overall responsibility for all functions of the Department and for developing, implementing and interpreting public policy.
Education and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be
Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in agricultural, biological or physical science, or a closely related field and five years of increasingly responsible experience as an Agricultural Weights and Measures Inspector in a California county, including at least one year in a lead or supervisory capacity; or two years of experience as a Senior Agricultural Biologist / Weights and Measures Inspector in Tuolumne County.
Licenses and Certifications:
Must possess a Deputy Agricultural Commissioner license, and a Deputy Sealer of Weights and Measures license issued by the California Department of Food and Agriculture.
Must possess a California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record.