Deputy Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights & Measures

  • SAN BENITO COUNTY, CA
  • Hollister, California
  • May 09, 2019
Full Time Agriculture or Farm or Ranch
  • Salary: $42.25 - $56.65 Hourly

Job Description

THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME
Under general direction, to assist with planning, organizing, directing, and managing the countywide programs of the County Agricultural Commissioner and County Sealer of Weights and Measures; to provide highly responsible technical and staff support for proper enforcement of the pertinent laws and regulations of the California Food and Agricultural Code, the California Code of Regulations, the California Business and Professions Code, the California Health and Safety Code and other applicable codes and laws; and to do related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
This is a management classification for the position which has responsibility for assisting with managing and directing the functions and programs of the County Agricultural Commissioner and County Sealer of Weights and Measures.

REPORTS TO
Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights and Measures.

CLASSIFICATIONS SUPERVISED
Agricultural Biologist/Inspector I, II, III , Senior Agricultural Biologist/Inspector, Agricultural Aide and Agricultural Technician

TYPICAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; lift and move objects weighing up to 25 lbs.; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment, including computer, telephone, calculator, copiers, and FAX.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
Work is performed in an office and outdoor environments; work is performed in varying temperature and weather conditions; exposure to dust, pesticides, and hazardous controlled substances; continuous contact with other staff and the public.

Examples Of Essential Duties:
(The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.)

Assists with planning, organizing, directing, and managing the County's inspection and enforcement programs which come under the jurisdiction of the Office of the County Agricultural Commissioner and the Sealer of Weights and Measures; supervises, directs, and oversees enforcement of State and Federal Pesticide regulations, investigations, and environmental monitoring; assists with development and implementation of Department goals, objectives, and priorities; assists with development and administration of the Department budget; provides technical staff support for the Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights and Measures; attends regional and State meetings related to the inspection and enforcement functions of the Department; directs action to eradicate plant and related diseases; provides information for integrated pest management; directs the preparation and prepares a variety of technical reports; conducts hearings on violations to determine enforcement actions and hear complaints; provides technical advice on hazardous materials control; represents the Department with the public, community organizations, and other government agencies, including interpretations of policies and regulations.

Typical Qualifications:
Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Five years of experience in agricultural and weights and measures inspection and enforcement, preferably including at least one year in a supervisory or management capacity.

Education equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a major in biological or agricultural sciences, including courses in mathematics and physics.

Special Requirements
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver's License.

Possession of a valid license as a Deputy Agricultural Commissioner and a Deputy Sealer of Weights and Measures issued by the State of California.

Supplemental Information:
Knowledge of:
Duties and responsibilities of the Office of the Agricultural Commissioner and the Sealer of Weights and Measures.
Laws, rules, regulations, and policies related to the Office of the Agricultural Commissioner and the Sealer of Weights and Measures.
Purposes and procedures of legislative processes and regulatory agencies.
Research methods and statistical analysis.
Proper inspection methods and procedures.
Methods of identifying, treating, and controlling plant and pest diseases.
Construction, mechanics, and operation of scales, gasoline meters, and other weighing and measuring devices.
Budget development and control. Principles of project planning, development, coordination, and direction.
Principles of public administration, management, staff supervision, employee training, and work evaluation.
Knowledge of mosquito biology and control techniques.

Ability to:
Assist with planning, organizing, managing, and coordinating the functions of the office of the Agricultural Commissioner and the Sealer of Weights and Measures.
Provide supervision, training, and work evaluation for assigned staff.
Assist with development and administration of a Department budget.
Formulate and implement countywide inspection and enforcement programs.
Read and interpret laws, ordinances, and regulations related to agricultural and weights and measures regulation and enforcement.
Oversee the collecting, compiling, and presentation of agricultural information.
Perform special assignments as directed.
Direct the preparation and prepare clear, concise reports.
Make effective oral and written presentations.
Effectively represent the Office of the Agricultural Commissioner and Sealer of Weights and Measures in responding to inquires, providing assistance, and dealing with the public, community organizations, and other government agencies.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.

In accordance with California Government Code section 3100, et., seq., all County of San Benito employees are considered disaster service workers who may be required to report for duty, or remain on duty to address disaster service activities in the event of an emergency or disaster and are required to undertake an applicable loyalty oath.


Closing Date/Time: Continuous