$31.78-$39.70 Hourly / $5,508.53-$6,881.33 Monthly / $66,102.40-$82,576.00 Yearly
To interpret and enforce laws and regulations of the State of California and the County pertaining to agriculture, pesticides, and weights and measures standards; to ensure fair competition among regulated industries, including a wide variety of retail businesses, pest control companies and agricultural producers; to govern the safe and effective use of pesticides across multiple industry sectors; and to protect the environment and the public.
This is the advanced journey level class in the Agricultural Inspector series. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the series by the level of responsibility assumed, complexity of duties assigned, independence of action taken, the amount of time spent performing duties and nature of the public contact made. Employees perform the most difficult and responsible types of duties assigned to classes within this series including specialized inspection duties of a complex and difficult nature and exercise technical and functional supervision of lower level inspectors and may exercise direct supervision over Agricultural Inspector Aides. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned areas of responsibility.
This class is distinguished from the Agricultural and Standards Inspector I/II in that it performs more complex and difficult agricultural, weights and measures, and pesticide use enforcement and inspection duties and exercises direct supervision over assigned staff.
Receives direction from assigned supervisory or management staff.
Exercises technical and functional supervision over lower level inspectors and may exercise direct supervision over Agricultural Inspector Aides.
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience: Two years of responsible journey level agricultural and weights and measures inspection experience performing duties similar to an Agricultural and Standards Inspector II with Placer County.
Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in agricultural, biological, chemical or physical sciences; OR
Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in any discipline with a minimum of 30 semester units, in one or any combination of the following disciplines: agricultural, biological, chemical, or physical sciences.
License or Certificate:
Possession of all eight County Agricultural Inspector/Biologist and Weights and Measures Inspector licenses issued by the California Department of Food and Agriculture County Licensing Program.
Possession of Class C, and ability to obtain, a valid Commercial Class A, B, or C driver's license with air brake, hazardous materials, and/or tanker endorsements as required depending upon the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.