|Salary||$16.16 - $19.64/hour|
|Date Opened||3/8/2018 2:00:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||6/1/2018 5:00:00 PM|
Auburn Area (Applegate, Auburn, Colfax, Foresthill, Meadow Vista, Penryn)
|HR Analyst||Amy Pearson|
The Placer County Agriculture Department has upcoming vacancies for the classification of Agricultural Inspector Aide. Primary responsibilities include protecting the agricultural industry by detecting and eradicating detrimental and invasive pests. Positions are based in Auburn, but require extensive fieldwork throughout the county in a variety of environments and weather conditions. Botany, entomology, and GIS experience is desired.
Individuals may be assigned to one of several seasonal programs including general pest detection, noxious weed eradication, or Pierce's disease/glassy-winged sharpshooter detection. All positions involve a significant amount of field work, requiring driving, standing, lifting, bending, squatting, walking, and hiking. A majority of the work is conducted outdoors, often in hot summer weather, and/or in remote locations. Some pesticide use may be required, depending on the assignment. All positions include a considerable amount of paperwork and record keeping.
These assignments are seasonal/extra help only and are not eligible for benefits. All shifts are limited to no more than 40 hours per week and cannot exceed 960 hours per fiscal year.
This list will be used to fill assignments with anticipated start dates between April 1-May 1, 2018.
Applicants are typically hired at salary step 1. However, the hiring authority may request CEO approval to offer the position at a higher salary step, depending upon qualifications.
Provides assistance and support services in the enforcement of agricultural, pesticide use, and weights and measures laws and regulations.
Receives supervision from higher level agricultural department staff.
Essential duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below.
Experience: No experience required.
Training: Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by college level course work in biology, entomology, agriculture or a closely related field.
License or Certificate: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid driver's license. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.
The agricultural Department will review the submitted application materials of all applicants and will contact the most highly qualified applicants to schedule a hiring interview with the department management staff.
Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination, which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation, sign a constitutional oath and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation and/or be bonded.
Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.