|Salary||$31.39 - $38.15/hour; $5,440.43 - $6,612.91/month; $65,285.17 - $79,354.91/year|
|Date Opened||7/1/2019 5:00:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||7/23/2019 5:00:00 PM|
Permanent/Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Permanent/Part Time (less than 40 hrs/week)
Auburn Area (Applegate, Auburn, Colfax, Foresthill, Meadow Vista, Penryn)
|Additional Forms Required||
Veterans DD214 (if applicable)
|HR Analyst||Amy Pearson|
Recruitments for Agricultural and Standards Inspector I, Agricultural and Standards Inspector II, and Agricultural and Standards Inspector, Senior are being conducted concurrently. There are three separate recruitments; one for each level. If you would like to be considered for all three recruitments, separate applications and accompanying supplemental questionnaires must be submitted for each recruitment. If applying for all recruitments, you may wish to complete an Application on File and use it to copy into each recruitment.
Please include with your application materials the required eight (8) State issued licenses. Upload the documents to your electronic application.
Employees in this classification will receive a 2% general wage increase effective June 8, 2019 which is in addition to the above listed salary.
The Agricultural Department has a current vacancy for an Agricultural & Standards Inspector I/II/Senior. This is a permanent, full-time position. Applicants must be willing to spend approximately 75% of their time working outdoors in all types of weather conditions and occasionally work nights, weekends, and holidays. Incumbents will perform agriculture, pesticide and weights and measures regulatory compliance and enforcement work including invasive pest, quarantine, pesticide use, and commercial weighing and measuring device inspections.
The eligible list created by this recruitment may be used to fill for future vacancies for both Temporary/Extra Help and permanent positions.
Note: Temporary/Extra Help assignments are limited to working 28 hours per week with a cap of 999 hours or 960 hours for CalPERS retired annuitants in a fiscal year and are not eligible for benefits. Extra-help appointments made from this eligible list may transition to permanent status, should vacancies arise.
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:
It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below.
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: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in agricultural, biological, chemical or physical sciences; OR
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.
Note: Applicants receiving their degree outside the United States must submit proof of accreditation by a recognized evaluation agency.
Candidates must possess a Bachelor's degree to qualify for this recruitment. Education equivalency or substitution of additional experience will not be used to meet the Bachelor's degree requirement.
License or Certificate:
Length of Probation: The probationary period for this classification is twelve (12) months.
Training & Experience Rating (100%)
Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant’s education, training and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list.
The eligible list(s) resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied.
Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please click here.
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.
The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. It is advisable that applicants inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department.
Recruitment Timeline (Dates are Tentative and Subject to Change)
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|View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire.||This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.|