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Agricultural and Standards Program Aide

Agricultural Commissioner's Office

Recruitment #0220-TA9238-TM


This temporary recruitment is being conducted to fill multiple positions in the Agricultural Commissioner's Office.  The positions to be filled are seasonal with various start and end dates depending upon the assignment.  Should a large pool of qualified applicants be received, referral of names to the hiring department may be based on candidates who have progressively responsible experience in biological or agricultural pest survey or inspection work. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline.

NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail. The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.



  • Assists professional staff by performing support services related to the enforcement of agricultural and weights and measures laws.
  • Assembles and baits a variety of pest detection traps or devices; places and maintains traps in good physical condition; inspects traps on a regular specified schedule.
  • Collects and submits any specimens suspected of being target pests.
  • Performs specific pest surveys; explains to the public the purposes and importance of the pest detection survey program.
  • Keeps detailed records and maps of trap locations, dates of servicing and trap conditions; prepares routine reports of work performed.


Note: Supplemental application must be submitted with employment application.

Note: Offer of employment is contingent upon passing a drug screening test.

ExperienceSix months in biological or agricultural pest survey or inspection work.

Substitution: Twelve units of college coursework in agricultural science, biology, or a closely related field may be substituted for the six months of required work experience.

License: Possession of a valid California driver’s license.


Methods of pest trapping, survey and recognition of target pests; and basic mathematics; basic practices of public relations; safe driving practices; basic computer use.


Follow written and oral instructions; perform outdoor manual labor relating to trap maintenance or in support of other agricultural or weights and measures programs in varying weather conditions; keep detailed records and prepare routine written reports; read maps and plot trap locations on maps; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others; work independently with minimal direct supervision.


Mobility-Constant driving; frequent walking; occasional sitting and standing for long periods, pushing/pulling, bending/squatting and basic keyboard operation; Lifting-Ability to occasionally lift 5 to 30 pounds; Vision-Good overall vision with constant color perception; frequent eye/hand coordination; depth perception, peripheral vision, and reading close-up work; Dexterity-Frequent reaching, holding, grasping and writing; occasional repetitive motion; Hearing/Talking-Frequent hearing normal speech and talking in person; occasional talking on the telephone/radio; Emotional/Special Conditions-Constant exposure to outdoor conditions;  public contact and working alone; frequent concentration and exposure to hazardous materials; occasional decision making and exposure to outdoor situations.

Selection Procedures

Applicants for part-time and temporary recruitments who meet the minimum qualifications are either referred to the hiring department for further selection or they may be required to take a written examination.  If a written examination is given, the top candidates may be referred to the hiring department for further selection.

Testing Accommodation:  Candidates who require testing accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must call Human Resources Division at (209) 468-3370 prior to the examination date. 

Physical Exam:  Some classifications require physical examinations.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the physical examination.  The County pays for physical examinations administered in its medical facilities.

Pre-employment Drug Screening Exam:  Some classifications require a new employee successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the drug screen.  The County pays for the initial drug screen.


Employment of Relatives: Applicants who are relatives of employees in a department within the 3rd degree of relationship, (parent, child, grandparent, grandchild or sibling) either by blood or marriage, may not be appointed, promoted, transferred into or within the department when:

  • They are related to the Appointing Authority, or

  • The employment would result in one of them supervising the work of the other

Department Heads may establish additional limitations on the hiring of relatives by departmental rule.

Proof of Eligibility:  If you are offered a job, you will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or other documents that establish your eligibility to be employed in the U.S.


Apply Online:

By mail or in person:  

San Joaquin County Human Resources

44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330

Stockton, CA 95202                                  


Office hours:               
Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.

Phone:  (209) 468-3370 


Job Line:

For current employment opportunities please call our 24-hour job line at (209) 468-3377. 

When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be filed with the Human Resources Division before 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by the final filing date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applications sent through county inter-office mail, which are not received by the final filing date, will not be accepted. (The County assumes no responsibility for mailed applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division).  

San Joaquin County Substance Abuse Policy: San Joaquin County has adopted a Substance Abuse Policy in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. This policy is enforced by all San Joaquin County Departments and applies to all San Joaquin County employees.

Equal Opportunity Employer:  San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.  For more information go to

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet.
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
View and print the official application form as an Acrobat pdf file. scannable paper application A San Joaquin County application form is required for this recruitment. You may print this Acrobat PDF document and then fill it in.
Contact us via conventional means. You may contact us by phone at (209) 468-3370, or by email, or apply for a job in person at the San Joaquin County Human Resources Division.

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San Joaquin County
Human Resources Division  Stockton, CA 95202
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