Deputy Agriculture Commissioner/Sealer of Weights & Measures

Apply by October 24, 2022 for first application review

Recruitment #22-325030-01


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The Office of the Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights and Measures is a regulatory agency. Working cooperatively with various federal, state and local agencies, Agricultural Commissioner and Sealer of Weights and Measures programs are regulatory-based and geared toward local enforcement and compliance with agricultural, environmental and marketplace laws and regulations. The goal is to provide protection of consumers, the agricultural industry, and the environment while encouraging the continuity of agricultural trade and commerce.                                                                 

The mission of the Agriculture Department is to promote and protect the agricultural industry and to protect public health and the environment. The Agricultural Commissioner enforces laws and regulations that assure the continuity of agricultural trade and commerce. The Sealer of Weights and Measures enforces laws and regulations associated with transactions involving a count, weight or measure to ensure fair trade and equity in the marketplace.

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The Deputy Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights & Measures is responsible for managing and supervising the operations of a division within the Agricultural/Weights and Measures Department. While the incumbent participates in the inspection, investigation, and enforcement work of the assigned division, the emphasis is on operations management and administration of inter-related program and project areas.  

The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill full-time and part-time regular, limited-term or extra-help positions as vacancies occur or the need arises.


Education:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with specialization in agricultural, biological, chemical, physical sciences, or other disciplines as determined by the California Department of Food and Agriculture.


Experience: Four (4) years of work experience equivalent to an Agricultural Biologist/Weights and Measures Inspector in a California Agricultural Commissioner’s Office, including some experience equivalent to an Agricultural Biologist/Weights and Measures Inspector (Senior) or lead experience in programmatic areas in a California Agricultural Commissioner’s Office that demonstrates possession of and competency in the requisite knowledge and abilities.


Some supervisory experience in programmatic areas in a California Agricultural Commissioner’s Office, or completion of a Supervisory Certificate Program at an accredited college or university is preferred.



  • Possession of a Deputy Agricultural Commissioner or Deputy Sealer of Weights and Measures license issued by the California Department of Food and Agriculture. 
  • Assignments may require possession of, or ability to obtain, a Deputy Agricultural Commissioner or Deputy Sealer of Weights and Measures License issued by the California Department of Food and Agriculture within two (2) years of hire. 
  • Possession of valid County Agricultural Inspector/Biologist and Weights and Measures Inspector licenses in all categories for which licenses are issued, plus demonstrated capability of working independently in all areas of licensure. 
  • Possession of a valid California Driver’s Licenses, Class C.  Some assignments may require a Class A or B California Driver’s License with an H and/or X endorsement. 
  • Possession of, or an ability to obtain within one year of hire, a USDA Federal Phytosanitary Certifying Official Accreditation. Possession of, or ability to obtain within one year of hire, a Qualified Applicator Certificate with categories A, C, and G.

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Solano County offers a cafeteria-style medical package with health benefits, offered through CalPERS. The County contribution for family coverage is $1,671.27 per month for 2022. he County offers a cash back provision for those who choose employee-only or who waive medical insurance coverage.The County may offer a supplemental contribution for employees enrolled in Employee plus two or more coverage.

Dental and vision insurances for the employee and eligible dependents are paid 100% by the County.   

Solano County participates in CalPERS retirement and contributes to Social Security.


The County observes 12 full day fixed and 2 half day fixed paid holidays per year. Additionally, employees in this bargaining unit receive 2 floating paid holiday(s) per year. 


Vacation is accrued at approximately 10 days per year for the first 3 years. Sick leave accrues at approximately 12 days per year.


Employees are eligible to receive an additional 2.5% longevity pay, per level, after the completion of continuous service at 10, 20, 25, 30, and 35 years.


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Extra-help employees who work less than 29 hours per week do not typically receive or accrue benefits of regular employees during their period of employment. All extra-help employees accrue .034 hours of Paid Time Off [Represented] Sick Leave [Unrepresented] for every full hour worked.


Solano County is committed to “Invest In and For the Future” by providing training resources to encourage employee professional development and growth within our organization. While employed with Solano County, employees have the opportunity to pursue their career goals, interests, and develop the competencies on the Solano County Leadership Development Model by participating in the following programs:

• Tuition Reimbursement Program

• Annual Education Fair

• County Mentoring Program

• Leadership Academy

• Supervisory Trainings

• Skill Development Trainings

• Self-paced learning opportunities


1/24/2023 – Deadline to submit application and required documents.

Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants may be invited for further examination and will either be pre-scheduled by the Department of Human Resources or be invited to self-schedule. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of an initial application screening, a mandatory information meeting, a supplemental questionnaire assessment, a written and/or practical exam, an oral board exam, or any combination listed. Responses to supplemental questions may be used as screening and testing mechanisms and will be used to assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the process; as such, responses to supplemental questions should be treated as test examination responses. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

All potential new hires and employees considered for promotion to management, confidential positions or unrepresented positions will be subject to a background and reference check after contingent job offer is accepted.  These provisions are subject to change.

RETIREES - Solano County invites all qualified candidates to apply for positions; however pursuant to Government Code Section 21221(h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.


Please visit the County of Solano website,, to apply. Applications must be submitted through the JobAps system. Paper copies of applications are not accepted. All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (degree/transcripts, certificates, DD-214 if applicable, ADA Accommodation Request) must be submitted by the final filing date.

Previously submitted application materials (e.g., copies of diploma and/or transcripts, etc.) for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment.

Any further questions can be directed to the Department of Human Resources at (707) 784-6170, business hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EOE/AA.

Please note that all dates/times listed in the job announcement are Pacific Time.


A Bachelor’s degree is required for this position. All candidates must submit a copy of their college diploma (verifying the degree, date earned and area of specialization) or official/unofficial transcripts (verifying the date and degree conferred) by the final filing deadline. Candidates who fail to submit their diploma or transcripts by the final filing date will be disqualified from the recruitment.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING: Candidates who attended a college or university that is accredited by a foreign or non-U.S. accrediting agency must have their educational units evaluated by an educational evaluation service. The result must be submitted to the Human Resources Department no later than the close of the recruitment. Please contact the local college or university to learn where this service can be obtained.

How to Submit Your Documents

In addition to uploading attachments when applying online, candidates may submit documents by fax to (707) 784-3424, or by email to Be sure to include the recruitment title (Deputy Agriculture Commissioner/Sealer of Weights & Measures) and the recruitment number (22-325030-01) in your email or fax.


This Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to determine applicants’ qualifications for this position and assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the recruitment process; therefore, applicants are encouraged to answer all questions thoroughly and completely. Omitted information will not be considered or assumed. Applicants who have no experience in a specific area are recommended to state "no experience in this area" instead of leaving the space blank.

Please note that the experience in your answers must be reflected in your employment history.


  • Independent travel. 
  • Drive autos and small trucks through fields and orchards and spend a great deal of time in a vehicle during hot weather. 
  • Walk agricultural land in various weather conditions.
  • Perform regulatory pest control activities including application of pesticides. 
  • Exposure to chemicals and plant/animal diseases and poison oak; must have a tolerance for chemical and agriculture odors.
  • Subject to drug and alcohol testing as required under the Federal Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991. Testing includes post-accident and pre-employment, as well as random and reasonable suspicion testing as required by law.


    It is the policy of Solano County that all employment decisions and personnel policies will be applied equally to all County employees and applicants and be based upon the needs of County service, job related merit, and ability to perform the job.

    APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES: Qualified individuals with a disability, who are able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, and need an accommodation during any phase of the recruitment/testing/examination process (as detailed in the “Selection Process”), must complete the following Request for Testing Accommodation by Applicants with Disabilities Form:

    This form must be received in the Human Resources Department by the final filing date of the recruitment. Applicants will be contacted to discuss the specifics of the request.


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    Solano County is the ideal place to live, learn, work and play…  The America's Promise Alliance has named Solano County as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People for six straight yearsthe only California community with that distinction.

    ·         Live – Solano County as well as cities within the County have ranked in the top 15 hottest markets across the country and within the Bay Area due to prime location and affordability.

    ·         Learn Higher education abounds! Within the County, education choices include: Solano Community College, CSU Maritime Academy, Brandman University, and Touro University. Bordering our County is the renowned University of California Davis.

    ·         Work The blend of agriculture, corporate business and pleasant lifestyle enhance the attraction of Solano County. Blessed with a thriving agricultural economy, the county is also home to biotechnology and other growth industries.

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    County Population (2019): 447,643

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