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Agricultural Biologist & Standards Officer III

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIESImportant responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Inspect fruits, vegetable, nuts, eggs and honey at retail for compliance with State and Federal grades, standards and labeling requirements; issue notices of non-compliance and disposal orders as required.
Inspect nurseries for compliance with pest cleanliness, grades, standards, and labeling requirements; collect, prepare and submit pest specimens; issue off-scale orders and notices of violation as required.
Inspect, test and seal commercial scales, weights, measures and meters; maintain records of inspections and tests made.
Test, sample and weigh packaged commodities at retail and wholesale sites for compliance with weights and measures laws and regulations; issue off-scale orders as required.
Conduct weed control on roadsides and other county-owned right of ways; calibrate spray equipment; mix chemicals for weed control use; repair and maintain spray equipment.
Conduct pesticide patrol; inspect and issue pesticide permits to growers and pest operators; maintain permit control on computer equipment; register pest control advisors and pilots.
Assist in inspection of commodities being shipped to foreign countries and other states.
Inspect and certify seed fields for plant disease; inspect grain mills, facilities and growing areas for certification of post-quarantine grain.
Assist in the preparation of illness investigation reports; assist in loss complaint investigations; assist in air pollution patrol and investigations of agricultural burning violations.
Inspect apiaries for presence or absence of diseases; collect and submit samples.
Respond to home and yard calls by the public regarding plant diseases and insects; advise proper control.
Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTSAny combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Equivalent to a Bachelor?s degree from an accredited college or university with major work in agriculture, chemistry, physics, engineering or a related field.
Three years of increasingly responsible experience in inspection and enforcement of agriculture and weights and measure programs.
Possession of at least eight valid State certifications in agriculture and/or weights and measures inspections.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver?s license.
Upon hiring, college transcripts verifying degree will be required.
APPLICATION PROCESSApplications may be obtained from and returned to:
Human Resources Department250 5th StreetColusa, CA 95932Phone: 530-458-0420
Scanned completed application packets may be emailed toccpersonnel@countyofcolusa.org
Download application:www.countyofcolusa.org
REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALSA complete application packet will include:
A signed completed standard Colusa County Application REV.111317
Cover Letter
Resume
Copy of State certifications in agriculture and weights and measures.
Submitting an incomplete packet may result in the disqualification of your application.
The applications will be used to select the best qualified applicant to participate in the selection process. A qualification appraisal interview will be used to assess the candidate?s knowledge, skills and training experience. A skills exam may be administered. A hiring list may be implemented for future openings. The Agricultural Commissioner will make the final selection and appointment.
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