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Assistant Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer Of Weights And Measures
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Job Description

Assistant Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights and Measures

Job Requirements and Minimum Qualifications

All responsibilities may not be performed by all incumbents.

  • Carries out supervisory responsibility in accordance with policies, procedures and applicable laws including: interviewing, hiring and training, planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Plans and supervises agriculture and weights and measures programs.
  • Ensures pesticide use enforcement; inspects fields and applies applicable laws and regulations; takes appropriate enforcement measures as needed.
  • Ensures compliance with weights and measures laws and regulations.
  • Assists the general public with pest control problems; identifies pest, recommends effective control methods.
  • Acts as superior, in his/her absence, for temporary period of time.
  • Issues pesticide spray permits and operator identification numbers.
  • Prepares annual crop report; surveys agriculture producers and compiles statistical information.
  • Represents the department at a variety of county and state meetings.
  • Assists in formulating the departmental budget; tracks expenditures during the year.
  • Inspects incoming plant shipments from out-of-state at terminals.
  • Inspects weighing and measuring devices for accuracy and state registration and appropriate uses.
  • Trains growers and licensees in pesticide use laws and regulations.
  • Advises growers regarding the Organic Act laws and regulations.
  • Issues phytosanitary certificates.
  • Deals with complaints from the public concerning agriculture and weights and measures.
  • Supervises the wine grape testing program.
  • Assists with the annual financial report.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications Required

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physical Sciences, Engineering, or a related field; and,
  • Two (2) to three (3) years of progressively responsible related experience; or,
  • Any combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • County Deputy Agricultural Commissioner License.
  • County Deputy Sealer of Weights and Measures License.
  • Valid State Driver's License.
  • Federal Phytosanitary Certificate.
  • Pesticide Regulation License.
  • Pest Prevention and Plant Regulation License.
  • Weight Verification License.
  • Investigation and Environmental Monitoring License.
  • Integrated Pest Management License.
  • Commodity Regulation License.
  • Measurement Verification License.
  • Transaction and Product Verification License.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • All applicable state, federal, county, and local ordinances, codes, laws, rules and regulations.
  • Basic budgetary principles and practices.
  • Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting and implementation.
  • Administration of staff and activities, either directly or through subordinate supervision.
  • Methods and techniques of research, statistical analysis and report presentation.
  • All computer applications and hardware related to performance of the essential functions of the job.
  • Principles and practices of land use planning.
  • Legislative processes and criminal, civil and administrative penalties.

Skill in:

  • Using tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines.
  • Researching, compiling, and summarizing a variety of informational and statistical data and materials.
  • Organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, and following up on assignments with a minimum of direction.
  • Applying logical thinking to solve problems or accomplish tasks; to understand, interpret and communicate complicated policies, procedures and protocols.
  • Communicating clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Using mathematics.
  • Planning, organizing, assigning, directing, reviewing and evaluating the work of staff.
  • Selecting and motivating staff and providing for their training and professional development.
  • Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.
  • Presenting technical information clearly, concisely and in an interesting manner to technical committees, public officials, and the general public.

Mental and Physical Abilities:

  • Ability to deal effectively with the general public and the media.
  • Ability to deal with individuals and the general public in stressful situations.
  • Ability to speak effectively before public groups and respond to questions.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret professional periodicals and journals, technical procedures and government regulations.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of technical instructions with abstract and/or concrete variables.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to enforce the laws in a fair and impartial manner.
  • Ability to identify  many different plants, animals, insects, and diseases.
  • While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is frequently required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, speak and hear, and lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.



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