Agricultural Program Assistant Extra-Help $18.47 - $22.45/Hourly
Agricultural Program Assistants are an integral part of the Commissioner's Pest Detection Trapping Program. They work 40 hours per week through the completion of the detection trapping season, which is typically through mid-September but can be extended to the end of October. Agricultural Program Assistants may also work on other special projects throughout the year.
As an Assistant, you will focus on:
- Trapping Glassy-winged Sharpshooter, European Grapevine Moth, exotic fruit flies, and other pests
- Placing and servicing insect traps, inspecting plant shipments and traps, and conducting related tasks in the field
- Providing in-office support through the compilation of raw data, calculation of data values using acceptable industry standards, and the production of written reports
The Department of Agriculture/Weights & Measures is mandated to promote and protect agriculture, the environment, and public welfare through the enforcement of local, state, and federal laws and regulations. One of the department's primary responsibilities is the prevention of the establishment of exotic pests that are harmful to our agriculture and the environment. Additional responsibilities include environmental protection and worker health and safety, which are accomplished through enforcing pesticide laws and regulations and agricultural hazardous materials programs.
We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities.