Deputy Agricultural Commissioner
$5,621 - $6,833/Monthly
Education and Experience: Successful completion of course work necessary to acquire a state-wide Deputy Agricultural Commissioner's License and one year of full time paid experience in a position comparable to Senior Agricultural Biologist/Standards Specialist.
License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position.
Other Licenses: Valid Deputy Agricultural Commissioner's License issued by the Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Considerable/Thorough knowledge of: basic mathematics; principles of physical science; principles of botany, entomology, plant pathology and related laboratory techniques; Federal, state and local regulations, laws and procedures in the functional area of agricultural, hazardous material and fire safety inspection and enforcement; the agricultural industry of Sonoma County; and rules of evidence, investigative techniques, court order procedures.
Working knowledge of: supervising principles and techniques.
Ability to: make mathematical computations; read, understand and interpret technical material including laws and regulations; collect and organize field information, write clear and concise reports and maintain records; effectively use data processing equipment and systems; conduct a wide range of agricultural, hazardous material and fire safety inspections; offer technical assistance and direction to subordinates; use and maintain department equipment; establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships; follow oral and written instructions; analyze situations accurately and recommend appropriate action; communicate tactfully and effectively with the public, co-workers, consumers and industry representatives to provide information or obtain compliance with enforcement actions; lift and carry 50 pound objects or containers for short distances; train and lead staff in inspection and enforcement duties; effectively supervise the work of full-time, and seasonal Biologists.