County of Marin

The Agriculture/Weights and Measures Inspector Trainee will join a team of 8 other experienced and professional inspectors committed to regulating and overseeing a variety of areas including organic integrity, farmers’ markets, commercial devices (scales, meters, etc.), retail sales techniques (scanners, price lookup systems, etc.), pesticide applications, insect trapping, and state and federal pest quarantines. The position is primarily regulatory with a heavy focus on education and outreach with members of a diverse public, including community members, consumers and industry representatives. Successful Inspectors effectively shift between providing education and taking enforcement actions including violations, citations, and fines.

This job allows for a rewarding balance of both office and field work. The ever-changing field work occurs in a variety of settings such as farms, gas stations, retail stores, pesticide storage areas, farmers’ markets, taxi cabs, mail terminals, nurseries, and more. Field inspections generate a range of office work including composing investigative reports, compiling data, issuing permits, interpreting laws and regulations, collaborating with other government agencies, and levying fines. As such, the successful candidate will have a great attention to detail and an eagerness to work in variety of locations.

Work Location: Assignments in this position require working onsite at the Agriculture, Weights and Measures Department Office in Novato and inspection sites throughout the County. Candidates selected for this position must be willing to work outdoors, in all weather conditions and with exposure to potentially hazardous pesticides (with proper safety equipment).

There is currently one (1) full-time vacancy in the Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measures that will be filled at the Inspector Trainee OR Inspector I OR Inspector II OR Inspector III level. Candidates will be considered for the level(s) for which they apply, assuming minimum qualifications are met. You must submit separate applications for each level for which you wish to be considered.
ABOUT YOUOur Ideal Team Member:

Possesses excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing.
Works effectively both in teams and independently.
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships.
Is highly detail-oriented and excels at problem-solving, prioritizing and multi-tasking.
Has experience performing organic inspections, knowledge of invasive pests, and other related experiences in the agricultural field.
Has experience in conflict resolution and can communicate effectively in challenging enforcement situations with persons who may be upset or hostile.
Understands the importance of quality public service.
We recognize your time is valuable, so please note that you must have at least the following required Minimum Qualifications to be considered for this position:

Agricultural/Weights and Measures Inspector Trainee
Possession of one or more valid full CDFA state licenses as a County Agricultural Inspector/Biologist; OR
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college with specialization in one or more appropriate disciplines in agricultural, biological, chemical, or physical sciences; OR
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college in any discipline with a minimum of 30 semester units, or equivalent quarter units, in one or any combination of the following disciplines:
Agricultural Science
Biological Science
Chemical Science
Physical Science
Mathematics, and/or

To learn more about the requirements for this opportunity, please see the class specification.

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