Report on Agricultural & Standards Inspector Trainee/I/II
Agricultural & Standards Inspector Trainee/I/II
Education and Experience Requirements – Trainee: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college in agricultural, biological, chemical, physical sciences or other appropriate disciplines as determined by the Secretary of the State of California Department of Food and Agriculture *. State and Federal inspection licenses/certificates are NOT a substitution for a Bachelor's degree. Level I: In addition to the necessary employment requirements for a Trainee, must possess one(1) valid State of California Agricultural Inspection License and have one(1) year experience in the inspection and enforcement of weights and measures and agricultural laws and codes for enforcement purposes. Level II: In addition to the necessary employment standards for a Level I, the Level II must possess three (3) valid State of California Specific Category Licenses, of which two (2) must be in agricultural inspection and one (1) in weights and measures inspection and two(2) years experience in agricultural/weights and measures inspecting, weights and measures and agricultural laws and codes.
Knowledge of - Math sufficient to record monies received, calculate packaging errors, use sampling techniques, read and calibrate measurement instruments, and convert mass, volume, and length measurements; general principles regarding plant growth and development; insect, animal, and disease vectors and their control; in general, types of crops grown and farming methods practiced in Tulare County.
Skill/Ability to - Read, interpret and apply provisions of laws and regulations in technical material such as federal, state and local laws, regulations and ordinances; prepare clear, concise and grammatically correct reports and correspondence; research information, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and make appropriate recommendations or decisions; communicate effectively with the public, co-workers and industry people; organize and prioritize work activities; follow oral and written instructions; adjust to changes in workloads and assignments and work under stress of meeting deadlines; maintain and service equipment; operate County vehicles; may lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds; walk long distances over irregular terrain; engage in physical labor involving stooping and squatting.