DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL COMMISSIONER/WEIGHTS AND MEASURES FILING DATES : September 6, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.
(PST) - Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.
EXAM NUMBER : V0004L TYPE OF RECRUITMENT : Open Competitive Job Opportunity JOB TYPE : Permanent, eligible register will also be used to fill TEMPORARY positions.
APPLICANTS MUST MEET THE SELECTION REQUIREMENTS AT THE TIME OF FILING.
DEFINITION : Assists in agricultural inspection and enforcement work.
Positions allocable to this class typically work under the immediate technical supervision of a journey level inspector while assisting in agricultural inspection and other enforcement work.
Incumbents inthese positions must exercise basic knowledge of insect recognition as well as of state and county policies, procedures, and laws governing agricultural enforcement.
Essential Job Functions Assists in inspecting agricultural products at freight, express, and post offices, and nurseries; assists in trapping insects as part of an infestation detection program; keeps records and makes inspection reports; documents information collected on the field in written or electronic/magnetic form; assists in the inspection connected with enforcement of plant pest and agricultural standardization laws; collects samples from animals, plants, or products and routes them to laboratories for microbiological assessment, ingredient verification, or other testing; communicates with supervisors and peers to provide information by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person; evaluates information to determine compliance with standards using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards; writes reports of findings and recommendations, and advise of corrective action to be taken; drives vehicles from site to site to maintain and service traps.
Requirements SELECTION REQUIREMENTS: OPTION I : Completion of a natural science course in an accredited* college. OPTION II: One year of full-time experience in work involving the recognition of insect forms.
LICENSE: A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
PHYSICAL CLASS III - Moderate: Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending,stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighting over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION: Accredited colleges and universities include all four-year colleges and universities that meet the accreditation guidelines indicated on the bulletin.
In order to receive credit for any college course work or for completion of a training program or seminar program, you must include a legible copy of the official transcripts, official license, or official certificate of completion, respectively, with your application or within 15 calendar days of filing.
For applicants with international transcript(s), a report by an evaluation agency recognized by The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc.
must be submitted at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days.The report must confirm the U.S.
Candidates who have successfully completed natural science courses in an accredited college or university in the field of Biology, Botany, Entomology, Horticulture, Parasitology, Plant Pathology, or Zoology beyond the Selection Requirements will be given additional points.
Additional Information EXAMINATION CONTENT: This examination will consist of an evaluation of training, experience, and the Desirable Qualifications based on the application information weighted 100%. CANDIDATES MUST ACHIEVE A PASSING SCORE OF 70% OR HIGHER ON THE WEIGHTED PART OF THE EXAMINATION IN ORDER TO BE PLACED ON THE ELIGIBLE REGISTER . ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:
Applicants will be placed on an eligible register based on the order of their score group.
Applications will be processed on an as-received basis.
No person may compete for this examination more than once in atwelve (12) month period.
VACANCY INFORMATION: The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill both PERMANENT and TEMPORARY vacancies throughout Los Angeles County in the Department of Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures.
Appointees will be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.
APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION: The acceptance of your application will depend on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Selection Requirements . Please be sure your application shows complete information, including dates for education and jobs held which relate to this position.
In the space provided for education, include the names and addresses of schools attended, titles of courses completed, dates completed, and number of credits earned.
For each job held, give the name and address of employer, job title, beginning and ending dates and description of work performed.
All information is subject to verification.We may reject your application at any time during the examinationprocess.
Applications must be filed online only.
Applications submitted by U.S.
Mail, Fax, or in person will not be accepted.
FILING ONLINE Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button at the top right of this posting.
You can also track the status of your application using this website.
We must receive your application and job specific questionnaire by 5:00 pm, PST, on the last day of filing.
We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made.
Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment.
Utilizing VERBIAGE from the Class Specification and Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you met the requirements.
Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED . In order to receive credit for the required degree/coursework, certification, and/or license, you must include a legible copy of the official diploma, official transcripts, or official letter from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization, and/or a legible copy of the official certificate and/or license at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days from the date of filing application.
NOTE : If you are unable to attach required documents, you must fax them to or email them toTanya Marcheseat within fifteen (15) calendar days from filing online or your application willbe rejected.
Please include your name, exam number, and exam title on allthe faxed documents.
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes.
Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.
NO SHARING USER ID AND PASSWORD All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password.
Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record . COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT LIBRARIES For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.
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