Agricultural Engineer Job Description Sample
Agricultural Engineer Intern
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Topcon Precision Agriculture boasts a full portfolio of solutions for every phase of the farming cycle. Intern will work with Application Engineering, Test Engineering, Program Management and/or Marketing teams. Project assignments will be made with consideration of the student's skills and interests.
Education & Experience:
Enrolled in Bachelor's in Agricultural Engineering (or similar).
Incoming senior (4th year) or higher.
Graduating seniors are eligible.
Must be willing and able to work safely outdoors around large machinery.
Farming background a plus.
Agricultural Business & Related Services, Engineering & Production Adjunct Assistant Professor
Job Posting Title Agricultural Business & Related Services, Engineering & Production Adjunct Assistant Professor Location Los Rios Community College District (District Office) Department Location Posting Number F00360P The Institution
The Los Rios Community College District is a two-year public college district serving the greater Sacramento region. Our district includes American River, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges; major centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, Elk Grove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova; and special services for business and industry.
Our colleges offer transfer education – students complete freshman and sophomore years and transfer to a four-year college or university – and AA/AS degrees and certificates in over 70 career fields. The District's 2400 square mile service area includes Sacramento and El Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano counties. Approximately 80,000 students are enrolled in our colleges.
The District office houses a number of district-wide services. These include the Chancellor's office, Board Room, Legal Services, Business Services, Human Resources, Institutional Research, District Police Department, Resource Development and Information Technology.
Other district-wide services which can be found at various locations around the community are the, Facilities Management Department and the Workforce and Economic Development Center. Each department strives for the highest quality in all programs, services, and activities for our communities and staff.
1- Agriculture Business and Related Services maintains focus on;
– Pest control
– Food processing/meat cutting.
2- Agricultural Engineering;
– Equipment and machinery, farm
3- Agricultural Production;
– Animal science, plant science,
beekeeping and aquaculture.
The Los Rios Community College District is seeking a pool of qualified applicants for possible temporary part-time teaching assignments. These positions are filled on an as needed basis and are on-going recruitment. Assignments may include day, evening and weekend courses.
(For complete information on the adjunct faculty recruitment process, select "Home" on the navigation bar to the left, then click Los Rios Jobs and select "Adjunct (PT) Faculty Recruitment Overview" in the "Applying for Positions at LRCCD" section.)
The adjunct faculty member shall be responsible for the following: teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean; helping students fulfill their maximum potential in mastering course content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining a thorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teaching field; continuing professional development; utilizing current technology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position; assisting with articulation and curriculum development and review; serving on college committees and participating in faculty governance including accreditation and student co-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities as assigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties and responsibilities of an adjunct faculty member as outlined in the college faculty handbook.
Work Year N/A Work Schedule Total Hrs per Week/Day Special Requirements Minimum Qualifications
1.Have a bachelor's degree AND two years of occupational and/or professional experience directly related to the assignment being taught OR have an associate's degree AND six years of occupational and/or professional experience directly related to the assignment being taught OR the equivalent* OR hold a California Community College Instructor's Credential in the discipline area.* OR, hold a California Community College Instructor's Credential in the discipline area; OR, the equivalent.*
2.Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.
- Note: Applicants applying under the "equivalent" provision must attach details and explain how their academic preparation is the equivalent of the degrees listed above.
Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College District adjunct faculty posting are requested to complete fully and submit:
1.Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application
2.Unofficial transcripts of college/university work (graduate advising documents and grade reports will not be accepted as unofficial transcripts). NOTE: Los Rios employees are also required to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.
3.Resume or Curriculum Vitae
4.Two letters of recommendation
5.Letter of Interest
Note: Applications submitted without transcripts will be disqualified.
Also individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.
Foreign transcript evaluations ONLY accepted from AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies or evaluators. Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click here
Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.
Physical Demands Salary Please see LRCCD Salary Schedules Additional Salary Information No additional salary information to note
Agricultural Research Superintendent III
Description of Work
Recruitment Range: $56,046-$67,958
Salary Grade: GN15
The NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services provide services that promote and improve agriculture, agribusiness and forests; protect consumers and businesses; and conserve farmland and natural resources for the prosperity of all North Carolinians. The Department employs approximately 2000 employees.
The Research Stations Division operates 18 research stations across an incredibly diverse range of soils and climate conditions. Its mission is to manage crop and livestock facilities which serve as a platform for statewide agricultural research led by faculty at NC State University (NCSU), NC A&T, USDA-ARS, and other cooperators such as Cooperative Extension, Regional Agronomists, and industry partners to make farming more efficient, productive and profitable while maintaining a sound environment, and provides consumers with safe and affordable products.
The Tidewater Research Station is one of 18 agricultural research units in the NCDA&CS /NCSU system. Research is conducted by 30-35 scientists from NCSU representing ten (10) departments in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences.
Research is conducted on field crops, horticultural crops, water and environmental management, home septic systems, swine, beef cattle, and greenhouse work. The major crops represented are corn, soybeans, small grain, small fruits and vegetables. A variety of work including fertility, breeding, genetics, weed control, cropping systems, entomology, pathology and variety studies are conducted.
The Tidewater staff consists of 20 full time positions to work in a support role of the research described above. Approximately 650 acres of crops/pasture land and 840 acres of woodland are involved in our research operation, plus 11,652 square foot of greenhouse/head house space. The total station size, including the 40 acres of rented property, is 1600 acres.
The station is home to the Vernon G. James Research and Extension Center which is operated through NCSU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
The primary purpose of all research station employees is to support the mission of the NCDA & CS Research Stations Division: To manage crop and livestock facilities that serve as a platform for agriculture research to make farming more efficient, productive, and profitable, while maintaining a sound environment and providing consumers with safe and affordable products.
The primary purpose of this Agricultural Research Superintendent III position is to act as Superintendent of Tidewater Research Station. In this capacity the individual in this position is responsible for the oversight of the establishment, implementation and management of multiple complex research studies related to agricultural production.
This position has supervisory responsibility over a team comprised of Agricultural Research Managers, Agricultural Research Specialists, Agricultural Technicians, Maintenance/Construction Technicians and an Administrative Specialist, as well as seasonal and temporary staff. The major functions of this position are to act independently to provide oversight and leadership of all research programs at assigned location, human resources management for assigned staff, overseeing operation and maintenance of assigned station's assets and real property as well as leading public relations efforts for the station. This position works collaboratively with the Division Director, Superintendents of other research stations, university staff and researchers to increase research capacity, capabilities and efficiencies.
The employee assigned to this position provides basic on-site security for the station, routinely monitors sensitive research projects, livestock and associated activities after hours. Residency requirements will be discussed during interview.
Must possess a valid driver's license.
Must possess within six months of employment a forklift driver certificate and a public pesticide applicator licesne.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
Considerable applied knowledge of research program methods, principles, implementation and evaluation sufficient to direct and manage complex and/or multiple agricultural animal and crop production research projects while leading a diverse staff.
Considerable knowledge and understanding of research principles, implementation, evaluation and methodology in order to supervise personnel conducting agricultural animal and crop research projects.
Knowledge in developing and implementing project budgets.
Considerable understanding of the setup, operation, calibration and maintenance of variety of equipment used in agricultural research and production.
Ability to collect, interpret and analyze data and make recommendations on corrective actions.
Ability to train and supervise.
Ability to read and understand chemical labels and instruct others in proper application methods and rates, ability to collect and record data accurately and ability to work independently or with minimal supervision in team-oriented atmosphere.
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication and computer skills to communicate research data and observations.
Ability to perform long periods of repetitive reaching, stooping, standing bending and lifting of 50 lbs in a variety of work environments.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor's degree in animal science, crop science, horticulture science, or a related curriculum from an appropriately accredited institution and five years of progressive experience in general agricultural management, agricultural research, or agricultural education; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Supplemental and Contact Information
Any employment offer may be less than the maximum of the range due to salary equity with similarly situated employees or the selected candidate's related education and experience.
Please follow instructions to apply on-line. It is important that your application includes all of your relevant education and experience.
Text or attached resumes ARE NOT accepted as a substitution for a completed application. Those applicants seeking veteran's preference should submit a copy of their Form DD-214.
All Law Enforcement positions and positions requiring a Pilot's License or a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) shall be subject to pre-employment drug testing. All positions requiring a Commercial Driver's License shall also be subject to pre-employment DMV physicals.
Selected applicants must obtain a U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) medical certificate prior to employment. If a CDL is listed as a preference and the selected applicant has a CDL at the time of hire then the CDL will become a requirement for the position.
Note: When required, you must answer the question(s) for this position or your application will be considered incomplete.
Questions regarding this posting? Contact 919-707-3201.
Graduate Assistant - Agricultural Science Program
Join our team of servant leaders and make a difference in people's lives! Founded in 1894 by The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, Concordia University, Nebraska is a private, coeducational institution of higher learning. The main campus is located in Seward, (population 7,000). If you thrive in a community driven environment, you will enjoy Concordia University and Seward's classic small town community feel with access to the state's capital, just 30 minutes away. If you want to learn more about Concordia University, Nebraska please visit www.cune.edu.
Concordia University is seeking to fill the position of Graduate Assistant in our new Agricultural Science Program.
This position serves as an assistant to the Program Director-Agricultural Science
Requirements and Desired Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in areas relevant to position.
Excellent communication skills ability to effectively interact via written and oral communication with all internal and external partners.
Proficient in the use of software applications including Microsoft applications, databases, spreadsheets and word processing required.
Good organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks in a competitive environment.
Ability to work well with college students.
Commitment to Concordia University's Christian values.
Valid driver's license.
Ability to drive a 12-passenger van.
General Duties (in order, by estimated time commitment):
Provides administrative support to the Program Director of Agricultural Science
Work with industry partners to develop and evaluate agriculture related projects, internships and other experiential learning opportunities.
Travels with students on agriculture related field trips.
Supports agricultural events on campus during the academic year and camps held in the summer.
Other duties as assigned.
Benefits and Opportunities:
Tuition paid by CUNE for up to 18 graduate-level courses, taken from July 2019 through June 2020. The stated goal of the coursework is to acquire a minimum of 18 graduate credits in the area of agricultural science, business administration, adult education, classroom innovation or online education. Cost and content of coursework must be approved by the Natural and Computer Sciences department chair and the university Provost.
An annual stipend of $12,000, paid bi-weekly over 12 months,.
An opportunity to observe undergraduate faculty teaching in courses that the grad assistant may potentially teach in the future.
Mentoring from an Agricultural Science faculty member on undergraduate teaching techniques.
Contract Duration: July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020
To qualify for a graduate assistant position, applicant must be accepted into a CUNE graduate program. Housing arrangements not provided by the University.
Entry-Level Indoor Agricultural Specialist
If you have an interest in being part of one of the fastest growing industries in the nation and in our own state, Florida, you may consider wanting to work for Trulieve! If you have a desire to help others in need through your efforts, this may be the role for you!
Trulieve products are hand-grown and specially cultivated in a state-approved, climate-controlled environment to ensure purity and safety. We leave nothing to chance, while letting nature do her work.
Our products are designed to alleviate seizures, severe and persistent muscle spasms, pain, nausea, loss of appetite, and other symptoms associated with serious medical conditions such as cancer.
At Trulieve, we strive to bring our patients the relief they need in a product they can trust. Our plants are hand-grown in an environment specially designed to reduce unwanted chemicals and pests, keeping the process as natural as possible at every turn.
Our specially-trained staff works hand-in-hand with physicians to provide the right products and the correct dosage to ensure patients get the compassionate care they need.
To learn more about our company, please visit our website;
The business is a "blue-collar" manufacturing based operations oriented work place and the ideal candidate will have experience working in a like or similar environment.
Primary Job Functions:
Physical, repetitive agricultural work, follow directions & take instructions from supervisors
Repetitive climbing on a ladder or working on a elevated platform
Filling pots with soil
High School Diploma
Works well in a team environment
Attention to detail
Strong communication skills
Cultivation experience preferred
At least 21 years of age and able to pass a comprehensive background screening
Competitive starting pay
Salary will be commensurate with experience. A comprehensive benefits package including paid time off is offered with this position. This position will work an average of hours per week and will be available "after hours" if an emergency situation should arise.
We are an EOE company
Agricultural Management Coordinator (Coordinator II)
Overall Job Objective
Under general supervision to implement, evaluate, and assist with the development of agricultural resources and grazing management plans, policies, projects, and infrastructure management practices at a professional level, consistent with department goals and within a department-wide context that supports all chartered land uses and open space purposes; primarily to deliver professional field work (30-80%), but also to develop program elements or procedures; to develop broad or highly specialized expert strategies and resolution of issues in the area of agricultural stewardship and protection; to provide design, research, analysis, consultation, technical assistance, and management to protect and enhance agricultural resources and local food production operations and activities on OSMP properties; and to perform related duties as required.
The proposed hiring range for this position is $61,916 - $72,727
Duties & Responsibilities
1.Works in a collaborative manner to help implement the agricultural stewardship and protection program, which includes the following:
Collaborates with other staff to develop and implement agricultural resources and infrastructure management projects identified in OSMP plans.
Works cooperatively with OSMP staff to develop and implement best management practices and policies to accomplish work group and department goals.
Coordinates and performs agricultural stewardship, livestock grazing management and infrastructure management field work to accomplish department goals.
Focuses on data collection and analysis more than information flow.
Assigns, coordinates, and leads employees, volunteers, and other agency personnel in performing program work in a safe, cost-effective, and efficient manner to meet department goals.
Conducts and leads work within the program, which may include research, design, management, and monitoring, to meet department goals and resolve problems.
Builds effective alliances with other department service areas, city departments, local and state agencies, and public interest groups; coordinate with appropriate agencies and partners to ensure time lines, regulatory requirements, public process requirements, and budgetary constraints are met.
Develops client relationships and provide exceptional customer service to internal and external customers through careful listening and understanding of client issues and by communicating research findings, proposals, specifications, and project statuses to ensure multiple management objectives are being met.
May develop programmatic budget recommendations and manage project budgets and business processes associated with the program's annual work plan; may help pursue grant opportunities related to program goals.
Understands departmental business practices and may develop and ensure contractor compliance with contract terms.
May have primary responsibility for implementing a developing program or function.
2.Provides advice and technical assistance for management planning, land use planning, programmatic budgeting, and project designs to implement agricultural stewardship and protection program goals within a department-wide context that supports all chartered land uses and open space purposes.
Develops and provides broad or highly specialized technical advice and objectives for inclusion in department plans that support program goals, which may include recommendations for property acquisitions.
Brings forward the best practices and objective scientific research available to inform management decisions.
May conduct in-depth scientific research and analysis on complex issues related to agricultural stewardship, livestock grazing management and local foods production.
Provides technical review of department project designs, permits, and leases to make recommendations for improvements to better meet program goals.
Collaborates with department staff to train and implement best management practices for recreational, scenic, agricultural, and conservation projects to support program goals.
Contributes design recommendations and monitoring to help ensure department compliance with regulatory requirements related to program disciplines and project implementation.
Works as part of a team to coordinate staff response to issues related to program disciplines.
Influences others through experienced professional judgment and well-developed rationale.
3.May design and conduct research and monitoring related to the agricultural resources and grazing management program for the department.
May coordinate with the OSMP Science Officer and other program staff on design, implementation, field data collection, and analysis of monitoring and research projects on OSMP properties to support program goals and department policy.
May lead staff, volunteers, outside researchers, and contractors in implementation of program research and monitoring projects.
Stays current in research methodologies and scientific literature related to program disciplines.
Develops requests for research proposals, evaluates research requests from outside agencies and individuals, monitors and tracks field work, reviews, and approves final research reports.
Leads and/or works as part of a team undertaking studies related to program goals; coordinates and directs studies done by contractors to ensure compliance with sound research practices and compliance with contracts.
Coordinates with other OSMP staff to maintain program research and monitoring data in accordance with department policy.
4.Performs public and staff information and outreach activities including applicable liaison roles.
May provide liaison role to internal department staff for the program.
May develop and conduct informational and interpretive presentations to educational institutions, organizations, and the general public.
May provides periodic training for staff and volunteers.
May provide liaison role to external organizations for program disciplines, as applicable, representing department goals and integrating with the goals of others.
May help resolve public concerns related to program disciplines.
Participates at a professional level in field of expertise.
5.May lead, coordinate, and oversee seasonal staff activities for the agricultural resources and infrastructure management program.
Works with other staff to plan, develop, and relay daily work plans for seasonal crews and ensure that directions are being followed.
Performs or coordinates necessary training for seasonal crews including writing equipment maintenance protocols, safe equipment and tool operation and safety precautions.
Works with other staff to ensure crews are conducting treatments efficiently, effectively, and in a safe and legal manner, and are tracking treatments per state and city requirements.
Resolves conflicts among crew members, maintains a positive team environment, and refers issues appropriately to their immediate supervisor.
Ensures that crew members have all necessary equipment and supplies and that tools, vehicles, and equipment are maintained in good working order.
May assist in coordinating and managing contractors, volunteers, and interns.
Performs related duties as required to meet the needs of the city.
Maintains a high level of professionalism and integrity; provides excellent customer services to internal and external customers; listens to questions and concerns, evaluates issues and possible solutions, works collaboratively with the OSMP and other city teams to find solutions to challenges that arise; inspires confidence and respect; uses feedback from others to grow and develop.
Provides performance management input and recommendations on work group crew leaders and technicians.
Takes proper safety precautions, anticipates unsafe circumstances, and acts accordingly to prevent accidents. Responsible for the safety of self, others, materials, and equipment. Uses all required safety equipment and follows all safety regulations, policies and procedures. Reports all accidents and damage to city property.
Actively supports and upholds the city's stated mission and values. Optimizes the use of resources; responsible for knowing and complying with all city and department policies; participating in professional trainings and development; and adhering to attendance and workplace attire policies.
Generally, duties and responsibilities are listed from most to least critical or time consuming.
REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree in Agriculture, Forest/Range Management, Natural Resource Management, Botany, Animal Science, or a related field with a minimum of 30 college semester hours in agriculture related courses, plus a minimum of two years of work experience in an agriculture or natural resource management related field; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated ability to schedule and organize work using latitude in determining approach. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, departments, governmental agencies agricultural producers, and the public. Ability to prepare effective written reports, and to work and communicate effectively with diverse groups of people, including the ability to deal courteously with the public and land users. Demonstrated analytical and organizational skills. Ability to provide feedback to coworkers, volunteers and seasonal employees for the continuous improvement of operations. Knowledge of ArcGIS and Microsoft Office. Physical ability and willingness to work in adverse weather and field conditions. Ability to use all safety equipment. Valid driver's license. Have and maintain an acceptable motor vehicle record.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS – In addition to the required minimum qualifications:
Knowledge and experience with developing agricultural and grazing management plans and implementing infrastructure construction projects. Prior experience leading or supervising technicians, contractors, and/or volunteers. Strong proficiency with ArcGIS. Ability to review and evaluate engineering designs and drawings. Demonstrated knowledge of agronomic, grazing management, and organic farming techniques and activities in Western High Plains and/or Rocky Mountain Front Range Foothills ecosystems/cultures.
WORKING CONDITIONS - Required Physical and Mental Effort, and Environmental Conditions:
Physical Demands and Mental Effort: Ability to perform a wide range of physical and manual tasks in an outdoor environment. Physical ability to stand, bend, walk, and kneel. Ability to carry up to 40 pounds while hiking on rough terrain. Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities that permits the employee to communicate effectively on the telephone and in person. Sufficient vision or other powers of observation that permits the employee to review, evaluate and prepare a variety of written documents and materials. Sufficient manual dexterity that permits the employee to operate computer equipment and other office equipment. Work may include extended periods of time viewing a computer video monitor and/ or operating a keyboard. Ability to work under stress from demanding deadlines, public contact, and changing priorities and conditions.
Work Environment: Works in a clean, comfortable environment, and also works in an outdoor environment year-round. Potential exposure to dangerous wildlife (e.g., rattlesnakes, mountain lions, stinging insects), toxic chemicals (e.g., pesticides), and dangerous weather conditions (e.g., heat, cold, lightning).
Machines and equipment used include, but are not limited to the following: Frequently uses standard office equipment including personal computers, calculators, cell phones, and copy machines; vehicles including four-wheel drive vehicles; a range of relevant and appropriate tools and equipment.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
Senior Agricultural And Standards Inspector (Including Canine Handler Special Skills Class)
This is a continuous filing exam. The filing cut-offs are at 5:00 pm on:
11/07/18, 12/14/18, 1/16/19, 02/06/19, 2/20/19, 3/6/19, 04/10/19, 06/12/19, 08/14/19, 10/16/19, 12/18/19
Senior Agricultural and Standards Inspectors perform the most difficult, complex, and/or sensitive assignments related to agricultural and weights and measures inspections, and are expected to possess a high degree of proficiency, knowledge, and expertise. As a secondary assignment, positions in this class provide technical assistance and training to other agricultural and weights and measures staff.
NOTE: Our current position requires a Canine Handler Certificate. A Canine Handler performs inspections of agricultural crops; products; measuring devices; pesticide use; and works directly with a dog that has been specially trained to alert on marked and unmarked parcels containing agricultural products. These parcels are shipped through carriers such as: UPS, FedEx, OnTrac, US Postal Service, and similar carriers throughout the greater Sacramento area. Targeted parcels are further inspected to determine if there are plant pests that may pose a threat to agriculture or the environment.
Examples of Knowledge and Abilities
Principles and practices of leadership, mentoring, and training
Applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations
Operational characteristics, services, and activities of assigned programs and functions
Principles of entomology, plant pathology and botany in relation to the control and quarantine of agricultural pests
Pesticides and their effects on the environment
Diseases and other defects of fruit, vegetables, nuts, and eggs
Arithmetic and basic statistical methods and analysis
Principles, procedures, and practices of investigative techniques
Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and other specialized applications related to area of assignment
English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation
Lead and train staff
Plan, coordinate, assign, and review the work of staff; provide work direction and instruction
Research and evaluate work problems, and recommend solutions
Develop and maintain cooperative, effective working relationships with others; respond effectively and tactfully to hostility, confusion or concerns expressed by others
Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing
Interpret, apply, and enforce applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations in an impartial manner
Collect, compile, and analyze a variety of data and information; make statistical inferences
Apply customer service skills, including the identification of customer needs and follow up to ensure customer commitments
Ability to prepare technical and statistical written documents in a clear, concise, and organized manner that is understandable to others
Make effective presentations to and respond to questions from various groups, including boards, committees, and the public
Two years of full-time, paid experience enforcing agricultural and/or weights and measures laws and regulations, or agricultural pest detection or control;
Possession of all eight of the following licenses issued by the State of California Department of Food and Agriculture:
2.Investigation and Environmental Monitoring
3.Integrated Pest Management
5.Pest Prevention and Plant Regulation
8.Transaction and Product Verification
Note: The word "experience" referenced in the minimum qualifications means full-time paid experience unless the minimum qualification states that volunteer experience is acceptable. Part-time paid experience may be accumulated and pro-rated to meet the total experience requirements.
Note: If the minimum qualifications include an educational or certificate/license requirement, applicants must submit proof of requirements with the application. Failure to submit proof of requirements may result in disqualification from the examination. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. For guidelines on submitting acceptable proof of educational requirements, please click here or speak to someone in our office before the final filing date listed in this notice.
Background/Criminal History: The County may access criminal history information on candidates who have accepted a conditional offer of appointment for this class consistent with the provisions of Board of Supervisors Resolution No. 82-602, Personnel Policies and Procedures B-5, and applicable federal and state laws. The County shall not consider for employment any candidate who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor that relates to or impacts the candidate's ability to perform the job duties of this class unless it is determined that mitigating circumstances exist. For purposes of accessing criminal history information, the candidate will be fingerprinted. A subsequent arrest notification may be obtained.
The County may also conduct a background check on the candidate prior to appointment to a position within this class. The background check may include personal and professional reference checks, credit history checks, Social Security Number verification, professional license/registration verification, military service information and driving history. Information obtained in the course of this background check will be considered by the appointing authority in the selection process. In obtaining such information, the County will comply with applicable consent and disclosure practices in the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act.
Driver's License: A valid California Driver License, Class C or higher, may be required at the time of appointment. Failure to obtain or maintain the appropriate California Driver License may constitute cause for personnel action in accordance with Civil Service Rules or applicable bargaining agreement. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Some positions in this class require the incumbent to be able to:
- perform a wide variety of physical tasks such as standing for long periods of time; walking long distances; stooping; stretching; bending; climbing stairs; and lifting items weighing up to fifty (50) pounds.
- differentiate between colors at a level necessary to identify various insects and weeds.
Individuals who do not meet these requirements due to disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Working Conditions: Some positions in this class require the incumbent to:
- work in all types of weather conditions.
- travel in an assigned area.
- work weekends, holidays, and non-routine hours.
Canine Handler Special Skill: Some positions in this class require specific knowledge and abilities to perform the responsibilities of a Canine Handler. To be eligible for a Canine Handler designated position, the applicant must have obtained a certificate of completion from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for their 10 week Basic Canine Handler Training, Cargo/Postal prior to appointment.
Where required, this special skill may be used to ensure that the canine receives proper nutrition, grooming, training, medical care, maintenance exercise, affection and acceptable and sanitary living conditions. The Civil Service Commission approved the use of selective certification for this special skill on May 21, 2010.
The probationary period for this classification is six (6) months. Application and Testing Information
Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. All applicants must complete and submit an online County of Sacramento employment application by 5:00 PM on the posted cut-off date. Click here to apply.
County of Sacramento
Department of Personnel Services
Employment Services Division
700 H Street, Room 4667
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone (916) 874-5593; 7-1-1 California Relay Service
Inter-Office Mail Code: 09-4667
Employment applications and all documentation requested in this announcement must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
Employment Services is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by an applicant's computer or web browser. Applicants will be automatically logged out if they have not submitted their applications and all documentation prior to 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
Your application should highlight all relevant education, training, and experience, and clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position as of the cut-off date.
Application information must be current, concise and related to the requirements in this job announcement. You may only apply for this recruitment once. Duplicate and incomplete applications will be disqualified.
A resume may be included with your application, however it will not substitute for the information requested on the application.
Applicants are required to provide a full and complete response to each supplemental question. The Supplemental Questionnaire is located in the tab marked "Supplemental Questions". Please be descriptive in your response.
Note: Responses of "See Resume" or "See Application", or copy and paste of work experience are not qualifying responses and will not be considered.
Supplemental Questionnaires must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date. Employment Services is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by an applicant's computer or web browser. Applicants will be automatically logged out if they have not submitted their applications and all documentation prior to 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
The supplemental questions are designed to elicit specific information regarding a candidate's experience, education, and training. Responses should be consistent with the information on your application and are subject to verification.
Please provide place of employment, pertinent dates, and concise, descriptive and detailed information for each question.
If a job included responsibilities applicable to several questions, separate the different functions of the job to answer all the questions completely.
Resumes or referral to the application or other questionnaire responses will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question.
If you have no experience, write "no experience" for the appropriate question.
For many individuals, it is more efficient to develop responses to the supplemental questions in a word processing document and then paste them into the final document to be submitted. Changes or corrections to your Supplemental Questionnaire cannot be made once your application packet has been submitted.
If the Supplemental Questionnaire is used in the Formula Rate or Credentials Screening Panel exam, failure to complete all of the questions or incomplete responses will result in a lower score. While scoring the Supplemental Questionnaire, the candidate's application and/or attachments will not be reviewed, therefore, a candidate's responses to the questions should be accurate, thorough, detailed, and complete.
FORMULA RATE EXAMINATION (Weighted 100%)
All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications by the cut-off date will have their Supplemental Questionnaire scored in the Formula Rate Examination.
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OPS Agricultural Assistant
OPS Sponsored Project nonclerical
Assists in field experiments including field plot layout, tagging/treatments identification, maintaining simple equipment, driving tractors with implements, plan establishment, dismantling experiments and fruit destruction.
Assist with mix-load of chemical substances, treatment applications, plastic mulch installation, planting, harvesting, fertilizing, general grove maintenance including but not limited to mowing, herbicide spraying and weed eating.
Operates and maintains a variety of tractors and spray equipment for the chemical application program
Performs other related duties as needed.
$13 to $15 hourly - commensurate with experience
- Outdoor working experience (e.g., landscape, ag-farm)
Experience with operating farm equipment
Experience in pest control application
Special Instructions to Applicants:
In order to be considered, you must meet the minimum requirements and upload your cover letter and resume.
Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.
Health Assessment Required:Yes
Deputy Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL COMMISSIONER/WEIGHTS AND MEASURES
FILING DATES: February 2, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. (PST) - Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.
EXAM NUMBER: V0026E
TYPE OF RECRUITMENT: Open Competitive Job Opportunity
JOB TYPE: Permanent
Directs the administrative and enforcement activities of a major division or program of the Department of Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures.
Positions allocable to this class report to a Deputy Director, Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures and are distinguished by their management and administrative responsibilities for major divisions such as pest exclusion, produce quality, pest detection, weed abatement, pesticide regulation, device accuracy, business practice investigations, and pest management. All positions allocable to this class must have the ability to plan, control, direct and evaluate the work of field inspectors and support personnel. Incumbents must have refined written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to interact effectively with managers in other County departments and the industry.
Essential Job Functions
Directs, plans, and schedules the administrative activities, enforcement inspections, and investigations conducted by a division; reviews, prepares, and presents performance evaluations; establishes and maintains effective communication with the Department's constituents including industry, community groups, and consumers to assure the delivery of effective inspection and service programs; assists in the development and achievement of bureau and division goals and objectives; prepares and manages a divisional budget including the ongoing monitoring of revenues and expenditures; reviews and prepares official correspondence, Board letters, press releases and special reports on behalf of the Agricultural Commissioner/Director of Weights and Measures; recommends bureau policy to the Deputy Director, Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures; advises the Agricultural Commissioner/Director of Weights and Measures on technical and enforcement issues based on discussions with deputies from other counties; acts as a department liaison or leader on special projects and assignments, especially interagency programs, such as eradication activities; makes presentations before industry and community groups on Department services, programs, and projects; participates in progressive disciplinary processes; assists in the recruitment, selection, and training of new departmental employees; may be required to travel out of town to represent the Department at meetings, trainings, seminars, etc.; prepares and reviews Appraisals of Promotability; interacts with the Board of Supervisors' field deputies, Chief Executive Office analysts, and other county agencies; reviews and prepares bid specifications, evaluates and secures bids, and assures the fulfillment of contracts and inspection agreements; directs the investigation and prosecution of violations through criminal and civil suits, and acts as the departmental advocate in civil administrative hearings; may act as bureau director in the absence of the Deputy Director, Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures; assists in the review and evaluation of proposed legislation, regulation, and policy changes; assists in the development of Department policies and procedures, and assures their implementation and compliance; and participates in grievance processes.
SELECTION REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from an accredited* four-year college with specialization in the agricultural or biological sciences or other appropriate disciplines as determined by the California Department of Food and Agriculture including the successful completion of college level courses in both Botany and Entomology*
- AND - Two years of paid, full-time work experience at the level of the Los Angeles County class of Agricultural/Weights and Measures Inspector III, Agricultural Inspector III*, or Supervisor, Weights and Measures Inspection.
LICENSE: Possession of State of California Deputy Agricultural Commissioner or a State of California Deputy Sealer of Weights and Measures Licenses
AND - All State of California agricultural inspector and weights and measures inspector licenses
AND - 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.
PHYSICAL CLASS II - Light: Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.
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 the required degree and/or course work, certification, and licenses, you must include a legible copy of the official transcripts, official certificates and/or licenses at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of application filing.
- Persons employed by the Department of Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures prior to January 1, 1998, without the required degree, but holding at least one of the agricultural licenses, must have successfully completed at least 18 college-level semester units, or equivalent quarter units, in agricultural or biological science. Persons employed by the Department of Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures prior to January 1, 1998, without the required course work in Botany, who hold the following licenses, may substitute such licensure for the required Botany course work as follows:
- Substitute the following licenses:
FULL LICENSES: Integrated Pest Management AND Pest Prevention and Plant Regulation.
SUBCATEGORIES: Weed Control, Plant Quarantine and Pest Detection AND Nursery and Seed Regulation.
Persons employed by the Department of Agricultural/Commissioner Weights and Measures prior to January 1, 1998, without the required course work in Entomology, who hold the following licenses, may substitute such licensure for the required Entomology course work as follows:
- Substitute the following licenses:
FULL LICENSES: Integrated Pest Management AND Pest Prevention and Plant Regulation.
SUBCATEGORIES: Insect and Disease Pest Management AND Plant Quarantine and Pest Detection.
At the level of an Agricultural/Weights and Measures Inspector III is defined as a senior or lead, performs the more difficult and complex inspections and enforcement assignments, acts as the on-site lead inspector, enforces safety practices and procedures, and instructs in methods for the expedient and accurate accomplishment of either agricultural or weights and measures inspections, monitors the quantity of inspections conducted by lower level inspectors or associates and make recommendations to management on the preparation of performance evaluations and probationary reports for these employees, acts as a field working supervisor over agricultural inspection, weights and measures, or weed abatement functions by providing training and orientation to employees, establishing job deadlines and maintaining assignment logs, possess a high degree of proficiency, knowledge and expertise in Federal, State and local laws related to departmental programs.
- At the level of an Agricultural Inspector III is defined as a district inspector with responsibility for a multifunctional agricultural area, or weed abatement zone or a lead with responsibility for a single agricultural inspection function on a Countywide basis or a large area thereof, exercises thorough knowledge of the techniques for the collection and analysis of data, as well as all applicable state and county policies, procedures, and laws governing agricultural enforcement.
At the level of a Supervisor, Weights and Measures Inspection is defined as: supervises the inspection and testing of weighing and measuring devices of the investigation of suspected violations of State weights and measures laws.
Possession of the remaining required State of California Deputy Agricultural Commissioner or Deputy Sealer of Weights and Measures license.
Possession of the State of California County Agricultural Commissioner and/or County Sealer of Weights and Measures licenses.
A Master's Degree from an accredited* college or university in any related fields of agricultural, weights and measures or public or business administration.
Completion of advanced courses from an accredited* college or university in supervision, business management or human resources.
Experience in working effectively with all levels of staff, organizations, government agencies, private companies, community agencies or County Departments.
Excellent business writing and oral communication skills.
Experience in leading and training subordinates staff to achieve desired organizational goals.
Excellent public speaker.
This examination will consist of an evaluation of training, experience, Desirable Qualifications, and supplemental questionnaire 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.
The names of candidates receiving a passing score in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of eligibility. Applications will be processed on an as-received basis. No person may compete for this examination more than once in a twelve (12) month period.
FINGERPRINTING AND SECURITY CLEARANCE: Before a final appointment is made to this position, candidates are subject to security clearance which includes fingerprinting.
An individual may be withheld from appointment, if he/she has a conviction record incompatible with the essential duties of the position for which he/she has applied. Any false statement or omission of material fact may cause forfeiture of employment rights. Information presented on employment applications, resumes and during the examination process is subject to verification. Disqualifying factors may include but are not limited to: felony convictions, certain job-related misdemeanor convictions, certain serious traffic convictions or patterns of traffic violations (e.g. 4 or more moving violations within the past 2 years, failure to appear, at-fault accidents, and driving under the influence), illegal use of certain controlled substances and/or poor employment history.
The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies 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:
Fill out your application and Job Specific Questionnaire completely. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job.
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 your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, description of work performed, and salary earned. All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination process.
Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" tab for this posting. We encourage you to apply online so you can track the status of your application and get notified of your progress by email.
We must receive your application and Job Specific Questionnaire by 5:00 PM, Pacific Standard Time, on the last day of filing.
All information is subject to verification. 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.
NOTE: If you are unable to attach required documents, you must fax them to (626) 652-0740 or email them to Tanya Marchese at TMarchese@acwm.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendar days from filing online or your application will be rejected. Please include your name, exam number, and exam title on all the 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.
ADA Coordinator Phone: (626) 575-5464
Teletype Phone: (626) 585-5520
California Relay Services: (800) 735-2922
Department Contact Name: Tanya Marchese
Department Contact Phone: (626) 575-5464
Department Contact Email: TMarchese@acwm.lacounty.gov
Experienced Agricultural Technician
Position Title: Experienced Agricultural Technician
Reports to: Service Manager
Location: Ellsworth, KS
FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt
Employee Status: Full Time, Permanent
The Agricultural Technician is responsible for performing both basic and complex diagnostics on agricultural and construction equipment, and perform repairs and maintenance on both customer-owned, or dealer-owned, equipment. He / she is responsible for good customer communication as needed, ensuring a clean and safe work environment, continually develop technical skills with evolving products, and perform work at customers sites as required.
Job Responsibilities (ranked in significance):
Company Values: Ensures all company values are adhered to and promoted. This would include leading by example and participation in employee recognition programs.
Service Diagnostics: Performs basic / complex diagnostics on agricultural / construction / diesel equipment, determining what repairs are needed and/or recommended for future attention / maintenance. This can be for either customer-owned equipment located at the shop or at customer's site, or dealer-owned equipment (inspections).
Service Repairs: Performs repairs on above equipment (electrical, hydraulic, mechanical, diesel) as requested by manager. Accountable for performing quality work and attaining stated goals for efficiency.
Service Training / Development: Participates in all requested job-related training and development, as well as taking an active interest in improving skills with other training programs.
Service Paperwork: Completes all reports and forms for service operations in a timely and accurate manner. This would include inspection reports, warranty comments, work orders, etc. Uses CNH Assist as appropriate. Uses computers / tablets for data entry as required. Ensure manager is aware of any issues / surprises which can impact customer billing or satisfaction. Ensures accurate timekeeping for job costing.
Equipment and Tools: Maintains good condition and cleanliness of company vehicles inventory, tools, and equipment, including return of tools to storage areas.
Safety: Follows all company and common sense safety policies, while using all required personal safety equipment. Ensures a safe work environment in his bay; reports any issues in bay or other service work areas to manager for followup.
Teamwork: Works collaboratively with other technicians, parts, and sales personnel. Mentors Service Technician Apprentices and junior Technicians as able. Works afterhours (daily or weekend) as required.
Communications: Ensures good communication within location, and with other locations / employees. Communicates appropriately with customers, and conveys any operational issues to manager.
Technical degree in Agricultural, Diesel or Construction Mechanics, or High School Diploma or GED with 4 years of experience in service operations.
Proven knowledge of methods, materials, tools, and techniques used in the repair of Ag / Construction / Outdoor power equipment
Outstanding knowledge of mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic systems.
Owns mechanic tool set appropriate for the work required.
Excellent skills in operating vehicles and equipment used in service shops (diagnostic equipment, forklifts, hydraulic lifts, etc.)
Excellent communication and customer relationship skills
Expertise with computer systems, including MS office and internet-based applications
Ability to work extended hours during the week and on weekends
Ability to travel to company meetings and training events as needed
Ability to lift 75 pounds as required without assistance
Acceptable Motor Vehicle status, with current driver's license, and ability to operate motor vehicle
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