ASSOCIATE AGRICULTURAL/WEIGHTS AND MEASURES INSPECTOR

Employer
County of Los Angeles
Location
Los Angeles County, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 13, 2021
Closes
May 14, 2021
Ref
2158045722
Discipline
Statistics
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
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ASSOCIATE AGRICULTURAL/WEIGHTS AND MEASURES INSPECTOR
$48,559.68 Annually

Location

Job Type

Full time

Department

AGRICULTURAL COMMISSIONER WEIGHTS AND MEASURES

Position/Program Information

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL COMMISSIONER/WEIGHTS AND MEASURES
FILING DATES: April 15, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. (PST) - Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.
EXAM #: V0005E

TYPES OF RECRUITMENT: Open Competitive

JOB TYPE: Full-Time/Temporary TEMPORARY, SEASONAL EMPLOYEES: Can qualify for County Medical Plan, Pension Savings Plan for part-time, temporary, seasonal employees.
DEFINITION: Assists in and learns inspection and enforcement activities related to Federal, State and local agricultural and/or weights and measures laws, regulations, ordinances and policies for consumer and agricultural industry protection.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
This is the entry-level class in the Agricultural/Weights and Measures Series. Positions in this class are characterized by responsibility for assisting in and learning to perform regulatory inspections and to enforce appropriate ordinances, laws and regulations associated with agricultural and weights and measures standards enforcement. Incumbents work under the close supervision of a journey-level inspector and must have the ability to communicate verbally and in writing and to perform mathematical calculations including algebraic functions. These positions require analytical ability sufficient to define problems of inspection or enforcement, and to develop and recommend methods for resolution of such problems. Incumbents learn techniques for the collection and analysis of data for the preparation of written reports, and use common personal computers for the preparation of reports, data entry and data retrieval. Incumbents drive departmental or personal vehicles on a regular and frequent basis, and may be required to lift and carry test equipment, agricultural products, or other objects up to 50 pounds in weight. Positions in this class perform arduous tasks such as bending, stooping, and lifting heavy objects in the performance of their duties. Essential Job Functions Inspects commercial scales for accuracy in markets and other commercial establishments
Drives County vehicles to various work locations throughout the County of Los Angeles Prepares written reports, inspection certificates, citations or other notices of violations Enforces pesticide use laws and regulations Performs inspection procedures for fruits and vegetables and egg quality standards Uses inspection techniques for plants and plant material for pest organisms Inspects produce cases, nursery stock, commodities, and other packaged goods weighing 25 pounds or more Uses a variety of hand-held or other equipment such as, but not limited to, refractometers, scales, graduated measures, hydrometers and lap top or table computers Prepares daily and monthly reports of activities Warns violators or infractions or penalties Receives and applies training in the safe and effective use of various tolls and equipment utilized in any inspection, investigation, or enforcement activities that may be assigned Detects exotic pests such as foreign insects Uses a variety of mathematical formulas, including algebra Collects samples from animals, plants, or products and routes them to laboratories for microbiological assessment, pests, or other testing Requirements SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:
OPTION I: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited* college or university with specialization in one or more appropriate disciplines in agricultural science, biological science, chemical science, physical science, mathematics, and/or statistics** -AND- Successful completion of a college or university level course in Botany or Entomology is required within one year from time of appointment.***
OPTION II: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited* college or university with specialization in any discipline with a minimum of 30 semester units, or equivalent, in one or any combination of the following disciplines: agricultural science, biological science, chemical science, physical science, mathematics, and/or statistics**; and one year of full-time experience performing agricultural or weights and measures inspections for a public jurisdiction -AND- Successful completion of a college or university level course in Botany or Entomology is required within one year from time of appointment.***
LICENSE:
A valid State of California Weights and Measures license in either Weight Verification -OR- Measurement Verification -AND- A valid Agricultural license in Pest Prevention and Plant Regulation shall be obtained within one year from time of appointment*** -AND- A valid California Class C Driver License is required to perform job-related essential functions.

LICENSE INFORMATION: Successful applicants for this position that require driving must obtain and present a copy of his/her driving record from the California State Department of Motor Vehicles before final appointment. Applicants should not present a copy of their driving history until asked to do so by the hiring department. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether an applicant's driving history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job. Licenses must not be currently suspended, restricted, or revoked.

PHYSICAL CLASS IV - Arduous: Involves frequent heavy lifting over 25 pounds, often combined with bending, twisting, or working on irregular surfaces; and occasionally requires extraordinary physical activity.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
*Accredited colleges and universities include all four-year colleges and universities that meet the accreditation guidelines indicated on this 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 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 fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of filing application. Please submit documentation to Tanya Marchese ( TMarchese@acwm.lacounty.gov ) and indicate your name, the exam name, and exam number.

***Successful completion of the probationary period includes completion of the remaining required course work in the field of Botany -OR- Entomology -AND- A valid State of California Weights and Measures license in either Weight Verification -OR- Measurement Verification -AND- A valid Agricultural license in Pest Prevention and Plant Regulation within one year from the time of appointment. Failure to provide successful completion of the required course work and licenses prior to the end of the probationary period will result in being released from the position of Associate Agricultural/Weights and Measures Inspector.
***Part-time experience will be considered based on pro-ration. Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This examination will consist of a multiple choice test, weighted 100%, covering Customer Focus, Learning Potential, Responsibility, Working with Information, Numerical Calculation, and Verbal Ability.

Applicants must meet the Selection Requirements and achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the multiple choice test in order to be placed on the eligible register.

THE WRITTEN TEST IS NOT REVIEWABLE BY CANDIDATES PER CIVIL SERVICE RULE 7.19.

NOTE: All notifications including invitation letters will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that you provide a valid email address. Please add TMarchese@acwm.lacounty.gov, info@governmentjobs.com , talentcentral@shl.com ,

noreply@proctoru.com , and donot-reply@amcatmail.com to your email address and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail.

Los Angeles County will not consider claims of not viewing or receiving notification to be a valid reason for late test administration or rescheduling of a test component.

TRANSFER OF TEST RESPONSES:
  • Applicants that have taken identical test questions recently for other exams will have their test responses automatically transferred to this examination.
  • This examination contains test questions that may be used in the future for new examinations and your test responses may be transferred.

TEST PREPARATION
Study guides and other test preparation resources are available to help candidates prepare for employment tests. While the guides will help in preparing for the test, we advise you to review all related materials that you deem necessary.
  • An interactive, Online Test Preparation System for taking practice tests may be accessed on the Department of Human Resources website at http://hr.lacounty.gov/ . Please click on "Find a Job" and then "Job Search Toolkit." Test Preparation information is located under the "Employment Test Assistance" section.
  • Additional practice tests are available at https://www.shldirect.com/practice_tests.html .
How to Apply
We ask that you apply through the "Apply" link at the top of the job posting (green button). Your application status may also be tracked by signing into your Government Jobs profile at the following web address:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty

Please make sure you put in the time and effort when filling out your application and supplemental questions completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Requirements to Qualify as listed on this bulletin. Provide any relevant job experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.
Please note that all information included in the application material is subject to verificationat any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment. Utilizing verbiage from Class Specification and minimum requirements serving as your description of duties will not be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an incomplete application and you may be disqualified.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:
Applications will be processed on an as-received basis and promulgated to the list of eligible candidates accordingly.

FINGERPRINTING AND SECURITY CLEARANCE:

The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent off of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offenses(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.

VACANCY INFORMATION:
The list of successful candidates created from this exam will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures.

AVAILABLE SHIFT:
Appointees will be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.

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.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
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

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