Agricultural/Weights & Measures Aide (Extra-Help)

  • Solano County, CA
  • Fairfield, California
  • Mar 17, 2020
Full Time Agriculture / Farm / Ranch Related Clerical and Administrative Support
  • Salary: $17.51 - $21.29/hour USD

Job Description

Introduction

WHY WE EXIST



The Office of the Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights and Measures is a regulatory agency. Working cooperatively with various federal, state and local agencies, Agricultural Commissioner and Sealer of Weights and Measures programs are regulatory-based and geared toward local enforcement and compliance with agricultural, environmental and marketplace laws and regulations. The goal is to provide protection of consumers, the agricultural industry, and the environment while encouraging the continuity of agricultural trade and commerce.

The mission of the Agriculture Department is to promote and protect the agricultural industry and to protect public health and the environment. The Agricultural Commissioner enforces laws and regulations that assure the continuity of agricultural trade and commerce. The Sealer of Weights and Measures enforces laws and regulations associated with transactions involving a count, weight or measure to ensure fair trade and equity in the marketplace.

To learn more about the Agriculture Department please visit:

http://www.solanocounty.com/depts/agriculture/default.asp

THE POSITION



COME GROW WITH US!

The Agricultural/Weights & Measures Aide assist agricultural biologists/weights and measures inspectors by performing a variety of routine and repetitive tasks.

This recruitment is intended to fill Agricultural/Weights & Measures Aide (Extra-Help) positions. Extra-help employees do not have rights to a regular position or continued employment and are excluded from civil service. The hours worked may be part-time or full-time, but hours cannot exceed more than 999 hours in a fiscal year.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Experience: No experience is required. However, applicants must demonstrate possession of and competency in the requisite knowledge and abilities.

Education: Possession of a high school diploma or GED.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Possession of a valid Class C California driver's license is required.
  • Independent travel will be required.
  • Incumbents will be required to drive autos or small trucks through fields or orchards; walk agricultural lands in various weather conditions; may be required to spend a great deal of time in a vehicle during hot weather.
To review the complete class specification (job description), please visit:
http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=15464

BENEFITS/ WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?



WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU

Extra-help employees who work less than 29 hours per week do not typically receive or accrue benefits of regular employees during their period of employment. All extra-help employees accrue .034 hours of Paid Time Off for every full hour worked.

To view the benefits for this extra-help position, please visit:
http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=16516

CULTURE OF LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Solano County is committed to "Invest In and For the Future" by providing training resources to encourage employee professional development and growth within our organization. While employed with Solano County, employees have the opportunity to pursue their career goals, interests, and develop the competencies on the Solano County Leadership Development Model by participating in the following programs:

• Tuition Reimbursement Program
• Annual Education Fair
• County Mentoring Program
• Leadership Academy
• Supervisory Trainings
• Skill Development Trainings
• Self-paced learning opportunities

SELECTION PROCESS

FIRST REVIEW DATE:

02/05/20 - Deadline to submit application and required documents for the written exam.

02/18/20* - Tentative date for Written Exam.

SECOND REVIEW DATE :

03/23/20 - Deadline to submit application and required documents for the written exam.

04/09/20- Tentative date for Written Exam.

*Please note this date and make sure you will be able to attend the written exam. If you are unable to attend, you will not move forward in the hiring process.

Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants may be invited for further examination and will either be pre-scheduled by the Department of Human Resources or be invited to self-schedule. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination . Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of an initial application screening, a mandatory information meeting, a supplemental questionnaire assessment, a written and/or practical exam, an oral board exam, or any combination listed. Responses to supplemental questions may be used as screening and testing mechanisms and will be used to assess an applicant's ability to advance in the process; as such, responses to supplemental questions should be treated as test examination responses. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

All potential new hires and employees considered for promotion to management, confidential positions or unrepresented positions will be subject to a background and reference check after contingent job offer is accepted. These provisions are subject to change.

RETIREES - Solano County invites all qualified candidates to apply for positions; however pursuant to Government Code Section 21221(h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.

HOW TO APPLY

Please visit the County of Solano website, www.jobsatsolanocounty.com , to apply. Applications must be submitted through the JobAps system. Paper copies of applications are not accepted. All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (degree/transcripts, certificates, DD-214 if applicable, ADA Accommodation Request) must be submitted with the Document Cover Sheet, available on the employment website: https://jobapscloud.com/Solano/sup/doccover.pdf or at the Department of Human Resources' office, and are due by the final filing date.

Previously submitted application materials (i.e. copies of diploma and/or transcripts, etc.) for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment .

Any further questions can be directed to the Department of Human Resources at (707) 784-6170 or at 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800 Fairfield 94533. The office is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EOE/AA.

Please note that all dates/times listed in the job announcement are Pacific Time.

DOCUMENT SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS

How to Submit Your Documents

In addition to uploading attachments when applying online, candidates may submit documents in-person or by mail at Solano County Department of Human Resources 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800, Fairfield CA 94533, by fax to (707) 784-3424, or by email to recruitment@solanocounty.com . When submitting documents in-person, by mail or by fax, include the recruitment title (Agricultural/Weights & Measures Aide - Extra Help) and the recruitment number (20-422050-E1). If submitting documents by email include the recruitment title and recruitment number in the subject field.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE

This Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to determine applicants' qualifications for this position and assess an applicant's ability to advance in the recruitment process; therefore, applicants are encouraged to answer all questions thoroughly and completely. Omitted information will not be considered or assumed. Applicants who have no experience in a specific area are recommended to state "no experience in this area" instead of leaving the space blank.

Please note that the experience in your answers must be reflected in your employment history.

1. Do you possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Class C California Driver's license? Yes/No

2. Have you worked in the past as an Agricultural Weights & Measures Aide? Yes/No

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
  • Incumbents may be exposed to chemicals, plant/animal diseases or poison oak and must have a tolerance for chemical and agricultural odors.
  • Positions allocated to this class may require bilingual skills.
  • Incumbents must be able to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
VETERANS PREFERENCE POINTS

To be eligible, applicant must have served at least 181 consecutive days of active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions. A COPY OF THE DD 214, SHOWING DISCHARGE TYPE (GENERALLY COPY 4), MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT BY THE FINAL FILING DATE. Applicants who have a service connected disability must also submit a recent award letter from the VA stating they are receiving disability benefits for service connected reasons.

Veteran applicants for initial County employment with an honorable or general under conditions discharge shall receive five (5) points added to their combined score. Disabled veterans rated at not less than 30% disability shall have ten (10) points added to their combined score. Veteran's preference points will only be added to passing scores in competitive open examinations.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

It is the policy of Solano County that all employment decisions and personnel policies will be applied equally to all County employees and applicants and be based upon the needs of County service, job related merit, and ability to perform the job.

APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES: Qualified individuals with a disability, who are able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, and need an accommodation during any phase of the recruitment/testing/examination process (as detailed in the "Selection Process"), must complete the following Request for Testing Accommodation by Applicants with Disabilities Form: http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=23215 .

This form must be received in the Human Resources Department by the final filing date of the recruitment. Applicants will be contacted to discuss the specifics of the request.

SOLANO COUNTY



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Solano County is the ideal place to live, learn, work and play... The America's Promise Alliance has named Solano County as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People for six straight years - the only California community with that distinction.
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County Population (2018): 439,793

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Closing Date/Time: Open Until Filled

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