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Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer Weights-Measures

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DEFINITION: Under general administrative direction, to plan, organize and direct county-wide agricultural and weights and measures inspection and enforcement programs pursuant to Federal, State and local laws and regulations; and to do related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is an at-will department head class. The incumbent is exempt from Civil Service and serves at the pleasure of the Board of Supervisors and County Administrator. This position is responsible for administering and directing a staff in formulating, interpreting and administering Federal, State and County laws and regulations pertaining to the interrelated protection of the consumer, the environment and the agricultural industry. In addition, this position directs the certification as to correctness of commercial weights and measures.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Formulates and administers a program for the effective enforcement of Federal, State, and County agricultural laws and regulations; supervises a staff in enforcement of these laws and regulations; conducts hearings to determine course of action required to insure compliance with related laws; attends meetings and conferences of the State Department of Food and Agriculture and State Department of Pesticide Regulation and consults and advises with other groups related to agricultural problems; attends growers' meetings within the County and, as requested, gives talks to such groups; directs the compilation of the annual county crop report and makes other required reports to the Board of Supervisors, the State Department of Food and Agriculture and State Department of Pesticide Regulation; directs departmental activities in inspecting and testing commercial weights, scales and meters for accuracy; oversees investigation of complaints, issuance of citations and preparation for court action; and prepares the annual budget and controls departmental expenditures.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: Possession of California State certificates of eligibility as a County Agricultural Commissioner and County Sealer of Weights and Measures.

Additional Requirements: Valid California Class C Driver's License is required.

Knowledge of: the duties and responsibilities of the County Agricultural Commissioner's and Weights and Measure's offices; all pertinent State and Federal laws and regulations including Agricultural Code and Business and Professions Code; principles and practices of personnel and fiscal administration.

Ability to: interpret and to formulate a workable plan of enforcement; ability to train, supervise and evaluate staff engaged in inspection and enforcement work; ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with the public.



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