DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL COMMISSIONER/WEIGHTS AND MEASURES
August 3, 2016 at 8:00a.m. (PST) - Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.
TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
Open Competitive Job Opportunity
Permanent. Eligible Register will also be used to fill Temporary positions.
Performs journey-level work in the eradication and control of field rodents and noxious weeds and leads a small crew engaged in this work.
Positions allocable to this class report to a higher-level supervisor and have responsibility for performing journey-level work involving the eradication and control of field rodents and noxious weeds. Positions also have responsibility for leading a small crew engaged in trap setting and applying various types of treatments such as poison baits and fumigants used for field rodent eradication and control, and for the destruction of noxious weeds using various mechanical equipment and herbicides. Positions in this class receive instructions in and are expected to learn, comply with, and ensure safe operating practices and procedures, departmental safety regulations, CAL-OSHA regulations, and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) guidelines.
Essential Job Functions
Leads, directs, and participates in treating rodent burrows with toxic fumigants; generates work records relating to the eradication or control of field rodents and noxious weeds; sustains continual awareness and use of safeguards for all pest control operations to minimize adverse environmental impact; drives a county vehicle to various work sites throughout Los Angeles County; leads, directs, and participates in setting traps and the application of poisons for field rodents; leads, directs, and participates in the destruction of noxious weeds by mechanical removal or spraying with herbicides/pesticides; demonstrates and ensures safe operating practices and procedures, departmental safety regulations, CAL-OSHA regulations, and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) guidelines for use of safety equipment, protective devices, herbicide/pesticide applications, special clothing, etc.; observes and identifies common field rodents and noxious weeds and reports evidence of infestation; cleans work site after completion of job; maintains and makes minor repairs to equipment; transports and issues equipment, materials and supplies; uses firearms to control predatory animals or other nuisance wildlife in accordance with established departmental policies and procedures; assists agricultural inspection personnel in the inspection of properties and searches for agricultural pests; completes pest control agreement and liability forms for work performed; and writes departmental receipts and collects payment for sale of pest control materials and services.
Six months of paid, full-time outdoor work experience in the eradication and control of field rodents and noxious weeds -AND-
A current and valid Qualified Applicator Certificate* (QAC)issued by the State of California, Department of Pesticide Regulation with categories: A - Residential, Industrial, and Institutional, B - Landscape Maintenance, and C - Right-of-Way.
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize analternative method of transportation when needed to carry outjob-related essential functions.
PHYSICAL CLASS III-
Moderate: Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, reaching, working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighing over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
*In order to receive credit for the Qualified Applicator Certificate (QAC), you must
include a legible copy of theofficial certificate with your application or within 15 calendar days of filing.
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.
This examination will consist of an interview weighted 100% covering education, experience, personal fitness, and general ability to perform the duties of the position.
Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the interview in order to be placed on the eligible register.
The names ofcandidates receiving a passing score in the examination will be placed on the eligibleregister in the order of their score group for a period oftwelve (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 atwelve (12) month period.
The resulting eligibleregisterfor this examination will be usedto fillboth PERMANENT
vacancies in the Department of Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures.
Appointees will be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends,and holidays.
Fill out your application and Supplemental Questionnairecompletely. 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 examinationprocess.
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 Supplemental Questionnaireby 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.
from the Class Specification and Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL
be sufficient to demonstrate that you met the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION
and you may be DISQUALIFIED
If you are unable to attach required documents, you must **** or email them toTanya Marcheseat **** within fifteen (15) calendar days from filing online or your application willbe rejected as incomplete. Please include your name, exam number, and exam title on allthe faxed documents.
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
All applicants must enter a valid social security number at the time of filing. Entering anything other than a valid social security (i.e. 000-00-0000, 111-11-1111, etc.) will result in an automatic rejection of your application.
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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