Assistant Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights & Measures

  • County of Solano
  • Fairfield, California
  • Jul 01, 2020
Full Time Agriculture or Farm or Ranch Management
  • Salary: $104,732.95 USD Annually
  • Salary Top: $127,303.55
  • Apply By: Sep 17, 2019


The Assistant Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights & Measures assists the Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer in managing and directing a group of assigned staff and operational and administrative functions within the Agriculture Department and the Division of Weights and Measures.  This is an assistant department head level position, responsible for assisting in the planning, coordination and administration of departmental operations.  The employee in this position assists in establishing and administering operational policies, goals and procedures and in developing and administering the department budget.  Responsibilities of this position, demand thorough knowledge of and expertise in executing programs within state legal requirements, county ordinances, policies, and procedural guidelines that benefit the consumer, the environment, public safety, and the agricultural industry.

This position is an “at-will” senior management position and is exempt from the civil service; incumbents serve at the discretion of the appointing authority.


A Bachelor Degree from an accredited college or university; with major in agriculture, biological sciences, physical sciences, or a related field.  See "Document Submittal Requirements" for more information.
Five years of increasingly responsible experience in agricultural inspection and weights and measures testing and inspection with at least two years of experience equivalent to a Deputy Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights and Measures in Solano County.



Applicants shall possess a valid license as a Deputy Agricultural Commissioner  and/or a Deputy Sealer of Weights and Measures issued by the California Department of Food and Agriculture.  If incumbent does not possess both licenses, incumbent must achieve the other license within three (3) years of appointment.   See "Document Submittal Requirements" for more information.  


Possession of a valid license as an  Agricultural Commissioner and/or Sealer of Weights and Measures issued by the California Department of Food and Agriculture is highly desirable. If incumbent does not have either license, then the incumbent must achieve one of the licenses within three (3) years of appointment and the other license within five (5) years from appointment.


Possession of a valid Class C California driver’s license is required; independent travel and some overnight travel is required.  Note:  The driver’s license must be kept current while employed in this class.

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Special Instructions

09/17/2019 – Deadline to submit application and required documents for first review of applications. 

10/01/2019 – Tentative date for oral board exam for most qualified applicants.

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. 

Additional Information

Please visit the County of Solano website,, to apply. 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: 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

Job Address

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