The Position Bargaining Unit: Local 1 - Agricultural & Animal Control Unit
The Contra Costa County Department of Agriculture is recruiting to fill a couple of Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter Specialist - Project vacancies.
The Glassy - Winged Sharpshooter Specialist is distinguished from the Pest Detection Specialist class in that they are routinely involved in the inspection of nursery stock at wholesale and retail nursery establishments. They are distinguished from the Agricultural Biologist series in that they are not State licensed and do not inspect quarantine plants and goods.Positions are seasonal and dependent on State contract funds.
Incumbents may be exposed to chemicals, plant/animal diseases or poison oak, chemical and agricultural odors, and various weather conditions and climate.
Full job description can be found on the Contra Costa County website
under Human Resources.Typical Tasks
Minimum Qualifications License Required:
- Inspects nursery shipments for the presence of Glassy - Winged Sharpshooter life stages
- Identifies basic fruit and vegetable species that are hosts of specific insect pests
- Identifies specific target pests that are caught in detection traps
- Reads road maps and organizes trapping route in an efficient driving route
- Draws neat and accurate maps of trap locations
- Keeps legible records and prepares reports of work accomplished
- Deploys and services insect detection traps according to State guidelines
- Interacts with property owners and co-workers in a tactful and professional manner
- Operates assigned vehicles and works in a safe and courteous way
- Manages time efficiently to complete daily tasks
- Does other work as required
Possession of a Valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's Licenses.Education:
Possession of a high school diploma, G.E.D. equivalency or a high school proficiency certificate.Selection Process TO APPLY:
If you are interested in this position, submit an application onlinefor consideration.Please feel free to contact the Executive Secretary at (925) 608-6600 if you have any questions regarding this position.CONVICTION HISTORY
After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.DISASTER SERVICE WORKER
All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.