Agricultural & Standards Service Worker I/II - Extra Help -CONTINUOUS

  • Napa County
  • Napa, California
  • Aug 29, 2023
Variable Shift Agriculture / Farm / Ranch Related Clerical and Administrative Support Public Works
  • Salary: $29.84 - $35.32 Hourly USD

Job Description

The Napa Valley

The Napa Valley, internationally known for its fine wines, exciting restaurants, and world-class resorts, is home to 140,000 residents who share a strong sense of community and a legacy of preserving and protecting our rich agricultural heritage.

Located in the heart of California's preeminent wine region, the Napa Valley is also part of the dynamic San Francisco Bay Metropolitan Area. With its sunny Mediterranean climate and proximity to the mountains and ocean, the Valley offers residents easy access to virtually unlimited shopping, dining, and cultural and recreational opportunities.

The Napa Valley's strategic location, natural and cultural resources, history of responsible land use planning, and attractive quality of life provide the ideal mix of small-town living and big-city amenities.
County of Napa as an Employer
The County of Napa is a highly respected employer within the local community as well as throughout the region. We offer rewarding and challenging work, flexible hours, competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package, and tremendous opportunities for career growth. At the County of Napa, we truly value our employees and are committed to diversity in our family-oriented environment. This is why we are the Employer of Choice for more than 1,400 employees.

As an organization, the County is dedicated to improving the lives of our citizens and reflecting the best of the community's values: Respect, Accountability, Dedication, Integrity, and Innovation.
The Position
An eligibility list is being established to fill current and future extra help vacancies for this position. This is a seasonal position. Generally, seasons run from February/March through September/October. We have an immediate need for the 2023 season. Opportunity to return for subsequent seasons may be available and is dependent upon program needs.

The Agricultural & Standards Service Worker I/II - Extra Help will assist the staff by performing a variety of assigned support tasks related to inspections, violations, and report writing.

This position requires punctuality and strong continuous attendance. Schedule flexibility during the season is minimal.

Telework Availability - Teleworking is not permitted during the first six (6) months of employment and/or during the first six (6) months of a probationary period. Should teleworking be permitted by a hiring department after the 6-month requirement, the County supports a telework schedule that consists of a maximum of two (2) days per week.

1. Applications will be accepted online on a continuous basis.

2. Subject Matter Experts will review responses from the supplemental questions on a continuous basis. The most qualified candidates from the scoring of supplemental questions will be invited to an Oral Panel Interview.

3. Oral Panel Interviews will be scheduled on a continuous basis by the hiring department. Only the most qualified candidates from Oral Panel Interviews will be placed on the eligibility list and referred to the hiring manager for further consideration.

The Human Resources Department reserves the right to make changes to the recruitment process and schedule at any time.

Example of Duties
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Inspect farms, home-sites, and other property for the presence of agricultural pests; Explain purpose and methods of pest monitoring projects to property owners; Deploy, service, and monitor insect traps; Select trapping sites and host plants; Prepare and maintain maps identifying trap locations and record dates serviced and monitored; Collect insects and pests and prepare specimens for transport to laboratory for identification; Inspect and test wine grapes and other commodities for compliance with standards and requirements in the California Food and Agricultural Code, California Code of Regulations, and County ordinances and contracts; Select commodity samples for inspecting and testing to property owners; Reflect substandard commodities; Collect and maintain data regarding commodity sampling; May respond to inquiries from property owners regarding pest monitoring and eradication projects; May also assist in the identification, management, and eradication of pest infestations; May inspect, and test, commercial weighing and measuring devices; Assist in taking action against defective or false weighing and measuring instruments and appliances; Inspect retail pumps and perform uncomplicated tests for product conformance to legal standards; Set up and maintain testing equipment, standards, and devices; Clean, maintain, and organize shop tools and hardware; Compile and organize daily and monthly reports; Perform related duties as assigned.



Agricultural pests and diseases are commonly found in California.

Procedures and materials used in the detection and eradication of serious insects.

Agricultural laws, rules, and regulations governing the inspection of wine grape products.

Testing procedures

Use of basic mechanic tools.

Basic mathematical formulas, volumetric measures, and basic principles of physical science.


Communicate orally with County employees, the public, and other agencies.

Read and interpret maps to ensure the correct placement of traps or identify the location of pest infestations.

Understand and follow oral and written directions.

Analyze situations accurately.

Prepare clear, understandable, grammatically correct written reports.

Use a computer to prepare reports and records.


Understand and follow oral and written directions.

Analyze situations accurately, make recommendations, and as directed, take appropriate action.

Maintain regular communication and consultation with departmental supervisors and/or managers.

Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Interpret and explain California State laws and regulations related to agriculture and weights and measures.

Use and maintain mechanical weighing and measuring devices.

Work cooperatively with the public, other departments, and outside agencies.

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others.

Work independently in the field.

Keep records, prepare reports, and develop computer skills.

To qualify for this classification, an individual must possess any combination of experience and education that would likely produce the required knowledge and abilities. A desirable combination is:

Agricultural and Standards Service Worker I

No related experience is required.

Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.

Agricultural and Standards Service Worker II

No related experience is required.

Equivalent to completion of two years of college with major coursework in agriculture or biological science, or a related field. (Additional qualifying experience performing work in pest detection, pest management, pest control operations, or other agricultural-related work can be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.)

License or Certificate:
Possession of a valid California Driver's License is required for either classification.

*Any license, certification, or registration required for this position shall be maintained (i.e., active and in good standing) at all times during employment with Napa County. For continued employment with Napa County, you must maintain such license, certification, or registration to meet the minimum qualifications of this position.

Applicants requiring accommodation during the application and/or selection process pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact the County of Napa Human Resources at (707) 253-4303.

Napa County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Salaries are based on a five-step range. Appointments are usually made at the beginning step with advances occurring at six months and the completion of each year thereafter. Salary rates are reviewed annually.

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Certain designated County positions require a candidate to pass a physical examination prior to appointment. Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of this examination.

All employees hired into allocated positions or extra help positions will be fingerprinted.


FOR POSITIONS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND THE PROBATION DEPARTMENT - The selection process will include an oral board interview, psychological assessment, background investigation, and a pre-employment physical exam.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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