Weed and Vertebrate Pest Control Technician - Project

  • Contra Costa County, CA
  • Contra Costa County, California
  • Nov 25, 2023
Temporary Agriculture / Farm / Ranch Related Animal Control or Services
  • Salary: $4,509.50 Monthly USD

Job Description

The Position

Bargaining Unit: Local 1 - Agricultural & Animal Control Unit

Why join the Contra Costa Department of Agriculture, Weights & Measures?

Contra Costa County is one of the largest employers in the area, offering multiple career opportunities in public service. The Agriculture/Weights & Measures Department has a staff of 44 employees County wide and provides a wide range of services for the public and industry. Our goal is to promote and protect agriculture, the environment, and the people of Contra Costa County. We are responsible for operating many statewide programs through a combination of education, outreach and enforcement. The Weights and Measures side of Agriculture protects buyers and sellers by promoting fair packaging and by checking commercial weighting, measuring and timing devices for accuracy. The main office is located in Concord, CA and the branch office is in Knightsen, CA.

We are looking for someone who:
  • Is able to work outside in all types of weather and over varied terrain
  • Is reliable and responsible, and can work without supervision
  • Can work effectively in groups
  • Can perform simple mathematical calculations
  • Can read and utilize simple diagrams and maps efficiently
  • Can manage their time efficiently
  • Is able to maintain a safe work place and personal safety at all times
What you will typically be responsible for:
  • Maintaining equipment and vehicle
  • Performing weed and vertebrate pest control activities
  • Preparing and maintaining inspection maps, logs, inspections, calendars, etc.
  • Receiving, storing, mixing, preparing and applying pesticides
  • Operating a backpack sprayer
  • Monitoring progress of pest management efforts
  • Inspecting and surveying a variety of properties
  • Lifting and carrying objects or materials weighing up to 50 pounds
A few reasons you might love this job:
  • Your work will have a direct impact on our community
  • You will have all tools and equipment provided
  • You work outside inspecting/surveying properties surrounded by beautiful views
  • You see lots of wildlife
A few challenges you might face in this job:
  • Performing physical labor in rough and uneven terrain under various weather conditions
  • Performing physical labor in protective suits, goggles, helmets and/or hats, etc.
  • You must be detail oriented and organized so you take everything you need to perform the task assigned

To read the complete job description, please visit the website: www.cccounty.us/hr

Minimum Qualifications

Licenses Required:
Possession of a valid California Driver's License. Out of State valid Motor Vehicle Operator's License will be accepted during the application process.

Possession of a high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalency or a high school proficiency certificate.

Desirable Qualifications:
  • Ability to identify various noxious weeds and know how to control them
  • Basic understanding of ground squirrels lifecycles and how to control them
  • Experience with pesticide preparation and application procedures
  • Ability to identify non-target species and mitigate risks
  • Experience with ATV's in all types of terrain
  • Mechanical background for simple technical difficulties in equipment or ATV malfunctions
  • Ability to read and interpret laws and regulations relating to pesticide applications

Selection Process

Application Filing and Evaluation: Applications will be evaluated to determine which candidates will move forward in the next phase of the recruitment process.
Application Screening: Hiring panel will screen for most highly qualified candidates. Hiring Interview: TBD

Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an invitation to participate in the selection process.

The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.

For recruitment-specific questions, please contact Beth Slate at Beth.Slate@ag.cccounty.us. For any technical issues, please contact the GovernmentJobs ’ applicant support team for assistance at +1 855-524-5627.

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.

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.

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 identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

To find more information on Benefits offered by Contra Costa County, please go to https://www.contracosta.ca.gov/1343/Employee-Benefits

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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