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Ag Weights & Measures Inspector I

  2022-06-06     County of Santa Cruz     701 Ocean Street Rm 510     $4,912-6,210 month  

The County of Santa Cruz offers a generous benefits package which includes annual leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision and CalPERS retirement benefits!

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THE JOB: Under general supervision, perform inspections to determine compliance with applicable laws and regulations in either agriculture or weights and measures; to conduct enforcement activities; evaluate permits and certificate requests; perform related investigations and public service functions; and perform related tasks as required.  Positions in this class may perform both agricultural and weights and measures inspections. 

THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be:

Possession of one or more valid statewide specific category licenses as a County Agricultural Inspector/Biologist (Pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title 3, Division 1 § 105); Please provide a copy of all valid statewide specific category licenses. Fax or email copies to


Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with specialization in one or more appropriate disciplines in agricultural, biological, chemical or physical sciences. If the Bachelor’s degree is in a discipline other than an agricultural, biological, chemical or physical science, a minimum of 30 semester units, or equivalent, in one or any combination of the following disciplines must be completed: Agricultural Science, Biological Science, Chemical Science, Physical Science, Mathematics and/or Statistics.

Successful candidates must obtain two valid licenses of eligibility in agricultural inspection and/or weights and measures inspection as designated by the Agricultural Commissioner within one year of employment (Pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title 3, Division 1 § 105).

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: License Requirements: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License; some positions in Weights and Measures may require a valid California Class B Driver License. 

Special Working Conditions: Exposure to variable temperatures; slippery surfaces; loud noises; sunburn; dust and pollen; bee stings; angry or hostile persons. Possible exposure to communicable diseases, such as tuberculosis and hepatitis; pesticides including warning agents or by products.

Other Special Requirements: Alcohol and drug tests will be administered to all candidates prior to final selection for positions requiring California Class B Driver License, and to employees in positions requiring these licenses as mandated by the Department of Transportation federal regulations. In addition, all candidates must provide standard employment history for up to the past ten years for jobs which required operation of a commercial motor vehicle. Availability to work evenings, weekends and holidays on an as needed basis.

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