Agricultural Inspector Aide

Placer County

Auburn, CA, California

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $18.23 - $22.77/hour; $3,159.87 - $3,946.80/month; $37,918.40 - $47,361.60/year
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

The Placer County Department of Agriculture, Parks, and Natural Resources has an immediate need to fill temporary, extra-help Agricultural Inspector Aide vacancies. There is an immediate need to fill a vacancy in the detection trapping program as well as temporary, seasonal assignments beginning May 1, 2024 through October 25, 2024.

Positions involve a significant amount of field work, requiring driving, standing, lifting, bending, squatting, walking, and hiking. A majority of the work is conducted outdoors in all weather conditions and in remote locations. The current positions are Temporary/Extra Help assignments. 

Temporary/Extra Help assignments are limited to 999 hours (or 960 hours for CalPERS retired annuitants) in a fiscal year and are not eligible for benefits.

Essential duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assemble and bait a variety of insect traps or devices; identify and select appropriate host plants for trap placement; deploy, service, and inspect traps on a regular basis.
  • Perform specific pest surveys; count and identify pests in traps; collect, identify and submit pest specimens suspected of being target pests.
  • Inspect incoming nursery plant shipments for pests.
  • Provide routine policy, procedure, and regulatory information to the public and regulated industries; explain various pest detection and eradication methods and devices.
  • Mix, load, and safely apply appropriate pesticides to noxious weeds and other pests.
  • Assist in quality control, weighing and measuring device inspections, and testing.
  • Assist in enforcement of pesticide laws and regulations.
  • Perform general clerical duties including data entry, filing, and sorting.
  • Compile and maintain accurate and detailed records for insect traps and noxious weed infestation sites.
  • Prepare daily and monthly activity summary reports.
  • Assist agricultural department staff with programs as required and perform related duties as assigned.

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Experience: No experience required.
  • Training: Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by college level course work in biology, entomology, agriculture or a closely related field.

To directly apply, please visit our website: jobsatplacercounty.com.

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Category Botany , Wildlife
Tags Sustainable Agriculture , Entomology