Job: Biologist / Standards Specialist IV - Unclassified

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Pay: $73,382.40 to $91,707.20/year

Salary : $35.28 - $44.09 Hourly $2,822.40 - $3,527.20 Biweekly $6,115.20 - $7,642.27 Monthly $73,382.40 - $91,707.20 Annually

Posted: 12/27/2017

Job Status: Full Time

Job Reference #: 1923637

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Biologist / Standards Specialist IV - Unclassified
Closing Date/Time:Mon. 01/22/18 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary:$35.28 - $44.09 Hourly
$2,822.40 - $3,527.20 Biweekly
$6,115.20 - $7,642.27 Monthly
$73,382.40 - $91,707.20 Annually
Job Type:Full-Time
Location:San Mateo County, California
 
Biologist/Standards Specialists work in the office of the Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights and Measures, a regulatory agency that implements a variety of environmental and consumer protection programs throughout the County. Duties include field inspections and investigations related to the enforcement of laws and regulations governing pesticide use, plant quarantine, fruit and vegetable quality standards and the testing and certification of weighing and measuring devices for accuracy. The work schedule for this position may include early morning hours and weekend assignments.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college in agriculture, biological sciences, or a related field, and a working knowledge in the enforcement of agricultural laws and regulations. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have a strong writing skills, the ability to draft and maintain reports, and communicate effectively with the public, co-workers, consumers and industry representatives to provide information or obtain compliance with enforcement actions.

Appointment to this position may be made at a level commensurate to the qualifications of the successful candidate.  Additional qualifications beyond the minimum required for the Biologist / Standards Specialist I  position are as follows:
  • Biologist/Standards Specialist II - Six months of experience in addition to the required licenses issued by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA).
  • Biologist/Standards Specialist III - Two years of experience in addition to the required licenses issued by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA).
  • Biologist/Standards Specialist IV - Three years of experience in addition to the required licenses issued by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA).
Note: The current vacancy is an unclassified position. Unclassified positions are not covered by the Civil Service Rules. The list created from this recruitment, however, may be used to fill unclassified/classified vacancies, as well as Extra-help assignments.
 Qualifications:

Biologist/Standards Specialist I - IV (all levels)
License: Possession of a class C driver license or equivalent.
Education: Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college with major work in agricultural, biological or physical sciences, or other appropriate disciplines as determined by the Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA).

Biologist/Standards Specialist II - IV
Experience and Licenses: Experience in the enforcement of agricultural and/or weights and measures laws and regulations and licensure by the CDFA in agriculture or weights and measures inspection. (See supplemental application for specific information.)
 Application/Examination:
Anyone may apply. A supplemental application form must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application form. The examination will consist of an interview (weight: 100%) which may include a writing and/or performance exercise(s) given before, during or after the interview. Depending on the number of applicants an application appraisal of education and experience may be used in place of other examinations or a screening committee may select those applicants whose education and/or experience appear to best meet the needs of the position. Possession of minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement in the examination process. All examinations will be given in San Mateo County, California and applicants must participate at their own expense.

IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the "Apply Online" button above or below. If you are not on the County's website, please go to http://jobs.smcgov.org/ to apply. Online applications must be received by the Human Resources Department before midnight on the final filing date.

TENTATIVE RECRUITMENT SCHEDULE

Final Filing Date: January 22, 2018
Application Screening: January 23, 2018
Panel Interviews: February 6, 2018 and/or February 7, 2018

 

The County of San Mateo is an Equal Opportunity Employer
 
Arlene Cahill (122717) (Biologist/Standards Specialist I/II/III/IV - Unclassified B093/B094/B095/B096)
 

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