Under supervision, perform a variety of non-professional tasks in the field in support of agricultural and/or weights and measures inspector activities. Positions in this class also assist agricultural biologists and/or weights and measures inspectors by performing a variety of routine and repetitive tasks, which do not require the skill and knowledge of biologists/inspectors. These assignments are seasonal and incumbents typically work from April through October. The list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy and future part-time, full-time, substitute and extra-help temporary positions during the life of the eligible list. The current vacancy is in the Mosquito Vector Control Division and is limited term.
THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of training or experience, which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: License Requirements: Possession of a valid California Class C Drivers License. Special Working Conditions: Exposure to: variable temperatures and weather conditions which include exposure to sun; allergens such as poison oak, pollen and bee stings; odors caused by alcohol or lures that may contain dilute pesticides; occasional contact with Caution level insecticides.
Knowledge: Some knowledge of basic arithmetic.
Ability to: Maintain accurate and legible field notes and prepare simple reports; perform computer data entry; learn and apply routine inspection and sampling procedures; understand and follow oral and written instructions; make arithmetic computations; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with the public, co-workers and others contacted in the course of work; move across broken or hilly terrain that may be slippery or wet; wade through thigh-deep water; lift objects up to 50 pounds, such as a 5-gallon bucket filled with water; distinguish colors and fine detail to perform tasks such as identify exotic and common insects; organize inspection routes for maximum efficiency; prepare accurate maps marking locations of traps; drive a truck with a manual transmission; work independently in the field; for vector control, learn to safely use and maintain landscaping hand tools (machete, lopper) and motorized tools (chainsaw, brushcutter).
ANNUAL LEAVE - 22 days first year, increasing to 37 days after 15 years. Available after six months for vacation and/or sick leave.
HOLIDAYS - 12.5 paid holidays per year.
BEREAVEMENT LEAVE - 3 days paid in California, 5 days paid out-of-state.
MEDICAL PLAN - The County contracts with CalPERS for a variety of medical plans. For most plans, County contributions pay a majority of the premiums for employees and eligible dependents.
DENTAL PLAN - County pays for employee and eligible dependent coverage.
VISION PLAN - County pays for employee coverage. Employee may purchase eligible dependent coverage.
RETIREMENT - Pension formula 2% at age 60 or 2% at age 62 as determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees Pension Reform Act of 2013(PEPRA). Pension benefit determined by final average compensation of three years. County pays a portion of retirement contribution and participates in Social Security.
LIFE INSURANCE - County paid $20,000 term policy. Employee may purchase additional life insurance.
SDI - Employees in the General Representation Unit participate in the State Disability Insurance (SDI) program. This program is funded 100% by employee payroll deductions.
DEPENDENT-CARE PLAN - Employees who make contributions for child or dependent care may elect to have their contributions made utilizing pre-tax dollars.
H-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay a County medical premium share of cost may elect this pre-tax program.
HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ALLOWANCE (HCFSA) - Employees may elect this pre-tax program to cover qualifying health care expenses.
EMPLOYEE CREDIT UNION - Offers systematic savings and low interest loans.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION - A deferred compensation plan is available to employees.
OTHER - Other pay and benefit items apply to certain positions or assignments, such as Bilingual Pay and Night Shift Differential.
THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplemental application will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list.
HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 310, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD# (831) 454-2123. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) In the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date.
Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600.
To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S.
Some positions may require fingerprinting and/or background investigation.
NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.
County of Santa Cruz - 13 months ago