Seasonal Agricultural Technician

County of Fresno
$16 Per hour CA Fresno County Agriculture Department, 1730 S Maple Ave, Fresno, CA 93702, United States
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Overview

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE ONLY


The Fresno County

Department of Agriculture

is offering exciting employment opportunities for individuals interested in contributing to Fresno County's agricultural industry as an

Agricultural Technician - Seasonal (Extra-Help)

.



Agricultural Technicians

play a key role in Fresno County's agriculture industry by performing standardization and other inspections on seasonal agricultural commodities in order to protect the consumer, the environment, and the industry. If you are a dynamic, motivated individual interested in a rewarding opportunity to provide an invaluable service to the community and economy, the Department of Agriculture invites you to apply!



Note

: Temporary (extra-help) employees are paid an hourly rate for actual hours worked, are not entitled to benefits, do no obtain permanent status and serve at the will of the department head.



Positions in this classification are in Medical Group III - Heavy Physical Activity (Personnel Rule 8). This group includes positions which require heavy physical effort using arms, legs, back and trunk in frequent lifting, pushing, or pulling objects weighing (or offering resistance equivalent to) over 25 pounds. Generally, considerable bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, reaching, as well as standing and walking are involved. Physical stamina is usually required and explosive strength using bursts of energy may be required, depending upon specific position assignments.



Eligible candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Samples of Duties

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must qualify under one (1) of the options listed below:

OPTION 1:

Education: Completion of twelve (12) semester units of coursework in agricultural, life, or physical sciences that is acceptable within the United States' accredited college or university system.

OPTION 2:

Experience: One (1) year of full-time, paid work experience in agriculture or farming.

In addition to the options listed above, the following is also required:

LicenseMust obtain one (1) valid Seasonal Agricultural Inspector license, issued by the California Department of Food and Agriculture, necessary to inspect a specific seasonal agricultural commodity in Fresno County, as determined by the Department of Agriculture, within two (2) weeks from the date of hire.

License: Possession of a valid Class "C" driver's license, or equivalent.



TO PREVENT THE DISQUALIFICATION OF YOUR APPLICATION, PLEASE NOTE:

  • Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and filing requirements for this position by the filing deadline. 
  • A completed Fresno County employment application is required (must be current, complete, and accurate; amendments will not be accepted after the filing deadline).
  • Resumes and attachments are not accepted in lieu of a completed application.
  • Please fully list your work experience, including current position. Failure to list current and complete work experience within the job application (including employment with the County of Fresno) may result in the disqualification of your application.
  • In the Education section of your application, please provide complete information for each school attended. Please provide the school's name, school's location, the type and number of units earned (semester or quarter), and if applicable which major or program was completed (Agriculture, Biology, etc.). Failure to completely list education within the job application may disqualify the applicant from consideration. 
  • College/University transcripts may be requested to verify completion of  qualifying education. 
  • If you have completed education in a foreign college or university and are using this education to meet the minimum qualifications, you must provide documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received within the United States' accredited college or university system or your application will not be accepted. Documentation must be provided by the closing date/time of this recruitment. You may attach a copy to your online employment application; fax a copy to (559) 455-4788, Attn: Sarah Crouse; or email it to .
  • Valid driver's license number must be listed on your application. Failure to provide this number on your application will result in your application being rejected.

Depending upon the number of applicants meeting the minimum qualifications and filing requirements, applicants may be scheduled for one of the processes listed below:

  • Certification Without Examination - In instances where the number of eligible candidates is less than or equal to the number of qualified applicants the Department is entitled to receive under Personnel Rule 4212, the competitive examination process will be waived and the names will be certified without an examination.
  • Online Examination - If required, the examination will be offered in an online format. Please indicate on the supplemental questionnaire if you have the ability to complete an online examination.  
  • Oral Examination -An oral examination includes a panel consisting of at least two members within a similar field of expertise as the vacancy. Candidates are asked structured questions and must respond orally to allow the panel to evaluate the specific qualifications of each applicant.
    • If required, the oral examination will be administered in an online format via the Spark Hire platform.

Successful candidates will be placed on an employment list, effective for a minimum of 3 months (may be extended up to an additional 12 months), and certified in final rank order as vacancies occur.

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS:

  • Fresno County Employment Application (must be current, complete, and accurate; amendments will not be accepted after the filing deadline)
  • Supplemental Questionnaire

Please note: All required application materials must be received online via our website by the closing date and time of this recruitment. Applications submitted via U.S. mail, in person, email or fax will not be accepted. Resumes and attachments are not accepted in lieu of a completed application. 

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