Agricultural Specialist ICOOPERATIVE AGRICULTURAL SUPPORT SERVICES AUTHORITY
|Agricultural Specialist I (Co)|
Rate of Pay for position is $13.25 per hour for Agricultural Specialist I
The Cooperative Agricultural Support Services (CASS) is a Joint Powers Authority that assists in protecting and supporting California's agricultural industry and the consumers of its products by providing services and staff who fairly, impartially, and dependably carry out their work.
Agricultural Assistants participate in the inspection, identification and control of various plant diseases and pests in carrying out exotic pest (insect or plant) trapping activities in support of programs engaged in pest detection, trapping and eradication. May assist in the eradication and control of noxious weeds.
II. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Under the close supervision of a designated lead person or supervisor, as well as operating within established guidelines and procedures, the incumbent in this position works in a variety of field settings with close oversight. Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Trapping / Survey and Eradication Activities
III. WORK ENVIRONMENT
Duties for the job are primarily performed outside of buildings. Weather, temperature, lighting and noise levels may constantly vary. Terrain may vary from smooth and stable to irregular and unstable. The incumbent may be regularly exposed to dust, pollen, moisture and pesticide chemicals associated with insect lures and treatment activities. Driving a vehicle, as well as entering and exiting the vehicle numerous times throughout the workday, is generally required.
IV. INDIVIDUAL REQUIREMENTS
The incumbent in this position must be able to work cooperatively with growers and residents; establish and maintain effective working relationships; work well under pressure; and, work cooperatively with other staff members in completing assigned work and meeting required deadlines. Incumbent must have a valid driver license and acceptable driving record during course of employment. Incumbent may be required to work weeks, nights, and work overtime.
V. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
The incumbent in this position will be required, with or without reasonable accommodation, to frequently lift and carry five to fifty (50) pounds and occasionally lift up to 75 pounds; use repetitive arm and wrist motions; bend, stoop, twist, reach (with and without a trapping pole); and possess mobility to traverse, uneven terrain. Incumbent will be required to enter and exit vehicle (truck) continuously throughout the day.
For all temporary or seasonal job classifications, offers of employment are contingent upon an acceptable driving record as documented on a California Department of Motor Vehicle Driving Record. The incumbent must maintain an acceptable driving record and a valid drivers' license at all times. A current DMV driving record must be presented at time of interview. DMV records can be downloaded from the California Department of Motor Vehicle website. http://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/dmv/dl