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Insect Detection Specialist II-20539901


Pay: $36400 to $44699.2/year
$36400 - $44699.2
Posted: 1/28/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2677004
Categories: Other/General
Keywords: weekend

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Summary

The County of San Diego, Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measures is currently seeking qualified applicants for:

Temporary & Permanent Positions Available

PER COUNTY RULES, THIS POSITION IS ELIGIBLE FOR APPOINTMENT AT STEP 1, $36,400.00.  County employees are subject to the County Promotion Rule for Step Placement in Accordance with Comp Ord 1.3.5.
Insect Detection Specialist IIs are responsible for performing detection, trapping, field identification, and control work on agricultural pests.  Under general supervision, incumbents independently perform a variety of field and laboratory support duties and provide training to lower level Insect Detection Specialists.

  1. One (1) year of experience in the areas of vertebrate, insect, plant disease or weed detection and/or identification in a nursery, horticulture or agricultural setting; OR,
  2. Completion of at least eighteen (18) units of college level course work from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency in biology, botany, entomology, or a closely related science; OR,
  3. Six (6) months of experience as an Insect Detection Specialist I in the County of San Diego, or equivalent pest detection experience with other counties or California Department of Food and Agriculture.
If you are attempting to qualify under Minimum Qualification #2, then please attach a copy of your college documents (diploma, complete official/unofficial transcripts, foreign equivalency certificate, or letter of verification) during Step 1 of the application submittal process. 

To view the complete job description including examples of duties and responsibilities, essential functions, working conditions, etc., click here.   

Working Conditions

May be subject to occasional overtime and weekend work.  May be subject to driving work trucks approximately 60-125 miles daily, and occasional walking up/down hills or slopes.  May be subject to exposure to extremes in temperature, humidity or wetness, and small amounts of pesticides daily.  May be subject to exposure to chemicals.  May perform duties in conjunction with a detection dog team.  Incumbents are required to work in outdoor and laboratory settings. 

To learn more about the County of San Diego's Department of Agriculture, Weights & Measures, click here.

The names of qualified applicants will be placed on a six (6) month employment list based on scores received during the evaluation of information contained in their employment and supplemental applications.

Please ensure all information is complete and accurate as the responses you provide on the supplemental application form will be reviewed using an automated evaluation system.  If you are successful in the initial screening process, your application will be reviewed individually to confirm that the information you provided is accurate and qualifying.
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of a job, on a case-by-case basis.

Benefits for Temporary Insect Detection Specialist II Positions

The County of San Diego offers a high deductible health plan to all Temporary Employees, with a stipend to offset the cost of the premium. 

The County of San Diego and its employees embrace the Live Well San Diego vision: A region that is Building Better Health, Living Safely and Thriving. Click here for more information
Under California Government Code Sections 3100 - 3109, public employees are designated as disaster service workers. The term "public employees" includes all persons employed by the state or any county, city, state agency, or public district. Disaster service workers are required to participate in such disaster service activities as may be assigned to them by their employer or by law.
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