Job Code #: JC-240746
Position #(s): 014-665-0034-XXX
Working Title: AGRICULTURAL TECHNICIAN I (SEASONAL)
Classification: AGRICULTURAL TECHNICIAN I (SEASONAL)
$15.04 – $17.95
AGRICULTURAL TECHNICIAN II (SEASONAL)
$15.62 – $18.63
# of Positions:Multiple
Work Location:Riverside County/San Bernardino County
THIS IS A TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT FROM May 2021 – OCTOBER 2021
COLLEGE STUDENTS WELCOME TO APPLY
The Pest Detection/Emergency Projects (PDEP) is looking to recruit Agricultural Aide/Agricultural Technician I positions at our Ontario (San Bernadino County).
The Pest Detection/Emergency Projects Branch is responsible for the early detection and prompt eradication of serious exotic agricultural pests. The Branch accomplishes its mission by conducting a statewide trapping program, staffed by county and state inspectors, for exotic insect pests; by implementing special surveys for significant agricultural pests and plant diseases for which traps are not available; and by providing emergency eradication services using the best available technology. The primary objective of the emergency project component is to quickly and efficiently eradicate incipient infestations of serious agricultural pests, thereby preventing the permanent establishment and subsequent spread in California.
Under the supervision of the Senior Environmental Scientist (Supervisory), the incumbent performs field work related to pest detection and emergency response, follow an established work routine to deploy and service a variety of insect traps, survey of designated areas for host trees and trap sites. The Agricultural Technician I will work on entomological or plant pest field and laboratory work.
• Follow established protocols for visual survey, eradication and detection/ delimitation trapping. Service various insect traps, perform visual surveys and insect sweeps, visually inspect for target
pest damage on local plant hosts, and conduct eradication treatments (mixing and application of spray materials).
• Collect, process, and package suspect plant and insect samples that are removed from foliage using various insect/plant collection tools and inspected for target pests.
• Must be able to read a map to navigate and draw maps to show exact geographic locations using Global Positioning System (GPS) technology to show the coordinates, longitude and latitude.
• Complete a Pest Damage Record (PDR) for samples and packaging of samples for submission to the Plant Pest Diagnostics Center for Identification.
Candidates may perform these essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.
The position requires a background check to be cleared prior to being hired. Some of the work will be conducted at airport facilities, inside and around aircraft. The incumbent will be exposed to warm temperatures and loud noise. They may also work alone inside aircraft for extended periods of time. Employees may work various shifts (pre-dawn and after 6:00 pm), weekends, overtime, and possibly a split shift.
May be required to travel by state or rental vehicle to perform field active or other public transportation systems to various locations throughout the state. Must be legally able to rent a car. Must be legally able to rent a car.
3 Shifts available
*How To Apply*
Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through the link below
The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.
Hiring Unit Contact:
Suttamas Pongprachakkul – 951-782-3271