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Agricultural Technician I Seasonal

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Department of Food Agriculture

Ventura, CA

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Agricultural Technician I (Seasonal)

Job Description and Duties

Per CCR 249.3, this job control may be used to fill subsequent vacancies.

Under the supervision of the Agriculture Program Supervisor, the incumbent will perform average difficulty job related functions in a field setting. Incumbents must provide effective communications both orally and in writing with program supervisors, laboratory and the public. Incumbents must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with equine exhibitors and event managers, make appropriate decisions, follow oral and written directions on assignments, work independently to complete assignments, work well under pressure, and meet required deadlines.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

o Contact event manager of the registered event to confirm location and time for planned attendance.

o Travel to assigned registered equine event location at designated time to perform testing.

o Communicate with event manager upon arrival at the event to provide selection and collection procedure information.

o Select the horse(s) for sample collection, according to selection protocols in the field manual.

o Independently obtain urine sample from selected horse using appropriate collection device for drug and medication analysis.

o Release selected horses that pose a safety risk and horses from which samples are not obtained in the designated time.

o Work with veterinarians collecting blood samples from horses for drug and medication analysis, as needed.

o Apply bar codes to the samples and the corresponding legal Record of Sample Collection document.

o Retain an inventory of all necessary EMMP testing supplies and documents.

o Request replacement supplies in a timely manner to ensure availability for all assigned events.

o Wear designated EMMP attire during attendance at assigned events to maintain professional appearance.

o Freeze urine samples and refrigerate blood samples until the time they are packaged and shipped to laboratory to preserve sample integrity.

o Package and secure samples in lockable cooler to ensure safe shipment of samples to laboratory.

o Complete and review required EMMP program paperwork (including record of sample collection, work report and event related documents) before departure from the event.

Candidates may perform these essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation

Working Conditions

o Comply with standards of behavior provided in the EMMP tester field manual.

o Job duties are performed outdoors in field, stable or arena settings.

o Frequent travel is required to horse events on weekends and some weekdays. Reliable transportation is required. Overnight travel and travel to remote locations may be required.

o Position may require work outdoors in inclement weather, such as sun, rain, and varying temperatures.

o Job duties may require prolonged periods of standing and bending and walking long distances over rough or uneven terrain.

o Collecting urine or collection of blood samples usually requires entering an enclosed barn stall or horse trailer with the horse. Employee is required to work in very close proximity to the horse, an inherent risk of injury exists due to the unknown temperament of the horse. It is imperative that the employee 1) be physically coordinated, agile, and alert and 2) exercise consistent good judgment while working near horses.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.


Additional Documents

Job Application Package Checklist

Position Details

Job Code #:


Position #(s):


Working Title:

Agricultural Technician I (Seasonal)



$13.97 - $16.67

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Work Location:

Ventura County

Job Type:

Department Information

The Animal Health Branch (AHB) is the States organized, professional veterinary medical unit that protects Californias public health, animal agriculture, and economy from catastrophic animal diseases and other health or agricultural problems. The Branch addresses diseases and other problems that require statewide coordinated resources, implements programs that protect Californias public health and animal agriculture, and ensures the availability, affordability, and wholesomeness of food. The AHB oversees the Equine Medication Monitoring Program (EMMP).

Special Requirements

This position requires a valid California Drivers License (CDL). If selected for an interview, please bring a valid CDL with you.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date:

Until Filled

Who May Apply

This is a non-testing Classification, therefore, anyone meeting the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification may apply for this position. Individuals in specific programs, such as the Welfare to Work Program, are encouraged to apply and will be given priority according to the applicable Laws and Rules. Please note on your application your current participation in these programs.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected for an interview.

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 your CalCareer Account at ***************. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of Food & Agriculture


Human Resources Branch

1220 N Street, Room 242




Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Human Resources Branch

1220 N Street, Room 242




ELECTRONIC APPLICATION IS PREFERRED. All mail or drop off applications must include JC# ******

08:00 AM

05:00 PM

Required Application Documents

Please submit the following items with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at ***************. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.

Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Contact Information

The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Hiring Unit Contact:

Patricia Ballard


Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Departments EEO Office.

EEO Contact:

EEO Officer


California Relay Service: 1-************ (TTY), 1-************ (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Additional Information

Please do not include any confidential information such as social security number, marital status, ethnicity, age, or disability information on any of the documentation uploaded with your online application.

If the classification you are applying for has an education requirement, transcripts will be required to verify you meet the minimum qualifications of the classification. Please be sure to redact any confidential information before uploading your transcripts.

Applications with foreign degrees may be asked to provide an official foreign transcript evaluation which indicates course work is equivalent to a degree from an accredited U.S. College or University.

This position may require a medical clearance.

Alternate Classifications may be considered.

Hard Copy Application

If you are dropping off or mailing in your application, please use the Examination/Employment Application, STD 678 Revised 12/2017 version.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

- ID#: *********

- Location: Ventura, CA

- Type: Government

- Company: Department of Food & Agriculture



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