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IDS Hiring Hall - January 21, 2017

The County of San Diego will be hosting a hiring hall to fill temporary and permanent positions for Insect Detection Specialists II, who are assigned to the County’s Department of Agriculture Weights and Measures.  To meet the qualifications to apply and attend this hall, applicants must have completed at least 18 units of college coursework in biology,  botany, entomology, or a closely related science; OR have at least one year of experience in the areas of vertebrate, insect, plant disease, or weed detection in a nursery, horticulture, or agricultural setting.  The due date to apply is Sunday, January 1, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. Click here to apply for Insect Detection Specialist II.

Agriculture, Weights and Measures

Shared Mission

Promoting a thriving agricultural community, healthy residents and balanced environment.  Supporting a fair marketplace and consumer confidence in the accuracy of product weight, measure and price.

We serve you by protecting public health, the environment and local agriculture.

Here is a sample of what we do: 

  • Ensure the safe use of pesticides and investigate illnesses
  • Inspect eggs for defects to prevent food-borne illnesses
  • Prevent the establishment of pests that require pesticide controls, sting or severely injure people, or inhibit growing fresh nutritious fruits, vegetables and other plants
  • Promote the use of effective biocontrol measures
  • Regulate organic growers, certified producers and certified farmers’ markets to allow local marketing of fresh commodities
  • Ensure accurate net quantity of packaged goods and accuracy of commercial weighing, measuring and scanning devices
  • Protect people from injury and disease caused by wildlife

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