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Live & Work Where Others Play!

Land of blue skies, green trees and golden opportunities captures the essence of the quality of life in beautiful and historic Tuolumne County. Rolling hills, towering green pines, graceful oaks and the snow-covered Sierra peaks provide the backdrop for a lifestyle that is hard to beat.

The area enjoys a mild, four-season climate. While a light snow may fall a few times a year, winters are relatively mild and above the fog of the San Joaquin Valley.

This rural setting lies only a half an hour from local ski resorts and mountain recreation, 120 miles from San Francisco, a few hours south of Lake Tahoe and within an hour of Yosemite National Park.

Local Recreation

Tuolumne County is home to endless year round recreational opportunities. During winter, you can ski and snowboard at Dodge Ridge, snowmobile in the high country, or ice skate at Long Barn.

You’ll never be bored in the summertime! Our county is home to boating and fishing on Lake Don Pedro, New Melones Reservoir, Lake Tulloch, Cherry Lake, Lyons Lake, and smaller high country lakes which can be reached by hiking or during a pack trip into the Emigrant Wilderness. Go whitewater rafting on our world famous Class 1 – 5 rapids, or take a lazy float trip in neighboring Knights Ferry. Camping, hiking, biking, and off road vehicle opportunities are endless.

We’re also the proud home of historic Columbia State Park, the best preserved Gold Rush town in the Mother Lode region, and historic Railtown 1897 State Park in Jamestown, where you can ride the train at one of the last operating railroad roundhouses.


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Supervising Agricultural Biologist

Closes On: December 31, 2020 at 11:59 PM PST

Location: Agriculture Commissioner , Sonora, CA 95370
Department: Agriculture Commissioner
Job Status: Full-Time
Status: Until Filled
Details: $30.19-$36.85 per hour
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The Position


Under general direction, plans, supervises and participates in the enforcement of governmental regulations pertaining to specific agricultural and weights and measures regulatory categories; performs various administrative tasks in support of department management.


Receives direct or general supervision from the Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights & Measures. Exercises direct and general supervision over staff.


This is the full supervisory-level classification in the Agricultural Biologist class series. Responsibilities include planning, organizing, supervising, reviewing, and evaluating the work of agriculture staff. Incumbents are expected to independently perform a wide variety of inspections within the agriculture and weights and measures inspection function. Performance of the work requires the use of considerable independence, initiative, and discretion within established guidelines.

Minimum Qualifications

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Education and Experience:

Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in agricultural, biological or physical science, or a closely related field and four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience as an agricultural biologist that included one year of experience working in a lead capacity, or one (1) year of experience performing duties equivalent to the class of Senior Agricultural Biologist with Tuolumne County.

Licenses and Certifications:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver’s License by time of appointment and a satisfactory driving record.

At the time of appointment, must possess valid licenses in all eight (8) statewide specific categories as a County Agricultural Inspector/Biologist and Weights and Measures Inspector issued by the California Department of Food and Agriculture. These are as follows:

Pesticide Regulation;
Pest Prevention and Plant Regulation;
Investigation and Environmental Monitoring;
Integrated Pest Management;
Commodity Regulation;
Weights Verification;
Measures Verification; and
Transaction and Product Verification.

Additional Information

During the fiscal year 2020/2021, Management Bargaining Unit will participate in the furlough procedure as outlined in the Management MOU here