Under direction, in an assigned district, to assist a superior in supervising the operations of a number of grading stations engaged in the inspection of fruits and vegetables for compliance with the processing fruit and vegetable standards of the Agricultural and Administrative Codes; and to do other related work.
Employment in this class is seasonal. In no case will it extend for more than nine months in any 12-month period.
Assists a Processing Fruit and Vegetable Inspector III in securing, training, assigning, and supervising inspectors engaged in: inspecting fruits and vegetables for compliance with the processing fruit and vegetable standards of the Agricultural and Administrative Codes, selecting and inspecting samples of each load at inspection and receiving points, issuing certificates on loads of fruits and vegetables found to comply with the standards, rejecting fruits and vegetables which do not meet the standards, and keeping records of inspections made; discusses and settles disputes between processor representatives and growers in connection with inspection problems; assists in requisitioning and controlling supplies and equipment for a district; assists in preparing detailed district reports.
1. Two seasons of experience (totaling four months) in the California state service performing the duties of a Processing Fruit and Vegetable Inspector I. or
2. Three seasons of experience (totaling six months) in the California state service performing the duties of an Agricultural Inspector I (Intermittent) in the grading or inspection of processing fruits and vegetables.
Knowledge of: Fruits and vegetables for processing, their defects, and the standards established in the Agricultural and Administrative Codes; inspection methods, procedures, organization, and policies of the Bureau of Fruit and Vegetable Standardization.
Ability to: Organize crews of inspectors and train them in the methods and procedures of processing fruit and vegetable standardization inspection; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; establish and maintain cooperative relations with processors and producers contacted in the work; prepare clear and accurate reports.
Keenness of observation; tact; willingness to travel throughout the State and to work irregular hours; color vision adequate to successfully perform the job as measured by the Ishihara Pseudo- Chromatic Plate Test or for persons failing the Ishihara, the Farnsworth D-15 Arrangement Test.