Program Mission Statement:
Agricultural Resources Program
To protect local agricultural resources and operations by reporting production and value statistics of the agricultural industry, providing technical information related to land use impacts to agriculture, and responding to emergencies and disasters affecting agriculture and the public.
Agricultural Statistics Program
To serve the community and the California Department of Food and Agriculture by accurately reporting the production and economic value of San Luis Obispo’s agricultural industry. This ensures documentation of the contribution of the industry to the economic health of the County of San Luis Obispo and preserves the historic record of trends and changes to local agriculture.
Emergency Response Program
To protect the public and agriculture through assisting in the planning for and response to emergencies and disasters by providing local knowledge, expertise, contact information and accurate mapping of the County’s agricultural and related operations.
The county's rich agricultural resources are protected and quantified, and response to emergencies and disasters affecting agriculture are addressed through the following programs:
Current Job Openings in the Department of Agriculture / Weights and Measures
The County of San Luis Obispo’s Agriculture/Weights & Measures Department is seeking to hire an Agricultural Inspector/Biologist to join our team. This classification is the entry-level classification in the series. Incumbents work under close supervision to learn the methods, equipment, laws, and regulations pertaining to inspections in all program areas. Those hired will work independently inspecting for compliance in licensed program areas to ensure public safety and the protection of agricultural and natural resources. Experience working in a regulatory capacity is a plus, but not required, as we are willing to train the right person! The successful candidate will be self-motivated, resourceful, and have excellent planning and problem-solving capabilities. We are looking for someone who is organized and has strong communication, writing, and analytical skills.