Fruit Fly Inspectors (4 immediate openings)

Cooperative Agricultural Support Services Authorit
Ventura, CA
United States
Job Description


POSITION TITLE:            Fruit Fly Inspector (Paid Training Provided)

DEPARTMENT:                CPD

LOCATION:                      Ventura

REPORTS TO:                  Area Supervisor

FLSA STATUS:                  Full-time/Temporary, Hourly

COMPENSATION:          $19.22 to $22.63/Hour


The Cooperative Agricultural Support Services (CASS) is a Joint Powers Authority that was originally formed as a partnership between the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and the Counties of Yolo and Trinity. Since that time, CASS’ services have expanded throughout California to support the agricultural industry and the consumers of its products by providing human resources and administrative support services. CASS works with programs administered by CDFA, county agricultural commissioners, and other public agencies. Our current work includes:

• Agricultural Commodity Grading Program

• Grading using County, State, and Federal standards

• Emergency Pest Detection Trapping and Survey program

• Professional Develop and Educational Training 

We are seeking enthusiastic Fruit Fly Inspectors to join our Fruit Fly Eradication Program! 


• Visit regulated establishments and perform inspections for fulfillment of quarantine compliance requirements.

• Document inspections, collecting and submitting suspect fruit fly for identification.

• Draw maps of trap and inspection sites and host locations

• Documentation of inspection activities and daily written reports 

• Daily interaction with residents and property owners, possibly performing field duties in extreme weather and on uneven terrain.

• Accurately and carefully maintain daily reports of work including, but not limited to:

• Inspection Field Notes

• Inspection Certificates

• Inspector’s Daily Report

• Ensure provided equipment is available, in working order, and always secured.

• Participate in safety and commodity inspection training as required.


• High School Diploma or GED Required

• Valid driver's license with safe driving record  

Demonstrate the basic knowledge of the following:

• Federal/State/Industry relations Licensee responsibilities/authority.

• Proper use of inspection equipment.

• Note sheet and certificate preparation.

• Must be available to travel throughout the state as required.

• Attendance, punctuality, and dependability are essential to the proper operation of CASS’s program.

• Must demonstrate the ability to interpret, understand, and conform to written and oral instructions; and contact appropriate supervision for assistance and/or guidance in performing the duties of their position.

• Excellent Oral and Written Communication skills

• Excellent Time Management and Organizational skills

• Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle conflict in a tactful and professional manner


• Full-time/Temporary, Hourly

• $19.22-22.63/hour 

• Benefits package including medical benefits, matching retirement contributions, and annual and holiday leave.

• Lodging, hotel, meals per diem, and travel time compensation are available.

• Travel and mileage reimbursement and advances are provided.

• Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws.


The incumbent in this position will be required, with or without reasonable accommodation, to stand and walk constantly; Must be able to lift 30 pounds on a very frequent basis and up to 50 pounds on an occasional basis; Use repetitive arm and wrist motions; bend, stoop, twist, reach; and maintain visual acuity as well as possess normal color vision to differentiate color correctly. Drive, enter and exit the vehicle numerous times throughout the workday.