Application Deadline: September 30, 2022
Status: Full-time, exempt
Takes direction from the Vice President and Chief Education Officer
1. Assist in the execution of occupational safety, human resources, labor relations, and pesticide safety educational programs, including course delivery, curriculum review, evaluation, and updates as necessary.
2. Conduct occupational safety, human resources, labor relations, and pesticide safety voluntary audit programs and consultative services, including audit delivery, process management, system improvement, and effective communication with organizations being served.
3. Serve as a Spanish-bilingual staff resource.
1. Assist in the execution occupational safety, human resources, labor relations, and pesticide safety education programs, including but not limited to:
a. Delivering AgSafe training courses.
b. Participate in updating existing curriculum and resources to reflect regulatory changes and ensure that materials are dynamic and address the cultural, literacy and learning challenges of our diverse audience.
2. Conduct occupational safety, human resources, labor relations, food safety, and pesticide safety voluntary audit programs and consultative services, including but not limited to:
a. Execute occupational safety, human resources labor relations, and pesticide safety voluntary audits, including:
i. Conducting pre-audit interviews,
ii. Reviewing existing occupational safety, human resources, labor relations, and pesticide safety materials,
iii. Making on-site visits,
iv. Developing review documents, and
v. Providing necessary follow-up;
b. When requested, provide consultative services with:
i. Detailed and summary corrective action plans as it pertains to the issues identified through the audit/review process,
ii. Create and/or guide the writing of the needed documentation,
iii. Conduct the appropriate training through the direct education of workers or training of trainers,
iv. Establish and/or offer suggestions for the necessary record keeping systems,
v. Create and/or offer suggestions for the necessary hazard identification and control process, and
vi. Provide additional options for improvement specific to the individual business.
c. Reviewing and improving the existing audit and consultative services process, as needed.
3. Provide Spanish-bilingual support, which includes, but is not limited to:
a. Assisting Spanish-speaking AgSafe members, program participants, donors and other individuals by telephone, email, in writing, and in person at the AgSafe office, all AgSafe programs and in other environments, as needed;
b. Translating documents from English to Spanish and Spanish to English, as needed;
c. Proof reading existing documents for accuracy; and
d. Other applicable duties as assigned.
4. As appropriate, represent AgSafe as a liaison with local agricultural, civic, nonprofit, community and other appropriate organizations that have a vested interest in occupational safety, human resources and labor relations issues impacting the food and farming industries.
5. Serve as back-up support to other members of the AgSafe staff and other duties as assigned.
• Demonstrate a working knowledge of multiple state and federal occupational safety, health, human resources, labor relations, and pesticide safety laws and regulations.
• Provide effective, interactive training integrating a variety of educational tools, including but not limited to agricultural equipment and technology.
• Speak, read and write Spanish and English fluently.
• Change priorities with little advance notice (less than 48 hours) including but not limited to new training assignments, curriculum development, translation projects, consultative projects, audit preparation and execution.
• Use a computer and other office machines including printers, copiers, and smart phone.
• Prepare clear and concise correspondence, memorandum, reports, and other written material.
• Communicate clearly, effectively and professionally with the President and CEO, Vice President and Chief Education Officer, Director of Business Services and Industry Relations, co-workers, members, and clients, orally and in writing.
• Serve as an ambassador for the organization, maintaining our non-partisan, nonpolitical position relative to these complex issues and emphasizing our goal to share practical resources and education.
• Troubleshoot and solve problems.
• Manage time and prioritize tasks efficiently.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including members, vendors, seminar and training participants.
• Meet deadlines and remain calm under pressure.
• Pay attention to detail.
• Operate with high professional standards.
• Maintain confidentiality.
• Safely drive a vehicle.
• Travel by car, airplane and/or train, as needed.
• Travel between 70-80% of the workweek. Nights and weekends, as needed.
Experience and Training Guidelines
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Minimum of 4-6 years of relevant occupational safety, human resources, labor relations, and/or pesticide safety experience in the food or farming industries.
Equivalent to an Associate’s degree from an accredited university with major course work in occupational safety, human resources, business, public policy, agriculture or related field.
• Valid Class C California driver’s license required, including proof of vehicle insurance.
• Qualified Applicator’s License (QAL) or Pest Control Advisor license (PCA) desired but not required. If not in possession, attainment of at least a QAL will be required within 6 months of employment.
• Certified Safety Professional (CSP) accreditation desired but not required.
• Professional of Human Resources (PHR) accreditation desired but not required.
• Office environment includes working with computers, utilizing digital training platforms and using the telephone extensively.
• On-farm environment includes but is not limited to orchards, vineyards, fields, processing facilities, packinghouses, and coolers.
• Travel to various functions in vehicles, airplanes or other transportation, as needed.
• Travel can be for lengthy periods of time, extend beyond regular business hours and over multiple days.
Physical Conditions and Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee is regularly required to:
• Sit and stand for prolonged periods of time;
• Use hands to finger, handle, or feel;
• Reach with hands and arms;
• Talk and hear;
• Stand and walk; and
• Lift and/or move up to 35 pounds.
• Drive a vehicle for prolonged periods of time.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The employee must also have the ability to:
• Pay attention and focus;
• Follow instructions; and
• Listen to and comprehend communication from the President and CEO, Vice President and Chief Education Officer, co-workers, members, vendors, seminar and program participants and others.
This position does not have to be based in Modesto, the location of the AgSafe office.
Given the amount of travel required, the individual may work remotely.
• Salary: $68,000 – $75,000
• Medical, dental and vision benefits (90% premium paid by AgSafe)
• $50,000 term life insurance (100% premium paid by AgSafe)
• Supplemental short-term disability insurance (100% premium paid by AgSafe)
• Paid vacation (72 hours) and sick leave (5 days)
• 36-hour work week
• 10 paid holidays
• 401K-retirement program starting at a 3% company match (eligible after 1-year
• 529 college savings plan program available
• Professional development stipend
• Company vehicle
• Company smartphone, laptop, printer and mobile office
• Company credit card
Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Theresa Kiehn,
President and CEO at email@example.com by September 30, 2022.