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AGRICULTURE & CONSUMER PROTECTION INSPECTOR - 42001002

Date: Sep 5, 2017

Location: N/A, FL, US, Negotiable

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Requisition No: 19676 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: AGRICULTURE & CONSUMER PROTECTION INSPECTOR - 42001002

Position Number: 42001002 

Salary:  $26,540.54 - $27,867.58 

Posting Closing Date: 09/19/2017 

AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION INSPECTOR

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES

DIVISION OF ANIMAL INDUSTRY

***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY***

CONTACT:

Amie Facente at (863) 993-5459

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

A high school diploma or its equivalent.

Requires possession of a valid Driver License.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Incumbent must pass a pulmonary function test with medical evaluation, must undergo and pass regular respirator fit-testing, and must wear a respirator when required.  Will be subject to the requirements of the proper use of appropriate respirator.

Frequent travel required.

Willingness to respond to emergency duty, whether called day or night.  This emergency duty may include natural disasters or animal disease outbreaks.

Willingness to be deployed from your assigned headquarters for extended periods of time (up to 30 days).

***Applicants must complete all fields in the Candidate Profile.  Work history, hours worked and education are required to qualify for this position.  Responses to Qualifying Questions must be verifiable in the Candidate Profile.  Resumes and other documentation can be attached to provide additional information.***

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services values and supports employment of individuals with disabilities.  Qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

NOTES:

Preference will be given to those with experience in the care and husbandry of domestic animals.

The headquarters for this position is negotiable within Hillsborough or Polk County.

Work schedule is 40 hours a week; some alternate work hours required to accomplish duties and responsibilities.

This position has regulatory responsibilities and is subject to the provisions of Section 60L-36.003, Florida Administrative Code, and Chapter 112.313, Florida Statutes.

JOB DUTIES:

The primary duties and responsibilities of an Agriculture and Consumer Protection Inspector are to enforce the provisions of state and federal law regarding animal disease control for the protection of Florida’s agricultural industry and public safety.  Additional duties include emergency preparedness, Emergency Support Function (ESF-17) and assuring the quality of agricultural products prior to their entrance into the marketing channels.

In accomplishing these duties, the employee must cooperate fully with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) personnel and others engaged in related activities.  The incumbent is expected to demonstrate, model and reinforce the department’s fundamental values of fairness, cooperation, respect, commitment, excellence, honesty and teamwork in all interactions with coworkers and the public.  The following duties and responsibilities are assigned to this position:

Conducts program activities relating to the testing of livestock for disease including collecting samples, vaccinations, issuing permits and quarantines and assisting veterinary medical officers.  Ensures quality and marketability of Florida’s livestock; develops herd health plans and investigates complaints.  Properly uses livestock equipment and performs routine maintenance.

Performs all duties associated with livestock inspections at livestock markets, shows and exhibitions.  Verifies permits, Official Certificates of Veterinary Inspection and movement documents.  Verifies livestock identification devices.  Collects tissue samples; verifies restricted animals.  Conducts dead bird disposal inspections and investigates complaints; inspects all poultry farms and completes documentation.  Visits isolated herds and quarantined animals and conducts follow-up inspections.  Conducts inspections of equine premises; issues movement permits; distributes educational materials.

Ensures compliance with state statutes and department regulations regarding garbage feeding to swine.  Conducts inspections of garbage feeders; issues, enforces and releases quarantines; issues permits.

Prepares and distributes reports in writing and electronic format on daily activity, monthly budget and specific “case” verification reports.  Maintains appropriate inventory of forms, supplies and equipment; processes necessary duty reports.  Operates and maintains department’s vehicle.

Conducts activities relating to the emergency preparedness of livestock and other animals including collection of information for all animal premises and recording this information on emergency management database.  Coordinates and maintains contact list for the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) and ESF17.

Participates in workshops and training to learn livestock disease eradication programs.

Enforces department's rules and regulations regarding equine diseases.  Locates equine infectious anemia positive horses and ensures isolation or quarantine.

Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Computer Skills
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds

THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS ARE INCLUDED:

  • State of Florida Retirement Package
  • 10 Paid Holidays annually
  • 104 Hours of Paid Annual Leave annually
  • 104 Hours of Paid Sick Leave annually
  • Health Insurance - State covers the majority of health insurance premiums for individual and family coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • Additional supplemental insurances are available such as dental, vision, etc.
  • Tax Deferred Medical and Child Care Reimbursement Accounts available
  • Tax Deferred Savings Program available through payroll deduction

SPECIAL NOTES:

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.