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ECONOMIST - 42001112

Date: Jun 19, 2017

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 13453 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: ECONOMIST - 42001112

Position Number: 42001112 

Salary:  $32,696.82 

Posting Closing Date: 06/24/2017 

ECONOMIST

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES

FOOD, NUTRITION AND WELLNESS

***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY --
THIS IS A FEDERALLY FUNDED POSITION
SUBJECT TO RENEWAL OF FUNDING.***

CONTACT:

Brandy Jones at (850) 617-7161

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and two (2) years of professional experience in economics, statistics, supply chain management, transportation & logistics, or a related field.

A master's degree from an accredited college or university in economics, statistics, business, supply chain management or logistics can substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.

A doctorate from an accredited college or university in economics, statistics, business, supply chain management or logistics can substitute for the required experience.

The candidate for this position will be required to possess a valid Driver License.

***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:

Successful applicant must pass a background screening, including fingerprinting, as a condition of employment.

JOB DUTIES:

Responsible for the study and analysis of the movement of food in the division’s nutrition programs through the supply chain for the purpose of identifying gaps in efficiency or other areas needing improvement.  Uses analytical and quantitative methods to understand, forecast and recommend solutions/improvements to food supply chain processes.

Develops and/or enhances tools to be used for analysis of specific supply chain behaviors for various food supply chains to include school districts, The Emergency Food Assistance Program, USDA Foods, etc.

Works with school districts, food banks, distributors and various other stakeholders to develop working knowledge of existing food procurement and distribution models for the state and to provide technical assistance. 

Engages with various information providers (K12, ProcessorLink, etc.) to compile inventory data and assist program recipients with inventory management and supply chain issues.

Collects, maintains and reviews all food supply chain information data. This may include USDA order data, Department of Defense order submissions and costs, contracts between suppliers and stakeholders, etc. Prepares and provides adequate reports based on this data as requested.

Assists in design/development/reporting of metrics to monitor performance of food flows throughout the state.  Coordinates/shares best practices with all school districts to ensure optimal supply chain interactions.

Collects data on produce recovery efforts established under Florida legislative contracts. 

Engages with department food preparation personnel to develop optimal fresh menu opportunities using USDA Buying Guide and other fresh produce data tools to ensure adherence to USDA school food guidelines.  Supports efforts to link menu items and servings to produce purchases, optimizing all produce buys. 

Assists with the bureau's emergency management functions during periods of disaster.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of economic theory, principles, terminology and techniques.
  • Knowledge of basic statistics.
  • Knowledge of data collection principles and methods.
  • Ability to collect, analyze, interpret and manipulate economic and quantitative data.
  • Ability to apply economic analysis and quantitative methods.
  • Ability to prepare economic related charts, tables, slides and other graphic presentations of data.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques.
  • Ability to organize economic data into logical format.
  • Ability to prepare technical reports.
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to economics.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analysis skills.
  • Strong project management skills.

    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. 


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