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OPS AGRICULTURAL TECHNICIAN II - 42900351

Date: May 14, 2019

Location: APOPKA, FL, US, 32703

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Requisition No: 63179 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: OPS AGRICULTURAL TECHNICIAN II - 42900351

Position Number: 42900351 

Salary:  $11.13 Hourly 

Posting Closing Date: 05/28/2019 

OPS AGRICULTURAL TECHNICIAN II

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES
 

DIVISION OF PLANT INDUSTRY
 

***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY --
THIS IS A FULL-TIME TEMPORARY POSITION***

CONTACT:


Anthony Puppelo, (407) 884-2032


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 


A high school diploma or its equivalent and one (1) year of experience in nursery, farming or livestock operations.


College or vocational/technical training can substitute at the rate of 30 semester, 45 quarter or 720 classroom hours for the required experience, provided such training included three (3) courses in biology, chemistry and/or agriculture.


(Note:  If education is being used to qualify for this position, you must provide a copy of your transcript (official or unofficial) as supporting documentation showing the required coursework.)


Possession of a valid driver license.

Applicants must complete all fields in the Candidate Profile.  Work history,
hours worked and formal education are required to be considered in
qualifying 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.

JOB DUTIES:


GENERAL STATEMENT: This is a professional position responsible for the protection, and regulation of native and cultivated flora within the state of Florida. This position conducts independent plant detection surveys and inspections at compliant establishments for regulating the movement of articles that present a risk of spreading the IFA to areas not currently infested and minimizing or eliminating environmental and agricultural impact associated with the distribution of Imported Fire Ant (IFA).


Imported Fire Ant: The purpose of the detection survey is to find new naturally occurring infestations beyond the regulated or generally infested area. The regulated area may be expanded to include those areas where imported fire ant (IFA) has moved through natural spread. Regulatory activities are directed at implementing and enforcing quarantine provisions governing movement of regulated articles which could result in the human-assisted dispersal of imported fire ants. Inspection activities in accordance with the Imported Fire Ant Manual. Responsible for performing all activities associated with imported fire ant program and perform these activities properly, timely and in a responsible manner.


Submit timely and accurate reports of all work performed, including inputting daily records into PCIT or recommended data base and maintain all Imported Fire Ant records as required by program standards, and all other reports as necessary including but not limited to vehicle reports.


Follow all established safety guidelines and any additional precautions and practices set forth by management.


Public Relations: The incumbent is responsible for courteous and professional communication with the public at all times.


Related work: The incumbent is responsible for performing related work as directed by his/her supervisor.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

 

  • Ability to recognize plant genera and other known hosts of Imported Fire Ants.
  • Ability to work outdoors in heat, cold, wet environments.
  • Ability to walk on uneven ground and in inclement weather.
  • Ability to deal with the public and team members in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Skilled in completing and maintaining accurate records.
  • Ability to read and draw basic maps, and to locate properties using street and geographic maps.


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.


Nearest Major Market: Orlando