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OPS AGRICULTURAL TECHNICIAN II - 42900413 1

Date: Apr 7, 2021

Location: AVON PARK, FL, US, 33382

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Requisition No: 311284 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: OPS AGRICULTURAL TECHNICIAN II - 42900413 1

Position Number: 42900413 

Salary:  $11.14 Hourly 

Posting Closing Date: 04/20/2021 

OPS AGRICULTURAL TECHNICIAN II

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES

DIVISION OF PLANT INDUSTRY

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

CONTACT:
Patricia Solis, (863) 201-6094 or (863) 443-1192

Tina Buice, (863) 314-5900 or (863) 464-9108
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 

A high school diploma or its equivalent.
Possession of a valid Driver License.

***ATTENTION CANDIDATES***

To be considered for a position with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:

  • All fields in the Candidate Profile must be completed.
  • Work history, hours worked, and formal education fields must be filled out to determine qualifications for this position.
  • Responses to Qualifying Questions must be verifiable in the Candidate Profile.

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:

Benefits include optional insurance coverage and a LinkedIn Learning training account.

Survey work will include Highlands and surrounding counties.

Successful candidates must report to the office headquarters located at 3397 US Hwy 27 S, Avon Park, FL 33825, at the beginning and end of each workday.

JOB DUTIES: 

  • Surveying commercial citrus properties for expressed symptoms of citrus diseases. This includes traveling to remote survey areas, walking or riding all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) throughout survey areas looking for host plants, and identifying diseased plants. Collecting and submitting samples according to the program sample collecting procedures. Recording and reporting survey data using established protocols.
  • Cooperating as a team player in the daily functions of their assigned crew and field station. This includes accurately completing time and attendance reports, vehicle maintenance reports, survey reports and the daily cleaning of vehicle and ATV.
  • Other related duties as directed by supervisor.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of Department decontamination procedures.
  • Skill in completing and maintaining accurate records.
  • Ability to recognize citrus varieties and other known hosts of citrus diseases.
  • Ability to work outdoors in hot, cold, and wet environments.
  • Ability to walk on uneven ground and in inclement weather.
  • Ability to interact with the public and team members in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Ability to read and draw basic maps, and to locate properties using street and geographic maps.
  • Ability to operate a computer to access and retrieve electronic information.
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs. and bend repetitiously.

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.