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Date:  Mar 14, 2023

BARTOW, FL, US, 33830 BARTOW, FL, US, 32644 BARTOW, FL, US, 33831

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Requisition No: 793210 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services


Position Number: 42003190 

Salary:  $38,429.56 

Posting Closing Date: 03/20/2023 











Serina Rocco, (850) 617-7600




A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the physical or natural sciences, agriculture, engineering or allied health and one (1) year of professional experience in environmental protection, regulation or health; one of the physical or natural sciences, agriculture, engineering, or allied health; or


A master's degree from an accredited college or university in one of the physical or natural sciences, agriculture, engineering or allied health; or


A doctorate from an accredited college or university in one of the physical or natural sciences, agriculture, engineering or allied health; or


One (1) year of experience as an Environmental Specialist I or higher with the State of Florida. 


Professional experience in environmental protection, regulation or health; one of the physical or natural sciences, agriculture, engineering, or allied health can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.


A valid Class E Driver License.





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

  • All fields in the Candidate Profile must be completed (an attached resume is not a substitution for the information required on the candidate profile).
  • Work history, duties and responsibilities, hours worked, supervisor, and formal education fields, etc. 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.




Moderate travel required.


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




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




Evaluates and assists applicants in the permit process by providing information regarding site selection, licenses and other regulatory requirements and management practices. Serves as an advisor to the applicants in order for them to have a better understanding of the aquaculture certification process and best management practices required. Conducts monitoring and compliance surveys to determine the aquaculture industry's compliance with best management practices.


Reviews Aquaculture Certificate of Registration applications and issues or denies certificates.  Audits compliance with all provisions of the certification program.


Serves as an ombudsman to the aquaculture industry assisting with permitting difficulties and encouraging industry development and growth.


Works with aquaculture business development efforts as outlined in the State Aquaculture Plan.


Performs other related duties as assigned.




  • Knowledge of the terminology, principles and analytical techniques of the physical or natural sciences. 
  • Knowledge of data collection and analysis principles and procedures. 
  • Ability to collect, evaluate, analyze and interpret scientific or technical data.
  • Ability to prepare technical reports. 
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to environmental programs. 
  • Ability to understand and follow legislative policy direction as established in Florida Statutes. 
  • Ability to deal with the public in a tactful and courteous manner. 
  • Ability to work independently. 
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. 
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques. 
  • Ability to use personal computers.

The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida


Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck.  The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:


  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits;
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal holiday each year;
  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision and other supplemental insurance options;
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions (For more information, please visit;)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • And more!

For a complete list of benefits, visit




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.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  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. 

Nearest Major Market: Lakeland