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Date: Apr 7, 2021

Location: BELLE GLADE, FL, US, 33430

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Requisition No: 324241 

Agency: Economic Opportunity

Working Title: 324241 - EMPLOYMENT SECURITY REPRESENTATIVE I - 40046013

Position Number: 40046013 

Salary:  $38,000.00 - $41,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 04/16/2021 




The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) works across the state to support Florida’s economy, robust and talented workforce and our local communities. DEO is dedicated to making a stronger and more resilient Florida, so our businesses, communities and workforce are better prepared to withstand future economic slowdowns and natural disasters. DEO is focusing our efforts to help Floridians rebuild their homes and lives after the devastating impacts of Hurricanes Irma and Michael.




* Highly skilled, professional environment                                                             *Healthcare Benefits

* Ongoing comprehensive training provided                                                          *Leave Benefits

* Student Loan Forgiveness Program (Eligibility Required)                                   *Career Growth  
* Tuition Fee Waivers (Accepted by major Florida colleges/universities)


  • We care about the success of our employees.
  • We care about the success of our clients.
  • We are always improving our technology, our tools, our customer’s experiences and ourselves.
  • A rewarding experience for reliable, compassionate and professional employees.


As a condition of pre-employment eligibility, a Level 2 security background screening is required, which consists of fingerprinting and a check of local, state and national law enforcement records. 



  • Must have Migrant Seasonal Farm Worker (MSFW) background.
  • Requires verbal and written communication skills in English and Spanish and/or Creole..
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of effective communication and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in individual and group settings, both verbally and in writing in both English and Spanish.
  • Working knowledge/experience using Microsoft applications, which include Word, Excel and Power Point.
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of effective customer service and the ability to provide excellent customer service.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to deal with the public in a tactful, courteous and effective manner.
  • Ability to record, collect, evaluate and analyze data.
  • Ability to work independently by planning, organizing and coordinating work assignments.
  • Ability to listen effectively.
  • Ability to read and understand reports, documents and other written materials.
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques.
  • Ability to work relatively independently at times and with supervision as needed.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of an inter-organizational team.


This is a professional position within the CareerSource system specializing in interviewing and outreach work and providing individual or group vocational or employment counseling services to targeted/contracted groups (examples:  ex-offenders, dislocated workers, veterans, Migrant and Seasonal Farm Workers, etc.). Uses standardized counseling techniques to assist customers with vocational goals and employability plans for entering employment.  Distributes/makes available written documents informing workers of their rights under State and Federal statutes and regulations. Must be bi-lingual – Spanish/English or Creole/English. Must have previous experience working with the MSFW population. Required to travel locally and must furnish own transportation.


Conducts outreach and assessment services for Migrant and Seasonal Farm Workers in the areas where they live, work and congregate.  Provides information to MSFWs at their working, living or gathering areas, including day haul sites, by means of written and oral presentations either spontaneous or recorded, in a language readily understood by them to include: 


1.            Services available from the local office, including the availability of referrals to agricultural and non-agricultural employment, training, supportive services, testing, counseling and other job development services;

2.            Specific employment opportunities which are currently available;

3.            Information on the complaint system; and

4.            Basic summary of farmworker rights regarding the terms and conditions of employment.


Coordinates services with state and local agencies and private employers for job development and referrals. Completes accurate and timely case management. Maintains accurate case records including tracking customers’ employability plans. Maintains appropriate documentation for support services and conducts follow-up on customers on a regularly scheduled basis.


Refers customers to community resources for appropriate employment-related services and performs placement services, as required.


Performs other related duties as required or assigned.


  • Bi-lingual (Spanish/Creole/English) required.
  • Migrant Seasonal Farm Worker (MSFW). 
  • Workforce Development Professional (Tier 1) certified within six months of appointment to this position.



At DEO, we salute our heroes. We are honored to have the opportunity to support our nation’s veterans and their family members by encouraging them to apply for positions at DEO that fit their skill sets. Let DEO’s mission become yours.


This position’s advertisement may also be viewed by registering on the Employ Florida website at

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.  (TTY/TDD 1-800-955-8771 or the Florida Relay Service – 711.)

If you think you have been subjected to unlawful discrimination, you may file a complaint within 180 days from the date of the alleged violation with either the recipient’s Equal Opportunity Officer, or the Director, Civil Rights Center:


  • Equal Opportunity Officer, Department of Economic Opportunity, Caldwell Building – MSC 150, 107 East Madison Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-4129; or
  • Director, Civil Rights Center (CRC), U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N-4123, Washington, DC 20210.

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. 

Nearest Major Market: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami