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DUTY OFFICER - 42002458

Date: Jan 8, 2018

Location: BRYCEVILLE, FL, US, 32009

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Requisition No: 27515 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: DUTY OFFICER - 42002458

Position Number: 42002458 

Salary:  $24,579.62 - $27,037.66 

Posting Closing Date: 01/22/2018 






Dianne Fleming, 904-266-8360


A high school diploma or its equivalent.

***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.


Requires possession of a valid Class E driver license.

Occasional to moderate travel required. Position may respond to emergencies, including natural disasters or other type incidents requiring travel, as needed.

The incumbent of this position is required to work nights, weekends, and holidays on regular rotating shifts.

The incumbent of this position is required to be On-Call on a rotating basis.

The incumbent must live within (30) thirty miles of the assigned headquarters located at 7247 Big Oaks Road, Bryceville, Florida, throughout employment in this position. 


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

The anticipated hiring salary for this position is $26,579.80 annually.


This is working in direct support of fire suppression and other emergency response operations. The incumbent coordinates emergency response of firefighters, supervisors, pilot and law enforcement personnel through the use of a communications center. The duty officer deals with critical situations requiring independent judgment. The incumbent has both operational fire control and other support duties. Work may be scheduled over a variety of shifts and the incumbent may frequently remain or be called to duty beyond the assigned work schedule.

Receives radio and telephone information from fire towers, law enforcement personnel, aircraft, fire crews, supervisors, and general public concerning wildfires and smoke obscuring highways. Determines action required, and dispatches emergency response personnel and/or aircraft if necessary. Insures the security of law enforcement investigator conducting arson, timber theft, surveillance operations, etc., and frequently on one-man patrol in remote locations. Operates a computer for the purpose of transmitting, receiving and storing district fire reports, burning authorizations, fire readiness report, daily weather information, forestry equipment information, seedling orders and all other state and local level programs. Keeps up to the minute knowledge of location of all crews and equipment including fire fighters, patrol aircraft directly engaged in fire suppression and law enforcement investigator activities. Approves or denies outdoor burning authorizations by telephone using informed judgment and advises landowners of burning laws and safety precautions. Maintains burning authorization log. Responsible for collecting information on weather conditions, crew readiness and Area Supervisor’s readiness levels so that supervisory personnel can make informed judgments on setting the district’s readiness levels. Acts as a weather observer and reports any unusual weather occurrences to all employees. Provides information to radio, TV and newspapers on fire conditions. Coordinates assistance with state, federal and local agencies in emergency situations. Makes landowner contacts, compiles landowner’s maps, and researches landowner information. Researches and has a good general knowledge of the lay of the land (landmarks, highways, major roads, landowners, rivers, lakes, major power lines, etc.).

Relays administrative communications to proper personnel. Performs routine typing. Prepares reports for supervisor and other office staff. Handles routine correspondence. Uses computer for storing, transmitting and receiving district records and reports. Responsible for maintaining files. Processes purchase orders, recurring bills, permits and other administrative items as assigned. The incumbent of this position is considered to be responsible for fulfilling and/or administering the mandatory requirements of Section 215.422, Florida Statutes, as it relates to the approval/processing of vendors’ invoices or the distribution of warrants to vendors. Assists maintenance section with records and inventory control. Updates information of all fire departments in area. Receives all telephone calls, radio messages and e-mail and routes to appropriate personnel or agencies. Assists foresters with forest management calls (seedlings information, etc.). Keeps abreast of Federal Communications Commission rules and regulations.

Provides information to general public on Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services programs. Promotes better public understanding of FFS policies, services available fire control laws, fire prevention, etc.

Performs related work duties as required, which may include the handling of revenue.


  • State of Florida Retirement Package
  • 10 Paid Holidays annually
  • 104 Hours of Paid Annual Leave annually
  • 104 Hours of Paid Sick Leave annually
  • Health Insurance – State covers the majority of health insurance premiums for Individuals and Family coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • Additional supplemental insurances are available such as dental, vision etc.
  • Tax Deferred Medical and Child Care Reimbursement Accounts available.
  • Tax Deferred Savings Program available through payroll deduction
  • Uniforms provided at no cost


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: Jacksonville