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Date: Apr 11, 2019

Location: CORAL GABLES, FL, US, 33156

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Requisition No: 59764 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services


Position Number: 42001385 

Salary:  $40,948.18 - $45,042.92 

Posting Closing Date: 04/25/2019 






Jason Stanley, (352) 395-4759


A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with a major course of study in agriculture, or a physical or natural science; and three (3) years of experience in the regulatory inspection of plants or plant production, or in plant pest detection.

Work experience as described above may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

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.


Restricted Pesticide License

Federal Phytosanitary Certification

Participate on emergency programs when required.

Frequent travel is required.


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


GENERAL STATEMENT: This position is responsible for the overall administration of Plant Inspection programs and personnel in Region III, which protects the environment through plant pest exclusion, detection, identification, pest control or eradication, and through public information and education regarding plant pests, pesticides and biological control agents.

Organizes and coordinates work activities of Environmental Supervisor and  Environmental Specialist positions, support staff, and OPS personnel assigned to Region III; maintains liaison between field activities and the Environmental Manager. Prepares weekly itinerary of all activities, compiles a quarterly report of work performed in the region, and approves all travel vouchers and vehicle reports submitted by assigned personnel.

Organizes and directs emergency eradication programs as a result of exotic plant pest detections, which includes coordination of survey activities, establishing regulatory and Environmental Impact Assessment guidelines, and exercising available control options in an effort to control or eliminate pests which may adversely affect the health and well being of Florida’s natural areas or agricultural crops.

Organizes and coordinates the training of new employees, including a review of departmental personnel procedures, division administrative procedures and the bureau’s Plant Inspection Procedure Manual.  Coordinates with the Environmental Manager and the Division Training Coordinator on the Central Florida phase of Plant Inspection Training, including use of EXCERPT computer program for export certification, plant and pest identification, a review of fruit fly detection procedures and of special programs, and nursery regulations and inspection procedures.  Schedules periodic workshops to ensure the efficient coordination of work assignments to provide additional training for region employees.

Conducts yearly performance appraisals for employees under direct supervision, requiring the Environmental Supervisor II to spend a portion of time working with each supervisor in the field observing how the supervisor influences work performance.  Counsels and assists each of the supervisors assigned to the region when they conduct performance evaluations on their subordinates.  Conducts or coordinates all applicant interviews with assigned supervisory staff and submits all recommendations for employment through the Environmental Manager for approval.  Initiates or reviews counseling or disciplinary actions on all Region III personnel according to current departmental procedures and submits to Environmental Manager.

Ensures that an effective plant pest detection program is being maintained throughout the region, including a periodic evaluation of fruit fly detection traps tended in the region and submission of a monthly fruit fly detection status report to the Chief Inspector and others. Organizes and coordinates pest surveys for newly introduced pests which may be detrimental to native plants and habitats as well as economic crops.

Provides assistance to industry and consumers regarding division regulatory activities, responds to inquiries involving plant pest problems and prepares reports on the same for the Environmental Manager.  Represents the department and the division at meetings, seminars or conferences conducted by regulated industries, and may be required to prepare and deliver presentations to groups concerning division policies.  Attends local meetings of the Endangered Plant Advisory Committee.  Serves as liaison between the division and local representatives of other regulatory and research agencies, such as the USDA, Plant Protection and Quarantine personnel, Department of Environmental Regulation, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, county Extension personnel.

Maintains currency with all rules and regulations the division administers under the authority of Chapter 581, Florida Statutes, and with current division programs, including: Fruit Fly Detection, Citrus Health Response, Regulation of Noxious Weeds and Plant Pests, Environmental Impact Assessments, Protection of Native Flora, Nematode Certification, Brown Garden Snail Certification, Imported Fire Ant Certification, Nursery and Stock dealer Inspection and Certification, Post Entry Quarantine Procedures, Detector Dog Program, and USDA plant import and export regulations including identification and certification of plants listed by the Congress of International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

Responsible for ensuring all vendor billing statements and invoices are accurate and submitted in a timely manner to the division fiscal office.  Prepares and executes lease agreements for office space and contractual services.  Responsible for annual inventory for Region III.  Responsible for coordination of the procurement of necessary safety equipment and practices.  Holds quarterly safety committee meetings and reviews field safety reports.  Reviews all accident reports and reports of injury submitted for Region III personnel.  Assists personnel in proper resolution of claims resulting from accidents or injuries.

Responsible and accountable for managing budget/dollars/resources (staff, vehicles, computers, cell phones, etc.) of any assigned programs in an efficient and accountable manner.   Responsible for ensuring that assigned program areas have operational procedures and processes which result in accountability and compliance with division and department policies and procedures.

 Performs other duties as required by the Environmental Manager.


  • Knowledge of plant inspection procedures and techniques.
  • Ability to plan and organize work assignments and supervise others.
  • Ability to effectively organize and conduct training.
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations and policies and procedures relating to environmental and agricultural programs.
  • Ability to handle and transport 25 lb. objects and to work in extreme hot and cold temperatures.
  • Ability to operate a computer to access and retrieve electronic information.


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: Miami