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AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER PROTECT SPEC - 42000386

Date: Nov 18, 2020

Location: N/A, FL, US, NEGOTIABLE

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Requisition No: 267022 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER PROTECT SPEC - 42000386

Position Number: 42000386 

Salary:  $27,926.08 - $31,640.18 

Posting Closing Date: 11/27/2020 

AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION SPECIALIST

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES

DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES
BUREAU OF STANDARDS

***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY***

This position’s headquarters is negotiable within Leon, Gadsden, Wakulla, Jefferson, Madison and Taylor County.

 

CONTACT:

Charles Davidson at 850-728-1321

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

A high school diploma or its equivalent.

Requires possession of a valid Class E 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.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

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

Occasional travel required.

Must reside in required county(ies) throughout employment in this position.

NOTES:

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

JOB DUTIES:

Inspect and test commercial weighing and measuring devices and related facilities for accuracy, correctness and general compliance with state laws and regulations. Order the repair and/or remove from service devices not meeting tolerances and standards. Oversee the correction of devices to ensure work is done properly by qualified personnel.

Inspect packages and containers for proper quantity declaration and label content. Draw and examine samples of petroleum products, antifreeze and brake fluid samples for laboratory analysis. Weigh or measure contents of packages, comparing results with values stated on labels.  Remove from sale products which do not conform to established standards.  Oversee disposition of stop sale commodities and authorize release when standards are met. 

Record all inspections, findings, observations and field actions on official report forms.  Submit  reports of disposition of violations to bureau supervision.  Maintain accurate records of installations or equipment to be inspected.  Submit updated records of equipment or facility changes as they occur in territory. Submit accurate records of daily activities and travel incurred in fulfilling assignments.  Submit accurate travel and other expense documents in accordance with department policies. Keep database up to date and in compliance with established directives.  Report any problems with its operations to bureau management. Follow department and bureau purchasing guidelines and submit required documentation to bureau offices, as needed.  Maintain assigned test equipment in prescribed condition.

Investigate violations or suspicious matters pertaining to articles of the Petroleum Inspection Law and the Weights and Measures Law; report findings and recommendations to supervisor.  Investigate consumer complaints on products or devices, reporting findings to complainant and Tallahassee headquarters.

Conduct price verification inspections  to assure pricing accuracy in accordance with state laws and regulations.  Supervise pricing corrections and issue stop sale orders on items not corrected immediately. Authorize release of products once requirements have been met.

Certify company or industry representatives who apply to repair and seal measuring devices.  Includes checking applicant's equipment and qualifications and approving for certification. Know and stay updated on all laws, regulations, test tolerances and inspection procedures.   Remain up to date on types of equipment inspected and be familiar with all facility locations.  Maintain required safety training documents for assigned duties. Attend schools and seminars and educate industry and the general public on laws and regulations pertaining to weighing and measuring devices and related facilities.  Appear at meetings or exhibitions to speak on inspection activities as needed.  Appear as witness in court to testify on violations of the law.  Perform other duties and tasks as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

This position involves inspection duties that require the physical ability to perform activities that include, but are not limited to:

  • Ability to lift and carry up to fifty pounds approximately 50 times per day
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Ability to frequently bend, kneel, climb, stand, and walk several hours each day
  • Ability to work on uneven terrain.

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.

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.