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AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER PROTECT SPEC - 42000409

Date: Jun 7, 2018

Location: N/A, FL, US, negotiable

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Requisition No: 36824 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER PROTECT SPEC - 42000409

Position Number: 42000409 

Salary:  $28,654.08 - $30,054.18 

Posting Closing Date: 06/30/2018 

AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION SPECIALIST

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES

DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES
BUREAU OF STANDARDS

***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY***

CONTACT:

Valeria Cheeping, (850) 728-1542

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

A high school diploma or its equivalent.

Requires 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 qualify 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.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

(1) The incumbent of this position is subject to pre-employment, post-accident, random and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing requirements of the Federal Highway Administration Rule, Title 49, Part 382 CFR.  (2)  Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment in the position in accordance with Section 112.0455 F.S.   “Drug Test” means any chemical, biological, or physical instrumental analysis administered for the purpose of determining the presence or absence of a drug or its metabolites.

Obtain Class B CDL within 6 months of employment.

NOTES:

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

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

Headquarters will be negotiable within PALM BEACH, HENDRY, LEE, CHARLOTTE, DESOTO, GLADES, HIGHLANDS, OKEECHOBEE, MARTIN, SAINT LUCIE, INDIAN RIVER, BREVARD counties.

Prefer those with work experience in regulatory inspections, maintenance of mechanical devices, or in a quality control program.

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.

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 operation 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.

Maintain specialized unit consisting of test truck, weight moving equipment and test standards; keep maintenance and records up-to-date. Operate test equipment according to all bureau policies, procedures, and safety manuals.

Assist in and/or conduct price verification inspections and package inspections, draw, and examine samples of petroleum products, antifreeze and brake fluid for laboratory analysis and assist other team members in other weights and measures inspections throughout the state. Remove from sale products which do not conform to established standards. Oversee disposition of stop sale commodities and authorize release when standards are met.

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

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