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OPS AGRICULTURAL TECHNICIAN II - 42900437

Date: May 15, 2019

Location: N/A, FL, US, 34620

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Requisition No: 53878 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: OPS AGRICULTURAL TECHNICIAN II - 42900437

Position Number: 42900437 

Salary:  $11.13 Hourly 

Posting Closing Date: 05/28/2019 

OPS AGRICULTURAL TECHNICIAN II

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES

DIVISION OF PLANT INDUSTRY

***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY --
FULL-TIME TEMPORARY POSITION***


(4 POSITIONS AVAILABLE)

CONTACT:

Richard White, (707) 507-4165

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 

A high school diploma or its equivalent and one (1) year of experience in nursery, farming or livestock operations.

College or vocational/technical training can substitute at the rate of 30 semester, 45 quarter or 720 classroom hours for the required experience, provided such training included three (3) courses in biology, chemistry and/or agriculture.

Note:  If education is being used to qualify for this position, you must provide a copy of your transcript (official or unofficial) as supporting documentation showing the required coursework.)

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.

NOTES:

This advertisement will be used to fill multiple positions in the Bureau of Plant and Apiary Inspection.

The headquarters for these positions will be located in Hillsborough or Pinellas County.  

JOB DUTIES:

GENERAL STATEMENT: This is a professional position responsible for the protection, and regulation of native and cultivated flora within the state of Florida. This position conducts independent plant detection surveys in agricultural and residential environs for minimizing or eliminating environmental and agricultural harm associated with the introduction of Exotic Fruit Flies.

Exotic Fruit Fly Detection: Build fruit fly detection devices, insert and replace baits on the established 2 or 3 weeks cycle. Places and services fruit fly detection devices in accordance with the Florida Fruit Fly Detection Manual. Responsible for performing all activities associated with fruit fly detection program and perform these activities properly, timely and in a responsible manner.

Submit timely and accurate reports of all work performed, including inputting daily trapping records into e-Trap or recommended data base and maintain all Fruit Fly Detection records as required by program standards, and all other reports as necessary including but not limited to vehicle reports.

Follow all established safety guidelines and any additional precautions and practices set forth by management.

Public Relations: The incumbent is responsible for courteous and professional communication with the public at all times.

Related work: The incumbent is responsible for performing related work as directed by his/her supervisor.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to recognize citrus varieties and other known hosts of Exotic Fruit Flies.
  • Ability to work outdoors in heat, cold, wet environments.
  • Ability to walk on uneven ground and in inclement weather.
  • Ability to deal with the public and team members in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Skilled in completing and maintaining accurate records.
  • Ability to read and draw basic maps, and to locate properties using street and geographic maps.
  • Ability to operate a computer to access and retrieve electronic information.

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.