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OPS DUTY OFFICER - 42902959

Date: May 4, 2021

Location: PERRY, FL, US, 32348

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Requisition No: 366962 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: OPS DUTY OFFICER - 42902959

Position Number: 42902959 

Salary:  $12.78 

Posting Closing Date: 05/18/2021 

OPS DUTY OFFICER 

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES 

FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE 

***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY--

THIS IS A PART-TIME TEMPORARY POSITION***

CONTACT: 

Gwendolyn Houck, (850) 223-0764

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 

A high school diploma or its equivalent and one (1) year of experience in radio-teletype operations, sworn law enforcement, dispatching, forestry, firefighting, or other public contact work.

College education from an accredited institution can substitute at the rate of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours for the required experience.

Experience as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required high school education.

Requires possession of a valid 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:

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

NOTES:

The anticipated hiring salary for this position is $12.78 hourly.

The average hours for this position will be 28 per week.

JOB DUTIES:

This work is in direct support of fire suppression and other emergency response operations.  The incumbent coordinates emergency response of firefighters, supervisors, pilots 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 the general public concerning wildfires and smoke obscuring highways.  Determines action required and dispatches emergency response personnel and/or aircraft if necessary.  Keeps up-to-the-minute knowledge of location of all crews and equipment including firefighters and patrol aircraft directly engaged in fire suppression.

Approves or denies open burning authorizations by telephone using informed judgment and advises landowners of burning laws and safety precautions.  Maintains computer records of all burning. 

Operates a computer for the purpose of transmitting, receiving, and storing district records, fire reports, burning authorizations, fire readiness report, and daily weather information.  Acts as weather observer and reports any unusual weather occurrences to all employees. 

Provides information to the general public on Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services programs.  Promotes better public understanding of service policies, services available, fire laws, fire prevention, recreation, etc.  Processes other administrative items as assigned.

Receives administrative telephone calls, routine radio messages and routes to appropriate person or agency.  Assists maintenance section with records and inventory control. 

Performs other related work as assigned, which may include the handling of revenue.

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.


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