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Date: Jan 5, 2022

Location: POMPANO BEACH, FL, US, 33069

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Requisition No: 519941 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: LABORATORY TECHNICIAN IV - 42000317

Position Number: 42000317 

Salary:  $27,040.00 - $29,744.00 

Posting Closing Date: 01/31/2022 






Valeria Cheeping

1150 Martin Luther King Blvd.

Pompano Beach, Florida 33069

(954) 546-6416 or (850) 728-1542


A high school diploma or its equivalent and four (4) years of experience in laboratory work. 

College or vocational/technical training can substitute at the rate of 30 semester, 45 quarter or 720 classroom hours for each year of the required experience provided such education includes three courses in the physical and/or natural sciences. 

Certain positions within this class require individuals to meet specific federal or state regulations as identified by the employing agency. 

If using a college or vocational/technical training to substitute for the required years of experience, a TRANSCRIPT MUST BE SUBMITTED AT TIME OF APPLICATION via PEOPLE FIRST OR US MAIL TO: CONTACT PERSON AND MUST BE POST MARKED BY CLOSING DATE OF THIS ADVERTISEMENT. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.


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.


Occasional travel required.


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


Analyze petroleum, antifreeze, and/or brakefluid products to verify compliance with the latest ASTM and/or State of Florida specifications using the appropriate methods and Standard Operating Procedures.  (Analyses are assigned based on complexity and number based on the position title. This position will be assigned the lowest combination of complexity and/or number of analyses). Utilize the bureau's Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to aide in the collection, analysis, review and authorization of analytical results, quality control system and other associated laboratory information. Perform basic maintenance, performs calibrations and operate analytical instrumentation under the direct supervision of senior chemists and/or laboratory manager,  to facilitate accurate and timely sample analyses. Assist management in maintaining inventory of supplies and parts required to ensure accurate and timely analyses of samples via assigned instrumentation.

Participate in  the bureau's Quality Control Program. This includes proper and successful analyses of proficiency samples in addition to routine quality control procedures as dictated by the bureau's quality control plan. 

Receive and unpack sample cases while observing strict safety rules due to the flammable nature of the samples.  Prepare samples, prioritize and distribute using quantitative and qualitative judgments.  Keep records and determine priorities of all types of shipments to and from the laboratory.

Perform other related duties such as, but not limited to, administrative paperwork and other non-technical duties as required by management. 


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.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  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. 

Nearest Major Market: Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami