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OPS ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST I - 42913230

Date:  Jun 14, 2022
Location: 

QUINCY, FL, US, 32351 QUINCY, FL, US, 32353


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Requisition No: 635141 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: OPS ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST I - 42913230

Position Number: 42913230 

Salary:  $17.00 Hourly 

Posting Closing Date: 06/27/2022 

OPS ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST I

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES

DIVISION OF PLANT INDUSTRY
***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY***

THIS IS A TEMPORARY FULL-TIME POSITION

CONTACT:

Ethan Andrews, (850) 508-6830

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the physical or natural sciences, engineering, or allied health; or

A master's degree from an accredited college or university in one of the physical or natural sciences, engineering, or allied health.

Professional experience in environmental protection, regulation, or health; one of the physical or natural sciences; engineering; or allied health can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.

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

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:

Moderate travel, including overnight and sometimes up to two weeks at a time on an emergency program, required.

NOTES:

Benefits include a LinkedIn Learning training account and optional insurance coverage.

JOB DUTIES:

GENERAL STATEMENT: This is a professional position assigned to Survey and Regulatory sections in the Quincy Citrus Health Response Program (CHRP) Field Station. The incumbent is responsible for surveying, creating new multi-blocks, and monitoring regulated activities in commercial groves for compliance with CHRP.

Assists in the selection of OPS employees to fill vacancies in assigned areas. Compiles and reviews necessary reports on survey and regulatory activities, ensuring punctuality and accuracy.  Ensures that all safety regulations and other Department procedures are followed.  Researches and recommends measures to improve productivity. 

Assists in resolving problems that arise in assigned areas.  Communicates program goals and objectives to the public, as necessary.  Maintains communication between other CHRP offices.  Travels outside of assigned work area as needed when requested by the Field Station Supervisor, Statewide Regulatory Director, or Bureau Chief.

Prepares specialized reports, as requested by the Field Station Supervisor or Statewide Regulatory Director.  Attends meetings and workshops, as necessary, to effect compliance with the Citrus Health Response Program survey and regulatory policies.  

Performs related work as directed by management.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

  • Knowledge of techniques used in inspecting plants or other agricultural products.
  • Knowledge of administrative policies and procedures of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and Division of Plant Industry.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft applications, Esri applications, GIS, and portable GPS devices.
  • Skill in operating mobile and GPS devices.
  • Skill in performing basic math, report writing, and form completion.
  • Ability to detect plant pests.
  • Ability to compile, organize and analyze data.
  • Ability to interpret rules and regulations.
  • Ability to operate computer or mobile devices to access, send, and retrieve electronic information.
  • Ability to organize many tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Ability to operate, haul/tow equipment.
  • Ability to work in hot, cold, and humid environments.
  • Ability to conduct surveys and inspections in natural and cultivated areas with uneven ground.
  • Ability to understand and follow specific protocols.
  • Ability to lift and transport 35 lbs.

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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