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OPS ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST I - 42901531

Date: Oct 5, 2018

Location: N/A, FL, US, 33004

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Requisition No: 45816 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: OPS ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST I - 42901531

Position Number: 42901531 

Salary:  $14.90 HOURLY 

Posting Closing Date: 10/19/2018 

OPS ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST I

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES

DIVISION OF AGRICULTURAL ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY--
THIS IS A FEDERALLY FUNDED TEMPORARY FULL-TIME POSITION
SUBJECT TO RENEWAL OF FUNDING***

CONTACT:
Sue Alspach, (850) 597-3780

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

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

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

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

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.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

The incumbent of this position is considered to have regulatory responsibilities and is subject to the provisions of Chapter 60L-36, F.A.C.

NOTES:

The headquarters for this position is negotiable within Broward County.

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

This advertisement may be used to fill multiple positions.

JOB DUTIES:

This position is responsible for assisting and supporting short term and long term special projects designed to control, suppress and/or eradicate invasive or emerging pests. The incumbent will assist in assessing harm associated with the introduction of invasive or emerging pests and other special projects that will provide improved consumer education and protection. Conducts field diagnostic tasks in support of projects designed to protect community health, safety and welfare relative to invasive or emerging pests and other special projects. Verifies the location (habitat) and identifies for conservation native plants and trees that are listed as endangered or protected in ongoing field operations. Performs site inspections and consumer interviews to obtain information in support of project success and effectiveness. Monitors and surveys developed (residential) and undeveloped sites within the state for the detection of exotic plants/pests, and the population and distribution of domestic or introduced plants/pests. Initiates and implements action to curtail the spread of various injurious pests. 

Assists in the organization and participation in such projects as pest eradication projects and protocols within the state, including organizing and overseeing chemical and biological controls. Proposes tactics to accomplish project goals related to assigned special project area. Performs duties as required by ICS (Incident Command System).

Collaborates with other state, local, and federal agencies and knowledgeable professionals to assist in the development and dissemination of outreach materials for professional entomologists, members of the pest control industry and the general public. Performs these functions in support of activities related to Chapter 482, F.S., and Rule 5E-14, F.A.C. 

Resolves consumer complaints, or when necessary, refers them to the proper agency.  Attends meetings and workshops and gives presentations to keep the public informed concerning department activities related to ongoing special projects. Maintains appropriate and accurate records of all project functions and assists with the development of field reports and data entry of all work performed. 

Performs related work as directed by supervisor.

Performs all functions in support of activities related to Chapter 482, F.S., and Rule 5E-14, F.A.C., and in accordance with established policies and procedures.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to deal with the public in a tactful and courteous manner.
  • Ability to use personal computers.
  • Ability to handle and transport 50 lb. objects.
  • Ability to work in extreme hot and cold temperatures and in difficult 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.


Nearest Major Market: Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami