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734458 - EMPLOYMENT SECURITY REP II - MSFW - 40045016 1

Date:  Mar 14, 2023


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Requisition No: 734458 

Agency: Economic Opportunity

Working Title: 734458 - EMPLOYMENT SECURITY REP II - MSFW - 40045016 1

Position Number: 40045016 

Salary:  $31,200 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 04/12/2023 

Previous applicants need not reapply.

Our Organization and Mission:

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) works across the state to support Florida’s economy, robust and talented workforce, and our local communities. We are dedicated to making a stronger and more resilient Florida, so our businesses, communities, and workforce are better prepared to withstand future economic slowdowns and natural disasters.

 In collaboration with our partners, we salute our nation’s veterans and are honored to have the opportunity to support them and their family members by encouraging them to apply at DEO for positions that fit their skill sets. 

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. (TTY/TDD 1-800-955-8771 or the Florida Relay Service – 711.)

As one of twenty-four Local Workforce Development Boards in Florida, CareerSource Heartland is a not-for-profit corporation that operates as a demand-driven and business focused public-private partnership overseeing the workforce and talent development activities in the quad-county region (DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands and Okeechobee counties), collaborating with numerous private and public sector organizations and businesses to enhance the local economy.

Let DEO/CareerSource Heartland’s mission become yours. To find out more about us, click on the following links: and


 The Work You Will Do: 

The Migrant and Seasonal Farm Worker (MSFW) Employment Security Representative II provides individual or group vocational or employment counseling services to targeted/contracted groups (examples:  ex-offenders, dislocated workers, veterans, Migrant and Seasonal Farm Workers, etc.). Uses standardized counseling techniques to assist customers with vocational goals and employability plans for entering employment. You will distribute/make available written documents informing workers of their rights under State and Federal statutes and regulations.


The Difference You Will Make:

You will be conducting outreach and assessment services for Migrant and Seasonal Farm Workers (MSFW) in the areas where they live, work and congregate. You will be providing information to MSFWs at their working, living or gathering areas, including day haul sites, by means of written and oral presentations either spontaneous or recorded, in a language that is readily understood by them.


How You Will Grow:

DEO encourages its employees to constantly innovate and seek efficiencies. Trainings are made available throughout the year and on request with our Office of HR Training and with our Division of Workforce Training Unit. In accordance with DEO’s Vision and Mission, the employee:

  1. Furthers Florida’s economic vision by providing support that enhances the economy and develops, safe, and healthy communities.
  2. Meets customer/client expectations with an emphasis on responsiveness, quality, quantity, and timeliness of work.
  3. Provides information clearly, accurately, and succinctly and also exhibits good listening skills.
  4. Works collaboratively to optimize the effectiveness of DEO's available resources and tools.
  5. Uses knowledge acquired through education, training, or experience to complete tasks.


These expectations are for all our employees, and you will be expected to model these as a leader. Working in a CareerSource environment will also have further expectations to model after their vision and goals. We believe in supporting and encouraging you as you take on important and often complex projects while offering you the opportunity to gain valuable experience. 


Where You Will Work:    

This position is located in the Wauchula, Florida office within Hardee County. Most of the area is rural and part of the Florida scrub ecosystem, with smaller areas of hammocks and cypress swamps and lakes. The only road that goes through the County is the Old Florida Cracker Trail. The area has a rich history of cattle drives and stories of early settlers becoming cracker cowboys. Wauchula used to be known as the Cucumber Capital of the World, but watermelons and citrus have become even larger crops for the area. The County has parks and a wildlife refuge as well as a museum. 



State Group Insurance coverage options+
(health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental option)

* Retirement plan options, including employer contributions (

* Nine paid holidays and a Personal Holiday each year

* Annual and Sick Leave Benefits

* Student Loan Forgiveness Program (Eligibility required)

* Flexible Spending Accounts

* Tuition Fee Waivers (Accepted by major Florida colleges/universities)

* Ongoing comprehensive training provided

* Career Growth      

* Highly skilled, professional environment


$31,200 annually


Your Specific Responsibilities:

  • Comprehensive and specialized assessments of skill levels and service needs.
  • Development of an individual employment plan to identify the employment goals, appropriate achievement objectives, and appropriate combination for services for the participant to achieve the employment goals.
  • Group and Individual career counseling and career planning.
  • Provide services available from the local office, including the availability of referrals to agricultural and non-agricultural employment, training, supportive services, testing, counseling and other job development services
  • Provide specific employment opportunities which are currently available
  • Provide Information on the complaint system and Basic summary of farmworker rights regarding the terms and conditions of employment.
  • Coordinates services with state and local agencies and private employers for job development and referrals. 
  • Maintains accurate case records including tracking customers’ employability plans. 
  • Maintains appropriate documentation for support services and conducts follow-up on customers on a regularly scheduled basis.
  • Refers customers to community resources for appropriate employment-related services and performs placement services, as required.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must have Migrant Seasonal Farm Worker (MSFW) background.
  • Requires verbal and written communication skills in English and Spanish.
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of effective communication and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in individual and group settings, both verbally and in writing in both English and Spanish.
  • Working knowledge/experience using Microsoft applications which include Word, Excel and Power Point.
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of effective customer service and the ability to provide excellent customer service.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to deal with the public in a tactful, courteous and effective manner.
  • Ability to record, collect, evaluate and analyze data.
  • Ability to work independently by planning, organizing and coordinating work assignments.
  • Ability to listen effectively.
  • Ability to read and understand reports, documents and other written materials.
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques.
  • Ability to work relatively independently 
  • Ability to work effectively as part of an inter-organizational team.



As a condition of pre-employment eligibility, a Level 2 security background screening is required, which consists of fingerprinting and a check of local, state and national law enforcement records.  





  • MSFW background
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) required (written and verbal)
  • Required to travel in DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands and Okeechobee counties and furnishing own transportation
  • The incumbent must possess or obtain certification as a Workforce Development Professional (Tier 1) within one year of employment in the position.


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: Central Florida
Nearest Secondary Market: Sebring