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AGRICULTURE & CONSUMER PROTECTION INSPECTOR - 42000323

Date: Jun 7, 2018

Location: WINTER HAVEN, FL, US, 33881

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Requisition No: 37615 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: AGRICULTURE & CONSUMER PROTECTION INSPECTOR - 42000323

Position Number: 42000323 

Salary:  $26,540.54 - $29,194.62 

Posting Closing Date: 06/20/2018 

AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION INSPECTOR

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES

DIVISION OF PLANT INDUSTRY

***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY***

CONTACT:

John Wiggins
Agriculture and Consumer Protection Supervisor-SES
(772) 778-7255

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

A high school diploma or its equivalent.

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:

Occasional travel is required.

This position has regulatory responsibilities and is subject to the provisions of Section 60L-36.003, Florida Career Service Rules and Regulations.

Employees in this position are at times required to work away from headquarters for up to two weeks at a time on emergency programs.

NOTES:

The work schedule for this position is four (4) 10-hour days covering Monday - Thursday from 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  

The headquarters for this position is located in Polk County.

JOB DUTIES:

This is a professional position responsible for assisting the office supervisor to achieve program goals through quality control, coordinating paperwork, scheduling Career Service and OPS personnel to accomplish host survey and removal, packing house and harvesting, and trapping and bait spray monitoring operations.

Compiles and submits to supervisor a daily, weekly and monthly report of assigned area activities based upon documentation submitted by OPS technicians.  Keeps informed of current file distributed by office supervisor of designated areas, citrus crops and potentially devastating plant pests for assigned area.  Reads and maintains compliance with manuals of certification procedures for the Caribbean Fruit Fly Certification Program and suggests revisions where appropriate.  Reports to office supervisor regarding field equipment, vehicles or supplies necessary to accomplish program goals.  Assists on other division projects as required. 

Assists the supervisor in the training of OPS personnel in the following duties: identification of the Caribbean fruit fly and other major economic pests; identification of Caribbean fruit fly host material and other noxious and intrusive plants; techniques for establishment of fruit fly trap lines in accordance with program rules and regulations; techniques of harvesting and packing house inspections, and monitoring of bait sprays; surveying of citrus groves and buffer areas for host plants of Caribbean Fruit Fly Protocol; monitoring removal of host plants; interpreting aerial photography; and preparing accompanying paperwork.

Responsible for all field duties in relief of OPS personnel vacancies, vacations or absences, or due to changing seasonal workload.  This includes: establishing traps; servicing traps to keep them on schedule; conducting host and host removal survey; monitoring of harvesting and packing houses; and required paperwork.

Performs and makes report on quality control assessment of program field activities as directed by office supervisor.

Interacts with growers and participants to ensure compliance with the program requirements and procedures. 

Participates in supervisory and academic workshops.  Gives presentations to industry on program activities as required.  Reports pests of regulatory or economic significance to the office supervisor.

Performs related work as directed by supervisor.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of rules and regulations of the Caribbean Fruit Fly Certification Program.
  • Knowledge of fruit fly trapping procedures.
  • Ability to prioritize work, solve problems and make decisions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with personnel both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to conduct inspections in natural and cultivated areas on uneven terrain.
  • Ability to work in extreme hot and cold temperatures.
  • Ability to identify Caribbean fruit fly host plants.
  • Ability to interpret photography maps, plat maps and legal descriptions.
  • Ability to lift 40 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.

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.  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: Lakeland