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OPS AGRICULTURAL TECHNICIAN II - 42900509

Date: Feb 23, 2021

Location: WINTER HAVEN, FL, US, 33881

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Requisition No: 318261 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: OPS AGRICULTURAL TECHNICIAN II - 42900509

Position Number: 42900509 

Salary:  $11.14 Hourly 

Posting Closing Date: 03/09/2021 

OPS AGRICULTURAL TECHNICIAN II

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES

DIVISION OF PLANT INDUSTRY

***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY --
THIS IS A TEMPORARY FULL-TIME POSITION***

CONTACT:

Gary Bear II, (863) 298-3018 or (863) 287-2763

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 

A high school diploma or its equivalent.

Possession of a valid 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.

NOTES:

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

JOB DUTIES:

General Statement: This is a temporary technical position responsible for inspecting and detecting diseased citrus trees.

Surveying commercial citrus properties for expressed symptoms of citrus diseases. This includes traveling to remote surveys areas, walking or riding all-terrain vehicles (ATV’s) throughout survey areas looking for host plants, and identifying diseased plants. Collecting and summitting samples according to the program sample collecting procedures. Recording and reporting survey data using established protocols.

Cooperating as a team player in the daily functions of their assigned crew and field station. This includes accurately completing time and attendance reports, vehicle maintenance reports, survey reports and the daily cleaning of the vehicle and ATV.

Other related duties as directed by the supervisor.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of plant cultivation.
  • Skilled in completing and maintaining accurate records.
  • Ability to recognize citrus varieties and other known host of citrus diseases.
  • Ability to work outdoors in heat, cold, wet environments.
  • Ability to walk on uneven ground and inclement weather.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. on an occasional basis.
  • Ability to read and draw basic maps, and locate properties using street and geographic maps.
  • Ability to operate a computer to access and retrieve electronic information.

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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