Requisition No: 217121
Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services
Working Title: OPS AGRICULTURAL TECHNICIAN II - 42913235
Position Number: 42913235
Salary: $11.13 Hourly
Posting Closing Date: 08/27/2020
OPS AGRICULTURAL TECHNICIAN II
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES
DIVISION OF PLANT INDUSTRY
THIS IS A FULL-TIME TEMPORARY POSITION*
Rich Tordi, (561) 640-2837
A high school diploma or its equivalent.
Possession of a valid driver license.
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.
GENERAL STATEMENT: This is a professional position responsible for the protection and regulation of native and cultivated flora within the state of Florida. This position conducts independent plant detection surveys in agricultural and residential environs for minimizing or eliminating environmental and agricultural harm associated with the introduction of Exotic Fruit Flies.
Exotic Fruit Fly Detection: Build fruit fly detection devices, insert and replace baits on the established 2 or 3 weeks cycle. Places and services fruit fly detection devices in accordance with the Florida Fruit Fly Detection Manual. Responsible for performing all activities associated with fruit fly detection program and perform these activities properly, timely and in a responsible manner.
Submit timely and accurate reports of all work performed, including inputting daily trapping records into e-Trap or recommended data base and maintain all Fruit Fly Detection records as required by program standards, and all other reports as necessary including but not limited to vehicle reports.
Follow all established safety guidelines and any additional precautions and practices set forth by management.
Public Relations: The incumbent is responsible for courteous and professional communication with the public at all times.
Related work: The incumbent is responsible for performing related work as directed by his/her supervisor.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to recognize citrus varieties and other known hosts of Exotic Fruit Flies.
Ability to work outdoors in heat, cold, wet environments.
Ability to walk on uneven ground and in inclement weather.
Ability to deal with the public and team members in a professional and courteous manner.
Skilled in completing and maintaining accurate records.
Ability to read and draw basic maps, and to locate properties using street and geographic maps.
Ability to operate a computer to access and retrieve electronic information.
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
Florida Department Of Transportation