State of Florida
Requisition No: 742361
Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services
Working Title: OPS AGRICULTURAL TECHNICIAN II – 42900413
Position Number: 42900413
Salary: $15.00 Hourly
Posting Closing Date: 10/04/2022
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***
Patricia Solis, (863) 201-6094 or (863) 443-1192
A high school diploma or its equivalent
Possession of a valid Class E 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 (an attached resume is not a substitution for the information required on the candidate profile).
Work history, duties and responsibilities, hours worked, supervisor, and formal education fields, etc. 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.
This advertisement may be used to fill multiple positions.
Benefits include a LinkedIn Learning training account and optional insurance coverage.
Survey work will include Highlands and surrounding counties.
Successful candidates must report to the office headquarters located at 3397 US Hwy 27 S, Avon Park, FL 33825, at the beginning and end of each workday.
Surveying commercial citrus properties for expressed symptoms of citrus diseases. This includes traveling to remote survey areas, walking or riding all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) throughout survey areas looking for host plants and identifying diseased plants. Collecting and submitting 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 vehicle and ATV.
Other related duties as directed by supervisor.
Knowledge, Skills And Abilities
Knowledge of Department decontamination procedures.
Ability to recognize citrus varieties and other known hosts of citrus diseases.
Ability to interact with the public and team members in a professional and courteous manner.
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.
Ability to lift 25 lbs. and bend repetitiously.
Ability to work outdoors in hot, cold, and humid environments.
Ability to walk on uneven ground and in inclement weather.
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.