ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST I
Company: State of Florida
Posted on: May 26, 2023
Requisition No: 803068
Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services
Working Title: ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST I - 42005765
Position Number: 42005765
Salary: $32,655.81 - $35,921.34
Posting Closing Date: 06/02/2023
ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST I
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES
DIVISION OF PLANT INDUSTRY
***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY***
Tracy Howard, 941-705-7857 or Tracy.Howard@FDACS.gov
An associate's degree from an accredited college or university; or
Six (6) months of experience in environmental protection, regulation, or health; one of the physical or natural sciences; agriculture; or engineering.
Requires possession of a valid Class E driver license.
To be considered for a position with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:
and supports employment of individuals with disabilities. Qualified
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Occasional travel, including overnight and sometimes up to two weeks at a time on an emergency program, is required.
Successful applicant must pass a background screening, including fingerprinting, as a condition of employment.
GENERAL STATEMENT: This is a professional position which supports fruit fly detection activities by building, servicing, and placing traps for the purpose of protecting against exotic fruit fly introductions that threaten Florida's agriculture industry.
Conducts plant pest detection surveys in agricultural and residential environs. Places and services fruit fly detection devices in accordance with the Florida Fruit Fly Detection Manual.
Conducts field diagnostic tasks using approved sampling methods and equipment to collect laboratory samples. Detects, examines, collects, prepares, and submits insects and other arthropods, plant disease and soil samples indexed to the appropriate technical bureau for confirmation. Initiates appropriate regulatory action upon field diagnosis.
Inspects plant material (cut flowers, nursery stock and organic produce) and other high-risk commodities from other states and foreign countries for the purpose of excluding plant pests. Inspects and monitors plants grown under federal post-entry quarantine regulations.
Assists in the organization of special programs such as plant pest eradication projects, exotic pest surveys and protocols within the state, including implementing chemical and biological controls, surveys, and regulatory enforcement actions.
These activities may necessitate absences from assigned headquarters and unusual working hours and may require serving on a voluntary basis as a trainer and/or supervisor for Other Personal Services (OPS) employees hired for these special programs.
Resolves consumer complaints or, when necessary, refers them to the proper agency. Attends meetings and workshops and gives presentations to keep the public informed concerning department activities. Maintains proper records of all functions and submits timely and accurate reports of all work performed.
Performs related work as directed by supervisor.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:
For a complete list of benefits, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com.
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.
Requisition No: 803068
Keywords: State of Florida, Palmetto , ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST I, Other , Palmetto, Florida
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