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AGRICULTURAL TECHNICIAN III - 42005781

Date: Sep 23, 2022

Location:

ALACHUA, FL, US, 32315 GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32608 GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32641 NEWBERRY, FL, US, 32669 GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32605 LIVE OAK, FL, US, 32064 BRONSON, FL, US, 32621 GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32606 WELLBORN, FL, US, 32055 CHIEFLAND, FL, US, 32644 BELL, FL, US, 32619 GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32307 GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32609 ARCHER, FL, US, 32618 GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32601 CHIEFLAND, FL, US, 32326 GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32653 CEDAR KEY, FL, US, 32625 BRANFORD, FL, US, 32008 YANKEETOWN, FL, US, 34498 GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32611 HAWTHORNE, FL, US, 32640 WELLBORN, FL, US, 32094 ALACHUA, FL, US, 32615 HIGH SPRINGS, FL, US, 32643 JONESVILLE, FL, US, 32669 LIVE OAK, FL, US, 32060 MAYO, FL, US, 32066 WILLISTON, FL, US, 32696 LA CROSSE, FL, US, 32658 FANNING SPRINGS, FL, US, 32693 MICANOPY, FL, US, 32667 GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32607 WALDO, FL, US, 32694 CHIEFLAND, FL, US, 32626

The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify Website (http://www.dms.myflorida.com/workforce_operations/human_resource_management/for_job_applicants/e_verify) .

Requisition No: 745184

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: AGRICULTURAL TECHNICIAN III - 42005781

Position Number: 42005781

Salary: $31,200.00 - $37,440.00

Posting Closing Date: 10/07/2022

AGRICULTURAL TECHNICIAN III

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES

DIVISION OF PLANT INDUSTRY

OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY

This position’s headquarters is negotiable within Alachua, Levy, Suwannee, Lafayette, and Gilchrist County.

CONTACT:

Ben Rosson, (352) 258-2054

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

A high school diploma or its equivalent.

Requires possession of a valid Class E 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 (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.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Occasional travel required, including overnight.

Will be subject to the requirements of the proper use of appropriate respirator and/or self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and must pass post-employment physical examinations to determine medical fitness for respirator and/or SCBA use.

JOB DUTIES:

GENERAL STATEMENT: This position provides for the planting and maintenance of greenhouse plants used for multiplication of the varieties in the Accelerated Budwood Initiative program for the citrus industry.

Maintains all greenhouse plants, including pruning and sprouting, transplanting, irrigating, fertilizing, mixing and spraying pesticides, and other cultural practices.

Greenhouse propagation responsibilities include the following duties:

1) produces test plants from seeds, cuttings, or grafting; 2) keeps all identifications accurately, and uses special care to prevent contamination of plant material with viruses; 3) keeps records of plants propagated and change orders and transmits to the correct person to obtain plant tags and pot labels.

Maintains good sanitation to include pressure washing, removing weeds, spraying herbicide as needed, sweeping floors, washing pots, sterilizing benches, and removing plant debris.

Assists with budwood cutting, as needed.

Participates in cold protection and weekend watering; attends training seminars; assists other bureau personnel in citrus culture and budwood distribution; assists with fruit harvest, and seed extraction as necessary.

Performs related work as required by supervisor.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of routine greenhouse and field nursery operations.

  • Skills used in citrus propagations.

  • Ability to work outdoors in hot, cold, and humid environments.

  • Ability to walk on uneven ground and in inclement weather.

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. and bend repetitiously.

  • Ability to perform simple mathematical calculations and to follow written and verbal instructions.

  • Ability to perform cultural practices required to grow plants, detect discrepancies, and initiate the appropriate actions.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.

    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. 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 clickinghere (http://www.dms.myflorida.com/content/download/97612/566545) . All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

Nearest Major Market:Tallahassee

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