OPS ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST III - 42902312

Employer
State of Florida
Location
N/A, Florida, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 13, 2021
Closes
Jun 20, 2021
Ref
2247948683
Discipline
Other
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Requisition No: 398022

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: OPS ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST III - 42902312

Position Number: 42902312

Salary: $19.69 Hourly

Posting Closing Date: 06/18/2021

OPS ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST III

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES

DIVISION OF AGRICULTURAL ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY --
THIS IS A TEMPORARY FULL-TIME POSITION ***

CONTACT:
Marah Clark, (850) 617-7918

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the physical or natural sciences, engineering or allied health and two (2) years of professional experience in environmental protection, regulation or health; one of the physical or natural sciences; engineering; or allied health; or

A master's degree from an accredited college or university in one of the physical or natural sciences, engineering or allied health and one (1) year of professional experience as described above; or

A doctorate from an accredited college or university in one of the physical or natural sciences, engineering orallied health; or

Professional experience in environmental protection, regulation or health; one of the physical or natural sciences; engineering, or allied health can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.

Two (2) years of experience as an Environmental Specialist I or higher with the State of Florida.

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:
This position supports mosquito control efforts in the southern region counties. The headquarters location is negotiable within Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Indian River, Lee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and St. Lucie Counties.

The incumbent of this position is considered to have regulatory responsibilities and is subject to the provisions of Chapter 60L-36, Florida Administrative Code.

Successful applicant must pass a background screening, including fingerprinting, as a condition of employment.

JOB DUTIES:

Provide training local government organizations on public health arthropods, arthropod biology, habitat, control, regulations, medical importance, identification, and surveillance. Provide presentations to professional, educational, governmental, civic, and other organizations related to medical entomology and arthropod control. Perform training in proper standardized techniques for trapping to include sorting and shipping mosquito specimens for viral isolations. Update and revise written, electronic, and on-line materials for the mosquito control industry and the public.

Perform mosquito surveillance and identification to assist local governmental organizations in obtaining mosquito population dynamics data. Coordinate and facilitate shipment of potential vector species to state laboratory for virus testing.

Provide technical assistance in arthropod identification and control and make recommendations for mitigating disease carrying arthropods to mosquito control programs and other state and local agencies. Respond to public inquiries related to mosquitoes, termites, ants, bed bugs, cockroaches and other arthropod pests, as well as inquiries related to general pest control. Represent the department by attending staff meetings, conferences, and workshops.

Provide mosquito surveillance and control expertise to support the Division's Incident Response team during declared emergency efforts to control mosquitoes. Assist in the review of pesticide registrations for those involving medical or agricultural entomology.

Assist the department's liaison during disease outbreaks and other entomologically-related emergency situations. Participate in emergency planning and/or response activities based on outbreak and emergency situations. Contribute to the department's Statewide Mosquito Surveillance Information System (SMSIS) database/program. Prepare reports which may contain information derived from internal research projects, sample and surveillance data for mosquito identification and disease trends for department's management, medical facilities, private companies, and the general public upon request.

Perform other related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing/email, by telephone and in person.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to deal with the public in a tactful and courteous manner.
  • Ability to use personal computers.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.

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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