Tuesday , January 31 2023


Website Florida Department of Corrections

Job Description:

This is a professional position responsible for the protection, certification, and regulation of native and cultivated flora within the State of Florida. This position conducts independent site inspections for minimizing or eliminating environmental and agricultural harm associated with the introduction of invasive plant species, plant pests and pathogens.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conducts field diagnostic tasks using approved sampling methods and equipment to collect laboratory samples.
  • Detects, examines, collects, prepares, and submits insects and other arthropods, disease and soil samples indexed to the appropriate technical bureau for confirmation.  Initiates appropriate regulatory action upon field diagnosis.
  • Obtains additional information using various investigative techniques, including reference materials, chemical treatments, source materials and interviews with authoritative sources to assist in proper diagnosis.
  • Monitors native and horticultural material within the state for the detection of exotic plant pests, and the population and distribution of domestic or introduced plant pests.
  •  Ensures that all nurseries, stock dealers and plant brokers located within an assigned area are properly registered with the department, and that plant material offered for sale meets the requirements of the Florida Viability Law.

Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge of techniques used in inspecting plants or other agricultural products.
  • Knowledge of the regulatory treatments.
  • Knowledge of pesticide labeling restrictions.
  • Ability to detect plant pests.
  • Ability to compile, organize and analyze data and make recommendations.
  • Ability to interpret rules and regulations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to work in extreme hot and cold temperatures.
  • Ability to handle and transport 25-pound objects.
  • Ability to conduct inspections in natural and cultivated areas with uneven ground.
  • Ability to operate a computer to access and retrieve electronic information.

Job Details:

Company: Florida Department of Corrections

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Other

Job Location: West Palm Beach, FL, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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