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OPS LABORATORY TECHNICIAN IV

Company: MyFlorida
Location: Gainesville
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

OPS LABORATORY TECHNICIAN IV - 42913236

Date: Jul 20, 2022

Location:

GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32608

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: 697808

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: OPS LABORATORY TECHNICIAN IV - 42913236

Position Number: 42913236

Salary: $15.50 Hourly

Posting Closing Date: 08/03/2022

OPS LABORATORY TECHNICIAN IV

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES

DIVISION OF PLANT INDUSTRY

***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY --

THIS IS A TEMPORARY FULL-TIME POSITION***

CONTACT:

Ms. Katrina Dickens, (352) 395-4749

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

A high school diploma or its equivalentandfour (4) years of experience in a laboratory work, the biological sciences, or related field.

College or vocational/technical training can substitute at the rate of 30 semester, 45 quarter or 720 classroom hours for the required experience provided such education includes three courses in the physical and/or natural sciences.

(Note: If education is being used to qualify for this position, you must provide a copy of your transcript (official or unofficial) as supporting documentation showing the required coursework.)

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 may be required.

JOB DUTIES:

GENERAL STATEMENT:

This position assists in laboratory, greenhouse, and field work associated with research dedicated to managing the black bean bug (BBB),Brachyplatys subaeneus.

This position will help meet the objectives of the project, which are many. They include surveying to monitor known infested areas and find new ones, verifying host plants, testing pesticides, identify potential natural enemies, and designing traps for monitoring tools. The duties of this position are a wide variety of activities and requires a person with a diverse array of technical skills including biology, entomology, and horticulture.

Laboratory Work: Perform daily maintenance of BBB and parasitoid colonies using established rearing protocols. These duties include, but are not limited to, feeding insects, egg/parasitoid collection, and cage cleaning. Assist supervisor in conducting research. These duties include literature review and performing laboratory experiments testing diets, pesticides, and biological control agents. Design traps using computer software and 3D printers and perform laboratory testing. Maintain clean and sanitized laboratories, insect rearing areas, and various equipment. Correctly operate necessary laboratory equipment.

Greenhouse Work: Perform routine maintenance of BBB host plants including watering, pest control, plant propagation, and other assigned duties.

Field Work: Assist with field survey and experimentation in Miami Beach, including pest scouting, reporting new potential host plants, trapping, and data collection on BBB infestation and vegetation cover.

Prepare and maintain accurate written records of activities; enter collected data and other information into the appropriate location; prepare reports summarizing activities.

Performs other tasks as assigned by management.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

+ Knowledge of basic laboratory safety procedures.

+ Knowledge of basic principles in biology, entomology, and horticulture.

+ Skilled in working in Microsoft Excel and Word.

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

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

+ Ability to follow specific instructions and strict protocols, compile written reports.

+ Ability to work for prolonged periods in hot, humid environments.

+ Ability to lift and transport 45 lbs.

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.

Nearest Major Market:Gainesville

Keywords: MyFlorida, Gainesville , OPS LABORATORY TECHNICIAN IV, Professions , Gainesville, Florida

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