OPS LABORATORY TECHNICIAN IV
Posted on: August 3, 2022
OPS LABORATORY TECHNICIAN IV - 42913236
Date: Jul 20, 2022
GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32608
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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***
Ms. Katrina Dickens, (352) 395-4749
A high school diploma or its equivalentandfour (4) years of
experience in a laboratory work, the biological sciences, or
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.
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
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
and supports employment of individuals with disabilities.
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Occasional travel may be required.
This position assists in laboratory, greenhouse, and field work
associated with research dedicated to managing the black bean bug
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
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
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
+ Skilled in working in Microsoft Excel and Word.
+ Ability to work outdoors in hot, cold, and humid
+ 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
+ Ability to lift and transport 45 lbs.
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
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