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Florida Department of Corrections OPS LABORATORY TECHNICIAN I - 42901089 in GAINESVILLE, Florida

OPS LABORATORY TECHNICIAN I - 42901089

Date: Jul 21, 2021

Location: GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32608

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Requisition No: 427708

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: OPS LABORATORY TECHNICIAN I - 42901089

Position Number: 42901089

Salary: $13.00 Hourly

Posting Closing Date: 08/04/2021

OPS LABORATORY TECHNICIAN I

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES

DIVISION OF PLANT INDUSTRY

*OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY --

THIS IS A PART-TIME TEMPORARY POSITION *

CONTACT:

Kishore Dey, (352) 395-4760

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

A high school diploma or its equivalent and one (1) year of experience in laboratory work.

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 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:

    Benefits include a LinkedIn Learning training account and optional insurance coverage.

    This position is part-time and will work up to 20 hours per week.

    JOB DUTIES:

    Assist in routine plant virology diagnostic work such Extraction of RNA/DNA, cDNA synthesis, PCR and Gel-electrophoresis. Documentation of samples including photographing. Assist in maintaining indicator plants in green houses, watering of plants, etc.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of basic molecular biology knowledge.

  • Skilled with molecular skills in extraction of RNA/DNA, PCR and gel-electrophoresis.

  • Skilled in basic computer skills.

  • Ability to lift and move up to 35 lbs.

  • Ability to work prolonged periods in hot, cold, wet environments, to include field work.

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

    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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