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MyFlorida OPS LABORATORY TECHNICIAN I - 42915049 in GAINESVILLE, Florida

OPS LABORATORY TECHNICIAN I - 42915049

Date: May 6, 2024

Location:

GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32608 GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32307 GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32601 GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32653 GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32641 GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32607 GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32606 GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32609 GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32605 GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32611

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: 828768

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: OPS LABORATORY TECHNICIAN I - 42915049

Pay Plan: Temp

Position Number: 42915049

Salary: $15.00 Hourly

Posting Closing Date: 05/20/2024

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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:

Susan Halbert, Phone (352) 395-4670

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

A high school diploma or its equivalentandone (1) year of experience in a laboratory, 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, youmustprovide a copy of an official or unofficial transcript 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 (an attached resume is not a substitution for the information required on the candidate profile) .

  • 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:

Preference will be granted to applicants with work experience with a biological focus.

Benefits include a LinkedIn Learning training account.

JOB DUTIES

General Statement:Position will assist Biological Scientists, chiefly the Hemiptera team, with basic laboratory and data entry duties that support the Entomology section of the FDACS-Division of Plant Industry.

Data management, entry into specimen or sample databases. Prepare samples and specimens for identification.

Sort bulk samples to remove Hemiptera specimens for further scrutiny.

Curate regulatory vouchers and museum specimens into the state Collections. Organizing, cleaning, moving equipment, disposing of materials, etc., to keep the workplace safe and efficient.

Prepare specimens loans to specialist for identification, shipping and maintaining invoices files. Organizing literature resources and archives.

Routine maintenance of equipment, manage supplies, and looking for pests in state collections. Assist with research projects in labs, greenhouses, field, etc.

Performs other tasks as assigned by management.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of plant-insect interaction.

  • Knowledge of basic laboratory safety procedures.

  • Skill in written and verbal communication.

  • Skill with data management, data entry, clerical and computer.

  • Ability to work independently, compile written reports, and make innovations in equipment and techniques.

  • Ability to lift 30 lbs. and bend repetitiously.

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

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

  • Ability to compile and organize data.

  • Ability using a microscope and specimen sorting.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Ability to work in a greenhouse.

    The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida

    Working for the State of Florida as an OPS employee is more than just a paycheck.

  • Participation in state group insurance (must meet eligibility requirements*);

  • Participation in the Florida Deferred Compensation Plan (457b). For additional details and online enrollment visit MyFloridaDeferredComp.com (https://www.myfloridacfo.com/DeferredComp/) ;

  • State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan (tax deferred Retirement Savings Plan). For more information visit Social Security Alternative Plan (aigrs.com) (https://opsfl.aigrs.com/plan-details/social-security-alternative-plan) and read OPS Social Security Alternative Plan (Does not apply to previous FRS Retirees);

  • Flexible Spending Accounts; For a more benefits information, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com ;

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

    *Seasonal and part-time OPS employees (less than 30 hours average per week) refer to People First at 877-562-7287 or go to: https://www.mybenefits.myflorida.com/health/eligibility_and_enrollment/ops_employees

    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

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