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MyFlorida INFORMATION SPECIALIST III - 42001384 in United States


Date:Jul 13, 2021

Location: GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32608

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Requisition No: 421161

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: INFORMATION SPECIALIST III - 42001384

Position Number: 42001384

Salary: $27,926.08 - $30,718.74

Posting Closing Date: 08/05/2021






Christina Chitty, (352) 395-4779


A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or universityandtwo (2) years of professional experience in photography videography, graphic design, advertising or marketing.

A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course of study in communications or English can substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.

Professional or nonprofessional experience as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.

Possession of a valid 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.

  • 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.


Frequent overnight travel required.


This position serves as the division photographer and videographer and provides photographic services for identification of biological specimens and disease symptoms, assists in training of technical and field personnel, and prepares technical, scientific and historical printed matter and audiovisuals. These materials are distributed to division technical and field personnel, other scientists, regulated industries, the media and the general public. Videography assists the division in outreach and technical aspects to assure the best, most relevant content is being disseminated to the public, stakeholders, and employees of the division.


  • Photographs and/or films biological specimens (e.g., arthropods, nematodes, plant pathogens and plant materials) as well as symptoms, damage to plants and plant products and related environmental conditions. This activity includes macro- and micro-photography using complex photographic and lighting equipment both in the studio and in the field.

  • Processes and prints a wide variety of photographic material. Retouches both negative and positive material.

  • Performs print finishing for educational exhibits.

  • Constructs lighting set-ups for all studio photography, including shadowless photography, using electronic and incandescent lighting systems. Constructs lighting set-ups on location.

  • Keeps a photographic record of all division programs, activities and personnel including emergency programs, conferences, meetings, ID photos, etc.


  • Responsible for digital videography footage involving division programs, functions and biological specimens.

  • Shoots video in studio and on location for educational or regulatory video to be used for a variety of productions produced and edited by the division.

  • Assists with planning and conceptualizing the shot list and storyboard for video production.

  • Edits digital footage using Adobe Premiere Pro.

  • Creates digital animation in Adobe After Effects.

    Graphic Design

  • Designs and edits infographics, art and concepts for outreach materials including items used for social media platforms.

  • Creates original artwork for brochures, displays, scientific publications, logos, posters, and animations.

  • Enhances images for print and online use using Adobe Photoshop.

    Multimedia Maintenance, Archives and Inventory:

  • Catalogues and files all digital files of images, negatives, film, tapes, prints and slides for proper identification, easy access and use.

  • Maintains, inventories, and orders all film, paper and other related supplies related to photo, video or auditorium needs.

  • Maintains, inventories and performs minor repairs on all cameras and accessories and related audio-visual equipment such as projectors and sound systems.

  • Sets up projection equipment and audio systems in the division auditorium and elsewhere for division functions.

  • Advises and instructs other division personnel in the use and care of check-out cameras and other audio-visual equipment.

    Assists the Public Information Director with various special projects and assignments.


  • Knowledge of photographic principles and techniques.

  • Knowledge of all kinds of photographic lighting, projection and audio equipment as well as photographic materials.

  • Knowledge of design principles and photographic composition.

  • Ability to evaluate aesthetic and technical quality of photographic images.

  • Ability to illuminate and photograph a variety of organisms in unusual and adverse conditions.

  • Ability to effectively communicate and work with professionals from different disciplines, co-workers and members of industry.

  • Ability to travel the state on assignment at any time.


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.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clickinghere (http://www.dms.myflorida.com/content/download/97612/566545) . All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

Nearest Major Market:Gainesville