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Date: May 26, 2023


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Requisition No: 803301

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services


Position Number: 42004026

Salary: $43,151.19 - $47,466.38

Posting Closing Date: 06/09/2023







Cheryl Jones, 352-395-4708


A bachelor's degree from an accredited collegeandsix (6) months of experience in environmental protection, regulation, or health; one of the physical or natural sciences; or engineering;or

One and a half (1.5) years of experience as an Environmental Specialist I or higher with the State of Florida;or

Two (2) years of experience as described above.

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 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.


Must attend a 10-week Basic Canine Handler Training for Cargo/Postal/Mollusk/Environmental Program and a 2-week Agriculture Detector dog Team Supervisor Course, in Newnan Georgia, and receive certification of completion from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for both within six months of hire.

Frequent travel, including overnight and sometimes up to two weeks on an emergency program, required.


Successful candidate must pass a background screening, including fingerprinting, as a condition of employment.


GENERAL STATEMENT:This is a professional regulatory position assigned to the Detector Dog Inspection Program. This position provides supervision and regulatory oversight at secure mail and package sorting facilities, with a focus on packaged commodities that contain agricultural products regulated by the state. It also provides supervision and regulatory oversight in environmental areas for the invasive mollusks, plant pest detection and eradication programs.

Monitors work performance of subordinates, including periodic written evaluations and discussions; counseling to develop skills and correct deficiencies; recognizing employee accomplishments; and recommending timely disciplinary actions as needed. Approves timesheets and leave requests. Documents recommendations for special pay increases, reclassifications, and disciplinary actions, when appropriate. Efficiently carries out employee selection actions when vacancies are to be filled. Responsible and accountable for managing budget/dollars/resources (staff, vehicles, computers, cell phones, etc.) of any assigned programs in an efficient and accountable manner. Responsible for ensuring that assigned program areas have operational procedures and processes which result in accountability and compliance with division and department policies and procedures. Coordinates with other managers and advisors to develop, submit for approval and disseminate policy and procedures as required to insure the success of the inspection of regulated commodities at parcel facilities and in environmental areas using detector dog technology.

Organizes and coordinates the training of new and existing employees, including a review of departmental personnel procedures, division administrative procedures and the Detector Dog Inspection procedures. Maintains and modifies, as needed, the Detector Dog Manual and instructions for the applications and data dashboards.

Gathers and compiles information. Prepares reports on a daily, weekly, monthly, semi-annual, and annual basis for activities conducted.

Participates, prepares and presents educational and outreach efforts of the program. Maintains an effective working relationship with fellow employees, parcel facilities, other agencies and the general public. Advises the general public, community groups, government agencies and private industry on department and division laws, rules and regulations.

Performs other related duties as directed by the Supervisor.


  • Ability to motivate, train and supervise employees.

  • Ability to determine work priorities, assign work and follow up on completion of work.

  • Ability to compile, organize, analyze data, and articulate recommendations to supervisor.

  • Ability to handle and work with animals on a daily basis.

  • Ability to travel as needed for canine and inspector training and to conduct inspection activities.

  • Ability to provide and present public outreach programs and presentations.

  • Ability to research and evaluate work problems and recommend solutions.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to interpret, apply, and enforce applicable federal and state laws, codes, and regulations.

  • Ability to perform a wide variety of physical tasks such as standing for long periods of time; walking long distances; bending; and lifting items up to seventy-five (75) pounds.

    The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida

    Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits;

  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal holiday each year;

  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision and other supplemental insurance options;

  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions (For more information, please visit;)

  • Flexible Spending Accounts;

  • Tuition waivers;

  • And more!

    For a complete list of benefits, visit


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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