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Requisition No:19469

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services


Position Number:42005574

Salary: $40,948.18 - $45,042.92

Posting Closing Date: 09/18/2017






David Westervelt, (352) 395-4636


A bachelors degree from an accredited college or university and four (4) years of professional experience in systems analysis, management analysis, program planning, program research, program evaluation, engineering or administrative work.

A masters degree from an accredited college or university can substitute for one 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.

Requirespossession of a validDriver License.

***Applicants must complete all fields in the Candidate Profile. Work history, hours
worked and education are required to qualify for this position. Responses to
Qualifying Questions must be verifiable in the Candidate Profile. Resumes and
other documentation can be attached to provide additional information.***

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services values
and supports employment of individuals with disabilities. Qualified
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


The incumbent of this position is considered to have regulatory responsibilities and is subject to the provisions of Chapter 60L-36, F.A.C.


General Statement: This is a professional managerial position working with a substantial degree of independence managing and directing administrative functions within the Apiary Section, and performing other tasks in direct support of the Chief Apiary Inspector.

Assists Chief Apiary Inspector with setting goals and formulating plans, budgets and reports for the section. Reviews, participates and assists in modification of rule 5B-54. Represents the Chief Inspector as needed and when directed. Assists in the management of farm bill projects. Provides technical assistance to other divisions and government entities that affect pollinators and related best management practices. Represents the division and department at state, national and international meetings on apiary management and regulatory issues as directed.

Reviews, modifies, maintains or develops procedures, guidelines and directives to be implemented. Provides training to staff and stakeholders as needed. Coordinates with staff members to develop solutions to operations problems.

Oversees or directs special initiatives related to apiary industry and regulatory issues. Examples include the development of protocols to meet veterinary antibiotic prescription requirements, and continuing education credits for registration and certification of backyard beekeepers.

Coordinates and reviews with regulatory staff the investigation and resolution of all bee kill complaints.

Develops and maintains public information activities that will provide improved consumer and producer education related to pollinator protection and improved pollinator health. Assists in the development and implementation of a state pollinator best management plan. Represents the department in related grower and beekeeper meetings.

Participates in the development and periodic review of the website to ensure that information posted on the assigned area is current, accurate and useful to the public and regulated community.

Performs other related duties as directed by supervisor.


  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to deal with the public in a tactful and courteous manner.
  • Ability to use a personal computer.


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 clicking here. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

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