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Herbicide Applicator with Seminole County Public Works in Sanford, FL

Type of position Full Time Employment
Employer Seminole County Public Works
Location Sanford, FL
Salary $13.79 Hourly
Benefits County-paid benefits for employees

Competitive Wages: Our compensation system includes competitive hiring salaries.

Paid Time Off: New full-time employees accrue 20 days per year of Paid Time Off (16 days for 24-hour shift personnel). New part-time employees accrue 83 hours per year of Paid Time Off. Accrual rates increase with service time.

Paid Holidays: We observe 11 paid holidays which includes an employee birthday holiday and a floating Work/Life Day.

Bereavement Leave: Employees may receive up to one week paid leave per fiscal year for absence due to the death of an immediate family member.

Florida Retirement System: All employees in regularly established positions are automatically covered from the first day of employment. Seminole County makes contribution on behalf of the employee and the employee is also required to make a 3% contribution.

Employees Assistance Program: Our EAP provider can help employees and their families with issues such as personal/family matters, financial debt counseling, substance abuse, etc.

Training and Development Program: The Employee Learning Center provides training opportunities for employees which promote performance, enhance employees’ work life experiences, and support the organization.

Employee Awards and Recognition: A program to reward outstanding performance and enhance service to the citizens of Seminole County.

Wellness Center: Includes exercise equipment, resource library, and educational programs.

Health Insurance: Health Insurance is effective the first of the month after completing 30 calendar days of employment. Seminole County offers a Point of Service (POS) plan. Dependent coverage is also available, the cost is split between the employee and employer. This benefit is not extended to part-time employees.

Life Insurance: Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance for employees, equal to one times annual salary. Not extended to part-time employees.

Long-Term Disability: Provides 60% of salary after 6 months of disability. Not extended to part-time employees.

Optional benefits (employee-paid) for full-time employees:

Deferred Compensation Plan (457): Employees may choose to have pre-tax payroll deductions made for deposit into this savings plan up to an IRS-established maximum.

Dental Insurance: A choice of 3 plans is available for employees and dependents at employee expense.

Additional Life Insurance: At employee expense, additional life insurance up to five times annual salary; dependent coverage also available.

Short-Term Disability Insurance: 60% of salary for the first six months of disability at employee expense.

Cancer and Specified Disease: Pays a benefit directly to the employee if being treated for this disease.

Flexible Spending Account: A pre-tax account for childcare and un-reimbursed medical expenses.

Pre-Tax Payroll Deductions: Under Section 125 of the IRS Code, certain payroll deductions for insurance coverage may be taken out prior to income being taxed.

Closing date of competition 3/9/17
Date position available TBD
Description of duties
Work involves the application, mixing and proper storage of chemicals and fertilizers for control of weeds, grasses and other vegetation on County right of ways, drainage areas, retention areas and athletic fields.


 Essential Functions:
Note: These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.
Stores, mixes and applies a variety of chemicals and fertilizers in accordance with supervisory direction or manufacture\’s specifications.
Uses proper protective and safety equipment in the mixing, storing and application of chemicals and fertilizers.
Operates tools, spray equipment, machinery, light and heavy equipment (trucks, mowers, tractors, etc) in the maintenance of ditches, drainage canals, right of way, retention/detention ponds, or athletic fields.
Performs daily preventive maintenance and minor mechanical maintenance on assigned equipment.
Maintains records of chemical application and chemical inventory and submits reports on work performed.
Qualifications sought
 Minimum Qualifications:
High School or GED and two (2) years semi-skilled work experience including operation of light equipment such as trucks, mowers, tractors, and/or commercial lawn maintenance equipment, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Commercial Driver\’s License Class \”A\”.
Must possess an Applicator of Chemicals License/Certification, Public Classification as issued by the State of Florida for Right of Way and Aquatics or obtain within 12 months of employment.
Acquire and maintain within 6 months of employment a Public Applicator License from the Florida Department of Agriculture
Must possess or obtain within 6 months of employment, certification in \”Work Zone Safety\” from IMSA, Confined Space Entry training; OSHA requirements or other certifications as required by work assignment and as directed by the Division Manager.
A comparable amount of education, training, or experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.


 Additional Requirements:
Ability to maintain accurate records. Ability to deal with the public in an effective and cooperative manner.
Knowledge of equipment, materials and chemicals used in a herbicide and fertilizer program. Knowledge
All employees must attend Seminole County Required Trainings.

Department Specific trainings per position may be required. 

May be required to perform emergency and weekend duty.
Performs other related work as required.
In the event of an emergency, all employees are considered essential personnel and may be required to perform alternate duties.

Application procedure  
Submit what All applications must be submitted online: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/seminolecountyfl/jobs/1613218/herbicide-applicator
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