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FORESTER - 42003863

Date:  Nov 29, 2022

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Requisition No: 696804 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: FORESTER - 42003863

Position Number: 42003863 

Salary:  $38,240.02- $45,760.00 

Posting Closing Date: 12/12/2022 









Michael Weston, (239) 690-8021, or Amanda Horney, (239) 690-8015




A bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in Forestry or a related field from a Society of American Foresters accredited college or university; or


Anticipated receipt of a bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in Forestry or a related field from a Society of American Foresters accredited college or university within six (6) months of the closing date of this advertisement.  NOTE: Applicants in this category will not be appointed until they have acquired and provide final proof of receiving the required degree


A bachelor’s and/or master’s degrees in Forestry or a related field obtained outside the United States must either: 1) be obtained from a Society of American Foresters accredited college or university; or 2) curriculum must include at least two (2) of the following four (4) courses: Silviculture, Dendrology, Forest Mensuration or Forest Management.  NOTE: Applicants will provide an academic equivalency evaluation obtained in the United States showing the required courses.





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.




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


Occasional to moderate travel required. Position may respond to emergencies, including natural disasters or other type incidents requiring travel, as needed.




The anticipated hiring salary for this position is $38,240.02




This is a technically demanding professional and administrative position responsible for developing, directing, and coordinating the multiple use management, recreational plan, and volunteer program on the state lands and elsewhere as required in Lee, Collier, and Hendry Counties.


Responsible for coordinating the implementation of the management plan on state lands.  This includes supervising work, and volunteer crews/projects, watershed manipulation, forestry inventory, wildfire surveys, prescribed burnings, exotic species control and developing programs for recreation.  This position may be required to perform Forest Inventory Analysis (FIA) work, including FIA Certification by the United States Forest Service and gathering and recording of FIA plot data in the field.


Provides wildfire and emergency support as directed.  Assists in the development of smoke management, wildfire prevention, prescribed fire, pre-suppression burning plans and hazardous fuels mitigation.  Assists in the enforcement of Florida’s open burning laws and regulations. Attends training and classes in emergency management


Responsible for holding public workshops and working with local agencies (Department of Environmental Protection, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, National Park Service and police agencies) to ensure cooperative efforts and input into the management of the forest.  Responsible for managing the Caloosahatchee Forestry Center volunteer program.


Responsible for keeping abreast and knowledgeable of forestry topics, research, endangered species laws, ecosystem management techniques, and prescribed fire.


Performs other related work as assigned, which may include the handling of revenue.




  • State of Florida Retirement package
  • 10 Paid Holidays annually
  • Annual Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Health insurance - State covers the majority of health insurance premiums for Individual & Family coverage
  • Life insurance
  • Additional supplemental insurances available such as dental, vision, etc.
  • Tax deferred medical and childcare reimbursement accounts available
  • Tax deferred savings program available through payroll deduction
  • Uniforms provided at no cost
  • Annual boot purchase allotment



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.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  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. 

Nearest Major Market: Fort Myers
Nearest Secondary Market: Cape Coral