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FORESTER - 42000726

Date: Sep 19, 2017

Location: NAPLES, FL, US, 34117

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Requisition No: 18510 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: FORESTER - 42000726

Position Number: 42000726 

Salary:  $30,988.62 - $37,186.50 

Posting Closing Date: 09/21/2017 







Amanda Horney, (239) 690-8015 or Heather Schmiege, (239) 690-8021


A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major course of study in forestry or related field. Course work must include the following four (4) courses: Silviculture, Dendrology, Forest Mensuration and Forest Management; or

Receipt of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major course of study in forestry or related field within six (6) months of the closing date of this advertisement. Course work must include the following four (4) courses: Silviculture, Dendrology, Forest Mensuration and Forest Management.

Requires possession of a valid Class E Driver 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.


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


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

The anticipated hiring salary for this position is $30,988.62 annually.


This is a technically demanding professional administrative position responsible for developing, directing, and coordinating the multiple use management and recreational plan on the Picayune Strand State Forest. 

Responsible for developing and implementing the Management plan on Picayune Strand State Forest.  This includes such things as supervision of forest inventory (including rare, threatened and endangered plant and animal species), timber sales, road maintenance and repairs and establishment of recreational sites. 

Responsible for holding public workshops and working with local agencies (Department of Environmental Protection, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Fresh Water Fish and Game Commission, National Park Service and police agencies) to ensure cooperative efforts and input into the management of the forest.

Provides wildfire and emergency response 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 regulation. 

Responsible for the budgetary control of Picayune Strand State Forest.  This includes annual budget, budget preparation, preparing contracts for service, handling timber sale receipts, purchasing supplies and general budgetary responsibilities.

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

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


  • State of Florida Retirement package
  • 10 Paid Holidays annually
  • 104 Hours of Paid Annual Leave annually
  • 104 Hours of Paid Sick Leave annually
  • 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.  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: Naples