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FORESTER - 42005557

Date: Dec 7, 2017

Location: PUNTA GORDA, FL, US, 33982

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Requisition No: 25943 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: FORESTER - 42005557

Position Number: 42005557 

Salary:  $30,988.62 - $35,636.90 

Posting Closing Date: 12/21/2017 







Carl Conrath, (941) 575-5716


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 formal education are required to be considered in qualifying 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 $32,988.80 annually.


This is a professional and administrative position responsible for developing, directing and coordinating forest resource management activities on the Babcock Ranch Preserve.

Responsible for assisting in the preparation, coordination and implementation of management plans on the Babcock Ranch Preserve.  This includes such activities as timber sales, tree plantings, prescribed burning, exotic species control, recreational activities, tracking research studies, road maintenance and repairs, and managing wildlife species.  This position may be required to perform Forest Inventory Analysis (FIA) work, including FIA Certification by the USFS and the gathering and recording of FIA plot data in the field, GIS and mapping.

Maintains contact with cooperating agencies and private environmental and recreational groups to ensure cooperative efforts and input into the management of the forest.

Responsible for preparing and submitting accomplishment reports and vehicle records.

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 fiscal items which may include annual budget preparation, preparation and management of contracts for service, and recreational and timber sales receipts.

Maintains proficiency of new and innovative forestry and biological topics, research, endangered species regulations, prescribed fire management and total ecosystem management techniques.

Other duties as assigned, which may include 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: Fort Myers