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FORESTER - 42003357

Date: Aug 29, 2017

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 19114 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: FORESTER - 42003357

Position Number: 42003357 

Salary:  $30,988.62 - $35,636.90 

Posting Closing Date: 09/27/2017 

FORESTER

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES

FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE

***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY***

 

CONTACT:

Jarek Nowak, (850) 681- 5883

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

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.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

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

NOTES:

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.

JOB DUTIES:

This work is in forest management and inventory of forestlands in Florida as prescribed under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service (FS) Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program.

Locates and/or relocates and re-establishes permanent forest plots using specialized forestry tools and equipment. Gathers, encodes, summarizes and downloads forest resource data in digital form and hard copy using computerized field data recorders and computers. Specific coding of land uses, stand history, forest classification, vegetative type, ecosystems and other must be determined and encoded. Identifies forest land ownership in each county through various map features, plats, aerial photography, courthouse visits and site visits. Operates motor vehicles including, but not limited to, cars and trucks necessary to transport personnel to forest and non-forest plot locations. Responsible for fully conducting Forest Inventory and Forest Health Monitoring.

Produces, develops and incorporates weekly and/or monthly reports, correspondence, verbal communications, records, etc., to the State FIA Coordinator and/or USFS personnel conveying information on the progress, problems, changes and/or other factors affecting the collection of forest resource data.

Provides on-the-job training for field personnel temporarily assigned to forest resource data collection. Meets periodically with others of this job description (in state and out of state) to convey and resolve problems in local, county, state and regional resource data collection processes and shares updated techniques and information critical to data collection.

Conducts various studies to supplement and improve forest data collection, statistical modeling and processes.

Attends periodic training sessions through state, federal and private sources as determined to improve and update forest resource collection techniques and to improve job productivity.

Performs other duties as assigned.

THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS ARE INCLUDED:

  • 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

SPECIAL NOTES:

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: Tallahassee