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FORESTRY PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR - 42002163 (FOR INTERNAL EMPLOYEES ONLY)

Date: Aug 29, 2017

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 19043 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: FORESTRY PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR - 42002163 (FOR INTERNAL EMPLOYEES ONLY)

Position Number: 42002163 

Salary:  $40,948.18 - $47,090.42 

Posting Closing Date: 09/26/2017 

FORESTRY PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES

FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE
FOREST PROTECTION BUREAU

***INTERNAL AGENCY OPPORTUNITY--
ONLY CURRENT EMPLOYEES OF THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF
AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES WILL BE CONSIDERED.***

 

CONTACT:

Kasie Crowe, 850-681-5900

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course of study in forestry and four (4) years of professional forestry experience; or

A master’s degree from an accredited college or university in forestry and three (3) years of professional forestry experience.

A high school graduate or the equivalent, as the term may be determined by the Division of State Fire Marshal of the Department of Financial Services, at least 18 years of age and four (4) years of professional, administrative or supervisory forestry experience can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.

Must possess 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:

Florida Statute 633 requires that any person employed in this job class obtain a firefighter certificate of compliance (Certified Florida Wildland Firefighter) that includes satisfactory completion of a firefighter training program approved by the Division of State Fire Marshal of the Department of Financial Services.  Any person applying to obtain this certification must:

  • A high school graduate or the equivalent, as the term may be determined by the Division of State Fire Marshal of the Department of Financial Services and at least 18 years of age.
  • Not have been convicted of a misdemeanor relating to the certification or to perjury or false statements, or a felony or a crime punishable by imprisonment of 1 year or more under the law of the United States or any state thereof or under the law of any other country, or dishonorably discharged from any of the Armed Forces of the United States.  “Convicted” means a finding of guilt or the acceptance of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere, in any federal or state court or a court in any other country, without regard to whether a judgment of conviction has been entered by the court having jurisdiction of the case.
  • Submit a fingerprint card to the division with a current processing fee.  The fingerprint card will be forwarded to the Department of Law Enforcement and/or the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  • Have a good moral character as determined by investigation under procedure established by the division.
  • Be in good physical condition as determined by a medical examination as prescribed by the division.  Such examination may include, but need not be limited to, provisions of the National Fire Protection Association Pamphlet 1582.
  • Be a non-user of tobacco or tobacco products for at least one (1) year immediately preceding application, as evidenced by the sworn affidavit of the applicant. 

No employee shall obtain permanent status unless the firefighter certificate of compliance (Certified Florida Wildland Firefighter) is received.

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 positon is $40,948.18 annually.

JOB DUTIES:

This position provides planning, organization, and analytical direction required for grants management related to the Florida Forest Service (FFS) Fire management program and also has the responsibility for the coordination, development and administration of standards section projects related to the wildfire program. This includes federal grants through the federal land management agencies as well as emergency response agencies and non-traditional grant agencies. Standards section projects would include the Firefighter Supplemental Compensation program, fire program reviews, fitness program and instructor agreements.  Serves as State Officer-In-Charge when assigned on a rotating basis.

Coordinates the application and administration of grant funds from federal land management agencies; provides liaison with the department’s Division of Administration and FFS fiscal section in grant administration and assures audit standards are being met. Locates and evaluates sources of grant funds for Forest Protection Bureau programs from non-traditional sources. Researches and identifies other potential public and private sources of grant funding for FFS programs. Visits field units, fire departments and community grantees to verify and document grant expenditures and compliance with all applicable rules and regulations. 

Coordinates and manages the Firefighter Supplemental Compensation program.  Coordinates and conducts field evaluations to determine compliance in open burning authorizations, fire detection, aircraft operations, training and prevention.  Communicates with Field Unit Managers concerning evaluations.  Coordinates with the Field Units for reporting and implementation of FFS fitness program including training of fitness technicians.  Reviews and updates instructor agreements and instructor certifications and coordinates with State Fire Marshal on any changes. 

Develops short and long-range plans related to state-wide wildfire operations.

Works with the Florida Forestry Arson Alert Association Coordinator to track and manage the financial aspects of the Association.

Serves as State Officer-In-Charge on a rotating basis with primary supervision over the Service’s fire resources. Responsible for handling other fire emergencies or disaster response requests as required. This position is to be fire certified under Chapter 633, Florida Statutes, in order to assume command of firefighters on the ground.

Performs other duties as assigned.

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