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Date: Jul 10, 2018

Location: CARRABELLE, FL, US, 32322

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Requisition No: 39911 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: FORESTRY SUPERVISOR II - SES - 42000023

Position Number: 42000023 

Salary:  $34,501.48 - $44,851.82 

Posting Closing Date: 07/24/2018 






Clint Davis, (850) 697-0013 or Chris Colburn, (850) 681-5954


A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university with a major course of study in forestry and three (3) years of forestry experience; or

A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major course of study in forestry and two (2) years of forestry experience; or

Experience as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.

***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.


Requires possession of a valid Class E Driver License.

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 $34,501.48 annually.


This is a professional, administrative and supervisory position responsible for developing, leading, and coordinating forest management activities on Tate’s Hell State Forest.

Assists with preparing, implementing, and monitoring the Tate’s Hell State Forest Resource Management Plan.  Activities include directing, guiding, and providing leadership and supervision in the major program areas of: reforestation, geographic information systems, global positioning systems, wildlife habitat, prescribed fire, easements, land acquisition, and land disposition.  Responsible for contract management and maintaining documentation on state forest activities.

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. 

Directs and supervises work of Foresters in day to day activities; ensures that these positions are fully utilized on the State Forest and for fire management activities. 

Provides technical assistance in developing prescribing burning plans to ensure minimum impact of smoke and maximum use of assigned resources.  Ensures post burn evaluations are completed in a timely manner thus confirming sound forest management objectives are met.  Participates in burns conducted by helicopter and by hand.  Secures the necessary training to conduct and participate in prescribed burning safely.

Provides technical assistance and field labor with all areas of land management especially, timber management, forest inventory, reforestation, exotic species control, and forest education.

Maintains contact with cooperating agencies (Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission), environmental organizations, and organized user groups to ensure cooperative efforts and gain input into the management of the forest.  Provides wildfire support as directed.  Assists in the development of smoke management, wildfire prevention, prescribed fire and pre-suppression burning plans.  Assists in the enforcement of Florida’s open burning laws and regulations.

Keeps abreast and knowledgeable of forestry topics, ecosystems management, and rare and endangered species laws.

Responsible and accountable for managing budget/dollars/resources (staff, vehicles, computers, cell phones, etc.) of any assigned programs in an efficient and accountable manner.

Responsible for ensuring that assigned program areas have operational procedures and processes which result in accountability and compliance with Florida Forest Service and department policies and procedures.

Performs other duties as assigned.     


  • State of Florida Retirement package
  • 10 Paid Holidays annually
  • Annual Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Health Insurance for Individual or Family Coverage – State pays part of premium
  • Life Insurance
  • Additional supplemental insurances available such as dental, vision, etc.
  • Tax Deferred Medical and Child Care 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.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee