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Date:  Mar 13, 2023


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Requisition No: 792191 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: SENIOR FORESTER - 42005228

Position Number: 42005228 

Salary:  $42,063.06 - $47,898.76 

Posting Closing Date: 04/06/2023 









Jared Cook, (850) 697-0025




A bachelor’s degree with a major in Forestry or related field from a Society of American Foresters accredited college or university and two (2) years of professional forestry experience; or


A master’s degree with a major in Forestry or a related field from a Society of American Foresters accredited college or university and one (1) year of professional forestry experience.


A bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in Forestry or a related field obtained outside the United States must either: 1) be obtained from a Society of American Foresters accredited college or university in addition to the applicable required experience above; or 2) curriculum must include at least two (2) of the following four (4) courses: Silviculture, Dendrology, Forest Mensuration or Forest Management in addition to the applicable required experience listed above.  NOTE:  Applicants will be required to provide a copy of their equivalency transcript showing the attained required courses listed above.





To be considered for a position with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:

  • All fields in the Candidate Profile must be completed (an attached resume is not a substitution for the information required on the candidate profile).
  • Work history, duties and responsibilities, hours worked, supervisor, and formal education fields, etc. must be filled out to determine qualifications for this position.
  • Responses to Qualifying Questions must be verifiable in the Candidate Profile.

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.




This is a highly technical position responsible for a variety of forestry related programs on Tate's Hell State Forest. The incumbent must deal with forestry and environmental issues affecting both the public and state-owned forest land.


Provides technical forestry assistance on Tate's Hell State Forest in the management of timberlands for maximum profits and sustained yield as well as balancing environmental concerns; provides timber marking and volume estimation and the sale of forest products; provides technical assistance in planning for multiple use of the forest and ensures that ecosystem management is practiced; prepares stands for direct seeding or contract planting; helps to prepare contracts for all silvicultural operations and oversees these operations while in progress to ensure contractor compliance. Assists the Forestry Supervisor with management of the forest GIS geodatabase. This position may be required to perform Forest Inventory Analysis (FIA) work, including FIA Certification by the United States Forest Service and the gathering and recording of FIA plot data in the field.


Provides technical assistance in developing prescribed burning plans to ensure minimum impact of smoke and maximum use of assigned resources; evaluates areas to be burned prior to burn and after burn to ensure that sound forest management objectives are met; participates in burns conducted both by helicopter and by hand; secures the necessary training to conduct and participate in prescribed burning safely.


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.


Assists the Forestry Supervisor with the coordination of work plans for the Forestry Technicians, training and development of Foresters, and assumes lead on projects as directed by the Forestry Supervisor.


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


The Following Special Benefits for this Position Include


  • Annual Boot Allotment
  • Annual Uniform Allotment


The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida


Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck.  The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:


  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits;
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal holiday each year;
  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision and other supplemental insurance options;
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions (For more information, please visit;)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • And more!


For a complete list of benefits, visit



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.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  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