FORESTER - 42002216

Date:  Nov 17, 2023

CHIPLEY, FL, US, 32428

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Requisition No: 817277 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: FORESTER - 42002216

 Pay Plan: Career Service

Position Number: 42002216 

Salary:  $50,000.08 - $60,000.20 

Posting Closing Date: 12/22/2023 

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Terri Logan (850) 691-0805




A bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in Forestry or a related field from a Society of American Foresters accredited college or university; or


Anticipated receipt of a bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in Forestry or a related field from a Society of American Foresters accredited college or university within six (6) months of the closing date of this advertisement.  NOTE: Applicants in this category will not be appointed until they have acquired and provide final proof of receiving the required degree. 


A bachelor’s and/or master’s degrees 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; or 2) curriculum must include at least two (2) of the following four (4) courses: Silviculture, Dendrology, Forest Mensuration or Forest Management.  NOTE: Applicants will provide an academic equivalency evaluation obtained in the United States showing the required courses.






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.




Successful applicant must pass a background screening, including fingerprinting, as a condition of employment.


Occasional to moderate travel required.


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




Provides forest management technical assistance to rural private forest landowners to achieve the goals of the landowner, including timber revenue, sustained yield, ecological management and wildlife management; provides advice on timber marking and volume estimation and the sales of forest products; provides technical assistance in implementation of federal cost-share programs, site preparation and tree planting procedures, investment analysis, timber stand improvement methods and diagnosis of forest insect and disease outbreaks; prepares Stewardship and other management plans, proper tree selection and tree planting procedures.  Provides technical assistance for Urban Community Forest (UCF) grants, Tree City USA and Champion Tree designations, and other related forest factors.  Responds to homeowners’ requests for analysis of shade tree and ornamental tree diseases and provides information on methods of prevention and control. 


Provides wildfire and emergency response support as directed.  Assists in the development of smoke management, wildfire prevention, prescribed fire and pre-suppression burning plans and hazardous fuels mitigation.  Assists in the enforcement of Florida’s open burning laws and regulations.


Provides technical assistance to county commissions, municipalities and other county and city agencies in the development and implementation of effective environment studies and practices relating to land-use planning, zoning and development.  This includes conservation and environmental planning, recreation and open-space planning, zoning variances relating to vegetation, drafting of ordinances relative to tree protection, landscaping, reclamation and preservation of natural areas, and the establishment of conservation and scenic easements to preserve natural amenities.


Utilizes mass media systems such as newspapers, radio and television to keep the public informed of developments in the forestry and conservation fields.  Conducts forest management technical information and education workshops for private forest landowners.  Provides local schools with information and assistance pertinent to environmental education through teacher workshops and instruction at environmental education centers.


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


The Following Special Benefits for this Position Include


  • Annual Uniform Allotment
  • Annual Boot 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. 

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