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SENIOR FORESTER - 42002889

Date:  Jan 19, 2023
Location: 

DADE CITY, FL, US, 33525 DADE CITY, FL, US, 33523 DADE CITY, FL, US, 33526


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Requisition No: 788619 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: SENIOR FORESTER - 42002889

Position Number: 42002889 

Salary:  $42,063.06 - $47,898.76 

Posting Closing Date: 02/02/2023 

SENIOR FORESTER

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES

FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE

 

 ***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY***

 

CONTACT:

 

Amanda Bailey, (352) 797-4118

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

 

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.

 

NOTE: ALL POSITIONS WITHIN THIS CLASS REQUIRE POSSESSION OF A VALID DRIVER LICENSE.

 

***ATTENTION CANDIDATES***

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.

 

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

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.

 

JOB DUTIES:

 

Utilizes mass media systems such as newspapers, radio and television to keep the public informed of developments in traditional forestry, urban 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. This position may be required to assist with Forest Inventory Analysis (FIA) work.

 

Provides technical assistance to urban communities and homeowners to best meet their needs including proper tree selection and tree planting procedures, Urban Community Forest grants, Tree City USA and Champion Tree designation. This also includes analysis of shade tree and ornamental tree insect and disease problems and provides information on methods of prevention and control.

 

Provides forest management technical assistance to 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, volume estimation and the sale 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, diagnosis of forest insect and disease outbreaks; prepares Stewardship and other management plans, and other related forest factors.

 

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. 

 

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

 

Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

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 www.myfrs.com;)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • And more!

 

For a complete list of benefits, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com.

 

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.  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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