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Date: Aug 7, 2019

Location: DELEON SPRINGS, FL, US, 32130

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Requisition No: 70581 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services


Position Number: 42003801 

Salary:  $34,501.48 - $45,999.50 

Posting Closing Date: 08/21/2019 






Justina Jones at 386-985-7820


A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Natural Resources, or Natural Resource Recreation Management and three (3) years of professional, administrative, and/or supervisory experience in recreational program planning, research, design, and/or evaluation; or

A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Natural Resources, or Natural Resource Recreation Management and two (2) years of experience as described above; or

Professional experience as described above can substitute on a year for year basis for the required college education with a minimum of (3) years in a program coordination capacity.

***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.


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

Requires possession of a valid class E driver license.


The anticipated hiring salary for this position is $34,501.48 annually.


This is a demanding professional position responsible for coordinating, analyzing, developing and directing the D-10 state forests’ recreation and educational programs, including research in public recreation trends, recreation planning, recreation policy, public relations, receipt collections, and impact of public recreational activities on ecosystem health and function.

ADMINISTRATION: Performs analysis of operation issues of recreation programs.  Routinely consults with Forestry Resource Administrator, supervisors and staff concerning recreation policies and procedures.  Assists in the implementation and development of forest user rules and policies.  Administers and coordinates forest recreation support programs involving volunteers, citizen support groups and forest concessionaires.  Administers all state forest volunteer group agreements within the District.  Seeks procurement of, generates requests for, and coordinates recreation related grants.  Explores, reviews, and/or coordinates potential concession agreements.  Responsible for fiscal procedures, which may include annual budget preparation, purchasing, service contract preparation, recreation receipt collections, and conducting routing routine audits of fee areas.

PLANNING/DEVELOPMENT COORDINATION: Researches and recommends operation policies for recreational activities on state forests.  Consults with supervisors and administrators to assure consistent compliance with Service objectives and goals for forest recreation.  Works closely with the state forests’ staff, other natural resource agencies, media, and appropriate private recreation and environmental groups, to ensure cooperative efforts regarding public use of state lands with the District. Keeps abreast of current information, legislation, and trends in public recreation management and environmental education.  Researches and plans recreation activities and program development.  Gathers, organizes, analyzes, and edits recreation land use information used in forest management plans.  Completes routine accomplishment reports on the recreation and education programs.  Facilitates the periodic revision of the state forests’ recreation plans.  Coordinates recreation planning, design, and implementation with District and State office staff. Coordinates public participation in all land use/recreation planning projects and identifies areas of concern to establish clear understanding of inter-relations between public’s demand for recreation and access opportunities and the need to protect natural resources. Coordinates and provides guidance and liaison with trail councils.  Plans and coordinates the location, development, and improvement of recreational areas.  Oversees design, construction, and installation of restrooms, pavilions, kiosks, signs, boat launches, and other recreational amenities.  Oversees the planning, mapping, marking, and maintenance of the trail systems on the state forests.

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.

Conducts public workshops.  Participates in State Forest Liaison Committee Meetings.

Coordinates efforts to protect, interpret, and research cultural resources on state forest lands.  Ensures state forest rules are enforced pertaining to all natural, historical and archaeological resources.  Serves as the Bunnell District’s contact for archaeological and historical issues.

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

Responsible for ensuring that assigned program areas have operational procedures and processes which result in accountability and compliance with service and department policies and procedures.  Responsible and accountable for managing budget/dollars/resources (staff, vehicles, computers, cell phones, etc.) of any assigned programs in an efficient and accountable manner.


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: Daytona Beach