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FORESTER - 42002591

Date: Jul 26, 2018

Location: DUNNELLON, FL, US, 34431

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Requisition No: 40907 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: FORESTER - 42002591

Position Number: 42002591 

Salary:  $32,988.80 - $37,186.24 

Posting Closing Date: 08/23/2018 






Ernie Ash, (352) 395-4926


A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major course of study in forestry. Course work must include the following four (4) courses: Silviculture, Dendrology, Forest Mensuration and Forest Management; or

Receipt of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major course of study in forestry or related field within six (6) months of the closing date of this advertisement. Course work must include the following four (4) courses: Silviculture, Dendrology, Forest Mensuration and Forest Management.

Requires possession of a valid Class E Driver License.

***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.


The anticipated hiring salary for this position is $32,988.80 annually.


Assists in the planning, implementation, and coordinating of the harvest plan. Responsible for the administration of one-third of all timber sales in progress on Goethe State Forest and seeing that the conditions of the timber sale agreements are not violated, such as the cutting of unmarked trees, leaving an area littered, and unnecessary damage to unmarked trees during regular inspections of all sales.

Assists with the planning, implementation, and coordination of forest inventory including stand description of various timber stand conditions for the purpose of describing present stand conditions and prescribing recommendations for silvicultural and other treatments. Conducts one-third of the annual forest inventory.

Assists the forestry supervisor and the forest area supervisor with the planning, implementation, and coordination of the prescribed burning program on Goethe State Forest.

Responsible for maintaining all GIS and the geo-data base of the forest.

Responsible for the detection and control of insect and disease attacks on acres of forest land, including the administration of the forest–wide salvage sale.

Responsible for the planning, implementation, and coordination of reforestation on Goethe State Forest, either hand planting, machine planting, or natural regeneration.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • State of Florida Retirement package
  • 10 Paid Holidays annually
  • Annual Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Health insurance - State covers the majority of health insurance premiums for Individual & Family coverage
  • Life insurance
  • Additional supplemental insurances available such as dental, vision, etc.
  • Tax deferred medical and childcare 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.

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: Ocala