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FORESTER - 42003795

Date: Apr 12, 2019

Location: HILLIARD, FL, US, 32046

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Requisition No: 59799 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: FORESTER - 42003795

Position Number: 42003795 

Salary:  $36,287.68 - $37,186.24 

Posting Closing Date: 04/19/2019 

FORESTER

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES

FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE

***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY***

CONTACT:

Dianne Fleming at (904) 266-8360

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

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. 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 be required to provide a copy of their equivalency transcript showing the attained required courses listed above

***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.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Requires possession of a valid Class E Driver License.

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

NOTES:

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

The anticipated hiring salary for this position is $36,287.68 annually.

JOB DUTIES:

This position is responsible for a variety of forest and ecosystem management programs on Four Creeks and Ralph Simmons Memorial State Forests.

Manage Four Creeks and Ralph Simmons Memorial State Forests for maximum use of multiple resources (timber, wildlife, recreation, water and environmental education). This includes preparation and revision of forest management plans, timber marking and volume estimation, timber sales, site preparation and tree planting, disease problems, wildlife habitat development, conducting environmental education programs, use of Best Management Practices, and forest road and boundary maintenance. Provide technical assistance in planning, conducting and evaluating prescribed burning operations. Provide assistance to other state forests as needed.

Develop, coordinate and oversee operational plans and work projects for Four Creeks and Ralph Simmons Memorial State Forests. This includes working with the Forest Area Supervisor to set priorities and use Forest Rangers in forest management operations and training Forest Rangers in technical forestry activities.

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

Provide administrative maintenance of Four Creeks and Ralph Simmons Memorial State Forests budgets, correspondence, forest management records and monthly accomplishment reports and other related administrative duties.

Promote forest and ecosystem management programs through media contacts, schools, clubs and other organizations.

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to work with Global Positioning System, Geographic Information System and the timber database system

THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS ARE INCLUDED:

  • 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

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.  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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