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Date: Sep 1, 2017

Location: MAYO, FL, US, 32066

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Requisition No: 17644 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services


Position Number: 42002395 

Salary:  $34,501.48 - $41,401.88 

Posting Closing Date: 09/21/2017 






Shannon Williams, (850) 223-0758


A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and two (2) years of professional forestry experience; or

A master's degree from an accredited college or university can substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.

Professional forestry experience can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college/university education.

Requires possession of a valid Class “E” driver license.

In accordance with Florida Statute 633, any person employed in this class must:

  • Be a high school graduate or the equivalent, as the term may be determined by the Division of State Fire Marshal of the Department of Financial Services, and at least 18 years of age.
  • Not have been convicted of a misdemeanor relating to the certification or to perjury or false statements, or a felony or a crime punishable by imprisonment of 1 year or more under the law of the United States or any state thereof or under the law of any other country, or dishonorably discharged from any of the Armed Forces of the United States.  “Convicted” means a finding of guilt or the acceptance of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere, in any federal or state court or a court in any other country, without regard to whether a judgment of conviction has been entered by the court having jurisdiction of the case.
  • Submit a fingerprint card to the division with a current processing fee.  The fingerprint card will be forwarded to the Department of Law Enforcement and/or the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  • Have a good moral character as determined by investigation under procedure established by the division.
  • Be in good physical condition as determined by a medical examination as prescribed by the division.  Such examination may include, but need not be limited to, provisions of the National Fire Protection Association Pamphlet 1582.
  • Be a non-user of tobacco or tobacco products for at least one (1) year immediately preceding application, as evidenced by the sworn affidavit of the applicant. 

***Applicants must complete all fields in the Candidate Profile.  Work history, hours
worked and education are required to qualify 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.


Florida Statute 633 requires that any person employed in this class obtain a Certificate of Compliance which includes, in addition to the above requirements, satisfactory completion of a fire fighter training program approved by the Division. No employee shall obtain permanent status unless the Certificate is received. 

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

The incumbent must live within thirty (30) miles of the headquarters, which is located at 203 U.S. Highway 27 West, Mayo, Florida by the first day of appointment.


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

The anticipated hiring salary is $34,501.48 annually.


Personnel responsibilities include personnel recruitment, work scheduling, administering supervision/discipline, training, employee performance appraisals and maintaining related documentation. Assigned personnel are trained and utilized to accomplish overall responsibilities of the position.

Responsible for setting up and carrying out a long-term forest management program for assigned geographic area of responsibility. Requires regular contact with private forest landowners, industry and related public agency representatives in an effort to maximize utilization of woodlands in assigned area. Field work includes supervision of personnel responsible for woodland inspections and silvicultural recommendations, timber harvesting and marketing assistance, reforestation assistance, prescription burning, insect and disease recognition and control advice, and forest products utilization assistance to landowners, sawmills, harvesting contractors and paper companies.

Responsible for developing and carrying out an active fire control and prevention program for the geographic area of responsibility. This includes coordination and supervision of forest fire detection, suppression and pre-suppression activities, and response control related areas, and carries out completion, which includes reporting results to affected county commissions and municipalities. Responsible for first-line enforcement of applicable fire and timber products laws and for upkeep and emergency response status of all division owned fire equipment in area of responsibility. Responsible for the safety of supervised personnel. Administers open burning program in the area of operation.

Responsible for training assigned personnel in area of fire control, forest management and state lands management. Coordinates training programs for fire departments, forest landowners and related state and federal agencies. Coordinates and supervises a public information and education program relating to Florida Forest Service (FFS) programs with particular emphasis on forest fire prevention.

Responsible for preparing anticipated budget requests, administering approved funds and reporting budget status reports.

Supervises maintenance and construction of FFS owned facilities, including houses, towers, offices, maintenance shops, etc.

Maintains contacts with public and governmental leaders, forest industry personnel and law enforcement agencies to insure input on key issues relating to forestry and FFS services.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

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


  • State of Florida retirement package
  • 10 Paid holidays annually
  • 104 Hours of paid annual leave annually
  • 104 Hours of paid sick leave annually
  • Health Insurance - the State covers the majority of the premiums for Individual and 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: Gainsville