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GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS CONSULTANT I - 42002028

Date: Aug 9, 2018

Location: PANAMA CITY, FL, US, 32401

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Requisition No: 41899 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS CONSULTANT I - 42002028

Position Number: 42002028 

Salary:  $36,501.66 - $43,126.98 

Posting Closing Date: 08/23/2018 

GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS CONSULTANT I

(MITIGATION SPECIALIST)

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES

FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE

***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY***

CONTACT:

Terri Logan, (850) 691-0805

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and three (3) years of professional experience in systems analysis, management analysis, program planning, program research, program evaluation, engineering or administrative work.

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

Professional or non-professional experience as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.

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.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

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

NOTES:

The anticipated hiring salary for this position is $36,501.66 annually.

JOB DUTIES:

This is a highly specialized position where the incumbent will act as a Wildfire Prevention Specialist in Region 1.

Conducts and coordinates fire prevention activities as directed and assigned by the immediate supervisor.  This shall include, but not be limited to, prescribed burning programs under F.S. 590, prescribed burning on state lands, knowledge of burning regulations, participation in programs, fairs, exhibits and other events that require the Florida Forest Service’s (FFS) presence.  Plans and coordinates the execution of cost analysis and feasibility studies of burning; develops fire prevention plans, and associated methodologies for fuel reduction and fire prevention.  Provides information and coordinates with local media as needed.  Informs and educates the general public and specific groups regarding wildland fire prevention.

This position will be part of the Incident Command System and will act as Information Officer during on going incidents. Prepares copy for news release services, utilizing computer software, either via electronic mail or hard copy print, of the fire danger, special occurrences, and other items which help in the flow of information to protect the health, welfare, and safety of the affected citizens.  Acts as point of contact for media related to wildfire issues, gives interviews and coordinates incident visits for the media and VIPs.  Coordinates activities with the State Office Information Coordinator as requested.

Uses still, digital and video camera equipment to record ongoing events and promulgate pictures and videos of such quality as to make available for distribution and training.

Works with local fire services and other agencies to establish a mechanism to decrease man-caused fires.  This may include the use of Arson Task Force Committees, joint planning, and other programs which lower the fire starts in the field unit.  Develops Incident Action Plans that will enhance emergency response and reduce damage potential during wildland/urban interface fires.

Performs related work as required.

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. 


Nearest Major Market: Panama City