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FORESTER - 42003361

Date: Apr 10, 2019

Location: SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL, US, 32459

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Requisition No: 59556 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: FORESTER - 42003361

Position Number: 42003361 

Salary:  $36,287.68 - $37,186.24 

Posting Closing Date: 04/23/2019 






Terri Logan (850) 691-0805


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 received the required degree.

A bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in Forestry 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.


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.


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.


The incumbent of this position is responsible for a variety of technical forestry, fire and resource management programs on the Pine Log State Forest, Point Washington State Forest and all other state forests and state lands located within the Chipola Forestry Center.

Responsible for the technical forestry work on the Point Washington State Forest.  This includes timber marking and volume estimation and the sale of forest products; providing technical assistance in planning for multiple use of the forest and ensuring that multiple use management is practiced; preparing stands for contract tree planting; preparing contracts for harvesting forest products, for tree planting and other contract services.

Provides technical assistance in developing prescribed burn prescriptions and smoke screen plans; evaluates areas to be burned prior to burn and after burn to ensure that sound forest management objectives are met; participates in prescribed burns, secures the necessary training to conduct and participate in prescribed burning. Maintains prescribed burning records and evaluations.

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 regulations.

Utilizes mass media systems such as newspaper, radio, television, and public presentations to keep the public informed of developments on the Point Washington State Forest.  Provides local schools with information and conducts periodic field trips for environmental education. Coordinates local volunteer groups to perform work projects on trails and other projects on the State Forest. 

Provides assistance in preparing anticipated budget requests, administering approved funds, and preparing budget status reports. Maintains state forest files, correspondences, time sheet, expense accounts, and other office records.

Performs other 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: Panama City