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ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST III - 42003044

Date: Aug 16, 2018

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 38141 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST III - 42003044

Position Number: 42003044 

Salary:  $40,948.18 - $51,185.16 

Posting Closing Date: 08/22/2018 

ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST III

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES

FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE

***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY***

CONTACT:

Bonnie Stine, (850) 681-5888

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Forestry or related field and three (3) years of professional experience in forestry; or

A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Forestry or related field and two (2) years of professional experience in forestry; or

An associate’s degree in Forestry or related and five (5) years of professional experience in forestry.

Professional experience in forestry can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education for a total of seven (7) years of professional experience.

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 minimum hiring salary for this position is $40,948.18 annually.

JOB DUTIES:

This is a highly responsible position in the Forest Management Bureau of the Florida Forest Service (FFS) requiring forestry experience, a thorough knowledge of the practice of forestry and a complete understanding of forest management programs. The incumbent in this position is responsible for the technical administration of all federal rural forestry programs. Specific duties and responsibilities include the administration of the Florida Forest Stewardship Program and any other programs associated with rural forestry. This includes development of operational procedures, training field personnel, maintaining liaison with cooperating agencies and United States Forest Service Program coordinators, managing program funds, generating publicity, and monitoring on-going activities and accomplishments.

Provides rural forestry technical administration of all federal and state incentive programs designed to encourage private non-industrial forest landowners to actively manage their forest resources. This includes writing specifications for land treatment practices, collecting cost data to establish payment rates, and preparing quarterly claims for reimbursement and budget reports, as appropriate. The individual in this position serves as the FFS liaison to state and federal agencies that help administer these programs.

Provides technical information and support for all rural forestry projects statewide. This includes guidance in providing technical assistance to landowners, maintaining records, securing the latest technical information and reviewing Forester training contracts. 

Supervises and directs the work of one Other Personal Services (OPS) Systems Project Analyst responsible for training and technical support of the FFS field staff on Geographic Information System (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS).

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.

Monitors and analyzes the Accomplished Report System utilized by all county and Senior Foresters to document their project activities. Computer-generated records are summarized quarterly by the individual in this position and are used by the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Section to determine program accomplishments and set annual targets.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

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: Tallahassee