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ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST III - 42003469 1

Date:  Jun 2, 2022
Location: 

TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399


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Requisition No: 589881 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST III - 42003469 1

Position Number: 42003469 

Salary:  $40,948.18 - $60,000.20 

Posting Closing Date: 07/06/2022 

ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST III

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES

FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE

 ***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY ***

CONTACT:

Will Liner, (850) 545-6194

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

A bachelor’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

A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Forestry or related field and one (1) years of professional experience in forestry; or

An associate’s degree in Forestry or related and four (4) years of professional experience in forestry.

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

Requires possession of a valid driver license.

 ***ATTENTION CANDIDATES***

To be considered for a position with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:

  • All fields in the Candidate Profile must be completed.
  • Work history, hours worked, and formal education fields must be filled out to determine qualifications for this position.
  • Responses to Qualifying Questions must be verifiable in the Candidate Profile.

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 and urban forestry knowledge and experience. With the direction of the Cooperative Forestry Assistance (CFA) Supervisor and working through the Accountant IV, while coordinating with the statewide network of County and Senior Foresters, the incumbent implements the development, planning, grant management, fiscal management and monitoring of all aspects of the FFS Urban Forestry Program.

This individual is responsible for management and administration of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service (FS) Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program including making application to USFS for grant funding, managing program budget including sub-grant awards, and providing interim and final programmatic reports as required by the FFS and the USDA FS.

Other responsibilities include implementation of the TREE CITY USA and Florida Champion Tree programs, providing support for local Arbor Day/Earth Day programs and activities, providing training for CFA Foresters on current urban forestry issues and techniques, maintaining the FFS “Millennium Grove” project and maintaining updated urban forestry information on the FFS website.

Additionally, as the FFS liaison to the Florida Urban Forestry Council, the incumbent provides program direction and technical assistance on urban forestry projects as needed. Incumbent also provides input to the FFS/department leadership on policy issues related to urban forestry as requested. 

Performs other related duties as assigned.

THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS ARE INCLUDED:

  • State of Florida retirement package
  • 10 Paid holidays annually
  • Annual Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • 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

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.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  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