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OPS ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST I-FOREST INVENTORY AND ANALYSIS

Date: Sep 4, 2018

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32304

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Requisition No: 43650 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: OPS ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST I-FOREST INVENTORY AND ANALYSIS

Position Number: KL09042018 

Salary:  $14.89 Hourly 

Posting Closing Date: 09/25/2018 

OPS ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST I – FOREST INVENTORY AND ANALYSIS

 FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES

 FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE

***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY--
THIS IS A FULL-TIME TEMPORARY POSITION***

CONTACT:

Chris Schmiege, (850) 681-5877

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the physical or natural sciences, with course work in any of the following preferred: Silviculture, Dendrology, Forest Mensuration and Forest Management; or

A master’s degree from an accredited college or university in one of the physical or natural sciences.

Professional experience in one of the physical or natural sciences can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education. Professional experience in Forestry preferred.

***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:

Requires possession of a valid Class E driver license.

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

Must obtain Forest Inventory and Analysis certification from the U.S. Forest Service with an 80% test score within 12 months of appointment, and maintain at least an 87% check score average as determined by the U.S. Forest Service through check plots.

NOTES:

The hiring salary for this position is $14.89 hourly.

JOB DUTIES:

This work is in forest inventory of forestlands in Florida as prescribed under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service (FS) Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program.

This individual locates and/or relocates forest inventory plots, and assists in data collection using forestry tools such as compass, clinometer, diameter tapes and an increment borer. Reviews, inputs, and transmits field data into portable computing devices daily. Identifies forest land ownership in each county through various map features, plats, aerial photography, courthouse visits, and site visits. Operates motor vehicles including, but no limited to, cars and trucks necessary to transport personnel to forest and non-forest plot locations.

Produces, develops and incorporates weekly and/or monthly reports, correspondence, verbal communications, records, etc., to the State FIA Coordinator and/or US Forest Service personnel conveying information on the progress, problems, changes and/or other factors affecting the collection of forest resource data.

Conducts routine maintenance of field equipment to ensure safe and proper working condition.

Attends periodic training sessions through state, federal and private sources, as determined, to improve and update forest resource data collection techniques and to improve job productivity.

Performs other 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.


Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee