SENIOR FORESTER - 42003129
Date: Jun 30, 2022
LIVE OAK, FL, US, 32060 LIVE OAK, FL, US, 32064
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Requisition No: 656901
Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services
Working Title: SENIOR FORESTER - 42003129
Position Number: 42003129
Salary: $39,915.72 - $47,895.90
Posting Closing Date: 07/13/2022
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES
FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY
Tara Kennedy, (386) 243-6223
A bachelors degree with a major in Forestry or related field from a Society of American Foresters accredited college or universityandtwo (2) years of professional forestry experience;or
A masters degree with a major in Forestry or a related field from a Society of American Foresters accredited college or universityandone (1) year of professional forestry experience.
A bachelors and/or masters degree in Forestry or a related field obtained outside the United Statesmusteither:1) be obtained from a Society of American Foresters accredited college or universityin addition totheapplicable required experience above;or2)curriculum mustinclude at least two (2) of the following four (4) courses: Silviculture, Dendrology, Forest Mensuration or Forest Managementin addition to theapplicable required experience listed above. NOTE: Applicants will be required to provide a copy of their equivalency transcript showing the attained required courses listed above.
NOTE: ALL POSITIONS WITHIN THIS CLASS REQUIRE 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.
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 $39,915.72 annually.
Provides forest management technical assistance to rural private forest landowners to achieve the goals of the landowner, including timber revenue, sustained yield, ecological management, and wildlife management; provides advice on timber marking and volume estimation and the sale of forest products; provides technical assistance in implementation of federal cost-share programs, site preparation and tree planting procedures, investment analysis, timber stand improvement methods, diagnosis of forest insect and disease outbreaks; prepares Stewardship and other management plans, proper tree selection and tree planting procedures. Provides technical assistance for UCF grants, Tree City USA and Champion Tree designations, and other related forest factors. Responds to homeowners requests for analysis of shade tree and ornamental tree diseases and provides information on methods of prevention and control. This position may be required to perform Forest Inventory Analysis (FIA) work, including FIA Certification by the United States Forest Service and the gathering and recording of FIA plot data in the field.
Utilizes mass media systems such as newspapers, radio and television to keep the public informed of developments in the forestry and conservation fields. Conducts forest management technical information and education workshops for private forest landowners. Provides local schools with information and assistance pertinent to environmental education through teacher workshops and instruction at environmental education centers.
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 Floridas open burning laws and regulations.
Provides technical assistance to county commissions, municipalities and other county and city agencies in the development and implementation of effective environment studies and practices relating to land-use planning, zoning and development. This includes conservation and environmental planning, recreation and open-space planning, zoning variances relating to vegetation, drafting of ordinances relative to tree protection, landscaping, reclamation and preservation of natural areas, and the establishment of conservation and scenic easements to preserve natural amenities.
Performs other related duties as assigned which may include the handling of revenue.
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
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 clickinghere (http://www.dms.myflorida.com/content/download/97612/566545) . All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.
Nearest Major Market:Lake City