Position: Forester – 42005228
Location: Carrabelle, FL
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Requisition No: 18840
Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services
Salary: $30,988.62 – $35,636.90
Posting Closing Date: 09/07/2017
David Morse, (850) 697-0023
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major course of study in forestry or related field. Course work must include the following four (4) courses: Silviculture, Dendrology, Forest Mensuration and Forest Management; or
Receipt of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major course of study in forestry or related field within six (6) months of the closing date of this advertisement. Course work must include the following four (4) courses: Silviculture, Dendrology, Forest Mensuration and Forest Management.
Requires possession of a valid Class E Driver License.
***Applicants must complete all fields in the Candidate Profile. Work history, hours worked and education are required to qualify 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.
Occasional to moderate travel required. Position may respond to emergencies, including natural disasters or other type incidents requiring travel, as needed.
The anticipated hiring salary for this position is $30,988.62 annually.
This is a highly technical position responsible for a variety of forestry related programs on Tate’s Hell State Forest. The incumbent must deal with forestry and environmental issues affecting both the public and state owned forest land.
Provides technical forestry assistance on Tate’s Hell State Forest in the management of timberlands for maximum profits and sustained yield as well as balancing environmental concerns; provides timber marking and volume estimation and the sale of forest products; provides technical assistance in planning for multiple use of the forest and ensures that ecosystem management is practiced; prepares stands for direct seeding or contract planting; helps to prepare contracts for all silvicultural operations and oversees these operations while in progress to ensure contractor compliance. 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.
Provides technical assistance in developing prescribed burning plans to ensure minimum impact of smoke and maximum use of assigned resources; evaluates areas to be burned prior to burn and after burn to ensure that sound forest management objectives are met; participates in burns conducted both by helicopter and by hand; secures the necessary training to conduct and participate in prescribed burning safely.
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 regulation.
Utilizes mass media systems such as newspaper, radio and television to keep public informed of developments on the state forest. Provides local schools with information and conducts periodic field trips for environmental education.
Performs other duties as assigned.
THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS ARE INCLUDED:
- State of Florida Retirement package
- 10 Paid Holidays annually
- 104 Hours of Paid Annual Leave annually
- 104 Hours of Paid Sick Leave annually
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.
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