Provides technical assistance to private forest landowners in management of timberland to maximize profits and sustained yield; 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 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 gathering and recording of FIA plot data in the field.
Provides technical assistance to county commissions, municipalities and other county and city agencies for forestry related issues as requested.
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 regulations. Provides administrative maintenance of case records, correspondence, work plans, expense accounts and other office records.
Utilizes mass media systems such as newspapers, radio and television to keep the public informed of developments in the forestry and conservation fields. Provides forest landowners and local schools with information and assistance pertinent to environmental education through workshops and instruction at environmental education centers.
Performs other related duties as assigned, which may include the handling of revenue.
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