Position: Government Operations Consultant
Location: Bryceville, FL
Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services
Salary: $34,501.48 – $41,401.88
CONTACT: Dianne Fleming, (904) 266-8360
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Natural Resources or Natural Resource Recreation Management and three (3) years of professional, administrative, or supervisory experience.
A master’s degree from an accredited college or university can substitute for one (1) year of the required experience as described above.
Professional experience as described above may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.
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.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Occasional to moderate travel required. Position may respond to emergencies, including natural disasters or other type incidents requiring travel, as needed.
NOTES: Successful applicant must pass a background screening, including fingerprinting, as a condition of employment.
The anticipated hiring salary for this position is $34,501.48 annually.
JOB DUTIES: This is a professional forestry position responsible for coordinating, analyzing, developing and directing forest based recreation and education programs in the Jacksonville District. Specific areas of involvement include, but are not limited to, researching trends in public recreation, recreation planning and recreation policy; public relations; collecting recreation receipts; and evaluating the impacts of public recreation activities on natural resources. The position requires a strong knowledge of resource based recreation, oral and written communication skills, and successful experience in dealing with the public on an individual and collective basis.
Works closely with Resource, Operations Administrators and field supervisors in the development, implementation and enforcement of forest recreation policies and procedures. Responsible for fiscal procedures related to district wide recreational programs including, but not limited to, budget preparations, collection and processing of recreation area receipts, purchasing, conducting fee area audits, management of concession agreements and management of recreation related grant programs. Secures alternative funding for recreational projects. Prepares a variety of written and oral reports.
Oversees design, installation and construction of various recreation facilities and amenities. Provides assistance to field staff in the development and oversight of all forests five year recreation plans and annual work plans. Conducts routine inspections of recreational facilities for quality control purposes. Assists in the design and implementation of outdoor recreation training programs. Monitors areas to evaluate impacts from recreation activities.
Serves as primary public contact for the district’s forest recreation program which includes the following: developing and managing a Jacksonville District Chapter of Friends of Florida State Forests, coordinating the Jacksonville District’s volunteer program, providing oversight of the District’s Forest Liaison Committees and maintaining liaison with recreation professionals from cooperating, public land management agencies as well as forest user groups and environmental organizations using a variety of forums. Designs and develops exhibits and literature promoting the state forest system and its management goals.
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.
Assists in the assigned area of responsibility with the planning, development and administration of the Florida Forest Service’s State Forest Program. In addition to outdoor recreation, this includes management of timber, wildlife, protected species, archeological and historic resources, and aquatic resources.
Performs other duties as assigned, which may include the handling of revenue.
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. 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: Jacksonville
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