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Position: Forester

Company: Florida Forest Service

Location: Picayune Strand State Forest


FORESTER (42000726)
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES
FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE

The Florida Forest Service with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is seeking an applicant to fill a technically demanding professional administrative position that is responsible for developing, directing, and coordinating the multiple use management and recreational plan on the Picayune Strand State Forest. Major duties include: Developing and implementing the management plan on Picayune Strand state Forest which includes supervision of forest inventory, timber sales, road maintenance and repairs, and establishment of recreational sites. Is responsible for holding public workshops and working with local agencies to ensure cooperative efforts and input into the management of the forest. 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. Responsible for the budgetary control of Picayune Strand State Forest including annual budget, budget preparation, preparing contracts for service, handling timber sale receipts, purchasing supplies and general budgetary responsibilities. Responsible for keeping abreast and knowledge of forestry topics, research, endangered species laws, and ecosystem management techniques. Performs other related work as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 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.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

To apply for this position, an application must be submitted through the People First system at: https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com/ by 11:59 p.m. EST, October 05, 2017.