Administration and coordination of the State Forest GIS geodatabase which includes the timber management data model and other highly technical specialized forest management computer programs. This includes the utilization of growth and yield software and other data modeling software to provide the Florida Forest Service with timber harvest projections and appropriate scheduling of other timber stand management activities.
Assists the various field units with timber stand inventory technical guidance and oversight to ensure that the timber stand inventory data is collected accurately, correctly, and updated annually per the outlined standards in the Florida Forest Service State Forest Handbook. Works with field personnel to support the Forest Inventory and Sustainability System (FISS) for forest inventory, timber sales and reforestation projects. Provides technical assistance to the FISS contract manager and contractor.
Conducts field visits to state forests annually to review forest inventory data collection activities, conduct individual cruiser check plots, and provide technical direction as needed. Technical direction includes training and support of cruisers and check cruisers.
Provides support for wildfires and other natural disasters as directed.
Performs related duties as required.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Forestry, and two (2) years of professional experience in forestry, or
A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Forestry, and one (1) year of professional experience in forestry or
An associate degree in Forestry, and four (4) years of professional experience in forestry
Professional experience in forestry can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.
Requires possession of a valid driver license.
Occasional to moderate travel required. Position may respond to emergencies, including natural disasters or other type incidents requiring travel, as needed.
- State of Florida Retirement Package
- Ten paid holidays annually
- Annual Leave
- Sick Leave
- Health Insurance - State covers the majority of the health insurance premiums for individuals and
- 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.
Use the following web address or link to apply.
ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST III - 42000621 (myflorida.com)