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Forester

Deadline:
Employer:
Florida Forest Service - Goethe State Forest
Job Field:
Forestry
Job Type:
Full Time
Location:
Florida
Location Detail:
Dunnellon
Job Description:

   Assists in the planning, implementation, and coordination of the harvest plan. Responsible for the administration of one-third of all timber sales in progress on Goethe State Forest and seeing that the conditions of the timber sale agreements are not violated, such as the cutting of unmarked trees, leaving an area littered, and unnecessary damage to unmarked trees during regular inspections of all sales. Responsible for the detection and control of insect and disease attacks on acres of forest land, including the administration of the forest–wide salvage sale.
   
   Assists with the planning, implementation, and coordination of forest inventory including stand description of various timber stand conditions for the purpose of describing present stand conditions and prescribing recommendations for silvicultural and other treatments. Conducts one-third of the annual forest inventory.
   
   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.
   
   Assists the forestry supervisor and the forest area supervisor with the planning, implementation, and coordination of the prescribed burning program on Goethe State Forest.
   
   Responsible for the planning, implementation, and coordination of reforestation on Goethe State Forest, either hand planting, machine planting, or natural regeneration.
   
   Responsible for maintaining all GIS and the geo-data base of the forest.
   
   Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

   MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
   
   A bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in Forestry or a related field from a Society of American Foresters accredited college or university; or
   
   Anticipated receipt of a bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in Forestry or a related field from a Society of American Foresters accredited college or university.
   
   NOTE: Applicants in this category will not be appointed until they have acquired and provide final proof of receiving the required degree. A bachelor’s and/or master’s degrees in Forestry or a related field obtained outside the United States must either: 1) be obtained from a Society of American Foresters accredited college or university; or 2) curriculum must include at least two (2) of the following four (4) courses: Silviculture, Dendrology, Forest Mensuration or Forest Management. NOTE: Applicants will provide an academic equivalency evaluation obtained in the United States showing the required courses.
   
   ***ATTENTION CANDIDATES***
   
   To be considered for a position with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:
   •All fields in the Candidate Profile must be completed.
   •Work history, hours worked, and formal education fields must be filled out to determine qualifications for this position.
   •Responses to Qualifying Questions must be verifiable in the Candidate Profile.
   
   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:
   
   Requires possession of a valid Class E Driver License.
   
   Occasional to moderate travel required. Position may respond to emergencies, including natural disasters or other type incidents requiring travel, as needed.

Salary:
The anticipated hiring salary for this position is $36,287.68 annually.
Benefits:

   •State of Florida Retirement package
   •10 Paid Holidays annually
   •Annual Leave
   •Sick Leave
   •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