Florida - Forester

The Florida Forest Service with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is seeking an applicant to fill a technically demanding, professional and administrative position responsible for developing, directing, and coordinating the multiple use management and recreational plan on the Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest. Major duties include: Coordinating the implementation of the management plan on Okaloacooche Slough State Forest which includes supervision of work crews, watershed manipulation, wildfire surveys, prescribed burnings, exotic species control and developing programs for recreation. 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. 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. Attends training and classes in emergency management. 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, August 08, 2018.