11 days old


Chiefland, FL 32626

Requisition No:70323

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: FORESTRY SUPERVISOR II - SES - 42003142

Position Number:42003142

Salary: $34,501.48 - 41,401.88

Posting Closing Date: 08/20/2019






Stephen Montgomery, (352) 395-4926


A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major course of study in forestry and three years of forestry experience; or

A master's degree from an accredited college or university with major course of study in forestry and two years of forestry experience. 

Experience as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.

***Applicants must complete all fields in the Candidate Profile.  Work
history, hours worked and formal education are required to be
considered in qualifying 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.


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.


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.


This is a technically demanding, professional and administrative position responsible for the annual production of 5-10 million bare root tree seedlings at the Florida Forest Services (FFS) Andrews Nursery.

Administers and supervises bare root tree seedling production at Andrews Nursery.  This includes soil preparation and conservation; seed preparation, testing, and stratification; Spring and Fall seeding; application of soil fumigants, fertilizers and pesticides; scouting for pest occurrence and damage; seedling inventory, harvesting, packaging, and loading.  Coordinates seedling delivery to customers.  Coordinates with FFS State Forests in advance of seeding to ensure seedling needs are met.

Supervises the quality and quantity of work of workers in the bare-root operation.  This includes recruitment, training, work schedules, evaluation, and discipline.  Trains employees in methods for performing effective and efficient jobs.  Coordinates daily with the inmate program supervisors to schedule inmate tasks.

Responsible for maintenance of existing equipment and the development/fabrication of new equipment not available on the open market for specific nursery tasks.  Prepares specifications for the purchase of such equipment.  Also responsible for building maintenance and modifications made to any existing structure.    Supervises the installation and maintenance of nursery irrigation systems. 

Maintains records on seed inventories and usage, vehicle and building maintenance, weather data, pesticide applications, Worker Protection Standard compliance, cultural practices applied to seedlings, harvesting/packaging records, and any other data pertinent to seedling production.

Maintains contacts with public governmental leaders, forestry industry personnel, FFS state forest personnel, and other key leaders to ensure input of key issues related to reforestation.  Visits landowner sites around the state where nursery seedlings have been planted for quality control inspections.

Responsible and accountable for managing budget/dollars/resources (staff, vehicles, computers, cell phones, etc.) of any assigned programs in an efficient and accountable manner.  Develops annual budget request.  Makes necessary purchases for bare root nursery and oversees expenditures.  Responsible for ensuring that assigned program areas have operational procedures and processes which result in accountability and compliance with Florida Forest Service and department policies and procedures.

Performs other related work as assigned, which may include the handling of revenue.


  • State of Florida Retirement package
  • 10 Paid Holidays annually
  • Annual Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Health Insurance for Individual or Family Coverage State pays part of premium
  • Life Insurance
  • Additional supplemental insurances available such as dental, vision, etc.
  • Tax Deferred Medical and Child Care Reimbursement Accounts available
  • Tax Deferred Savings Program available through payroll deduction
  • Uniforms provided at no cost
  • Annual Boot purchase allotment


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.

Nearest Major Market: Gainsville

Posted: 2019-08-06 Expires: 2019-09-05

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) offers a wide variety of employment opportunities from consumer and environmental protection to promoting Florida’s vast agriculture and aquaculture industries. The Department has its own agricultural law enforcement office and a highly trained forestry division charged with fighting wildfires and protecting Florida’s vast forest lands. The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people to review the job listings to find out if this agency can offer them a career opportunity.

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