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Requisition No:463285

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: SENIOR FORESTER - 42005646

Position Number:42005646

Salary: $39,915.72 - $47,895.90

Posting Closing Date: 09/24/2021






Ryan Slyter, (850) 681-5953


A bachelors degree with a major in Forestry or related field from a Society of American Foresters accredited college or university and two (2) years of professional forestry experience; or

A masters degree with a major in Forestry or a related field from a Society of American Foresters accredited college or university and one (1) year of professional forestry experience.

A bachelors and/or masters degree 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 in addition to the applicable required experience above; or 2) curriculum must include at least two (2) of the following four (4) courses: Silviculture, Dendrology, Forest Mensuration or Forest Management in addition to the applicable required experience listed above. NOTE: Applicants will be required to provide a copy of their equivalency transcript showing the attained required courses listed above.



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.


Occasional to moderate travel required. Position may respond to emergencies, including natural disasters or other type incidents requiring travel, as needed.


The anticipated hiring salary for this position is $39,915.72 annually.


This is a highly technical position responsible for a variety of forestry related programs on the Plank Road State Forest. The incumbent must deal with forestry and environmental issues affecting both the public and state-owned forest land.

Provides technical forestry assistance on the Plank Road State Forest in the management of timberlands for maximum profits and sustained yield as well as balancing environmental concerns; provides timber marking and volume estimation and the sale of forest products; provides technical assistance in planning for multiple use of the forest and ensures that ecosystem management is practiced; prepares stands for direct seeding or contract planting; prepares contracts for all silvicultural operations and oversees these operations while in progress to ensure contractor compliance. This position may be required to perform Forest Inventory Analysis (FIA) work, including FIA Certification by the United States Forest Service, or other federal programs.

Provides technical assistance in developing prescribed burning plans to ensure minimum impact of smoke and maximum use of assigned resources; evaluates prescribed burns before, during and after, to ensure that sound forest management objectives are met; participates in burns; secures the necessary training to conduct and participate in prescribed burning safely.

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 Floridas open burning laws and regulations.

Maintains contact with cooperating agencies (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Division of Historical Resources, Department of State), environmental organizations and organizes user groups to ensure cooperative efforts and input into the management of the forest.

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


  • State of Florida retirement package
  • 10 Paid holidays annually
  • Annual Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Health Insurance the State covers the majority of the premiums for Individual and 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


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.

VETERANS PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes,candidates eligible for Veterans Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.Candidates claiming Veterans Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee

Posted: 2021-09-12 Expires: 2021-10-12

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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