Position: ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST III
Company: FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE
Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL
ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST III
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES
FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE
***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY***
Todd Knapp, (850) 681-5879
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Forestry or related field 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 or related field and one (1) years of professional experience in forestry; or
An associate’s degree in Forestry or related 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.
The anticipated minimum hiring salary for this position is $43,151.19 annually.
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.