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Forestry Supervisor II

FDACS, Florida Forest Service

Job Field:
Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
Job Type:
Full Time
Location Detail:
Job Description:

This is a professional and administrative position responsible for developing, leading and coordinating all forest management activities on John M. Bethea State Forest.


Assists with the preparing, implementing and monitoring of the John M. Bethea State Forest Resources Management Plan. Activities include directing, guiding and providing leadership in the major program areas of reforestation, restoration, geographic information systems, global positioning systems, wildlife habitat, prescribed fire, easements, land acquisition and land disposition, forest product sales and recreation. Responsible for contract management and maintaining documentation on state forest activities. This position may be required to assist with Forest Inventory Analysis (FIA) work.


Provides technical assistance in developing prescribed burning plans to ensure minimum impact of smoke and maximum use of assigned resources. Ensures post burn evaluations are completed in a timely manner thus confirming sound forest management objectives are met, participates in burns conducted by helicopter, and by hand; secures the necessary training to conduct and participate in prescribed burning safely.


Provides technical oversight and field assistance with all areas of land management, i.e., timber management, forest inventory, reforestation, exotic species control and forest education.


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.


A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university with a major course of study in forestry and three (3) years of forestry experience; or


A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major course of study in forestry and two (2) years of forestry experience; or


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


Requires possession of a valid driver license.



Successful applicant must pass a background screening, including fingerprinting, as a condition of employment.


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


$36,357.66 - $50,050.00 annually

State of Florida Retirement package

10 Paid Holidays annually

176 Hours of Paid Annual Leave annually

104 Hours of Paid Sick Leave annually

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 Child Care Reimbursement Accounts available

Tax Deferred Savings Program available through payroll deduction

Uniforms provided at no cost

Annual boot purchase allotment


How to Apply:

Please click on the link and apply at People First


Contact Tara Kennedy with questions.


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