Forest Area Supervisor

Employer: 
Florida Division of Forestry
Job Field: 
Forestry
Job Type: 
Full Time
Location: 
Florida
Location Detail: 
Gadsen
Job Description: 
Responsible and accountable for managing budget/dollars/resources (staff, vehicles, computers, cell phones, etc.) of any assigned programs in an efficient and accountable manner. Responsible for ensuring that assigned program areas have operational procedures and processes which result in accountability and compliance with Division and Department policies and procedures. Responsible for developing and carrying out an active fire control and prevention program for the geographic area of responsibility. This includes coordination and supervision of forest fire detection, suppression and pre-suppression activities and responsibility for helping to train and equip rural fire departments. Sets program work goals for fire control related areas and carries out to completion, including reporting results to affected county commissions and municipalities. Responsible for first line enforcement of applicable fire equipment in area of responsibility. Responsible for the safety of personnel under his or her supervision. Administers open burning program within the area of responsibility. Responsible for implementing prescribed burning on state lands. Supervises Senior Forest Rangers, Forest Rangers and Senior Foresters to ensure that the prescribed fire component is carried out in a timely manner; responsible for implementing land management plans on state lands. Personnel responsibilities include personnel recruitment; work scheduling; administering supervision/discipline, training, employee performance appraisals and maintaining related documentation. Assigned personnel are trained and utilized to accomplish overall responsibilities of the position. Responsible for training assigned personnel in areas of fire control, forest management, and state lands management. Also coordinates training programs for fire departments, forest landowners and related state and federal agencies. Coordinates and supervises a public information and education program relating to Division programs with particular emphasis on forest fire prevention. Supervises maintenance and construction of Division-owned facilities including houses, towers, offices, maintenance shops, roads, bridges and recreation sites. Maintains contact with public and governmental leaders, forest industry personnel and law enforcement agencies to ensure input on key issues relating to forestry and Division services. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: 
A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with a major course of study in forestry and two (2) years of forestry experience; or A Master's Degree from an accredited college or university with a major course of study in forestry and one (1) year of forestry experience. Experience in forestry work can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education. This position requires the incumbent to possess and maintain a valid Driver License.
Deadline: 
06/15/2011 (All day)
Last updated June 07, 2011