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Ops Forest Ranger - 42901940

Company: Florida Department of Transportation
Location: Punta Gorda
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Requisition No: 392862

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: OPS FOREST RANGER - 42901940

Position Number: 42901940

Salary: $13.98

Posting Closing Date: 06/12/2021

OPS FOREST RANGER

(WILDLAND FIREFIGHTER)

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES

FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE

  • OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY---

THIS IS A FULL-TIME TEMPORARY POSITION*

CONTACT:

Edward Vuolo JR., (941) 575-5860

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

In accordance with Florida Statute 633, any person employed in this class must:

  • Be a high school graduate or the equivalent, as the term may be determined by the Division of State Fire Marshal of the Department of Financial Services, and at least 18 years of age.
  • Not have been convicted of a misdemeanor relating to the certification or to perjury or false statements, or a felony or a crime punishable by imprisonment of 1 year or more under the law of the United States or any state thereof or under the law of any other country, or dishonorably discharged from any of the Armed Forces of the United States. "Convicted" means a finding of guilt or the acceptance of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere, in any federal or state court or a court in any other country, without regard to whether a judgment of conviction has been entered by the court having jurisdiction of the case.
  • Submit a fingerprint card to the division with a current processing fee. The fingerprint card will be forwarded to the Department of Law Enforcement and/or the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  • Have a good moral character as determined by investigation under procedure established by the division.
  • Be in good physical condition as determined by a medical examination as prescribed by the division. Such examination may include, but need not be limited to, provisions of the National Fire Protection Association Pamphlet 1582.
  • Be a non-user of tobacco or tobacco products for at least one (1) year immediately preceding application, as evidenced by the sworn affidavit of the applicant.

NOTE: ALL POSITIONS WITHIN THIS CLASS REQUIRE POSSESSION OF A VALID DRIVER LICENSE

  • ATTENTION CANDIDATES*

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.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

The incumbent must obtain a Class "A" Commercial Driver License (CDL) within six (6) months of appointment.

The incumbent must live within thirty (30) miles of the headquarters, which is located at 13100 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda, Florida, by the first day of appointment.

Applicants who receive a job offer must pass:

  • Pre-employment drug screening
  • Pre-employment comprehensive medical examination
  • Pre-employment physical fitness test

Post employment - incumbents must pass:

  • Reasonable suspicion, post-accident, and random drug and alcohol testing provisions in accordance with Title 49 CFR Part 382, Federal Highway Administration Rules, effective January 1, 1995
  • Annual medical examination (pulmonary function and blood pressure)
  • Annual physical fitness test

NOTES:

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

The anticipated hiring salary for this position is $13.98 hourly.

JOB DUTIES:

This work is in wildland fuels management in the wildland urban interface to reduce the wildfire threat. Conducting fuels treatment including prescribed fire, heavy mowing, firebreak establishment and providing risk assessment. Work is performed region wide and requires frequent extended travel.

This individual operates and maintains various kinds of equipment in wildfire mitigation and suppression including engines, bulldozers, transports (tractor trailer) and other special equipment. Work includes operation of brush cutters, chain saws and other hand tools in preparing sites for prescribed burning. Liaison with private landowners and counterparts in public agencies. Performing in various capacities, as qualified, within the Incident Command System. Identify and alert others to fire weather conditions conducive to erratic fire behavior. Investigates wildfire causes and makes recommendations to supervisor identifying potentially high fire hazard areas and fire prevention efforts needed. Participates in prescribed burning in the urban interface. Individual will complete required accomplishment reporting and mapping paperwork. Intensifies public awareness of the value and importance of prescribed fires, fuel management, FIREWISE Program and fire prevention through public education programs presented in a variety of public forums. Responds to all-risk emergency incidents, as required.

Performs maintenance and construction activities on fixed facilities and equipment.

Performs related work as required.

SPECIAL NOTES:

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: Fort Myers

Keywords: Florida Department of Transportation, Cape Coral , Ops Forest Ranger - 42901940, Other , Punta Gorda, Florida

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