Requisition No: 392862
Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services
Working Title: OPS FOREST RANGER - 42901940
Position Number: 42901940
Posting Closing Date: 06/12/2021
OPS FOREST RANGER
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES
FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE
- OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY---
THIS IS A FULL-TIME TEMPORARY POSITION*
Edward Vuolo JR., (941) 575-5860
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
- 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
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
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
and supports employment of individuals with disabilities.
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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,
- Annual medical examination (pulmonary function and blood
- Annual physical fitness test
Successful applicant must pass a background screening, including
fingerprinting, as a condition of employment.
The anticipated hiring salary for this position is $13.98
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.
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
Nearest Major Market: Fort Myers