Requisition No: 393105
Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services
Working Title: FOREST RANGER - 42002168 1
Position Number: 42002168
Salary: $29,079.96 - 29,495.44
Posting Closing Date: 06/18/2021
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES
FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE
- OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY*
Tara Kennedy, 386 243-6223
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 B Commercial Driver License
(CDL) within three (3) months of appointment.
Occasional to moderate travel required. Position may respond to
emergencies, including natural disasters or other type incidents
requiring travel, as needed.
The incumbent must live within 30 miles of the headquarters,
which is located at 11769 SE US Highway 41,White Springs, Florida,
throughout employment in this position.
Florida Statute 633 requires that any person employed in this
class obtain a Certificate of Compliance which includes, in
addition to the above requirements, satisfactory completion of a
fire fighter training program approved by the Division. No employee
shall obtain permanent status unless the Certificate is
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 $29,079.96
Days off on a rotation basis.
This work is in forest fire prevention, detection, suppression
and pre-suppression, providing technical forestry services and
information to landowners and wood-using industry representatives,
assisting with state lands management, and presenting forestry
This individual operates and maintains various kinds of
equipment in the suppression of wildfires, including engines,
bulldozers, transports, and other fire suppression equipment.
Investigates wildfire causes, gathers evidence, interviews
witnesses, makes recommendations to supervisors, and issues
Notification of Violations where appropriate. Performs fire
detection through ground patrol or tower staffing. Investigates
smoke complaints, conducts on site inspections of burn
authorizations. Intensifies public awareness of wildfires and
wildfire damage through fire prevention programs presented in a
variety of public forums. Performs wildfire hazard mitigation work.
Performs in various capacities, as qualified, within the Incident
Command System. Completes appropriate reports associated with
wildfire management. Responds to All-Risk Emergency Incidents, as
Provides presuppression plowing and burning assistance to
private landowners. Provides technical forestry assistance under
the supervision of a Forest Area Supervisor or professional
Forester which may include: timber inventory assistance on private
nonindustrial land; participation in tree seed collection, lifting
and planting tree seedlings; forestry education and environmental
education program information for the public and private forest
landowners. Assists in public lands management activities such as
tree planting, timber marking and inventory, prescribed burning,
boundary maintenance, protecting threatened and endangered species,
and wildfire protection. Monitors public use and assists the public
in utilizing various services and recreation opportunities on state
lands. Maintains public facilities such as trails, roads,
campgrounds, boat ramps, restrooms and other facilities for user
groups on state lands. Operates and maintains other equipment for
state lands management purposes such as road graders, dump trucks,
Performs maintenance and construction activities on fixed
facilities and equipment. Makes purchases of materials as
Performs other related work as assigned
THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS ARE INCLUDED:
- State of Florida Special Risk Retirement package
- 10 Paid Holidays annually
- Annual Leave
- Sick Leave
- Health Insurance - State covers the majority of health
insurance premiums for Individual & Family coverage
- Life Insurance
- Additional supplemental insurances available such as dental,
- Tax Deferred Medical and Child Care Reimbursement Accounts
- Tax Deferred Savings Program available through payroll
- Uniforms provided at no cost
- Annual boot purchase allotment
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
VETERANS' PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes,
candidates eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive
preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are
encouraged to apply. Candidates claiming Veterans' Preference must
attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes
character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4)
along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7,
Florida Administrative Code. Veterans' Preference documentation
requirements are available by clicking here. All documentation is
due by the close of the vacancy announcement.
Nearest Major Market: Jacksonville