Thomasville, GA, United States
Commercial Driving Experience
An exciting career in wildland firefighting awaits you! (click to view a video)
Do you love working outside?
Are you comfortable in high-adrenaline/emergency-response environments?
Do you thrive as a part of a team? Are you self-directed and able to make decisions on your own?
Are you adaptable, flexible and committed to public service?
If so, you may have a career ahead of you in wildland firefighting!
Georgia Forestry Commission's elite workforce is focused on conserving and protecting Georgia's forest resources. Our highly trained wildland firefighters enjoy a dynamic work environment, become experts in the field of wildland fire suppression/prevention, and become part of a unique, all-hazard response state agency.
Apply today to see if you have what it takes!
Online Application Process:
Do you have a valid Ranger Exam score (must have received a passing score of 80 or higher)?
a. Yes, I have a valid score
i. Apply online noting your test score and date in the space provided. You will be contacted if selected for an interview.
b. No, I do not have a valid score
i. Apply online, and then take the Ranger Exam as described below. You will be contacted if selected for an interview.
This position will work out of GA Forestry Commission’s Thomas County office located in Thomasville, GA.
The Ranger Exam has been scheduled for Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at the Thomas County EOC Building/Fire Department, located at 1202 Remington Avenue, Thomasville, GA. 31792 at 8:00 a.m. For more information ****. You must have a valid Ranger Exam score to be considered.
Please arrive 30 minutes early to secure a seat, as seating is limited. You must obtain a score of 80 or above on the Ranger Exam to be considered for hire. You will have up to 3 hours to complete the test. The Ranger Exam is a general knowledge assessment that tests items such as comprehension, following directions and other basic skills. No preparation or studying is needed for this test.
If you need special accommodations for the testing, please ****.
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Ranger/Wildland Firefighter job duties:
Must live and/or relocate to within 45 minutes of assigned work location.
Under close supervision receives training and instruction in fire control duties using heavy equipment.
Assists with maintaining buildings, grounds, and equipment.
Participates in forestry related services and programs such as reforestation, community and school activities.
Controls and extinguishes fires using manual and power equipment.
Ensures proper operation and maintenance of firefighting equipment.
Inspects property to ensure compliance with laws, codes, and regulations.
Operates fire engines and hoselays.
Performs upkeep and maintenance of buildings, grounds, and equipment.
Carries out the implementation of fire prevention campaigns.
Operates commercial class transport and medium to heavy duty crawler tractor in wild land fire suppression and construction of pre-suppression fire breaks.
Responds to fire calls and other requests for assistance, such as accidents and other emergencies.
Participates in a rotating “on call” schedule to respond to requests for assistance after hours and on weekends/holidays.
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A minimum score of 80 on the Ranger 1 written examination AND the ability to obtain a Commercial Driver's License within 12 weeks of hire date.