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Forest Ranger II

Recruitment #180808-L23B-03

Introduction



Location: Leflore


BASIC PURPOSE

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities in the prevention and suppression of wildfires and in the performance of technical forest management work related to the delivery of the division’s cooperative forestry programs.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

This job family consists of four levels which are distinguished based on the complexity of assigned duties, the level of expertise required to complete assigned work, and the responsibility assigned for providing leadership to others.

Level II:
This is the career level of this job family where employees are assigned to serve as the Incident Commander in the suppression of moderately complex wildland fires, to serve a leading role while conducting fire prevention activities and for the operation and maintenance of equipment or the construction of facilities. In this role employees have responsibilities to plan an appropriate and safe strategy for suppressing wildfires, ensure the safety of personnel and volunteer fire fighters assigned to the fire and to assign work related to the resources on the fire. Other duties may include serving in a leading role on various fire prevention and facilities/equipment maintenance activities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level II:
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of completion of training  and qualification as a National Wildland Coordinating Group Type 4 Incident Commander and two years of experience in forestry or wildland fire suppression, or completion of an approved, agency directed Forest Technician training program; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

Applicants must be willing and able to fulfill all job-related travel normally associated with this position.

Applicants must pass an agency established prehire physical examination and must take and pass a drug test prior to appointment, administered through the appointing agency.

Applicants must be able to pass a Forestry Services administered reading and writing comprehension test to be eligible for employment.

All applicants hired after 06/30/2014 must pass a job-related work capacity test (as outlined by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group) within three months of employment and maintain the minimum levels of fitness required for their position throughout their career with Forestry Division (tested annually).

Persons appointed to Forest Ranger I positions must complete all training and experience requirements for National Wildfire Coordinating Group Firefighter II (FFT2) certification within six months of employment and Firefighter I (FFT1) within one year of employment.

Applicants for level I, II, and III must reside or within six months of employment establish residence within a 15 mile radius of the designated reporting/work site to which the employee is assigned.

Some positions may require possession of a valid Oklahoma commercial driver’s license, Class A or B, with appropriate endorsements referenced in the Oklahoma Model Commercial Driver’s Manual in effect at the time of appointment.  Persons appointed to such positions in the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry, Forestry Services Division must obtain a class A commercial driver’s license no later than five months after the date of appointment.  Employees subject to this requirement will be subject to random drug testing administered by the appointing authority.

NOTES

Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.

Selection Plan

Scores based on: 100% Qualification Review.

 ***NOTE:  Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time.


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