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Forest Ranger II

Forest Ranger II - Latimer/Wilburton

Recruitment #190114-L23B-01

Introduction



Location: Wilburton 

Wilburton District, East Central Area

General:
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 the 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.

Examples of Specific Duties and Tasks:
1.Take operational command and engage in initial attack and extended attack wildand fire suppression, prescribed burning operations and activities: Provides fire suppression and prescribed burning assistance to employees, partner agencies, volunteer, and other assisting fire crews.
2. Utilize basic geographic information system (GIS) skills and equipment to gather wildland fire and prescribed fire data, including but not limited to acres involved, fire area, latitude/longitude, and/or GIS shape files of fire perimeters.
3. Supervise or participate in the construction and maintenance of forestry division facilities and projects such as roads, bridges, towers, and buildings.
4. Operate and maintain assigned equipment including pickup trucks, fire pumper units, bulldozers, and other related equipment; supervises and performs preventive maintenance and minor repairs to assigned equipment.
5. Assist with inventory of private forest lands by measuring and recording forest data such as tree species, volume of merchantable timber, topographical features and tree seedling mortality; assist in the development of forest management plans for landowners; distributes fire prevention and forest management information to landowners.
6. Assist landowners in technical aspects of tree planting operations; perform follow-up inspections to determine if proper planting techniques were used and evaluate tree survival and mortality rates; gather tree seeds from superior stock for use in planting operations.
7. Mark trees for harvesting purposes; designate boundary lines for cutting operations, timber stand improvement work, and timber sales; compute volume for use in bid requests.
8. Assist with presenting fire prevention information and education programs for schools, groups and the general public; participate in organizing and training rural fire departments.
9. Assist with developing fire response plans and dispatches fire suppression units during periods of fire occurrence.
10. Maintain inventory records in an assigned area.
11. Other duties as assigned.

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

1. Applicants must be willing and able to fulfill all job-related travel normally associated with this position.
2. Applicants must pass an agency established pre-hire physical examination and must take and pass a drug test prior to appointment, administered through the appointing agency.
3. 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 the Forestry Services Division (tested annually).  The Work Capacity Test consists of walking three miles in 45 minutes (or less) while carrying a 45 lb. pack.
4. 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.
5. Persons appointed to a Forest Ranger position (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.

This position requires possession of a valid State of Oklahoma Commercial Driver’s License, Class A, with appropriate endorsements as referenced in the Oklahoma Model Commercial Driver’s Manual in effect at the time of appointment.  Persons appointed to this position must obtain the appropriate Commercial Driver’s License no later than six 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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