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Forest Ranger I

Recruitment #180627-L23A-08

Introduction



Location: Park Hill, OK

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 I:
This is the basic level of this job family where employees are assigned responsibilities, which primarily involve participating in the prevention and suppression of wildland fires, the operation and maintenance of firefighting equipment, and the maintenance and construction of forestry facilities.  Some responsibilities may also be assigned for providing training and assistance or guidance to volunteer fire crews or serving as Single Resource Boss or as the Incident Commander for low complexity wildland fires.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level I:
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of one year of forestry-related work , or fire prevention and suppression work, or experience operating logging, earth-moving, or farm equipment 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 pre-hire 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 Wildlife 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 State of Oklahoma Commercial Driver’s License, Class A or B, with appropriate endorsements as 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 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% Evaluation of Education and Experience listed on a supplemental questionnaire

***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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