In accordance with Florida Statute 633, any person employed in this class must:
***Applicants must complete all fields in the Candidate Profile. Work history, hours worked and education are required to qualify for this position. Responses to Qualifying Questions must be verifiable in the Candidate Profile. Resumes and other documentation can be attached to provide additional information***
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services values and supports employment of individuals with disabilities. Qualified 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, by the first day of appointment.
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 received.
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, 1995
Annual medical examination (pulmonary function and blood pressure)
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 $24,579.62 annually.
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 educational programs.
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 required.
Provides pre-suppression 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, loaders, etc.
Performs maintenance and construction activities on fixed facilities and equipment. Makes purchases of materials as needed.
Performs other related work as assigned.
When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.