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Wildland Firefighter/Ranger (Liberty-Long-S. Bryan)

Natural Resources
Forestry Commission, Georgia - GFC
 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! 


Must have a commercial learner's permit (CLP) prior to hire date and the ability to obtain a CDL within 12 weeks.


If you advance in the selection process, you will be contacted and invited to tour the unit. 


This position will work out of GA Forestry Commission’s Long County office located in Ludowici,GA.


 For more information call 912-545-2247.



Click here to learn more about our GREAT benefits!  


Click here to learn more about forestry and wildland firefighting (Southern Group of State Foresters):

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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.
  • Prepares reports.
  • 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.

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