Date:  Nov 16, 2023

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Requisition No: 817135 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services


 Pay Plan: Career Service

Position Number: 42002831 

Salary:  $43,680.00 - $58,305.00 

Posting Closing Date: 12/19/2023 

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Three (3) years of experience as a Forest Ranger with the Florida Forest Service; or


Three (3) years of similar work experience, with comparable training, with another public wildland firefighting forestry organization; or


An associate’s degree in Forest Technology or Fire Science from an accredited college or university and (1) year of experience as referenced above.


In addition to the above, Florida Statute 633 requires that any person employed in this job class obtain a firefighter certificate of compliance (Certified Florida Wildland Firefighter) that includes satisfactory completion of a firefighter training program approved by the Division of State Fire Marshal of the Department of Financial Services.  Any person applying to obtain this certification must:


  • Be a high school graduate or the equivalent, as the term may be determined by the Division of State Fire Marshal of the Department of Financial Services, and at least 18 years of age.
  • Not have been convicted of a misdemeanor relating to the certification or to perjury or false statements, or a felony or a crime punishable by imprisonment of 1 year or more under the law of the United States or any state thereof or under the law of any other country, or dishonorably discharged from any of the Armed Forces of the United States.  “Convicted” means a finding of guilt or the acceptance of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere, in any federal or state court or a court in any other country, without regard to whether a judgment of conviction has been entered by the court having jurisdiction of the case.
  • Submit a fingerprint card to the division with a current processing fee.  The fingerprint card will be forwarded to the Department of Law Enforcement and/or the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  • Have a good moral character as determined by investigation under procedure established by the division.
  • Be in good physical condition as determined by a medical examination as prescribed by the division.  Such examination may include, but need not be limited to, provisions of the National Fire Protection Association Pamphlet 1582.


No employee shall obtain permanent status unless the firefighter certificate of compliance (Certified Florida Wildland Firefighter) is received.






To be considered for a position with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:


  • All fields in the Candidate Profile must be completed (an attached resume is not a substitution for the information required on the candidate profile).
  • Work history, duties and responsibilities, hours worked, supervisor, and formal education fields, etc. must be filled out to determine qualifications for this position.
  • Responses to Qualifying Questions must be verifiable in the Candidate Profile.


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 A Commercial Driver License (CDL) within six (6) months of appointment. The Florida Forest Service will cover the majority of the cost associated with attaining the required CDL training and the initial CDL test when administered at an agency authorized CDL training center.


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 thirty (30) miles of the assigned headquarters located at 8431 S Orange Blossom Trl, Orlando, Florida, throughout employment in this position.


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:


  1. Pre-employment drug test in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S.
  2. Pre-employment comprehensive medical examination
  3. Pre-employment physical fitness test 


Post employment – incumbents must pass:


  1. Reasonable suspicion, post-accident, and random drug and alcohol testing provisions and the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse query requirements of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Regulation, Title 49 CFR Part 382
  2. Annual medical examination (pulmonary function and blood pressure)
  3. Annual physical fitness test




Successful applicant must pass a background screening, including fingerprinting, as a condition of employment.


Successful applicant with a current Commercial Driver’s License must pass a query of the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse


Days off on a rotation basis.




This work is in forest fire prevention, detection, suppression and pre-suppression, providing technical forestry services to landowners and wood-using industry representatives, assisting with state lands management, and presenting forestry educational programs.


This individual performs and coordinates the following activities:  The operation and maintenance of various kinds of equipment in the suppression of wildfires, including operating truck-tractor/semi-trailer or truck and trailer combinations, engines, bulldozers, transports, and other wildfire suppression equipment.  The investigation of wildfire causes, gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, making recommendations to supervisors, and issuing Notification of Violations where appropriate.  The performance of wildfire detection through ground patrol or tower staffing. Investigates smoke complaints, conducts on site inspections of burn authorizations. Intensifying public awareness of wildfires and wildfire damage through wildfire prevention programs presented in a variety of public forums.  Performs wildfire hazard mitigation work.  Performing in various capacities, as qualified, within the Incident Command System.  Completing appropriate reports associated with fire management.   Responds to all-risk emergency incidents, as required. 


Performs and coordinates the following activities: Providing pre-suppression plowing and burning assistance to private landowners. Coordinates and 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. Assisting 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. Monitoring public use and assisting the public in utilizing various services and recreation opportunities on state lands. Maintaining public facilities such as trails, roads, campgrounds, boat ramps, restrooms and other facilities for user groups on state lands. Operating and maintaining other equipment for state lands management purposes such as road graders, dump trucks, loaders, etc.


Coordinates and performs maintenance and construction activities on fixed facilities and equipment. Makes purchases of materials needed to complete projects.


Performs other related work as assigned.


The Following Special Benefits for this Position Include


  • State of Florida Special Risk Retirement package
  • Annual Uniform Allotment
  • Annual Boot Allotment


The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida


Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck.  The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:


  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits;
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal holiday each year;
  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision and other supplemental insurance options;
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions (For more information, please visit;)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • And more!


For a complete list of benefits, visit



The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

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