Wisconsin State Jobs – Cooperative Forest Ranger

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Job Description:

The Cooperative Forest Ranger is the primary contact for wildland fire management and prescribed fire expertise and services to fire departments, county fire associations, local governments, and external agencies within the designated cooperative fire protection area. This position independently leads and manages all aspects of the forest fire and prescribed fire programs for the assigned area and provides services that ensure forest protection and resource management needs are fully met. Services include technical training; outreach and education to partners; prescribed fire activities; fire prevention; initial attack fire suppression; and incident support.

The Cooperative Forest Ranger provides extended attack fire suppression services and serves as the Incident Commander in a Unified Command structure, Operations Section Chief, or as a Division Group Supervisor/Task Force/Strike Team Leader during major fire suppression operations. Additionally, this position will be the designated DNR employee within the assigned area for review and approval of prescribed fire plans; determining day of burn approval; and conducting prescribed fires.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Due to this position’s role in wildland firefighting, prescribed burn and wildfire investigations, there are several National Wildfire Coordinating Group qualifications required, in addition to the requirement to meet physical fitness standards. Please see the complete position description (link included in the Position Summary section) for details.
  • The selected candidate must meet the requirements for traveling and operating a State vehicle, including the ability to obtain and maintain a valid Wisconsin driver’s license.
  • The selected candidate will be required to pass a background check prior to an offer of employment.
  • DNR does not sponsor work visas. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify eligibility to work in the United States by completing the required I-9 form .
  • Based on an assessment of the goals and work activities, this position may be eligible for telework. Telework approval is based on individual circumstances and is subject to supervisor approval and DNR telework policies. Approval is subject to change without notice based on business needs.

Job Requirements:

Applicants must possess the following required qualifications to be eligible for this position:

  • Certified (Task Book completed) as Incident Commander Type 4 (ICT4) or higher
  • Certified (Task Book completed) in two of the three Single Resource Boss positions listed below:
    • Engine Boss (ENGB)
    • Heavy Equipment Boss (HEQB)
    • Firing Boss (FIRB)
  • Experience implementing prescribed burn plans
  • Experience as an instructor presenting community-based or informal education programs (i.e., not formal school-based education)

Job Details:

Company:  State of Wisconsin

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Information Technology

Job Location:  Green Bay, WI, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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