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Georgia Forestry Commission Hiring Several Wildland Firefighter Positions Throughout State

The Georgia Forestry Commission is hiring for several wildland firefighter positions throughout the state. All positions are full-time.

Applicants must have a commercial learner’s permit (CLP) prior to hire date and the ability to obtain a CDL within 12 weeks. GFC will train

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.

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.

See locations and apply HERE.

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