State of Georgia Wildland Firefighter/Ranger (Emanuel/Treutlen) in Emanuel, Georgia

Online Application Process

  1. Do you have a valid Ranger Exam score (must have received a passing score of 80 or higher)?

a. Yes, I have a valid score

i. Apply online noting your test score and date in the space provided. You will be contacted if selected for an interview.

b. No, I do not have a valid score

i. Apply online, and then take the Ranger Exam as described below. You will be contacted if selected for an interview.

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This position will work out of GA Forestry Commission’s Emanuel County Office located in Swainsboro, GA.

The Ranger Exam has been scheduled for Monday, May 7, 2018 at the Varner 4-H Center, 220 South Circle Dr., Swainsboro, GA 30401 at1:30 p.m. For more information call the Emanuel Office at 478-289-2564.

Please arrive 30 minutes early to secure a seat, as seating is limited. You must obtain a score of 80 or above on the Ranger Exam to be considered for hire. You will have up to 3 hours to complete the test. The Ranger Exam is a general knowledge assessment that tests items such as comprehension, following directions and other basic skills. No preparation or studying is needed for this test.

*If you need special accommodations for the testing, please contact HR at 678-476-6220.

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 and ensures that fire protection and/or fire detection systems are installed in accordance with appropriate laws, codes, ordinances, regulations and standards.

  • Inspects property to ensure compliance with laws, codes, and regulations.

  • Operates fire engines and hoselays.

  • Performs upkeep and maintenance of quarters, buildings, grounds, and hydrants.

  • 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._

  • _Successfully completes the Moderate Work Capacity Test (physical fitness test) which consists of a 2 mile walk (no running allowed) in 30 minutes or less wearing a 25 lb. weighted vest._




High school diploma or GED AND a minimum score of 80 on the Ranger 1 Written Examination AND ability to obtain a Commercial Driver's license within 12 weeks of hire date.

Job: *Natural Resources

Organization: *Georgia Forestry Commission

Title: Wildland Firefighter/Ranger (Emanuel/Treutlen)

Location: GA-Emanuel-Swainsboro

Requisition ID: NAT0077