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County Ranger

Expired Job

State Of North Carolina Lumberton , NC 28360

Posted 3 months ago

Description of Work


Hiring Range: $33,960 - $54,336

This position is open to current North Carolina State

Government employees ONLY.

The NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services provides services that promote and improve agriculture, agribusiness and forests; protect consumers and businesses; and conserve farmland and natural resources for the prosperity of all North Carolinians. The Department employs approximately 2000 employees.

The County Ranger is responsible for overseeing and conducting a variety of forestry services that include but not limited to fire suppression, forest law enforcement, forest health, forest management, and information/education, and/or disaster/emergency response in accordance with policy and procedure and other guidance. The County Ranger has direct supervision of 5 employees.

Duties associated with supervision are performance evaluations, work planning, training, data management, purchasing, and facility and equipment maintenance. Overnight travel sometimes required

Function as an initial attack incident commander and/or in other ICS positions for emergency response on forest fires and natural disasters. Oversees the prescribed burning program in the county.

Provide technical assistance and other duties related to various cost-share programs such as inspect tree planting and site preparation work and forest measurements. Interacts with contractors and consultant foresters on reforestation projects. Ensure adherence to Forest Practice Guidelines related to water quality.

Occasional heavy lifting required. Work is subject to hazards such as fire, pests, wild animals, weather, and difficult terrain. Work is also subject to on-call and rotating shifts and rotation of work areas.

Work hours are typically 8-5, Mon-Fri. Some work functions require evening, holiday, and/or weekend work. Wildfire and disaster/emergency response requires year round readiness and may require extended working hours and days.

Residency required within 30 minutes of assigned duty station at 1027-A HWY 74E, Lumberton, NC.

Necessary Special Requirements:
Must be able to be on-call 24 hours/day, 7 days/week during high fire danger and natural disasters.

Telephone is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

  • Considerable knowledge of programs and services delivered by the North Carolina Forest Service.

  • Moderate knowledge of wild land fire control strategy and firefighting techniques, protocols and safety practices.

  • Moderate knowledge of forest management practices such as surveying, GPS, best management practices and applicable environmental regulations.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and establish effective working relationships with the public and other agency personnel including the ability to train and educate others on fire control and forest management related topics.

  • Ability to secure cooperation of the public and other agency personnel in fire prevention and control activities.


Supervisory experience or 5 years of DFR experience. Knowledge of and experience with heavy equipment.

For current state employees, please note that as of June 1, 2018, promotion and RIF priority and salary administration will be made based on the new Statewide NC Classification System. Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Associate's degree in forest management or an environmental or natural science curriculum from an appropriately accredited institution and four years of related experience in providing forestry services; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Necessary Special Qualification: Possession of a valid North Carolina driver's license required within 90 days of hire.

Supplemental and Contact Information

Any employment offer may be less than the maximum of the range due to salary equity with similarly situated employees or the selected candidate's related education and experience.

Please follow instructions to apply on-line. It is important that your application includes all of your relevant education and experience.

Text or attached resumes ARE NOT accepted as a substitution for a completed application. Those applicants seeking veteran's preference should submit a copy of their Form DD-214.

All Law Enforcement positions and positions requiring a Pilot's License or a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) shall be subject to pre-employment drug testing. All positions requiring a Commercial Driver's License shall also be subject to pre-employment DMV physicals.

Selected applicants must obtain a U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) medical certificate prior to employment. If a CDL is listed as a preference and the selected applicant has a CDL at the time of hire then the CDL will become a requirement for the position.

Note: When required, you must answer the question(s) for this position or your application will be considered incomplete.

Questions regarding this posting? Contact 919-707-3201.

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County Ranger

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State Of North Carolina