Forest Ranger (Forestry, Logging & Mill Operations)

Full Time


  Manor, Georgia, United States

The Forest Ranger will work collaboratively with the Resource Unit team on preventative fire and suppression measures, and quickly respond to and fight wildfires. This position also supports the resource unit by assisting the management of compliance activities, as in site preparation, planting and seedling survival inventory.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • As the principal operator of the fire suppression unit, must be able to respond to wildfires in accordance with the Resource Unit fire management plan.  During periods of high fire danger, must be in close proximity to fire unit and land base.
  • Perform fire prevention activities for the Resource Unit such as maintaining fire breaks, maintaining road right-of-ways for fire control, controlled burning, etc.
  • Work collaboratively with Resource Unit team in assisting with fire management plan development and implementation.
  • Assist Resource Land Managers with contract supervision on fire prevention activities.
  • Demonstrates safe working habits.
  • Responsible for fire unit maintenance and repair, budgeting, and related recordkeeping.
  • Assist the Resource Unit when necessary with contract compliance activities related to silvicultural and harvesting activities.
  • Assist with basic inventory projects, seedling survival, and data collection.

Required Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Two (2) years experience in wildland fire fighting and equipment operation
  • CDL Required
  • Wildland fire fighting techniques, operation of crawler tractor during fire suppression, fire behavior, state BMP’s, basic equipment maintenance, general forestry land management practices
  • Must be able to traverse difficult terrain and be able to lift heavy items as required.  Must have or be willing to obtain a Certified Prescribed Burner certificate. 

Rayonier is committed to maintaining a drug free work environment that promotes diversity and is free of discrimination.