***This position is open ONLY to current North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services employees or former Department of Agriculture & Consumer Service eligible for RIF priority reemployment consideration as described by GS 126***

The North Carolina Forest Service (NCFS) is designated as an emergency response Division and is a team of professionals who provide forest protection, resource management and environmental education to the residents and land owners of North Carolina through a variety of programs. The NCFS provides services to the 100 counties in North Carolina.

Position is responsible for the maintenance and operation of bulldozer, hauling unit, and other heavy equipment used in wildland fire suppression, pre-suppression, prescribed burning, and forestation. Performs minor equipment repairs and assists district mechanic with major repairs. May assist with information and education programs, a variety of forest management activities or other tasks. Responds in times of emergency such as wildland fires and natural disasters.

Participates on incident management teams as assigned.

Work hours are typically 8-5 M-F. Extended times of readiness will involve evening, holiday, and/or weekend work. Must be available after working hours during fire danger periods and times of emergency response. Overnight travel will be required.

Residency requirements discussed at time of interview.
Duty Station Location: 911 Hillsboro St., Oxford, NC 27565

Official NCFS uniforms provided by employer.

** 13 speed hauling unit Driving evaluation will be given the day of the interview
** Crawler Proficiency evaluation will be given the day of the interview

Pre-employment mandatory drug testing required

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The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services provide 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 2,000 employees.

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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

  • Must have a NC Class A CDL or NC CDL Learner’s permit
  • Ability to maintain heavy equipment such as bulldozer, motor grader, or excavator.
  • Ability to operate a truck tractor with low boy trailer over the road in a variety of driving conditions.
  • Ability to work independently or as a team player.
  • Must be a self-starter, service oriented and work cooperatively with others.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.


  • Skilled in performing minor equipment repairs.
  • Experience and training in wildland firefighting.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

High school or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) and two years of heavy equipment operation experience.

Necessary Special Requirement
Completion of NC FFEO training schedule within two years of hire.

Necessary Special Qualifications
Commercial Driver s License, or NC CDL learner permit at time of hire and NC CDL within 60 days of hire. Pass a drug screening test and possess a Medical Examiner’s Certification (Medical Card) as a condition of job offer and employment.