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PARK RANGER - 37001300

Date: Dec 5, 2017

Location: NAPLES, FL, US, 34108

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Requisition No: 25701 

Agency: Environmental Protection

Working Title: PARK RANGER - 37001300

Position Number: 37001300 

Salary:  $26,000.04 annually 

Posting Closing Date: 12/12/2017 




Anticipated Vacancy–Open Competitive

CLASS TITLE:                                  Park Ranger  

POSITION NUMBER:                       37001300

BASE SALARY:                               $2166.67 Month/$26,000.04 yearly 

LOCATION:                                      Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park   

                                                          11135 Gulfshore Dr.

                                                          Naples, Fl.  34108 (Collier County)   

               Contact:  Mark Nicoletti 239-597-6196


CLOSING DATE:                 December 12, 2017 


An opportunity is anticipated for a self-motivated, hardworking individual, to fill the position of Park Ranger at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park.  The incumbent should have experience in administration, resource management, visitor services, protection and maintenance.

One of the most popular seashore destinations in Naples, Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Parks mile-long stretch of white sugar sand has been rated as one of the best beaches in the nation. The beach is popular for sunbathing, swimming, beachcombing, snorkeling, and picnicking. Fishing at the beach along Wiggins Pass is another popular activity. For saltwater or freshwater fishing, boaters can launch their vessels into Water Turkey Bay and travel to the Gulf or up the Cocohatchee River. Kayakers can enjoy paddling through estuaries; scuba divers can explore the hard bottom reef in the Gulf. At the north end of the island, a tower gives visitors a bird's-eye view of Wiggins Pass and the surrounding coastal habitat.

VISITOR SERVICES - Explains facilities and services provided for public use, enjoyment and education; meets visitors, answers questions, provides information and directions in an accurate and professional manner.  Attempts to resolve visitor complaints while maintaining good public relations.  Provides natural and cultural history interpretive programs and services via presentations, walks and other programs and unit specific services as directed.

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT - Recognizes biological communities and the natural processes required for their maintenance.  Observes, maintains and protects the natural, cultural, historic and archaeological resources of the park.  Implements vegetation and wildlife management plans, maintains optimum species control via natural and chemical means.  Implements site restoration projects such as reforestation and erosion control.  Implements water resources management plans.  Collects and records resource management data. Participates in all aspects of prescribed fire.

MAINTENANCE - Maintains park structures, facilities, equipment and grounds through routine, preventive, and corrective maintenance practices. Conducts routine inspections to ensure proper maintenance standards are met.  Maintains cleanliness of grounds and facilities.

ADMINISTRATION - Prepares forms and reports on a wide range of subjects including visitation, vehicle usage, purchase requests and accidents.  Answers telephone, operates park radio, computer and various office equipment.  Conducts purchasing and fiscal activities in compliance with established procedures.  Collects fees, performs cash register transactions and reconciles receipts.  Orders, sells and inventories resale merchandise.  Answers correspondence and maintains park files.

PROTECTION - Performs routine patrols and security checks; ensures adherence to the Park Protection Plan.  Opens and/or secures park facilities as appropriate.  Interprets and enforces park rules pertaining to all natural and cultural resources and facilities and use thereof for the safety and enjoyment of the visitor.  Responsible for security of cash fund.

ESSENTIAL Knowledge, skills and abilities required for the position:


  • Florida’s natural and cultural resources
  • Basic arithmetic
  • Public relations


  • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing
  • Interacting with all internal and external customers and the general public in a professional, tactful and courteous manner
  • Operating a cash register and reconciling receipts
  • Accurately preparing reports
  • Performing basic plumbing, including, but not limited to, repairing hose bibs, waterline repair.
  • Performing basic electrical work, including, but not limited to, replacing outlets and circuit breakers
  • Performing basic carpentry, including, but not limited to, boardwalk and fence repairs.
  • Utilizing a computer, including, but not limited to software programs such as Microsoft Office Suite


  • Perform grounds and building maintenance which includes, but is not limited to, mowing, weed eating, pressure washing and painting
  • Clean park facilities, including, but not limited to cleaning restrooms and pick up trash
  • Work outdoors in inclement weather.
  • Perform physical labor: lift 40 pounds and assist in transporting items or other supplies of 100 pounds or more.
  • Work rotating shifts including nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Utilize power tools, including, but not limited to, chain saws and drills.
  • Participate in resource management tasks, including, but not limited to, prescribed fire activities, non-native plant removal which may include application of herbicide
  • Follow verbal and written instructions/directions
  • Work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Speak in public
  • Understand and apply rules, directives, policies, laws and regulations.
  • Investigate problems
  • Conduct routine inspections and identify and investigate problems.


  • Properly wear state provided uniform
  • Comply with male and female hair/grooming standards and body art and piercing restrictions.
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license
  • Successfully complete background and fingerprint check.
  • Successfully complete ranger academy.
  • Complete mandatory first aid/CPR training.


The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

Nearest Major Market: Naples