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PARK RANGER - 42003022

Date: May 4, 2021

Location: CHIEFLAND, FL, US, 32626

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Requisition No: 368722 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: PARK RANGER - 42003022

Position Number: 42003022 

Salary:  $23,645.18 - $26,009.62 

Posting Closing Date: 05/18/2021 

 

PARK RANGER

 FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES

 FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE

***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY*** 

CONTACT:

Jeremy Hardee, (352) 493-6096                     

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 

A high school diploma or its equivalent. 

NOTE: ALL POSITIONS WITHIN THIS CLASS REQUIRE POSSESSION OF A VALID DRIVER LICENSE.

 ***ATTENTION CANDIDATES***

To be considered for a position with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:

  • All fields in the Candidate Profile must be completed.
  • Work history, hours worked, and formal education fields must be filled out to determine qualifications for this position.
  • Responses to Qualifying Questions must be verifiable in the Candidate Profile.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services values
and supports employment of individuals with disabilities. Qualified
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Incumbent must obtain a Class A Commercial Driver License (CDL) within six (6) months of appointment.

Occasional to moderate travel required. Position may respond to emergencies, including natural disasters or other type incidents requiring travel, as needed.

NOTES:

The incumbent of this position is subject to pre-employment, post accident, random and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing requirements of the Federal Highway Administration Rule, Title 49, Part 382 CFR.

Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment in the position in accordance with Section 112.0455 F.S.  “Drug Test” means any chemical, biological or physical instrumental analysis administered for the purpose of determining the presence or absence of a drug or its metabolites.

The anticipated minimum hiring salary for this position is $23,645.18.

JOB DUTIES:

This is a skilled position responsible for tree seedling production, packaging, and distribution at Andrews Nursery.  Operates medium to large agricultural tractors, mechanical harvesters, front-end loaders, seedling strapping machines, forklifts, tractor-trailers and other nursery equipment.  Operation of above equipment prepares nursery soil for seed sowing, maintains, nursery roads, applies cultural treatments necessary for seedling growth, harvests and packages seedlings, and delivers seedlings to the general public, both at the nursery and at Division delivery points.

 

Performs maintenance and servicing work in connection with any type of equipment assigned to operate.  Also assists in the repairs of such equipment which may include AC/DC welding and oxygen/acetylene cutting and brazing.  Maintains vehicle maintenance records for vehicles and assigned equipment.

 

Performs maintenance, cleaning, repairs, and modifications to Andrews Nursery buildings as assigned to provide for the safety and convenience of Division employees and the general public.

 

Performs manual labor incidental to the operation of assigned equipment such as loading and unloading trucks, trailers, pesticide applicators, and fertilizer distributors. Maintains seed and pesticide inventory records.  Maintains records of nursery cultural practices performed.

 

Advises general public regarding tree seedling transportation, storage, and planting procedures.

 

Maintains appropriate CDL for equipment operated.  Trains others in the safe operation of nursery vehicles and equipment.

 

Willingly performs other duties as assigned.

THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS ARE INCLUDED:

  • State of Florida Retirement package
  • 10 Paid holidays annually
  • Annual leave
  • Sick leave
  • Health Insurance - State covers the majority of health insurance premiums for Individuals & Family coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • Additional supplemental insurances available such as dental, vision, etc.
  • Tax Deferred Medical and Child Care Reimbursement Accounts available
  • Tax Deferred Savings Program available through payroll deduction
  • Uniforms provided at no cost
  • Annual boot purchase allotment

SPECIAL NOTES:

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. 


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