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PARK RANGER - 37001128

Date: Dec 6, 2017

Location: FANNING SPRINGS, FL, US, 32693

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Internal Agency Opportunity - Accepting applications from only those employees currently employed in the agency.










$2,166.67/Month    $26,000.04/Year





18020 NW Highway 19


Fanning Springs, FL  32693


Administration Office located at:


Manatee Springs State Park


11650 NW 115th Street


Chiefland, FL  32626



Dustin Allen


Assistant Park Manager







Fanning Springs State Park is looking for a self-motivated park service professional to fill an overlap/temporary park ranger position, providing visitor services, maintenance, protection, administration, and resource management. The applicant must possess good visitor service and administrative skills, be able to work independently and have the ability to perform a variety of skilled trade functions using assorted equipment and tools. The applicant must be able to work rotating shifts including evenings, weekends and holidays. 



This is moderately independent work providing Visitor Services, Resource Management, Maintenance, Administration and Protection of Fanning Springs State Park.  This position may also be utilized at other park units for various duties.


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.


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.


OTHER – Performs other related duties as required.



ESSENTIAL Knowledge, skills and abilities, required for the position:


KNOWLEDGE OF: Florida’s natural and cultural resources; basic arithmetic; good public relations.


SKILL IN: communicating effectively verbally and in writing; operating a cash register and reconciling receipts; accurately preparing reports; interacting with all internal and external customers and the general public in a professional, tactful and courteous manner; performing grounds and building maintenance which includes but is not limited to mowing, weed eating, pressure washing, and painting; utilizing power tools, including but not limited to, chain saws and drills; basic plumbing, including but not limited to, repairing hose bibs, waterline repair; basic electrical work, including but not limited to, replacing outlets and circuit breakers; basic carpentry, including but not limited to, boardwalk and fence repairs; utilize a computer including, but not limited to software programs such as Microsoft Office Suite.  


ABILITY TO: 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; conduct routine inspections, identify and investigate problems; clean park facilities, including but not limited to, cleaning restrooms and picking up trash; work outdoors in inclement weather; perform physical labor; lift 40 pounds and assist in transporting items or other supplies 100 pounds or more; work rotating shifts including nights, weekends and holidays; successfully complete ranger academy; maintain a valid driver's license; successfully complete background & fingerprint check; properly wear uniform; comply with male and female hair grooming standards and body art and piercing restrictions.





Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or the People First Service Center at 1-877-562-7287.  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.




Nearest Major Market: Gainesville