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PARK RANGER - 37000755

Date: Apr 8, 2021

Location: FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, US, 33304

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Requisition No: 348561 

Agency: Environmental Protection

Working Title: PARK RANGER - 37000755

Position Number: 37000755 

Salary:  $27,000.00 - $45,086.72 

Posting Closing Date: 04/15/2021 




Compliance with the processing requirements of Chapter 215.422, F.S. is mandatory.  Persistent failure to comply with this section by any agency of the state shall constitute good cause for discharge of employees duly found responsible, or predominantly responsible, for failure to comply.  In carrying out the duties of this position, the incumbent is expected at all times to be aware of and abide by the Department’s Standards of Conduct, as well as any and all departmental and/or work unit rules, directives, policies, procedures, and/or general orders applicable to performing the duties of this position.


MAINTENANCE - Maintain park grounds.  Maintain and clean park facilities and buildings.  Read and follow all labels on all chemicals, etc.  Clean and service all tools, vehicles and equipment at shift end.  Notify a supervisor immediately when a piece of equipment is in need of repair, service and/or is missing.  Perform minor repairs in the areas of carpentry, plumbing, and electrical.  Construct, maintain and repair buildings, fences, trails, service roads, fire lanes, boardwalks, campsites, picnic sites, picnic tables and all other facilities.  Return and secure all tools, equipment and vehicles.


VISITOR SERVICES - Greet visitors and answer visitor questions.  Provide natural and cultural history interpretive programs and services.  Resolve visitor complaints.  Give out accurate information.  Distribute handout materials.


ADMINISTRATION - Collect applicable park fees.  Balance cash receipts and reconcile ticket and register sales.  Prepare deposits of daily receipts.  Maintain all records.  Handle and account for all monetary transactions.  Operate Point of Sale system, credit card machine, calculator and other office equipment.  Maintain all reservation systems.  Make requests for re-supply.  Comply with administrative policies and procedures.  Maintain park bank and inventories at the close of shift.


RESOURCE MANAGEMENT - Learn, understand and be able to explain the Department’s Resource Management Goals and Philosophies.  Participate in the park’s exotic removal program.  Conduct regular plant surveys of your zone in order to track the growth and removal of exotics.  Report all findings in writing to a supervisor.  Report in writing all observations of natural, cultural, flora and/or fauna that appear unusual or new.


PROTECTION - Be responsible for cash fund security.  Lock and secure all facilities and if an alarm is there, activate it.  Secure all tools and vehicles.  Observe and use proper radio procedures.  Use proper patrol techniques.  Enforce all rules, regulations and laws.  Document incidents on Incident Report.  Report incidents to a supervisor immediately.  Provide interpretive information and relate the need to protect the flora and fauna of Florida.  Provide emergency assistance when necessary.


Perform related work duties as required.



Knowledge of and ability to:  do routine inspections and investigate problems and maintain facilities and equipment; accurately and completely fill out forms and/or reports.  Skill in:  computer operation and computer software to include, but not be limited to, Microsoft Word, Excel and Reserve America.  Skill in and ability to:  perform gardening, landscaping and grounds maintenance; handle money, make change and perform simple mathematical calculations; handle power tools, hand tools, fuel powered equipment, vehicles and cleaning equipment; handle minor electrical, carpentry, plumbing, painting and maintenance problems; perform standard cleaning duties; complete administrative reports; perform basic mechanical skills, including but not limited to, oil changes or troubleshooting a fuel system; perform basic facilities maintenance, such as cleaning public restrooms, trash and litter removal or beach cleanup; perform basic equipment maintenance skills, including but not limited to, sharpen chainsaw or lawn mower blades or replacing lawn mower blades; perform effective customer service and conflict resolution; tactfully and effectively enforce rules, policies and procedures.  Ability to: work outside in extreme conditions, including but not limited to, heat, cold, wind, rain, etc. as well as continuously work outdoors in conditions of extremely high humidity, heat, sunlight and exposure to insects, snakes, etc.; participate in resource management activities, including but not limited to, reforestation, or non-native plant and/or animal removal; ability to lift 40 pounds;  communicate verbally and in writing; follow verbal and written instructions; maintain a valid driver’s license; deal with people in a positive manner and maintain good public relations; use a cash register and other office equipment; work rotating shifts including nights, holidays and weekends; perform physical labor with minimal supervision; work well with others; enforce rules, regulations and laws; deal effectively with the public in a helpful and courteous manner; conduct interpretive programs and do public speaking; successfully complete ranger academy; successfully complete a background and fingerprint check.    



Valid Florida Class E driver's license or an out-of-state class equivalent driver's license.

Incumbent of this position, in accordance with sections 110.1127 and 435.04, F.S. and DEP directive 422 (Background Investigation), is required to successfully complete a background and fingerprint check.


For additional information, please contact Park Manager Kyle Easley at (954) 468-2791.

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: Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami