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OPS PARK RANGER - 37979120

Date: Aug 14, 2019

Location: ISLAMORADA, FL, US, 33036

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Requisition No: 71304 

Agency: Environmental Protection

Working Title: OPS PARK RANGER - 37979120

Position Number: 37979120 

Salary:  $15.00 

Posting Closing Date: 08/27/2019 



Previous applicants must re-apply to be considered.


Position assigned to Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park, but duties will include work at the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail (FKOHT) and Islamorada Area State Parks to include Windley Key and Indian Key Island Parks, and San Pedro Underwater Archaeological Preserve.

Must be suited to the Keys high cost of living



The Florida Park Service is currently seeking a full-time Maintenance Worker to join our Park Ranger team. The applicant must report to Islamorada, Florida for daily duties. The applicant must be suited to working outdoors 8 hours a day, weekends and holidays when required. Must also be suited to the Florida Keys high cost of living.  Pay is $15.00 per hour at 40 hours per week with health benefits. Applicant must possess landscaping skills, exceptional visitor service, and a strong work ethic. The applicant will work with other members of the team, or independently, to perform the following duties:



Maintains cleanliness of grounds and facilities including heavy trash and litter cleanup. Operates a variety of equipment including lawn mowers, weed eaters, blowers, boats, motor vehicles up to 2-ton class hauling debris, fill, etc.  Constructs, maintains, and repairs small buildings, fences, trails, boardwalks, picnic sites, boat ramps, docks and all other necessary facilities. Maintains park vehicles and equipment.



Explains the facilities and services provided for public use, enjoyment and education.  Meets visitors, answers questions, and provides information and directions.  Attempts to resolve visitor complaints while maintaining good public relations. Interprets the trail’s natural and cultural history.


Performs related work as required.


Other daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to, extensive driving, pulling and backing trailers, and minor administrative duties. Assist with non-native plant removal by physical and chemical means, and boat operation.



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


For more information contact Kim Metzger at 305-664-4339,

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.

Nearest Major Market: Key West