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PARK RANGER - 37001465

Date: Feb 7, 2018

Location: MICANOPY, FL, US, 32667

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Requisition No: 29664 

Agency: Environmental Protection

Working Title: PARK RANGER - 37001465

Position Number: 37001465 

Salary:  $2,166.67/Mth $26,000.04/Yr 

Posting Closing Date: 02/19/2018 

DIVISION OF RECREATION AND PARKS

ANTICIPATED JOB VACANCY

INTERNAL AGENCY

 

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

 

CLASS TITLE:

PARK RANGER – FIRE POSITION

 

 

POSITION NUMBER:

37001465

 

 

BASE SALARY:

$2,166.67/Mth  $26,000.04/Yr

 

 

LOCATION:

Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

 

100 Savannah Blvd.

 

Micanopy, FL  32667

 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Donald Forgione, Park Manager

 

Phone:  850-519-0288

 

 

 

 

 

 

                             

ADVERTISING METHOD XX INTERNAL EMAIL          NEWSPAPER

 XX PEOPLEFIRST SYSTEM

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Paynes Prairie State Park is looking for a self-motivated park service professional to fill a 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. 

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

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.  This is moderately independent work providing Visitor Services, Resource Management, Maintenance, Administration and Protection of Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park.

 

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 MANAGEMENTParticipates in the execution of all facets of prescribed fire. 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 THIS 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:

  • successfully meet position-specific DRP Burn Standards for Prescribed Fire
  • 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
  • work with large animals

     

     

    Licensure/registration/certification requirements (If applicable, list the appropriate Florida Statute or federal regulation cite):  Florida Class E driver’s license or an out-of-state class equivalent driver’s license

     

    Other job-related requirements for this position:  In accordance with sections 110.1127 & 435.07, F.S. & DEP directive 422 (Background investigation), is required to successfully complete a background & fingerprint check. Take and pass CPR and First Aid certification within 6 months of employment. Successful completion of annual moderate pack test.

     

    Working hours: (A) VARIES (B) Total hours in workweek  40  (C) Explain any variation in work (split shift, rotation, etc.) rotating shifts.

     

    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

    Successful completion of annual moderate pack test.  Prior to being hired, applicant will be given a single opportunity to take and successfully complete a supervised moderate pack test at a date and location to be announced.  Pack test requires applicant to complete a two mile walk while carrying 25 pounds in under 30 minutes.

     

    PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES FOR THIS POSITION

     

    KNOWLEDGE OF: large animal husbandry 

     

     

    HOW TO APPLY:

     

    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. 

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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