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Date: Apr 7, 2021

Location: NORTH MIAMI, FL, US, 33160

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Requisition No: 348581 

Agency: Environmental Protection

Working Title: PARK SERVICES SPECIALIST - 37001878

Position Number: 37001878 

Salary:  $28,000.08 - $55,771.03 

Posting Closing Date: 04/14/2021 




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.


This is a specialist position working in research, education, development and implementation of resource management, visitor services, interpretation, and recreational programs and projects for Oleta River State Park.  This position works as volunteer coordinator, promotional representative, special events coordinator, resource management coordinator, and Citizen Support Organization (CSO) representative and other related duties to include administrative functions as required.


MAINTENANCE – Performs and assists in the oversight of repairs, maintenance and construction of park buildings; to include carpentry, brick, cement, block, plumbing, wiring, roofing, trim, framing, foundations, exterior and interior finish, painting, floors, doors and windows.  Performs and assists in the oversight of maintenance and repairs to electric and gas motors, generators, and compressors.  Installs and assists in the oversight of maintenance and repairs to valves, sinks, wash bowls, sewers and other sanitary fixtures.  Performs and assists in the oversight of maintenance and repairs to all vehicles and equipment, including cars, trucks, tractors, mowers, sprayers, edger and all power tools.  Performs and assists in the oversight of repairs to air conditioning and heating equipment.  Operates all park maintenance equipment, including vehicles, tractors, saws, drills, presses, torches, welders, grinder and all tools. 


ADMINISTRATION – Represents the park and the Florida Park Service to outside agencies and organizations.  Disseminates information and conducts presentations.  Promotes all opportunities to expand the public understanding of the park’s management objectives.  Develops, administers and assists with a comprehensive volunteer program, including Campground Hosts, other resident volunteers and local volunteers.  Conducts all necessary correspondence to recruit, interview, train and place volunteers.  Maintains appropriate records, files and databases to track volunteers.  Schedules and coordinates the timing and placing of special events hosted by the Park.  Attends CSO meetings and acts as representative from the Park.  Collects, maintains and transmits various monthly and quarterly reports such as manpower augmentation report, campus energy, etc.  Prepare vehicle reports, maintenance logs and maintenance schedules.  Secure materials and supplies for repair, maintenance and upkeep of park facilities, equipment and vehicles.  Conducts and maintains inventories of materials and supplies needed.  Oversees Park Safety Inspections and addresses deficiencies noted.  Administers and updates the park’s Park Protection Plan.  Performs a wide variety of other administrative tasks, as needed.  Assists with ranger station and field coverage as needed.


VISITOR SERVICES – Develops and provides interpretive programs, guided walks, works special events and covers ranger station and field as needed.  Works with volunteers and CSO as needed.  Maintains visitor information kiosks and other printed material to include newsletter, and other printed matter.  Researches and writes promotional and informational articles for media.  Acts as the Park’s information officer during media events.  Writes for in-house publications.  Generates public service announcements and press releases as needed.  Conducts public contact work and promotional/news coverage for publicly sensitive operations.  Maintains a supply of brochures, handouts and other materials at ranger station, local nature centers, local Chambers of Commerce, hotels and motels, visitor centers, etc.  Writes and presents speeches, talks and programs to fraternal groups, civic clubs, business groups, etc.  Develops, sets up and attends Park displays at fairs, environmental expos, etc.


RESOURCE MANAGEMENT - Participates in planning and conducting natural resource management activities by implementing resource management techniques required to manage and restore natural communities. Participates in the Parks exotic plant control program; report results as required.


PROTECTION – Researches, prepares and provides supervisor with timely corrective action plans.  Maintains effective park protection through organization and supervision of the park’s maintenance resources and equipment and supply inventories. Patrols work area and examines tools and equipment to detect unsafe conditions or violations of safety rules.  Maintains safety records and trains others in safe use of equipment and chemical use.  Provides annual chemical Safety Data Sheet training for all staff.  Maintains and conducts routine inspections of park equipment and facilities.  Implements emergency repairs as needed.


Performs related work duties as required.



Knowledge of:  the principles and techniques of the skilled building trades; the principles and techniques of mechanical repair work; safety procedures required in maintenance and repair work; ecosystem and resource management function and techniques; cultural resource protection and restoration; principles of teaching and training.  Skill in:  taking the lead on operational situations in the absence of supervisor; using the appropriate tools and equipment to construct new and maintain existing facilities; working with staff and volunteers; effectively speak in public formats; research topics and write articles and prepare environmental education and other information for dissemination; operating computer and common office equipment; utilization of computer equipment and appropriate software; producing Power Point programs; cataloging photos and other data; creative writing; possessing excellent verbal communication skills; producing articles, educational, promotional and interpretive materials.  Ability to:  work in a fast-paced environment where multiple priorities are constantly changing; successfully complete background and fingerprint check; successfully complete ranger academy; plan, organize and coordinate work; prepare and conduct educational programs; research and write grants; possess grant management skills; prepare and keep records and reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships; coordinate work projects; work rotating shifts, including nights, holidays and weekends; prepare and keep records and reports; maintain a valid driver’s license.



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

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.


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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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