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OPS PARK SERVICES SPECIALIST - 37979057

Date: Jan 7, 2019

Location: PORT SAINT JOE, FL, US, 32456

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Requisition No: 51575 

Agency: Environmental Protection

Working Title: OPS PARK SERVICES SPECIALIST - 37979057

Position Number: 37979057 

Salary:  $23,645.18 

Posting Closing Date: 01/22/2019 

Job Announcement

 

Class Title: Other Personal Services (OPS), Park Services Specialist

Position Number: 37979057

Base Salary: $15.00 an hour.

City: Port St. Joe, FL        

Facility: St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve

Contact: Dylan Shoemaker, Preserve Manager @ 850-247-9550

Closing Date: 01/22/2019

Work Hours: This is a 40 hour per week position.

Work Time: 7:30am – 4:00pm (Eastern Standard Time)

Work Days: Typically, Monday – Friday of each week.

There are health benefits available.

There are no vacation or holiday benefits available with an OPS position.

This is not a resident position.

Please be aware that this area has been strongly affected by Hurricane Michael and therefore housing is very limited. Please research this area for housing before applying.

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

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 position will serve as a specialized OPS, Park Services Specialist position at the St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve. This position will actively participate in all maintenance activities on all equipment and building facilities. This position will also be involved with resource management activities within the Buffer Preserve and partnering management lands to help address priority upland management issues.

 

Candidate will be expected to work in a dynamic high-energy work environment and must be able to work on competing projects at the same time. Also, be comfortable working independently in the field and in various weather and field conditions. Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed. Performs other duties as required.

 

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBITILITES:

MAINTENANCE:

Responsible for the preventative and corrective maintenance for all equipment, building facilities and associated equipment. Vehicles, gasoline and diesel engines, small engines, heavy equipment, ATV / UTVs, fire equipment such as pumps, and all other motorized / non-motorized equipment. A wide variety of hand tools and powered equipment such as chainsaw, blowers, tractor and implements, air compressed tools, etc. The Preserve Center facilities which include, but are not limited to: air handlers and conditioners, water heaters and other aspects of the facilities. Maintains the grounds at the Preserve Center as well as all entrance gates and locks utilizing appropriate tools and equipment. Makes routine safety inspections to insure proper maintenance standards are met. Develops maintenance schedules and is responsible for making sure that all equipment is regularly maintained to highest standards. Maintains order and professional appearance within all facilities with an orderly system for tool and equipment storage. Uses this system to prevent loss or damage to tools and other equipment. Performs other duties as required.

 

 

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:

Participates in the execution of all facets of both prescribed burning and wildfire suppression. Prepares fire lines in preparation for prescribed burning. Participates largely with upkeep and maintenance of all roads while working with ARSA partnerships and specialized equipment such as tractors, ASV posi-tracts and their implements. Observes, maintains and protects the natural and cultural resources of the Preserve. Performs other duties as required.

 

 

ADMINISTRATION:

Utilizing a DEP computer and network systems, completes purchase requisitions through the My Florida Market Place (MFMP) system. Responsible for a state issued purchase card and following DEP purchase card procedures. Maintain vehicle log entry & various monthly & quarterly reports along with various DEP trainings. Performs other duties as required.

 

 

VISITOR SERVICES:

Conducts activities to expand public understanding of the Department and the Preserve’s management objectives. Participates in programs and events that are hosted by the Preserve. Represents the Preserve to outside agencies and organizations. Distributing information and promoting all opportunities provided by the Preserve. Performs other duties as required.

REQUIRED ENTRY-LEVEL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

 

Knowledge of:

Knowledge of basic maintenance for the following: vehicles, gasoline and diesel engines, small engines, heavy equipment, ATV’s and UTVs.

Knowledge of safe trailering procedures.

Knowledge of basic building and facilities preventive maintenance and repair duties.

Knowledge of basic shop safety.

 

 

Skilled in:

Skilled in the operation and maintenance of small equipment such as, hand blowers and chainsaws.

Skilled in the operation and maintenance of power tools and their proper function.

Excellent organizational skills.

 

 

Ability to:

Ability to learn, work on and repair an assortment of mechanical equipment.

Ability to be adaptable, flexible and resourceful and to maintain a positive outlook.

Ability to deal with the public in a tactful and courteous manner. 

Actively participates with all aspects of the Preserve’s active prescribed burning program. This includes preparing fire lines, participate in burn operations, assisting with mop-up activities, and completing an annual pack test and fire safety course.

Ability to work independently.

Ability to lift and carry 30-pounds while walking ten minutes over uneven terrain.

Ability to work independently and efficiently in the field and be self-motivated on work initiatives.

Ability to plan, organize and coordinate proper completion of work assignments, solve problems as they occur and make decisions.

Ability to work in adverse field and weather conditions.

Ability to learn how to operate a wide variety of equipment and hand tools including 4WD, ATVs, UTVs, fire pumps, brush-cutters, tractors, Posi-tract, chainsaws, herbicide equipment and the ability to tow trailers.

Ability to understand and apply applicable regulations, policies and procedures relating to environmental programs and safety.

Ability to learn and conduct safety audits and routine inspections of safety equipment.

Ability to obtain CPR and First Aid training.

Ability to learn how to complete the required DEP training.

Ability to supervisor volunteers as needed.

Ability to work efficiently with others to achieve a singular goal.

Ability to day and overnight travel when necessary.

Ability to work various weekends and hours to assist with festivals, tours and fires as needed. 

 

 

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Preferred:

Knowledge of the terminology and diagnostic techniques associated with maintenance of equipment and vehicles.

Experience with prescribed fire.

 

 

MINIMUM AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Candidate for this position who have not already passed the agency moderate Pack Test or possess a valid Red Card must be able to pass the annual prescribed burning fire requirements including the moderate pack test and fire refresher course. Candidate must be able to cover 2 miles carrying 25lbs in less than 30 minutes to be considered for this position. Candidates must be able to perform this task within three months of accepting the position. 

A valid class E Driver’s License.

High School Diploma or its equivalent.

 

 

For questions concerning this position, please contact:

 

Dylan Shoemaker, Preserve Manager

850-247-9550

Dylan.shoemaker@Floridadep.gov

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.


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