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PARK RANGER - 42003791

Date: Apr 30, 2021

Location: WEBSTER, FL, US, 33597

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Requisition No: 366781 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: PARK RANGER - 42003791

Position Number: 42003791 

Salary:  $23,645.18 - $26,009.62 

Posting Closing Date: 05/15/2021 

 

PARK RANGER

 FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES

 FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE

***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY*** 

CONTACT:

Lela Braunsch, (352) 797-4118                   

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 

A high school diploma or its equivalent. 

NOTE: ALL POSITIONS WITHIN THIS CLASS REQUIRE POSSESSION OF A VALID DRIVER LICENSE.

 ***ATTENTION CANDIDATES***

To be considered for a position with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:

  • All fields in the Candidate Profile must be completed.
  • Work history, hours worked, and formal education fields must be filled out to determine qualifications for this position.
  • Responses to Qualifying Questions must be verifiable in the Candidate Profile.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services values
and supports employment of individuals with disabilities. Qualified
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Incumbent must obtain a Class A Commercial Driver License (CDL) within six (6) months of appointment.

Occasional to moderate travel required. Position may respond to emergencies, including natural disasters or other type incidents requiring travel, as needed.

NOTES:

The incumbent of this position is subject to pre-employment, post accident, random and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing requirements of the Federal Highway Administration Rule, Title 49, Part 382 CFR.

Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment in the position in accordance with Section 112.0455 F.S.  “Drug Test” means any chemical, biological or physical instrumental analysis administered for the purpose of determining the presence or absence of a drug or its metabolites.

The anticipated minimum hiring salary for this position is $23,645.18.

JOB DUTIES

This is a skilled position responsible for resource management on the Withlacoochee State Forest.

 

Responsible for operating heavy equipment in the construction, improvement and maintenance of forest roads, culverts, recreation features such as campground sites, horse and foot trails, streamside erosion control, road closures and permanent boundary and fire lanes.  Operates heavy equipment in carrying out various forest management practices including site preparation, tree planting, etc.  Performs activities and operates equipment necessary to maintain road shoulders, to remove and dispose of roadside vegetation, brush that limits forest sign visibility and vehicle access to recreation area and public right-of-ways in the state forest.

 

Responsible for operation of road tractors to transport heavy equipment, vehicles, federal excess property, construction materials to destinations throughout Florida as well as destinations out-of-state.

 

Responsible for routine preventive maintenance and minor mechanical repairs to the fleet of road and forestry equipment assigned to this unit.

 

Responsible for responding to forest visitors inquiries for information regarding the Withlacoochee State Forest.  Provides information, brochures, maps relating to forest road conditions, legal access, recreation areas, campgrounds, silvicultural activities, etc.  Assists as necessary in installation and maintenance of vehicle and visitor information signs and kiosks.

 

Responsible for assisting, as needed, with the maintenance and upkeep of various state forest recreation areas and primitive hunt camps.

 

Performs other related duties as required.

THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS ARE INCLUDED:

  • State of Florida Retirement package
  • 10 Paid holidays annually
  • Annual leave
  • Sick leave
  • Health Insurance - State covers the majority of health insurance premiums for Individuals & Family coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • Additional supplemental insurances available such as dental, vision, etc.
  • Tax Deferred Medical and Child Care Reimbursement Accounts available
  • Tax Deferred Savings Program available through payroll deduction
  • Uniforms provided at no cost
  • Annual boot purchase allotment

SPECIAL NOTES:

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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