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PARK RANGER - 42001460

Date: Apr 6, 2021

Location: WELAKA, FL, US, 32193

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Requisition No: 347362 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: PARK RANGER - 42001460

Position Number: 42001460 

Salary:  $23,645.18 - $26,009.62 

Posting Closing Date: 04/20/2021 






Danny Wells, 386-292-4326


A high school diploma or its equivalent.

Requires possession of a valid driver license.


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.


Incumbent must obtain a Class B Commercial Driver License (CDL) within three (3) months of appointment.

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.

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

Must successfully pass a background check that includes a criminal history check and must be approved by the Department of Correction’s Contract Manager or designee, and complete required orientation/training in the supervision of inmates, prior to assuming supervision. Shall attend refresher training annually thereafter.


Successful applicant must pass a background screening, including fingerprinting, as a condition of employment.

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


Responsible for monitoring and coordinating the use of recreation areas by the public on Etoniah Creek State Forest, Carl Duval Moore State Forest, Welaka State Forest and the Training Facility.  Collects and reconciles user fees and insures the enforcement of applicable rules and regulations.  Provides information to the public and conducts guided tours as required.  Assists with the development of new recreation areas and facilities as needed.  Supervises inmate work squads on forest projects as needed.

Plans/prepares meals for Florida Forest Service (FFS) personnel during training sessions and for the public for special events at Welaka State Forest.  Maintains clean and sanitary conditions in the kitchen and dining room areas.

Performs site and facility maintenance, including landscaping, mowing, basic carpentry, and electrical and mechanical repairs.  Performs equipment maintenance on vehicles, other machinery and forestry tools.  Maintains the forest road system and harrows existing fire-lines.  Assists foresters with other forest management activities, including stand description, prescribed burning, reforestation, insect and disease control, ecosystem restoration, and boundary line marking.

Researches, performs and reports on specific projects related to resource management.  Conducts any required wildlife habitat management work on the tract and controls exotic plant pests which may occur on the area. Insures that endangered and threatened species are protected on the property.  Responsible for selecting, marking, measuring and determining the volume of standing trees for timber sale purposes following verbal or written instruction.  Maintains proper records and estimates of timber sale volumes as required.  Checks logging operations to insure compliance of logging contractors.

Performs other related duties as required.


  • State of Florida Retirement package
  • 10 Paid holidays annually
  • Annual Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Health Insurance – State covers the majority of health insurance premiums for Individual & 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



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. 

Nearest Major Market: Palatka