PARK RANGER
PeopleFirst Florida HR - Hillsborough County, FL

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DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

DIVISION OF RECREATION AND PARKS

JOB OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT

Vacancy

OPEN COMPETITIVE

CLASS TITLE: Park Ranger

POSITION #: 37020761

BASE SALARY: $1,970.45 Monthly/$23,645.18 Yearly

LOCATION: ALAFIA RIVER STATE PARK

14326 South County Road 39

Lithia, FL 33547

Contact: Coy Helms, Jr. 813/672-5132

CLOSING DATE: June 20, 2014

Advertised in: X Internet Email X People First

POSITION DESCRIPTION : An opportunity is available 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

40% VISITOR SERVICES : Explains facilities and services provided for public use, enjoyment and education; meets visitors, answers questions, provides information and directions. Attempts to resolve visitor complaints while maintaining good public relations. Provides natural and cultural history interpretive programs and services, walks and campfire programs.

30% MAINTENANCE : Constructs, maintains and repairs small buildings, fences, trails, service roads, fire lanes, boardwalks, campsites, picnic sites, boat ramps docks and all other necessary facilities. Maintains cleanliness of grounds and facilities. Operates a variety of equipment including chainsaws, lawn mowers, large tractors, chippers, and motor vehicles.

5% ADMINISTRATION : Prepares forms and reports on a wide range of subjects including fees, receipts, visitor use, visitor contacts, patrols, wildlife sightings and population counts, accidents, crisis and miscellaneous incidents, vehicle, boat and equipment operations, property records, purchase orders and requisitions, etc. Answers telephone, operates radio equipment and maintains logs. Answers correspondence and maintains park files.

15% RESOURCE MANAGEMENT : Implements ecological burning plan for fire-type plant communities; recognizes communities, controls burning techniques and maintains fire lanes. Implement vegetation and wildlife management plans; recognizes communities and maintains optimum species control via natural and chemical means. Implements site restoration projects such as reforestation and erosion control. Implements water resources management plans.

5% PROTECTION : Ensures park rules are enforced pertaining to all natural, historical and archaeological facilities and resources and use thereof for the enjoyment of the visitor.

5% Performs other related duties as required.

Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position: Knowledge of and experience in: servicing and repairing small pumps, motors, and engines; constructing, maintaining and repairing small buildings, and other facilities; operating multiple computer programs to include Microsoft Word and Excel. Knowledge of: natural and cultural history interpretive programs and service via tours, walks and campfire programs. Skill in and experience with: operating a variety of motorized vehicles; operating a variety of hand and power tools. Ability to and experience in: preparing forms, records and reports; dealing with public/visitor inquiries and/or complaints in a tactful, efficient and courteous manner; doing grounds and building cleaning and maintenance; working out-of-doors in adverse weather conditions. Ability to: follow written and verbal instructions; understand and apply rules, directives and policies, laws and regulations; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; handle constructive criticism; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; conduct routine inspections and identify and investigate problems; participate in all aspects of resource management including prescribed burning; physical and chemical exotic plant removal; lift 40 pounds, assist in transporting lumber and other supplies weighing 100 pounds or more; operate radio equipment; work rotating shifts including days, evenings, weekends and holidays; maintain a valid driver’s license; successfully complete ranger academy; successfully complete background and fingerprint check.

Licensure/registration/certification requirements (If applicable, list the appropriate Florida Statute or federal regulation cite): Florida Class E driver’s license.

Other job-related requirements for this position: Incumbent of this position, in accordance with sections 110.1127 and 435.07, F.S. and DEP directive 422 (Background Investigation), is required to successfully complete a background and fingerprint check.

HOW TO APPLY : This position is being advertised through People First; please apply electronically by the closing date:

If you have not registered an account, please click on the left side of the page to create one. If submitting a paper application you will need to have it faxed to People First at fax # 1-888-403-2110 by the closing date listed on the vacancy. They will scan your application into the applicant pool for the position.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). 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.

Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, eligible veterans and spouses of veterans who are Florida residents will receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply. However, applicants claiming Veterans' Preference must attach supporting documentation with each application submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. All documentation is due by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. Documentation is based on the type of veteran preference claim. For information on the supporting documentation required, click here . Applicants may also fax their supporting documentation to People First at 1-888-403-2110.

Working hours: (A) Daily from Varied (B) Total hours in work week 40 (C) Explain any variation in work (split shift, rotation, etc.)

Rotating Shifts

If you have additional questions, please contact Coy Helms, Jr. at 813/672-5132.

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