JOB FAMILY: LIFE, PHYSICAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCE
OCCUPATIONAL GROUP: LIFE AND PHYSICAL SCIENCE
OCCUPATION: PARK NATURALISTS
#37001878; PARK RANGER; OLETA RIVER STATE PARK; DADE COUNTY; $1,970.45 PLUS $95.33 C.A.D. MONTHLY; NON-RESIDENT POSITION
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 of employees duly found responsible, or predominantly responsible, for failure to comply.
*25% 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 via tours, walks and campfire programs. Takes reservations for pavilions, cabins and youth camp.
*10% RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Implements ecological burning plan for fire type plant communities; recognizes plant communities, and maintains fire lanes. Implements 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 resource management plan.
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, ATVs, motor vehicles up to 2 ton class hauling debris, fill, etc.
Prepares forms and reports on a wide range of subject including fees, receipts, visitor use, visitor contacts, patrols, wildlife sightings and population counts, accidents, miscellaneous incidents, vehicle, boat and equipment operations, property records, purchase orders and requisitions, etc. Answers telephone, operates radio equipment and maintains logs. Performs administrative tasks via computer.
Insures 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 related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION
Ability to successfully complete ranger academy; successfully complete background and fingerprint check; follow verbal and written instructions; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; prepare reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; perform physical labor utilizing power/electrical/gas tools and equipment; work rotating shifts including nights, holidays and weekends; deal with visitor inquiries in a tactful, efficient and courteous manner; understand and apply rules, directives, policies, laws and regulations; maintain a valid driver's license; operate computers. Knowledge and ability to perform routine inspections; identify and investigate problems and maintain facilities and equipment. Skill in utilizing motor vehicles.
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
7/01/02 Florida Class E driver's license or an out-of-state class equivalent driver's license is required.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POSITION
Incumbent of this position, in accordance with sections 110.1127 and 435.07, F.S. and DEP directive (Background Investigation), is required to successfully complete a background and fingerprint check.
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 the People First Service Center at 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 will receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply. For applicants claiming Veterans' Preference, please attach supporting documentation that includes character of service (for example, DD form 214 Member Copy #4) when you apply for a vacancy. Applicants may also fax their supporting documentation to People First at 1-888-403-2110. All documentation is due by the closing date of the job announcement.
For additional information, please contact Assistant Park Manager Adam Belden at (305) 919-1844.
PeopleFirst Florida HR - 15 months ago