PARK RANGER
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DIVISION OF RECREATION AND PARKS

JOB VACANCY

OPEN COMPETITIVE

ANTICIPATED VACANCY

Class Title : Park Ranger

Position Number : 37020558

Base Salary : $1,970.45 monthly / $23,645.18 annually

Location : Anastasia State Park

1340-A A1A South

St. Augustine, FL 32080

Advertising Method : X INTERNAL EMAIL __NEWSPAPER X PEOPLE FIRST

Closing Date : September 24, 2013

POSITION DESCRIPTION : An opportunity is anticipated for a self-motivated, hard working individual, with strong resource management, visitor services, protection, and maintenance experience to fill a Park Ranger position at Fort Mose Historic State Park, located just north of downtown St. Augustine. As the first free African American settlement in what is now the United States, Fort Mose represents a story of courage, determination, and perseverance. The stories of Africans fleeing to freedom and of Native American Indians who aided them. Visitors can enjoy the visitor center and boardwalk, which provide a unique view into a tidal salt marsh and ends at a benched platform with expansive views of the original Fort Mose sites, a bird rookery, and miles of salt marsh.

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 program.

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT – Implements ecological burning plan for fire type plant communities; recognizes communities, control burning techniques and maintain fire lanes. Implements vegetation and wildfire 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 plans.

MAINTENANCE – Constructs, maintains, and repairs small buildings, fences, trails, service roads, fire lanes, boardwalks, campsites, picnic sites, boat ramp, docks, and all other necessary facilities. Maintains cleanliness of grounds and facilities.

ADMINISTRATION – Prepares forms and reports of a wide range of subjects including fees, receipts, visitor use, visitor contacts, patrols, wildlife sighting and population counts, accidents, crisis and miscellaneous incidents, vehicle, boat, and equipment operations, property records, p-cards, purchase orders and requisitions, etc. Answers telephone, operate radio equipment, personal computer and maintain logs. Answers correspondence and maintains park files.

PROTECTION – Insures park rules are enforced pertaining to all natural, historical and archaeological facilities and resources and use thereof for enjoyment of the visitor.

Perform other related duties as required

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION : Knowledge of: good public relations; basic arithmetic; basic prescribed/wildfire concepts. Skill in: utilizing motor vehicles; using various hand tools, small engines, power tools and operations of vehicles; Ability to: follow verbal and written instructions/directions; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; perform physical labor; operate radio equipment; perform cash register transactions; deal with visitor inquiries in a tactful and courteous manner; understand and apply rules, directives, policies, laws and regulations; prepare reports; work independently with minimum supervision; participate in all aspects of resource management; work outdoors; lift 40 pounds; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; work rotating shifts, including nights, holidays, and weekends; operate personal computers; maintain a valid driver’s license; work reservation system; successfully complete ranger academy; successfully complete a background/fingerprint check.

This is not a resident position however there is a site available for an employee owned trailer hook-up.

HOW TO APPLY :

If submitting a paper application, you will need to have it faxed to People First at fax number 1-888-403-2110 by the closing date listed on the vacancy, they will then scan your application into the applicant pool for that particular vacancy.

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. 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.

Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statues, 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.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Sheryl Gooden, 407.884.2000

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