Hillsborough County, FL - Tampa, FL

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Performs park patrolling, groundskeeping, custodial and semi-skilled trade duties.


Note : The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.

Patrols park grounds and facilities to ensure compliance with ordinances and regulations; opens and closes gates, takes reservations, collects camping fees and controls traffic.

Provides information and guidance to visitors concerning park services, fauna and flora; provides instructions on nature programs and other activities such as canoeing, fishing, camping, arts and crafts, feeds animals and cleans cages.

Provides first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to patrons during emergencies.

Helps maintain and repair park structures including picnic shelters, tables, boardwalks, docks, gates, fences, restrooms and other facilities by performing semiskilled carpentry, plumbing, painting, masonry, electrical and other building maintenance work.

Maintains park grounds by planting sod, mowing and edging lawns, planting, trimming and watering trees and plants, spraying pesticides and fertilizers, hoeing trails and performs other gardening and groundskeeping tasks.

Cleans and resupplies restrooms, picnic shelters and other facilities; collects and empties trash.

Maintains records and prepares reports on attendance, incidents of vandalism, accidents, emergencies, prepares and makes bank deposits.

Performs other related duties as required.


Working knowledge of applicable park regulations, ordinances, nature and recreational programs.

Working knowledge of safety, first aid and CPR methods and techniques.

Some knowledge of one or more building trades.

Skill in the use of custodial, groundskeeping and building trades equipment and tools.

Skill in the application of first aid and CPR.

Ability to work effectively with others.

Ability to communicate effectively orally.

Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.

Ability to read and understand job related material.

Ability to lift weights up to ninety five (95) pounds.

Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to follow established procedures.


Note: Minimum Qualifications MUST be attained before the recruitment ending date.

Completion of the tenth grade; and
Possession of a valid Driver License.

Selection Process

Application Screening Performance Exam (if required) Written Exam (if required) Establish List Department Selection Interviews Background Investigation Job Offer


VETERANS' PREFERENCE : Preference will ONLY be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation to support entitlement to preference MUST be provided at the time of application.

DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE : The employers of Hillsborough County have implemented a drug-free workplace and all offers of employment are conditioned on job applicants successfully passing a drug test.

NOTE : Depending on the agency of employment, individuals hired may be required to review Hillsborough County driving eligibility criteria and acknowledge their understanding of its provisions.

NOTE : Employees are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters affecting the County. They are required to work in their normal job duties or other activities within their skills and capabilities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with existing rules and procedures.

EXAMINATION : Applicants will be competitively rated on the basis of their training and experience.