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Park Ranger - 37000952

Company: Florida Department of Transportation
Location: New Port Richey
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Requisition No: 393229

Agency: Environmental Protection

Working Title: PARK RANGER - 37000952

Position Number: 37000952

Salary: $2,250 monthly/$27,000 annual

Posting Closing Date: 06/16/2021

DIVISION OF RECREATION AND PARKS

ANTICIPATED JOB VACANCY

Open Competitive

CLASS TITLE: Park Ranger

POSITION NUMBER: 37000952

BASE SALARY: $2,250 Monthly/$27,000 Yearly

LOCATION & CONTACT INFORMATION:

Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park

9120 Old Post Road

Port Richey, FL 34668

Contact: Adam Belden, 727/816-1890

CLOSING DATE: June 16, 2021

ADVERTISING METHOD:

X Internal Email X People First System

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

A challenging opportunity is available for a self-motivated, hard working individual to fill a park ranger position at Werner Boyce, located in Pasco County, off US 19 in Port Richey. The incumbent will work alongside a creative hard working team managing four miles of pristine coastline along the Gulf of Mexico with a 320 foot deep salt spring which is home to alligators, West Indian manatees, gopher tortoises, and gray fox. Birdwatchers enjoy sighting raptors, wading birds, shore birds and migratory songbirds.

Recreational opportunities consist of a picnic pavilion, and a short hiking trail with planning underway to include an additional use area including a canoe launch.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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 for discharge of employees duly found responsible, or predominantly responsible, for failure to comply. This is moderately independent work providing Visitor Services, Resource Management, Maintenance, Administration and Protection of Werner Boyce Salt Springs State Park.

VISITOR SERVICES - Explains facilities and services provided for public use, enjoyment and education; meets visitors, answers questions, provides information and directions in an accurate and professional manner. Attempts to resolve visitor complaints while maintaining good public relations. Provides natural and cultural history interpretive programs and services via presentations, walks and other programs and unit specific services as directed.

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT -. Recognizes biological communities and the natural processes required for their maintenance. Observes, maintains and protects the natural, cultural, historic and archaeological resources of the park. Implements vegetation and wildlife management plans, maintains optimum species control via natural and chemical means. Implements site restoration projects such as reforestation and erosion control. Implements water resources management plans. Collects and records resource management data.

MAINTENANCE - Maintains park structures, facilities, equipment and grounds through routine, preventive, and corrective maintenance practices. Conducts routine inspections to ensure proper maintenance standards are met. Maintains cleanliness of grounds and facilities.

ADMINISTRATION - Prepares forms and reports on a wide range of subjects including visitation, vehicle usage, purchase requests and accidents. Answers telephone, operates park radio, computer and various office equipment. Conducts purchasing and fiscal activities in compliance with established procedures. Collects fees, performs cash register transactions and reconciles receipts. Orders, sells and inventories resale merchandise. Answers correspondence and maintains park files.

PROTECTION - Performs routine patrols and security checks; ensures adherence to the Park Protection Plan. Opens and/or secures park facilities as appropriate. Interprets and enforces park rules pertaining to all natural and cultural resources and facilities and use thereof for the safety and enjoyment of the visitor. Responsible for security of cash fund.

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION:

KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Florida's natural and cultural resources
  • basic arithmetic
  • good public relations

SKILL IN:

  • communicating effectively verbally and in writing
  • operating a cash register and reconciling receipts
  • accurately preparing reports
  • interacting with all internal and external customers and the general public in a professional, tactful and courteous manner
  • performing grounds and building maintenance which includes but is not limited to mowing, weed eating, pressure washing, and painting
  • utilizing power tools, including but not limited to, chain saws and drills
  • basic plumbing, including but not limited to, repairing hose bibs, waterline repair
  • basic electrical work, including but not limited to, replacing outlets and circuit breakers
  • basic carpentry, including but not limited to, boardwalk and fence repairs
  • utilize a computer including, but not limited to software programs such as Microsoft Office Suite

ABILITY TO:

  • participate in resource management tasks, including but not limited to, prescribed fire activities, non-native plant removal which may include application of herbicide
  • follow verbal and written instructions/directions
  • work independently with minimal supervision
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • speak in public
  • understand and apply rules, directives, policies, laws and regulations
  • conduct routine inspections, identify and investigate problems
  • clean park facilities, including but not limited to, cleaning restrooms and picking up trash
  • work outdoors in inclement weather
  • perform physical labor
  • lift 40 pounds and assist in transporting items or other supplies 100 pounds or more
  • work rotating shifts including nights, weekends and holidays
  • successfully complete ranger academy
  • maintain a valid driver's license
  • successfully complete background & fingerprint check
  • properly wear uniform
  • comply with male and female hair grooming standards and body art and piercing restrictions

Licensure/registration/certification requirements (If applicable, list the appropriate Florida Statute or federal regulation cite): Florida Class E driver's license or an out-of-state class equivalent driver's license

Other job-related requirements for this position: In accordance with sections 110.1127 & 435.04, F.S. & DEP directive 422 (Background investigation), is required to successfully complete a background & fingerprint check. Take and pass CPR and First Aid certification within 6 months of employment

Working hours: (A) VARIES (B) Total hours in workweek 40 (C) Explain any variation in work (split shift, rotation, etc.) rotating shifts.

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: Tampa

Keywords: Florida Department of Transportation, Brandon , Park Ranger - 37000952, Other , New Port Richey, Florida

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