PARK RANGER - 37002017

Requisition No: 46037 

Agency: Environmental Protection

Working Title: PARK RANGER - 37002017

Position Number: 37002017 

Salary:  $26,000.04 

Posting Closing Date: 10/19/2018 



Compliance with the processing requirements of Chapter 215.422, F.S. is mandatory.  Persistent failure to comply with this section by an agency of the state shall constitute good cause for discharge of employees duly found responsible, or predominantly responsible, for failure to comply.  In carrying out the duties of this position, the incumbent is expected at all times to be aware of and abide by the Department's Standards of Conduct, as well as any and all departmental and/or work unit rules, directives, policies, procedures, and/or general orders applicable to performing the duties of this position.


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.


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.


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, etc.  Answers telephone, operates radio equipment and maintains logs.


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


Recognizes plant communities.  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 resources management plan.

Performs related work as required.


Knowledge of and ability to: perform routine inspections; accurately and completely fill out forms and/or receipts.  Skill in and ability to:  perform basic carpentry; perform basic plumbing; perform basic electrical; perform basic mechanical skills; perform basic building maintenance; perform basic facilities maintenance skills; perform basic equipment maintenance skills; participate in public speaking to small and large groups; utilize a computer and software programs such as Microsoft Office Suite; tactfully and effectively enforce rules, policies and procedures; efficiently and accurately perform cash register transactions including cash handling and making correct change.  Skill in: customer service and effective conflict resolution; utilizing motor vehicles. Ability to:  successfully complete background and fingerprint check; successfully complete ranger academy; follow verbal and written instructions; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; perform physical labor utilizing power/electrical/gas tools and equipment; deal with visitor inquiries in a tactful, efficient and courteous manner; work rotating shifts including nights, holidays and weekends; develop and conduct interpretive programs; maintain a valid driver's license; work well with people; prioritize projects; operate radio equipment; work outside in extreme conditions, including but not limited to, heat, cold, wind, rain, etc. as well as continuously work outdoors in conditions of extremely high humidity, heat, sunlight and exposure to insects, snakes, etc.; participate in resource management activities, including but not limited to, reforestation, or non-native plant and/or animal removal; work independently.


Incumbent of this position, in accordance with sections 110.1127 and 435.04, F.S. and DEP Directive 422 (Background Investigation), is required to successfully complete a background and fingerprint check. 

For additional information, please contact Park Manager Steve Dale at (954) 924-3859.


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. 

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