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PARK RANGER

PARK RANGER Requisition No: 64518 Agency: Environmental Protection Working Title

2019-06-05 2020
State of Florida
Position: Park Ranger Salary: $26,000 per year Type: Full Time Location: Stuart, FL
Requisition No: 64518
Agency: Environmental Protection
Working Title: PARK RANGER - 37020218
Position Number: 37020218
Salary: $26,000.04
Posting Closing Date: 06/17/2019
ANTICIPATED VACANCY; DEP #37020218; PARK RANGER (NON-RESIDENT); ST. LUCIE INLET PRESERVE STATE PARK; MARTIN
COUNTY; $2,166.67 MONTHLY/$26,000.04 ANNUALLY
St. Lucie Inlet and Seabranch Preserve State Parks is looking for a self-motivated park service professional to fill a park
ranger position, providing visitor services, maintenance, protection, administration, and resource management. The
applicant must possess good visitor service and administrative skills, be able to work independently and have the ability to
perform a variety of skilled trade functions using assorted equipment and tools. The applicant must be able to work
rotating shifts including nights, weekends and holidays.
POSITION DESCRIPTION
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. 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.
This position will cover ranger duties at both St. Lucie Inlet and Seabranch Preserve State Parks.
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.
MAINTENANCE
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, tractors, ATVs, motor vehicles up to 2-ton class hauling debris, fill,
etc., including attending appropriate training to securing valid certificates. Maintains the physical ability to assist in
transporting lumber, supplies, etc., equivalent to 50 pounds singly and 100 pounds jointly. Travel to and from areas of the
park only accessible by water.
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Recognizes a variety of plant communities. Implements ecological burn plan for fire type plant communities and maintains
fire lanes. Implements vegetation and wildlife management plans, recognizes native and non-native vegetation, maintains
communities and maintains optimum species control via natural and chemical means. Implements water resource
management plan.
ADMINISTRATION
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, purchase orders and requisitions, etc. Answers telephone, operates radio equipment and maintains logs.
PROTECTION
Ensures park rules are enforced pertaining to all natural, historical and archaeological facilities and resources and use
thereof the enjoyment of the visitor.
May volunteer to snorkel.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES, INCLUDING UTILIZATION OF EQUIPMENT, REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION
Skill in: operating trucks, tractors up to 2-ton level, mowers, chainsaws and standard power and manual tools. Ability to:
successfully complete background and fingerprint check; successfully complete ranger academy; communicate effectively
verbally and in writing; follow verbal and written instructions; operate computers; deal with visitor inquiries in a tactful,
efficient and courteous manner; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; enforce rules and
regulations; handle money and balance cash receipts; participate in all aspects of resource management, including
physical and chemical exotic plant removal; lift approximately 50 pounds and assist in transporting lumber and supplies
weighing 100 pounds or more; perform physical labor utilizing power/electrical/gas tools and equipment in maintenance
and repair work; prepare and keep accurate records; conduct interpretive programs; work rotating shifts including nights,
weekends and holidays; safely operate boats of up to 30’ in length with outboard motor and canoes/kayaks in all types of
conditions on a daily basis; swim and work on, in and under water; maintain a valid driver’s license; successfully complete
Department’s watercraft operations training; perform house and grounds keeping duties and apply maintenance trades.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES PREFERRED FOR THE POSITION
Ability to pass a supervised moderate pack test. Pack test requires applicant to complete a two-mile walk while carrying 25
pound pack in less than 30 minutes.
Experience in prescribed fire activities.
Experience in power boat operation.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Incumbent of this position, in accordance with sections 110.1127 and 435.07, F.S. and DEP directive 422 (Background
Investigation), is required to successfully complete a background and fingerprint check. Florida Class E driver’s license or
an out-of-state class equivalent driver’s license is required. Must have prior approval and pass DEP approved training
course to snorkel.
For additional information, please contact Park Manager Andy Flanner at (772) 219-1880.
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 . All documentation is due
by the close of the vacancy announcement.
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