Requisition No: 43687
Agency: Environmental Protection
Working Title: PARK RANGER - 37000885
Position Number: 37000885
Posting Closing Date: 09/20/2018
DIVISION OF RECREATION AND PARKS
Class Title: Park Ranger
Position Number: 37000885
Base Salary: $2,166.67 per monthly / $26,000.04 annually
Location: Washington Oaks Gardens State Park
6400 N. Oceanshore Blvd.
Palm Coast, FL 32137
Contact: Renee Paolini, Park Manager;
Advertising Method: X INTERNAL EMAIL X PEOPLE FIRST
Closing Date: September 20, 2018
DESCRIPTION- An opportunity is anticipated for a self-motivated, hard-working individual, to fill a Park Ranger position at Washington Oaks State Gardens, nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Matanzas River. The gardens are the centerpiece of this park, which is also famous for the unique shoreline of coquina rock formations that line its Atlantic beach. The gardens make remarkable use of native and exotic species, from azaleas and camellias to the exquisite bird of paradise, sheltered within a picturesque oak hammock.
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 programs, walks, and workshops. Provides visitor services to public by booking pavilions, assisting with special park activities and events, while maintaining the parks master calendar.
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Participates in ecological burning plan for fire type plant communities; recognizes communities, control burning techniques and maintain fire lanes. Participates in vegetation and wildfire management plans; recognizes communities and maintains optimum species control via natural and chemical means.
Monitors and maintains cultural resources within the park. Participates in sea turtle nest monitoring activities.
MAINTENANCE Maintains cleanliness of grounds and facilities. Participates in the care and routine maintenance of the parks historical gardens; mowing, trimming, edging, raking, garden bed preparation and planting, mulching, pruning, fertilizing garden beds and turf grasses, watering and irrigation repairs.
Cleans and maintains garden tools and landscaping equipment. Constructs, maintains, and completes basic repairs of historical buildings, fences, trails, service roads, garden bridges, boardwalks, picnic sites and all other necessary facilities.
ADMINISTRATION Prepares forms and reports on 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. Answer telephones operate radio equipment, personal computer and maintain logs. Answers correspondence and maintains park files.
PROTECTION Ensures park rules are enforced pertaining to all natural, historical and archaeological facilities and resources and use thereof for enjoyment of the visitor.
Performs related work as required.
Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for this position: KNOWLEDGE OF:
Floridas 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 maintenance which includes but is not limited to mowing, trimming, edging, pruning, fertilizer applications, purchasing of plant material, landscaping design and horticulture practices; operating landscape equipment and proper use of gardening tools; performing preventative maintenance on small engines, including but not limited to, oil changes, tune-ups or repairing small engines; building maintenance which includes but is not limited to pressure washing, and painting, basic carpentry repairs including but not limited to basic boardwalk and fence repairs; utilizing power tools, including but not limited to, chain saws and drills; basic plumbing, including but not limited to, repairing irrigation, plumbing repairs; basic electrical work, including but not limited to, replacing outlets and circuit breakers; 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; ability to pay attention to detail, 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; 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.
HOW TO APPLY
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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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