Park Ranger - 37020569
State of Florida
 Jensen Beach, FL

Requisition No: 84976

Agency: Environmental Protection

Working Title: PARK RANGER - 37020569

Position Number: 37020569

Salary: $26,000.04

Posting Closing Date: 11/22/2019


INTERNAL AGENCY - Accepting applications only from employees currently employed in the agency.


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.


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 the environmental education center, park events, tours, walks, campfire programs and roving interpretation.


Implements ecological burning plan for fire type plant communities; recognizes plant communities and maintains fire lanes. 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.


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.


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, and property records. Answers telephones, operates radio equipment and maintains logs.


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

Performs related work as required.


Knowledge of and ability to: perform routine inspections; identify and investigate problems and maintain facilities and equipment; participate in prescribed burns. Skill in: utilizing motor vehicles; effective customer service and conflict resolution. Skill in and ability to: perform basic carpentry skills, including but not limited to, boardwalk or fence repairs; perform basic plumbing skills, including but not limited to, repairing hose bibs, irrigation systems or waterline repairs; perform basic electrical skills, including but not limited to, switching out a breaker or receptacle; perform basic mechanical skills, including but not limited to, oil changes or troubleshooting a fuel system; perform basic building maintenance, including but not limited to, painting or changing air filters; perform basic facilities maintenance skills, including but not limited to, cleaning public restrooms, trash and litter removal or beach cleanup; perform basic equipment maintenance skills, including but not limited to, sharpen chainsaw or lawn mower blades or replacing lawn mower blades; perform public speaking; 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. Knowledge of and ability to: accurately and completely fill out forms and/or reports. Ability to: successfully complete background and fingerprint check; successfully complete ranger academy; follow verbal and written instructions; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; prepare reports; 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; understand and apply rules, directives, policies, laws and regulations; work rotating shifts including nights, holidays and weekends; develop and conduct interpretive programs; maintain a valid driver's license; handle money and balance cash receipts; perform exotic removal both physical and chemical; 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, prescribed burning, or non-native plant and/or animal removal; lift 40 pounds; successfully meet position-specific DRP Burn Standards for Prescribed Fire.


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 fingeprint check.

Valid Florida Class E driver's license or an out-of-state class equivalent driver's license is required.

Successfully meet position-specific DRP Burn Standard for Prescribed Fire. Pack test requires applicant to complete a two mile walk while carrying 25 lbs. in less than 30 minutes.

For additional information, please contact Park Manager Chris Vandello at (772) 340-7530.

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: Port Saint Lucie