37020219-51220935-20080314085745 -- PARK NATURALISTS
Agency: DEP - Environmental Protection
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PARK NATURALISTS - Level 1
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$23,645.18 - $61,448.66
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DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
DIVISION OF RECREATION AND PARKS
JOB OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT
CLASS TITLE: Park Ranger (non-resident)
POSITION NUMBER: 37000219
BASE SALARY: $1,970.45 Monthly/$23,645.18 Yearly
LOCATION: Oscar Scherer State Park
CLOSING DATE: March 30th, 2008
ADVERTISING METHOD: Internal email and People First
POSITION DESCRIPTION: A challenging opportunity is available for a self-motivated, hard working team player to fill a non-resident Park Ranger position at Oscar Scherer State Park. This park covers approximately 1,382 acres and consists of 104 campsites, youth area camping, 15 miles of trails, a tidal estuary, creek and a swimming lake. This park has a very strong Citizens Support Organization, The Friends of Oscar Scherer Park, Inc. The park contains one of the last strongholds of scrub habitat within Sarasota County with many endemic species such as the Florida Scrub Jay, Gopher Frog and Indigo Snake. The candidate will be required to work independently with minimal supervision providing visitor ! services, resource management, administration, maintenance and protection of park facilities and guests. This park's highest priority is prescribed burning. The importance of resource management cannot be understated.
Duties include but not limited to: Maintaining safeness, cleanliness, and efficiency of operation for the facilities and equipment. Removal of exotic plants and animals, prescribed burning and habitat restoration using various methods. Presenting and creating guided walks, talks, and campfire programs. Operating cash registers, computers and filling out reports. Maintaining a high level of security of all park facilities, tools, and equipment.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required for the position:
Ability to: follow written and verbal instructions; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; prepare reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; deal with visitor inquiries in a tactful, efficient and courteous manner; understand and apply rules, directives and policies, laws and regulations; conduct routine inspections, identify and investigate problems; participate in all aspects of resource management, physical and chemical exotic plant removal; work rotating shifts including evenings, weekends and holidays; do grounds and building cleaning and maintenance; work out of doors and in; lift 40 pounds, assist in transporting lumber and other supplies weighing 100 pounds or more; operate radio equipment; maintain a driver' license. Ability to successfully complete Ranger Academy within the probationary period. Ability to participate in prescribed burn! s. Skill and ability to use assorted power tools, equipment and motor vehicles.
Licensure/registration/certification requirements (If applicable, list the appropriate Florida Statute or federal regulation cite): class E drivers license.
How to Apply:
This position is being advertised through People First; please apply electronically by the closing date: Go to https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com/logon/htm. If you do not have a User ID# and password, please click on the left side of the page to create one. If submitting a paper application you will need to have it faxed to People First at fax # 1-904-636-2627 by the closing date listed on the vacancy. They will scan your application into the applicant pool for the position. If you have any additional questions please contact Tony Clements, Assistant Park Manager or Cristy Disbrow, Administrative Assistant at 941-483-5957. The State of Florida is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Pursuant to chapter 295 Florida Statutes, veterans and spouses of veterans may receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply.
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