PARK RANGER - 37000544
$2,166.67 month $26,000.04 yr
Posting Closing Date:
Division of Recreation and Parks
Vacancy – Open Competitive - Pack Test Requirement
Grayton Beach State Park
Park Ranger (Burn position)
$2,166.67 monthly / $26,000.04 Annually
Grayton Beach State Park ~ 357 Main Park Road ~ Santa Rosa Beach
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This is an opportunity for a self-motivated, hard-working team player to fill a Park Ranger position at Grayton Beach State Park 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 perform a variety of skilled trade functions using assorted equipment and tools. The applicant must be able to work rotating shifts including evenings, weekends and holidays. A major component of this position involves preventative, routine, and corrective maintenance of park facilities and grounds.
Entry level Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required for the position:
Florida’s natural and cultural resources; basic arithmetic; customer service and public relations; prescribed fire concepts.
Skill in and Ability to:
communicate effectively verbally and in writing; operate a computer using software programs for spreadsheets, word processing, email and office; accurately prepare reports; interact with customers and the general public in a professional, tactful and courteous manner; perform moderate to advanced mechanical skills such as oil changes or troubleshooting a fuel system; perform grounds and facilities maintenance which includes mowing, weed eating, pressure washing and painting; utilize power tools, chain saws and drills.
basic plumbing such as repairing hose bibs, waterline repair; basic electrical work, such as replacing outlets and circuit breakers; basic carpentry, such as boardwalk and fence repairs.
participate in all aspects of resource management; including but not limited to, prescribed fire activities, non-native plant removal which may include application of herbicide; perform computer point of sale and cash register transactions including cash handling, making correct change and reconciling receipts; follow verbal and written instructions/directions; work independently with minimal supervision; establish and maintain effective working relationships; speak in public; tactfully and effectively enforce rules, policies and procedures; conduct routine inspections, identify and investigate problems; clean park facilities, including but not limited to, cleaning restrooms and picking up trash; work outdoors in inclement weather; lift 40 pounds and assist in transporting items or other supplies 100 pounds or more; properly wear uniform; work rotating shifts including nights, weekends and holidays; maintain a valid driver's license; successfully complete ranger academy; successfully complete background & fingerprint check; successfully meet position-specific DRP Burn Standards for Prescribed Fire.
- Must successfully meet position-specific DRP Burn Standards for Prescribed Fire. Successful completion of an annual moderate pack test is required. Prior to being hired, applicant will be given a single opportunity to take and successfully complete a supervised moderate pack test at a date and location to be announced. Pack test requires applicant to complete a two mile walk while carrying 25 lbs in under 30 minutes.
- 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.
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.