Requisition No: 362901
Agency: Environmental Protection
Working Title: PARK SERVICES SPECIALIST - 37020649 1
Position Number: 37020649
Salary: $28,000.08 - $55,771.03
Posting Closing Date: 05/02/2021
DIVISION OF RECREATION AND PARKS
JOB OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT
PREVIOUS APPLICANTS MUST REAPPLY TO BE CONSIDERED
CLASS TITLE: Park Services Specialist
POSITION NUMBER: 37020649
BASE SALARY: $28,000.08 - $55,771.03
Oscar Scherer State Park
1843 S. Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229
Contact: APM Dan Nelson
CLOSING DATE: 5/02/2021
POSITION DESCRIPTION: Oscar Scherer State Park is looking for a
self-motivated Park Service Specialist to provide park, vehicle,
vessel and equipment maintenance; resource management via exotic
plant control and participation in all facets of prescribed
burning. The applicant must possess good communication skills
(verbal and computer,) and be able to work independently.
Maintenance duties will include, but are not limited to, using
power tools and welding torches to perform work such as carpentry,
cement work, plumbing and electrical. The applicant must be able to
work rotating shifts including evenings, weekends and holidays.
MAINTENANCE: Plans, develops, manages and conducts projects
related to park maintenance and safety. Works alone, and with
others, to insure park equipment is in working order. Constructs
and repairs roads, signs, foot bridges and nature trails within the
park. Responsible for the upkeep of the park grounds. Provides
input, training and guidance to volunteers working in Oscar Scherer
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: Provides assistance in prescribed burning,
exotic plant and animal removal and other natural and cultural
resource management techniques. Performs and assists in the
construction and maintenance of fire lines and fence lines.
Participates in the exotic plant control program for Oscar Scherer
State Park; monitors the progress of park projects, reports results
ADMINISTRATION: Submits monthly vehicle and vessel use and
repair logs to park manager in a timely manner. Maintains records
of repairs and use for all preserve vehicles and vessels.
VISITOR SERVICES: Explains facilities and services provided for
public use and enjoyment and education; meets visitors, answers
questions, provides information and directions. Attempts to resolve
visitor complaints while maintaining good public relations.
PROTECTION: Ensures park rules are enforced pertaining to all
natural and cultural facilities and resources, and use thereof, for
the enjoyment of the visitor.
Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of
equipment, required for the position:
Knowledge of: the principles and techniques of the skilled
building trade or mechanical repair work; safety procedures
required in maintenance and repair work. Skill in: using tools and
equipment in maintenance and repair work. Ability to: perform a
variety of skilled trades functions; read blueprints; install,
maintain and repair electric motors, generators, and other
mechanical equipment; take accurate measurements; follow written
and verbal instructions; operate a motor vehicle; operate
watercraft; lift heavy objects; maintain a valid drivers' license.
Maintain DRP Burn Standards for Prescribed Fire; identify and treat
invasive plant and animal species; prepare reports and records
Successfully complete background and fingerprint check.
Successfully complete Ranger Academy.
Licensure/registration/certification requirements (If
applicable, list the appropriate Florida Statute or federal
regulation cite): Florida Class E driver's license or an
out-of-state class equivalent driver's license;
Other job-related requirements for this position: 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
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: Sarasota
Nearest Secondary Market: Tampa