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Park Ranger - 37000922

Company: Florida Department of Transportation
Location: Marianna
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:






BASE SALARY: $2,253.34 Monthly/$ 27,040.08 Annually

LOCATION: Florida Caverns State Park

3345 Caverns Road

Marianna, FL 32446

CONTACT: Billy Bailey, Park Manager



CLOSING DATE: November 23rd, 2021



Florida Caverns State Park is seeking a self-motivated park service professional to fill a Park Ranger position. The position requires a strong desire to protect the cultural resources of the park which consist of a plethora of pre-Colombian sites and many CCC era park developments as well as the natural resources of the park including a National Natural Landmark tour cave and over 60 listed plant species. Excellent visitor services and professional interpretational skills are a must as over 50,000 visitors a year tour the geologic wonders of the park's underground and karst resources. The parks range of maintenance needs range from historic structure maintenance to post Hurricane Michael rebuilding. Administrative needs vary to meet the needs of the park but require an ability to adapt and learn through minimal supervision.


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. This is moderately independent work providing Visitor Services, Resource Management, Maintenance, Administration and Protection of Florida Caverns State Park.

VISITOR SERVICES - Explains facilities and services provided for public use, enjoyment and education; meets visitors, answers questions, provides information and directions in an accurate and professional manner. Attempts to resolve visitor complaints while maintaining good public relations. Provides natural and cultural history interpretive programs and services via cavern tours, presentations, walks and other programs and unit specific services as directed.

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT -. Recognizes biological communities and the natural processes required for their maintenance. Learns to identify invasive exotic plant species and how to safely and effectively remove them. Observes, maintains and protects the natural, cultural, historic and archaeological resources of the park. Participates in the FPS Prescribed burning program.

MAINTENANCE - Maintains park structures, facilities, equipment and grounds through routine, preventive, and corrective maintenance practices. Conducts routine inspections to ensure proper maintenance standards are met. Learns basic skills to troubleshoot and maintain campsite facilities. Maintains cleanliness of grounds and facilities. Learns the proper reference guidelines for historic structures and their upkeep.

ADMINISTRATION - Prepares forms and reports on a wide range of subjects including visitation, vehicle usage, purchase requests and accidents. Answers telephone operates park radio, computer and various office equipment. Conducts purchasing and fiscal activities in compliance with established procedures. Collects fees, performs cash register transactions and reconciles receipts. Orders, sells and inventories resale merchandise. Answers correspondence and maintains park files.

PROTECTION - Performs routine patrols and security checks; ensures adherence to the Park Protection Plan. Opens and/or secures park facilities as appropriate. Interprets and enforces park rules pertaining to all natural and cultural resources and facilities and use thereof for the safety and enjoyment of the visitor. Responsible for security of cash fund.

Performs related work as required



* Florida's natural and cultural resources
* Basic arithmetic
* Good public relations including education through interpretation


* 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 and building maintenance which includes but is not limited to mowing, weed eating, pressure washing, and painting
* Utilizing power tools, including but not limited to, chain saws and drills
* Basic plumbing, including but not limited to, repairing hose bibs, waterline repair
* Basic electrical work, including but not limited to, replacing outlets and circuit breakers
* Basic carpentry, including but not limited to, boardwalk and fence repairs
* Utilize a computer including, but not limited to software programs such as Microsoft Office Suite


* 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
* Clean park facilities, including but not limited to, cleaning restrooms and picking up trash
* Work outdoors in inclement weather
* Perform physical labor
* Work rotating shifts including nights, weekends and holidays
* Successfully complete Ranger Academy
* Maintain a valid driver's license
* Properly wear uniform
* Comply with grooming standards

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: In accordance with sections 110.1127 & 435.04, F.S. & DEP directive 422 (Background investigation), is required to successfully complete a background & fingerprint check. Take and pass CPR and First Aid certification within 6 months of employment

Working hours: VARIES, 40 hours per week with rotating weekends and holidays


Apply Online. Go directly to People First and reference Position #37000922

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.


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: Panama City#06022021

Keywords: Florida Department of Transportation, Tallahassee , Park Ranger - 37000922, Professions , Marianna, Florida

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