OPS PARK RANGER - 37978038

Requisition No: 31720 

Agency: Environmental Protection

Working Title: OPS PARK RANGER - 37978038

Position Number: 37978038 

Salary:  $10 - $12 per hour 

Posting Closing Date: 03/20/2018 






Class Title: OPS Park Ranger

Position Number: 37978038

Base Salary: $10 - $12 per hour

Location: Cross Florida Greenway

                  Sharpes Ferry Office

                  8282 SE Hyw 314

                  Ocala, FL 34470

                 Contact: Kelly Conley (352) 236-7143 or [email protected]




Closing Date: March 16, 2018



POSITION DESCRIPTIONAn opportunity is for a self-motivated, hard-working individual, with strong resource management, visitor services, protection, administrative and maintenance experience to fill a (OPS Park Ranger position) at the Cross Florida Greenway central zone in Marion County. This is a not a resident position.   




 Responsible for maintenance and operations functions of a portion of the Cross Florida Greenway (CFG) as assigned by supervisor. Communicates and coordinates activities with supervisors and coworkers. Establishes and maintains good working relationships with Florida Park Service (FPS) stakeholders, partners and user groups to minimize conflicts regarding maintenance and operations activities.


Operates or works with heavy equipment as part of CFG maintenance and operations activities. Works to insure safe operation and utilization of equipment and tools. Operates state vehicles safely and is responsible for maintenance. Makes routine inspections to ensure proper standards are met. Interacts with the public in a friendly and courteous manner. Participates in the execution of all facets of prescribed fire.


Requisitions or purchases needed tools, equipment and materials for proper repair and maintenance of greenway facilities and equipment.  Coordinates and inspects work performed by contract personnel to ensure satisfactory performance to pre-established standards.  Inspects building and grounds for safety and cleanliness. 


Performs related work as required.


Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position: 

Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:  Knowledge of procedures and methods used in the repair and maintenance of wooden structures, plumbing and other equipment. Skill in:  using hand, power and bench tools; repairing and maintaining wooden structures, including furniture fixtures; performing brick and cement work; performing electrical repairs; painting surfaces.  Ability to: maintain the cleanliness of buildings and grounds; determine work priorities, ensure proper completion of work assignments; communicate effectively; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; Ability to lift up to 40 lbs; maintain a valid CDL Class E driver’s license; successfully complete a background and fingerprint check; successfully meet position-specific DRP Burn Standards for Prescribed Fire.


Other job-related requirements for this position:  Incumbent of this position is required to successfully complete a background and fingerprint check.  Successful completion of annual moderate pack test. 



SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  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 less than 30 minutes.






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.

State of Florida
Full time
OCALA, Florida 34470, US