- Job date: Wed, 03 Feb 2021 06:10:11 GMT
- Expected salary: $9 per hour
- Job title: OPS PARK ATTENDANT
- Company: State of Florida
- Location: Jacksonville, FL
Agency: Environmental Protection
Working Title: OPS PARK ATTENDANT – 37970056
Position Number: 37970056
Salary: $9.00 per hour
Posting Closing Date: 02/08/2021
DIVISION OF RECREATION AND PARKS
OPS PARK ATTENDANT
$9.00/hour – 40 hours per week ending Fall 2021
Talbot Islands State Park
12157 Heckscher Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32226
Kathleen Kelso, Assistant Park Manager
CLOSING: Monday, February 8, 2021
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This is a Seasonal 40 hour per week OPS Position
There are not Health or Vacation Benefits
Rate of Pay: $9.00/hour 40 hours March-September
- This position is centered on day to day park operations (cleaning restrooms, trash removal and mowing) but has some opportunities to be exposed to other facets of the park including: visitor services, interpretive programs, natural and cultural resource management, and other projects.
This is an excellent opportunity for a talented employee seeking a challenging and rewarding position as a non-resident OPS Park Ranger at one of Florida’s most dynamic state parks. The selected employee will be immersed in the operation of the Talbot Islands State Parks, including: Little Talbot Island State Park, Big Talbot
Island State Park, Amelia Island State Park, George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier State Park, Ft. George Island Cultural State Park, Yellow Bluff Fort State Park and Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park.
The Talbot Islands contain 6 barrier islands with 45 miles of shoreline and the most pristine beaches in Northeast Florida; cultural resources with 5,000 to 7,000 years of continuous habitation representing all major periods of Florida history; an upland ecology with approximately 4,300 acres of fire dependent communities; listed species including colonial shorebirds, heron rookeries, sea turtles, and numerous listed plant species. These wonderfully rich recreational areas provide for opportunities in hiking and biking, overnight camping, fishing, bird watching, and many other activities that attract over 500,000 visitors a year.
If you wish to be part of our Florida Park Service team, work in a highly supportive, creative and fun environment, are anxious to take on new responsibilities with extensive personal development opportunities, where each day is rewarding and diverse, apply for this position.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:
Ability to work rotating shifts including nights, holidays and weekends; clean restrooms and empty trash containers throughout the park, communicate verbally and in writing; perform physical labor utilizing power/electrical/gas tools and equipment; deal with visitor inquiries in a tactful, efficient and courteous manner; deal with people and maintain good public relations; enforce rules and regulations; prepare and keep accurate reports; maintain a valid driver’s license; follow verbal and written instructions; prepare reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; understand and apply rules, directives, policies, laws and regulations.
Knowledge, skill and ability to perform house and grounds keeping duties and apply maintenance trades. Skill in operating trucks, tractors, vehicles up to 2-ton level; operating mowers, chainsaws, standard power and manual tools. Knowledge and ability to perform routine inspections; identify and investigate problems and maintain facilities and equipment. Basic computer skills to be able to fill in short reports and communicate effectively with internal emails.
Skill in computer applications such as MS Office. Interest in providing top-notch visitor services through the cleanliness and maintenance of facilities and high-quality visitor contact experiences.
Preferred skill: Skill in performing prescribed burns.
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.