DIVISION OF RECREATION AND PARKS
CLASS TITLE: OPS Park Attendant – Fire Position
POSITION NUMBER: 37970351
BASE SALARY: $14.00/hour – 40 hours per week
LOCATION: Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, 100 Savannah Blvd. Micanopy, FL 32667
CONTACT INFORMATION: Heather Goston, Assistant Park Manager, 352-258-9310, heather.goston@FloridaDEP.gov
CLOSING DATE: Thursday, May 28, 2020
DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:
Paynes Prairie State Park is looking for a self-motivated park service professional to fill an OPS position, providing visitor services, maintenance, protection, administration, and resource management, specifically along the Gainesville-to-Hawthorne State Trail. This 17-mile trail has several access points and amenities that require attention, and regular maintenance. The applicant must possess good visitor service and administrative skills, be able to work independently and have the ability to 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.
Knowledge of: natural resource management techniques such as exotic species removal, prescribed fire, plant community restoration.
Skill in: using various hand tools, small engines, power tools & operation of vehicles.
Ability to: follow verbal & written instructions/directions; communicate effectively verbally & in writing; prepare reports; establish & maintain effective working relationships with others; perform physical labor utilizing power/electrical/gas tools & equipment; operate radio equipment; operate cash registers; follow instructions related to cash, receipts & preparation of related reports; work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends & holidays; deal with visitor inquiries in a tactful, efficient & courteous manner; understand & apply rules, directives, policies, laws & relations; work outdoors; present interpretive programs, participate in all aspects of resource management; perform routine inspections; utilize computers; maintain a valid driver’s license; meet position-specific DRP Burn Standards for Prescribed Fire
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