DIVISION OF RECREATION AND PARKS
OPS Park Services Specialist (non-resident)
POSITION NUMBERS: #37970901 – Savannas Preserve State Park
BASE SALARY: $13 per hour
LOCATION & CONTACT INFORMATION:
Bureau of Parks District 5
13798 Southeast Federal Highway
Hobe Sound, Florida 33455
Attn: Miranda Cunningham, Environmental Specialist
CLOSING DATE: 10/10/17
This position will work 40 hours per week and starting pay is $13 per hour.
Bureau of Parks District 5 is currently seeking to hire an OPS fire management technician for the District 5 Fire Management Team. Work will include prescribed burning, fire line maintenance, fire equipment maintenance and other resource management activities. Fire management activities will take place in several state parks in southeast Florida. Although experience in prescribed burning is preferred, it is not necessary, however basic fire management training (S130/S190) is a requirement. Applicant should be interested in resource management issues and a career or further education in the biological sciences. Almost all work time will be spent outdoors in a variety of conditions.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION:
- Educational background in environmental and/or biological sciences or a high school degree with at least 6 months of experience.
- Basic fire management training (S130/S190).
- Experience operating various types of equipment (such as 4X4 pickups, trailers, ATVs, chainsaws and other power and hand tools, etc.).
- Experience working in the outdoors.
- Maintain a valid driver’s license.
PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES FOR THE POSITION:
- Experience in operating heavy equipment such as farm tractors. Operating a manual transmission vehicle.
- 6 months -1 year of related experience.
- Ability and willingness to follow instructions from colleagues.
- Ability to get along with others under any potential conditions.
Successful completion of annual moderate pack test. The pack test requires applicant to complete a two mile walk while carrying 25 lbs. in less than 30 minutes. If the applicant does not have a current moderate or arduous test at the time of hire, they will be given 30 days in which to complete it after being hired.
HOW TO APPLY:
If advertised only with an internal email or newspaper advertisement, please apply as follows: submit a paper application directly to the address listed in the advertisement by the closing date. If submitting a paper application, you will need to have it faxed to People First at 1-888-403-2110 by the closing date listed on the vacancy; they will then scan your application into the applicant pool for that particular vacancy.
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