DIVISION OF RECREATION AND PARKS
ANTICIPATED JOB VACANCY
CLASS TITLE: PARK MANAGER II
POSITION NUMBER: 37000928
BASE SALARY: $3,166.67/Mth $38,000.04/Yr
LOCATION: San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park
Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park
Administration Office Located At:
12720 NW 109th Lane
Alachua, FL 32062
CONTACT INFORMATION: Brian Fugate
Assistant Bureau Chief
CLOSING DATE: Friday, August 17, 2018
This is an excellent opportunity for someone seeking a challenging position in the management of San Felasco Preserve State Park and Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park. The parks have outstanding natural and cultural resources as well as extensive recreational opportunities for trail users. This Park Manager II position requires an individual with strong resource management, public partnership, administrative, and communication skills.
The manager is in charge of the FPS Mounted Parade Unit. This includes the care of four cracker horses and coordination of the team’s activities.
The park staff consists of 3 Park Rangers, 1 OPS Administrative Assistant
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Supervises the park staff and participates in the management of the area’s resources, facilities, and public use under existing rules and operating policies to provide the proper levels of administration, resource management, visitor services, protection and maintenance.
Implements and enforces all laws, rules, operating policies, leases, contracts, agreements, and permits pertaining to this area. Provides for employee selection, training, supervision, and discipline. Administers the terms of the collective bargaining agreement and maintains good employee relations. Prepares budget requests, provides for effective expenditure of appropriations, supervises the collection of fees, is responsible for all facility and equipment inventories, and implements established policies for fiscal control and accountability. Prepares, implements, and controls the work scheduling and assignments for the staff.
Implements and guides the cultural and resource management plan for the area including ecological burning, water manipulation, native species propagation, erosion control, and exotic plant and animal removal, and adherence to best management practices of all known cultural and/or historic sites and structures.
Provides for resource based quality recreational opportunities. Implements and supervises the area’s interpretive programs. Meets the public, interprets the area’s resources, facilities, and services; resolves visitor complaints; and provides for good public relations. Coordinates and manages a park Citizens Support Organization and volunteers in support of the park.
Plans, implements, and controls the area’s maintenance program. Identifies maintenance needs and provides supervision and management of the staff to maintain the facilities and support equipment for efficient area operation.
Prepares and implements the Park Protection Plan in accordance with Operations Policy Manual. Insures park rules are enforced pertaining to all natural, historical, and archaeological facilities and resources, and use thereof, for the enjoyment of the visitor. The duties of this position require the incumbent to reside on the property.
Performs other related duties as required.
Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:
Ability to: maintain a valid driver’s license; reside on park property; work rotating shifts including evenings, weekends and holidays.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for the position:
Knowledge, Skill, and ability to care for, train, and ride horses.
Certified Burn Boss
HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should provide a completed, signed and dated State of Florida Employment Application by 5:00 p.m. 08/17/2018 using any of the following methods:
District 2 Administration
4801 Camp Ranch Road
Gainesville, FL 32641
Or Fax to:
Or Scan and email to:
For additional information contact Brian Fugate at 352-204-4545
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the hiring authority. Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation. Veterans’ preference will be given to eligible veterans and their spouses in accordance with Chapter 295 of the Florida Statutes.
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.
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE. 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: https://www.dms.myflorida.com/content/download/97612/566545. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.