Requisition No: 38442
Agency: Environmental Protection
Working Title: PARK SERVICES SPECIALIST - 37001560
Position Number: 37001560
Posting Closing Date: 07/21/2018
DIVISION OF RECREATION AND PARKS
ANTICIPATED JOB VACANCY
Internal Agency Opportunity - Accepting applications from only those employees currently employed in the agency.
PARK SERVICES SPECIALIST
Ft. Clinch State Park
2601 Atlantic Avenue
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
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DESCRIPTION OF POSITION
Fort Clinch State Park is Florida’s northernmost State Park located on the northern tip of Amelia Island, in Nassau County Florida. The Park is operated by 13 FTE employees and approximately 5 OPS employees. This is a specialized professional position coordinating the parks volunteer manpower augmentation programs including a large and diverse volunteer program, community service volunteers and group volunteers. The incumbent will also be responsible for coordinating the parks resource management programs to include protection activities, monitoring and reporting of the parks sea turtle programs, shorebird programs and exotic plant and animal removal programs, as well as activities associated with monitoring and protection a significant number of cultural resources including historic Fort Clinch. The incumbent will Coordinate all aspects of park special events as well as a wide variety of private events held within the park as well as development and implementation of park interpretive programming, media and community outreach activities, the park website, a wide variety of park publications and other visitor service related activities.
Possibility of an “Employee” owned travel trailer site may come available.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Compliance with the processing requirements of Chapter 215.422, F.S. is mandatory. Persistent failure to comply with this section by any agency of the state shall constitute good cause for discharge of employees duly found responsible, or predominantly responsible, for failure to comply.
This is a specialized professional position working in research, education, development and implementation of resource management, visitor services, interpretive and recreational programs and projects for Fort Clinch State Park.
Coordinates the park’s volunteer and manpower augmentation program. Acts as liaison between volunteers and park administration. Monitors and defines suitable park volunteer needs and coordinates volunteer placement. Develops and maintains volunteer job descriptions, procedural manuals, personnel records, and evaluations. Plans and oversees all volunteer schedules. Tracks volunteer hours, prepares appropriate reports and coordinates awards programs. Plans and conducts volunteer meetings, workshops and volunteer orientation sessions. Insures that all required reports and documents are submitted in compliance with established schedules. Assists park management in coordinating and overseeing Citizen Support Organizations for the park. Monitors, evaluates, and provides program analysis to the park management on Citizen Support Organization operations, activities and performance impact.
Organizes, advertises and implements community outreach activities, park special events and festivals to expand public understanding of the Florida Park Service and the park’s management objectives. Coordinates and monitors private special events such as weddings, athletic events, community events, etc. to ensure compliance with Florida Park Service policies. Plans and coordinate park information program including news releases, articles, and advertising, web sites and media relations
Plans, Coordinates and Reports all activities and monitoring associated with the parks Sea Turtle Nesting Program, Shorebird population surveys and Shorebird Nesting Program and Exotic Special Removal Control Programs. Participates in vegetation and wildlife management plans; maintains optimum species control via natural and chemical means. Researches the history of the park, both cultural and natural, and assists in developing plans for restoration, preservation and interpretation. Provides archaeological monitoring during earth disturbance activities. Gathers and maintains cultural resource files, artifact inventories, and coordinates and participates in appropriate preservation of cultural resources. Uses dump trucks, tractors and other equipment in the maintenance and preservation of the natural and cultural resources. Provides protection of facilities and resources.
Writes and edits text for park brochures, the parks’ website and other informational materials. Represents the park and the Florida Park Service to outside agencies and organizations, disseminating information and promoting all opportunities provided by the park. Provides research, designs and develops park specific literature for public dissemination, educational displays and exhibits. Researches, develops, coordinates and conducts environmental education programs, interpretive programs, and recreational skills programs. Designs and implements public marketing relation programs to encourage corporate and/or private support of the park. Researches and identifies available public and private partnership programs having potential benefit for park operations.
Performs related duties as required.
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION:
principles and techniques of effective verbal and written communication
administrative principles and practices
methods of data collection and analysis
cultural resource preservation and restoration techniques
the principles, methods and techniques of training
good public relations techniques
working with volunteers
computer operation and Microsoft Office Suite
operating a cash register
good customer service
operate a boat safely
plan, coordinate and supervise special events
evaluate and analyze data
prepare reports on a variety of programs;
understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures
plan and oversee schedules
develop and organize data into logical format for presentation in reports, proposals and other written documents
utilize problem solving techniques
coordinate and conduct meetings, information and orientation programs
recruit and screen volunteers
research topics and write articles and prepare environmental education and other information for dissemination
monitor, evaluate, and assess programs for effectiveness
prepare and maintain records
effectively speak in public formats
establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
work rotating shifts including nights, weekends and holidays
maintain a valid driver’s license
successfully complete background and fingerprint check
successfully complete Ranger Academy
work with a CSO
coordinate & implement training
train & supervise volunteers & staff
perform opening and closing procedures in accordance with the operations manual and fiscal procedures in multiple locations of the park
properly wear uniform
work outdoors in inclement weather
clean park facilities, including but not limited to, cleaning restrooms & picking up trash
travel infrequently (some may be overnight)
(If applicable, list the appropriate Florida Statute or federal regulation cite): Florida Class E driver’s license
or an out-of-state class equivalent driver’s license
Other job-related requirements for this position:
In accordance with sections 110.1127 & 435.07, F.S. & DEP directive 422 (Background investigation), is required to successfully complete a background & fingerprint check.
(A) Daily from am
to pm ,VARIES
(B) Total hours in workweek 40
(C) Explain any variation in work (split shift, rotation, etc.) occasional rotating shifts including nights, weekends and holidays
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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.
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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
. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.