6 days old

Requisition No:463404

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: OPS PARK RANGER - 42902636

Position Number:42902636

Salary: $13.00 Hourly

Posting Closing Date: 09/24/2021







Kristin Bennett, (863) 940-6710 or Corey Walk, (863) 589-0528


A high school diploma or its equivalent

Requires possession of a valid driver license.


To be considered for a position with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:

  • All fields in the Candidate Profile must be completed.
  • Work history, hours worked, and formal education fields must be filled out to determine qualifications for this position.
  • Responses to Qualifying Questions must be verifiable in the Candidate Profile.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services values
and supports employment of individuals with disabilities.Qualified
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Occasional to moderate travel required.Position may respond to emergencies, including natural disasters or other type incidents requiring travel, as needed.


The anticipated hiring salary for this position is $13.00 hourly.


This is a full-time OPS Park Ranger position on the Lake Wales Ridge State Forest in Frostproof, FL, managing invasive plant species that alter natural communities by displacing native species and expanding through natural processes. This OPS positions primary duties will be spent in the field searching and treating for invasive plant species, logging areas on a GPS/Flint unit, and maintaining these areas through planning with data management. This work includes mapping locations on the computer in ArcGIS/shapefiles, other data entry/management, and equipment maintenance. This OPS Park Ranger position also provides assistance with state forest projects such as collecting data for threatened and endangered plant and animal species, restoration projects, and the prescribed burning program.

Examples of Work Performed

Performs invasive species eradication and control utilizing specialized equipment, herbicides, and land management techniques.

Orders and store supplies necessary to maintain an adequate inventory.

Assists in preparing long and short-range goals and objectives.

Assists with reforestation activities and forest inventory measurements on state forest lands.

Assists on prescribed fire on state forest lands as needed.

Assists in monitoring and data collection of threatened and endangered species on state forest lands.

Assists in restoration projects of uplands natural communities on state forest lands.

Assists in maintenance of recreational facilities on state forest lands.

Coordinates the maintenance and operation of farm machinery, trucks, mixing and spray equipment.

Performs other related work as required.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Lakeland

Posted: 2021-09-12 Expires: 2021-10-12

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) offers a wide variety of employment opportunities from consumer and environmental protection to promoting Florida’s vast agriculture and aquaculture industries. The Department has its own agricultural law enforcement office and a highly trained forestry division charged with fighting wildfires and protecting Florida’s vast forest lands. The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people to review the job listings to find out if this agency can offer them a career opportunity.

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