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Vicki Tiseth

Beach Crab
Jan 19, 2017
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Have you always wanted to work in a park? Here is the chance to gain experience as an OPS Park Ranger responsible for maintenance, housekeeping and visitor services within one of the busiest and highest revenue earning parks within the Florida Park Service.

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida is looking for team players with positive, can-do attitudes that also possess excellent, independent and ambitious work ethics.

This state park is seeking part-time (24+/- hours per week) OPS Park Rangers that are willing to work a flexible schedule that will include days, evenings, weekends and holidays. These positions are State of Florida “Other Personnel Services” employees (OPS) and provide a hiring pay rate of $10.00 per hour. Part-time, temporary or seasonal OPS positions are not eligible for benefits and the positions are dependent upon available park budget.

HOW TO APPLY: Blank applications are available at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Ranger Station located at 7525 W. County Hwy 30 A in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459. Please complete the State of Florida employment application and deliver it to the Ranger Station.

Applications will be accepted until the closing date of January 25, 2016. Interviews will be scheduled shortly after the closing date.
Contact Info: Vicki Tiseth, Assistant Park Manager, 850-267-8332, Vicki.tiseth@dep.state.fl.us

This is a uniformed position requiring the employee to provide appropriate uniform items such as pants, footwear and a belt. Uniform shirts and a name tag are provided.

The selected applicants will have strong customer service experience with the willingness to work hard and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced multi-tasking environment.

Duties within the park will include, but are not limited to:

  • Cleaning, maintenance and other duties associated with nightly rental cabins and bungalows.

  • Other park facility cleaning and maintenance.

  • Landscaping maintenance.

  • Ranger Station Operations, which include:
    • Explaining facilities and services provided for public use, enjoyment and education.

    • Greeting visitors, answering questions, providing information and directions both in person and via the telephone.

    • Cash handling- collecting fees and making change, operating cash registers, credit card machines and point of sale systems, selling resale items and registering campers.

    • Resolving visitor concerns while maintaining good public relations.

    • Preparing forms and reports on a wide range of subjects including fees, inventory, facility maintenance, daily vehicle usage, etc. 
  • Ensure visitors are educated regarding park rules and regulations.

  • Performing other related duties as required.
Skills required include:
  • Strong customer service
  • Knowledge of good public relations

  • Multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment

  • Accurate cash handling

  • Operate personal computers including Microsoft and proprietary products

  • Accurate report preparation

  • Accurate record keeping

  • Effective verbal and written communication

  • Accurately performing basic mathematics

  • Understanding and applying rules, directives, policies, laws and regulations

  • Working independently with minimum supervision

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to maintain a valid Class E Florida Driver’s License

  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions/directions

  • Ability to handle all visitor inquiries/concerns in a tactful and courteous manner

  • Ability to work rotating shifts, including nights, holidays, and weekends

  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with others
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 agency hiring authority. 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.
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