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Lake County BCC
315 West Main St.
P.O. Box 7800
Tavares, Florida 32778

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Park Ranger
Posting Number: 21-08-26-2682
Pay Grade: 16N (Salary: $13.98 - $23.04 per hour) Agency / Dept. / Office: Parks and Trails
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Summary:

Responsible for direct public contact work with an emphasis on serving the public by providing information, direction, and assistance. Protects the public property by interpreting and enforcing rules and regulations and County/City ordinances. Performs semi-skilled work in the maintenance of County parks, trails and facilities. Performs grounds keeping, carpentry, painting, masonry and general maintenance work as assigned. This position requires the ability to work a variety of shifts, including days, weekends, nights and holiday.

May be required to assist with emergency support functions in the event of a declared emergency and/or any other emergency duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Any equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered. Requires high school diploma or GED with two (2) years of related experience. (Law or code enforcement, security, ecology, or as an environmental instructor or ranger in a recognized park, recreation or ranger program - experience working as a clerk or secretary is not acceptable.)
Requires a valid Florida driver's license.

This position requires certification in natural areas weed management within eighteen (18) months of employment. This position also requires public pesticide applicator certifications to be obtained within 6 months of employment and maintained thereafter for the categories of core, natural areas, aquatics, right-of-way and ornamental turf.

Lake County is committed to maintaining a workplace that is free from the presence and effects of drugs and/or alcohol, providing the highest level of service to its citizens, and minimizing the risk of accidents and injuries. As a term and condition of employment, employees may not use drugs/alcohol that impair performance or are illegal on or off the job. The County conducts drug and/or alcohol tests for the following reasons: reasonable suspicion, post-accident, fitness for duty, and follow-up for the employee assistance program. Safety sensitive and high-risk positions are also subject to pre-employment and random drug/alcohol tests.

Full time employees are offered a competitive benefit package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, retirement, health, dental and other benefits. * The selected candidate will need to successfully complete a drug/alcohol test prior to appointment.

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