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Hillsborough County Government

$11.96-$18.99 Hourly / $2,073.07-$3,291.60 Monthly / $24,876.80-$39,499.20 Yearly


Performs duties monitoring parks grounds, collecting park entry and other related fees, performing grounds keeping, custodial and skilled trades duties, and conducting environmental, nature and other interpretive programs to maintain park appearance, protect the environment and provide quality programs to patrons.


Completion of the tenth grade; and
One year of experience in park maintenance and parks interpretive or recreational programs.

Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted below; and
Possession of a First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification with Practical Application; and
Possession of a valid Driver License.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • Working knowledge of applicable park regulations, ordinances, nature and recreational programs.
  • Working knowledge of first aid and CPR techniques.
  • Working knowledge of one or more building trades.
  • Working knowledge of job related OSHA safety requirements.
  • Skill in making presentations to groups.
  • Skill in the use of custodial, grounds keeping and building trades equipment and tools.
  • Ability to become a State-certified prescribed burner through the Florida Division of Forestry.
  • Ability to read and understand job related material.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.
  • Ability to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions in a subtropical climate.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.
  • Ability to properly and safely operate a motor vehicle.
  • Ability to lift weights up to sixty (60) pounds.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.
  • Monitors park grounds, facilities,aquatic and swimming areas; opens and closes gates and control traffic to ensure patrons comply with County ordinances, regulations and safety requirements.
  • Instructs visitors concerning park services, makes reservations, and collects fees.
  • Administers first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to patrons during emergencies.
  • Develops interpretive programs on nature, environmental, flora, fauna and similar topics and presents to visitors, students and other groups to provide informative, interesting and quality information to patrons. .
  • Instructs patrons on the proper techniques of canoeing, fishing, camping, arts and crafts.
  • Maintains and repairs park structures including picnic shelters, tables, boardwalks, docks, gates, fences, restrooms and other facilities by performing skilled and semiskilled carpentry, plumbing, painting, masonry, electrical and other building maintenance tasks to maintain parks and facilities in a proper and safe operating condition.
  • Plants sod; mows and edges lawns; plants, trims and waters trees and plants; sprays pesticides and fertilizers; clears trails and performs other gardening, grounds keeping and landscaping tasks as required .
  • Cleans and resupplies restrooms, picnic shelters and other facilities; collects and empties trash.
  • Participates in prescribed burns and related tasks to manage ecosystems and reduce fuels to prevent serious forest fires.
  • Assigns, reviews and oversees the work performed by less experienced park rangers, lifeguards, community service and volunteer workers.
  • Maintains resource library; provides inputs on budget requirements; maintains records and prepares reports on attendance, incidents of vandalism, accidents and emergencies; and prepares and makes bank deposits.
  • Collects park entry and other related fees. 
  • Performs other related duties as required.

CLASS: PKRNG2AFSG; EST: 9/1/1998; REV: 3/29/2012;