Gainesville Regional Utilities Nature Assistant - Full Time Temporary in Gainesville, Florida
Nature Assistant - Full Time Temporary
Nature Assistant - Full Time Temporary
PARKS, RECREATION & CULTURAL AFFAIRS
6/2/2019 11:59 PM Eastern
The City of Gainesville has an opportunity for you.
The City of Gainesville is seeking a Temporary Full-Time Nature Assistant to join the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs department's natural resource management team, playing an integral role in managing the City's nature parks.
As a Nature Assistant, you will:
Conduct regular park inspections and maintenance of trails and facilities
Control invasive non-native plants using herbicides or manual removal
Participate in prescribed fire
Implement monitoring of wildlife and vegetation
Coordinate and oversee volunteer workdays
To be considered for this position you must have:
Graduated from high school or possess an acceptable equivalency diploma, supplemented by certifications or college level courses in ecology, wildlife management, natural resource management, park management, forestry, education, horticulture, biology, or related field, and
One (1) year experience in public contact work or natural resource management work in an outdoor setting.
One (1) of the following may be used to substitute for up to one (1) year of the required experience:
An Associate's degree or higher with major coursework in environmental or natural science, education, recreation, biology, wildlife management or related subject
or an Environmental Education Certification (or equivalent)
or the Florida Master Naturalist Course and Basic Certification by the National Alliance for Interpretation (NAI) (or equivalent).
Valid driver license required at time of appointment. Valid Florida driver license required within thirty (30) days of appointment.
Preference will be given to candidates who:
Are familiar with the role of fire in Florida's Ecosystems and have completed basic wildland firefighter training (S130/S190)
Are familiar with native and non-native flora and fauna of north Florida
This position may require occasional weekend work.
Work will require performance of tasks outdoors under varying climatic conditions.
Florida Public Pesticide Applicator License may be required within one year of appointment.
American Red Cross certification (or equivalent) in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and First Aid certification is required within six months of appointment.
Interagency Wildland Firefighter Type II training (S-130, S-190, L-180) may be required within one year of appointment.
May be Required to Complete an Assessment(s)
May create eligibility list
May fill multiple positions
May under fill the position
Live in our award winning community and work to enhance the Gainesville way of life!
To learn more about benefits offered from the City of Gainesville / Gainesville Regional Utilities, please visit our benefits page at:
Please select the option below that best describes your highest level of education.
Proof of the required education for this position will be requested at the time of appointment. You may attach the documentation as part of your application for review and consideration should you be selected to move forward in the hiring process.
No Diploma or Degree
High School Diploma / GED
Please select the option that best describes college level courses you have taken. Check all that apply.
Ecology / Biology
Education / Recreation
Horticulture / Forestry
Natural Resource Management
No college courses taken
IF you selected 'related field' in question number 2, please describe in the box below what certifications and/or education you have that relates to this position?
Please select the answer that best describes your experience in public contact work or natural resource management work in an outdoor setting. EXPERIENCE MUST BE SHOWN ON APPLICATION FOR CONSIDERATION
Less than 6 months
6 months to less than 1 year
More than 1 year
Do you have a valid Driver License?
Do you have an Environmental Education Certification (or equivalent)?
Do you have the Florida Master Naturalist Course and Basic Certification by the National Alliance for Interpretation (NAI) (or equivalent)?
Have completed basic wildland firefighter training (S130/S190)?
Please explain how familiar you are with native and non-native flora and fauna of North Florida in the box below.
Please select from the option below where you initially learned about this employment opportunity:
City of Gainesville Website
Word of Mouth
College Job Posting
Prefer not to disclose
Professional Diversity Network PDN
If you selected "Other" from the above option, please identify the event, activity or source where you initially learned about this employment opportunity. Please type N/A if this question does not apply to you.*
City of Gainesville
222 E. University Ave
PO BOX 490
Gainesville, Florida, 32627
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