Maintenance/Field Ranger
October 2018

27351 State Highway 19, Tavares, FL
Salary: $25,057.50 to $41,320.50 /year

General Statement of Job: This is a fieldwork position dealing with the maintenance and use of the Authority’s equipment, facilities, and properties. It also includes record keeping and interaction with co-workers and the public.


  • Understands the Water Authority’s mission statement and works in the best interest of the Authority in all matters.
  • Performs work associated with the Nutrient Reduction Facility. Ensures safe, effective operation of facility. May be required to work evenings, nights, weekends, holidays, overtime, and emergency call outs as necessary.
  • Operates and maintains valves, pumps, motors, centrifuge equipment, dredges, front-end loaders, vehicles, boats and other related equipment and machinery.
  • Understands the operation and maintenance of vehicles and other mechanical equipment. Performs regular evaluation and maintenance of all the Authority’s vehicles, watercraft, mechanical equipment, and physical property. Performs minor repairs, and arranges for major maintenance and/or repairs of property and equipment. Performs tasks in accordance with the Authority’s general policies, specific instructions, and past experience.
  • Removes navigation hazards from waterways, maintains navigation aids, and installs and maintains waterway signage.
  • Operates motor vehicles, watercraft (both outboard motor boats and airboats), and mechanical equipment. Basic knowledge of office equipment and PC computers preferred.
  • Performs basic carpentry tasks including the construction of outdoor signs, kiosks, shelters etc.
  • Conducts routine maintenance on preserves, such as fence repairs and herbiciding. Ability to carry a 50 lb. backpack sprayer over rough terrain. Participates on prescribed burns and familiarity with land management techniques, GIS mapping, floral/faunal surveys, and Lake County natural features and ecosystems preferred.
  • Maintains dams and their associated levees to ensure proper operation and safety. Keeps a dam maintenance log to record all activities at each site. Works with contractors if necessary to perform maintenance and repairs on each dam. Operates a tractor or other equipment to mow dams and levees.
  • Reads and maintains technical equipment such as rain gauges and lake level gauges.
  • Provides visitor services and facilities maintenance at the Hickory Point Recreational Facility. Serves as primary staff contact with the public using the picnic pavilion and other park facilities. Maintains the interior and exterior of buildings, cares for the grounds, landscaping, and irrigation system, and performs custodial tasks (e.g., mopping, cleaning restrooms).
  • Works independently and with other staff to ensure the efficient and safe operation of the Hickory Point Recreational Facility. Supervises the facility in the absence of other staff, and must respond to problems that arise regarding facilities operation and visitor use. Enforces park policies and procedures.
  • Performs basic land management activities as needed (e.g., fence repair, garbage pickup, invasive species control, prescribed fire, maintenance of canoes & kayaks). Prepares written field inspection & monthly activity reports.
  • Reports to the Field Services Manager and works either independently or as part of a team to accomplish the assigned tasks. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Graduation from high school and at least two years experience in facility maintenance, mechanical repair or related field. Familiarity with the operation and maintenance of internal combustion engines, electric motors and circuits, and hydraulic equipment, hand and power tools, electric test meters, and similar tools, is required. Must understand the principles of construction and structure maintenance, and be able to make minor repairs. Familiarity with Lake County and its natural features and ecosystems is desired. Must possess a valid Florida Driver’s License at the time of appointment.

This is a full-time position (37.5 hour work week).

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