TPWD – Assistant Park/Historic Site Superintendent IV – CAPPS – Canyon
TPWD MISSION To manage and conserve the natural and cultural resources of Texas and to provide hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
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MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY CODES can be found at http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/CompensationSystem/JobDescriptions
VETERAN’S PREFERENCE: If you choose to claim veteran’s employment preference including surviving spouse or orphan of a veteran as outlined by the State of Texas, you must attach a DD214 at the time your application is submitted. If you have questions regarding this requirement, please visit our Veteran’s Hiring Reference page at https://tpwd.texas.gov/job/veterans/
FOR NEW HIRES/REHIRES: Health insurance is available the 1st of the following month after a 60-day waiting period.
TO APPLY: Application must be completed at: https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en
HIRING CONTACT: Joseph Allen, (806) 488-2227
PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS: TPWD Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 11450 Park Road 5, Canyon, TX 79015
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Performs advanced (senior-level) assistant park/historic site management work. Under the direction of the Park/Historic Site Superintendent, this position is responsible for the effective assistance in the management, safety, and security of Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Provides assistance and/or coordination in areas such as: maintenance, marketing, training, quality assurance, interpretation/education, and team lead support for all park staff and volunteers. Assists the Park/Historic Site Superintendent with effective coordination and interaction with Regional and Austin Headquarters staff, landowners, local government entities, and park users on matters affecting the park. Provides leadership to park staff, volunteers, and other stakeholders to successfully manage and conserve the park’s natural and cultural resources for present and future use. Serves as Park/Historic Site Superintendent in their absence. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Performs additional duties as assigned. Complies with all Agency, Division and Branch rules, regulations and procedures. NOTE: Salary range is limited to a commissioned officers in the park management track prior to 9/1/2020. State Park Law Enforcement career ladder eligibility requirements must be met to advance from the base rate-of-pay.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree.
Experience: Four years experience in: (1) natural/cultural resource management; or (2) general maintenance; or (3) public safety; or (4) interpretation and education; or (5) public relations, marketing, or promotions; Two years experience as a supervisor or team leader. NOTE: Experience may have occurred concurrently.
Licensure: If driving is required, applicant must possess a valid State driver’s license.
ACCEPTABLE SUBSTITUTIONS: Education: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) employees hired prior to January 1, 1998, with no break in service and with a minimum of sixty semester hours earned may substitute two years of TPWD experience in park management, supervision, or operations for the required degree.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Park Administration, Recreation and Parks, Wildlife/Fisheries Science, Natural and/or Cultural Resource Management, Forestry, Biology, Anthropology, Archeology, or History.
Experience: Experience as a park manager, supervisor, or team leader; Experience in revenue or budget management; Experience in park operations; Two years experience in customer service.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of park administration and operations; Knowledge of natural and cultural resource management; Knowledge of interpretation/education techniques; Knowledge of maintenance practices; Knowledge of First Aid, CPR, and emergency procedures; Knowledge of public relations with ability to develop beneficial relationships and promotional partnerships with volunteer groups and other outside agencies and organizations; Knowledge of human resources management; Skill in using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook; Skill in effective verbal and written communication; Skill in effective interaction with staff at all levels of the department and other state agencies and organizations; Skill in making independent, sound, and timely decisions; Skill in providing quality customer service in a courteous and professional manner; Skill in personnel management; Skill in training others; Skill in planning, assigning, and/or supervising the work of others; Skill in developing beneficial community partnerships; Skill in conflict resolution and customer services procedures; Skill in the administration of business operations and facilities; Skill in overseeing equipment usage; Skill in ground repairs and techniques; Ability to develop and maintain financial systems, accountability of budgets, purchasing, revenue collections, inventories, and agency property; Ability to interpret and enforce park rules and regulations, penal code and other state laws in a fair, consistent, and professional manner; Ability to present educational and interpretive programs; Ability to handle complaints, emergencies, stressful situations, and large groups of people; Ability to coordinate maintenance, repair, or construction of park facilities, as well as maintenance and repair of equipment and grounds; Ability to work independently with little or no supervision; Ability to work as a member of a team; Ability to supervise the work of others; Ability to perform manual labor, including lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs.; Ability to conduct work activities in accordance with TPWD safety program.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Required to work on a public park with overnight camping and day use; Required to work 40 hours per week, includes various schedules with hours other than 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and days off other than Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays; Required to work overtime, as necessary; Required to respond to emergencies and on call situations; Required to perform work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions; Must conform to TPWD dress and grooming standards, work rules, and safety procedures; Required to perform manual labor, including lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs.; Required to travel 10% with possible overnight stays; May be required to operate a State vehicle; Non-smoking environment in all State buildings and vehicles.
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