TPWD – Assistant Park/Historic Site Superintendent III – CAPPS –
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.
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HIRING CONTACT: Torrey Bonham, (432) 249-9908
PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS: Balmorhea State Park, 9207 TX Hwy 17S, Toyahvale, TX 79786
Under the direction of the Park Superintendent, this position performs highly complex (senior-level) assistant park management work and assists with the preservation, protection, operation, maintenance, and interpretation of Balmorhea State Park. Leads team to fulfill the TPWD Mission in a manner that embodies the department’s core values. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: preservation of Civilian Conservation Corps structures and other cultural resources; protection of endangered and threatened aquatic animals, oversight of the park maintenance program and repair of facilities, grounds, and equipment; visitor and customer services; financial management; human resources management, including recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce; and educational and interpretive program management. Assists in the oversight of the park safety program and ensures compliance with department standards. Assists with public relations activities, including marketing and promotion, special events, community outreach, volunteer development and coordination. Serves as Park Superintendent during his/her absence. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Performs any 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.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree.
Three 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 or marketing or promotions;
One year experience as a supervisor or a team leader.
If driving is required, applicant must possess a valid State driver’s license.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) employees hired prior to January 1, 1998, with a minimum of sixty semester hours may substitute two years of TPWD experience in park management supervision or operations for the required degree.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Park Administration, Recreation & Parks, Wildlife/Fisheries Science, Natural and/or Cultural Resource Management, Forestry, Biology, Anthropology/Archeology, History, or related field.
Experience as a park supervisor or team leader;
Two years customer service experience;
Experience in revenue or budget management;
Experience in natural or cultural resource management, general maintenance, public safety, promotions, public relations, or marketing.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of all phases of park administration and operations;
Knowledge of natural and cultural resource management;
Knowledge of facility, equipment, and grounds maintenance methods;
Knowledge of customer service best practices;
Knowledge of interpretation/education techniques;
Knowledge of accounting/accountability of revenue collection;
Knowledge of volunteer management policies and procedures;
Skill in using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook;
Skill in effective verbal and written communication;
Skill in personnel management with ability to effectively supervise employees while maintaining and fostering a team environment;
Skill in conflict resolution;
Skill in making independent, sound and timely decisions;
Skill in preparing and creating various daily, weekly, quarterly, annual and special reports;
Skill in using hand and power tools, mowers, trimmers, chain saws, tractors, vehicles, generators and other mechanical equipment;
Skill in providing quality customer service in a courteous and professional manner;
Skill in planning and assigning the work of others;
Skill in using various social and traditional media platforms to interact with the public;
Skill in developing beneficial community partnerships;
Skill in training others;
Ability to resolve conflicts, solve problems and increase productivity while fostering a harmonious team oriented work environment;
Ability to maintain flexibility and work with frequent interruptions and multiple changing priorities;
Ability to work independently with little or no supervision;
Ability to maintain confidentiality;
Ability to handle complaints, emergencies, stressful situations, and large groups of people;
Ability to coordinate maintenance, repair, or construction of park facilities and maintenance/repair of equipment;
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.
Required to work in a public park with overnight camping, lodging, swimming, 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 respond to emergencies and on-call situations;
Required to live on-site in State housing with a monthly deduction of $213.84. Housing rate is established by TPWD policy, calculated using federal guidelines, and may change according to market value;
Required to perform work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions;
Required to perform manual labor including, lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs.;
May be required to operate a State vehicle;
Required to travel 10% with possible overnight stays;
Must conform to TPWD dress and grooming standards, work rules and safety procedures;
Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles.
TPWD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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