NOTE: 10% Travel required.
Under the direction of the Park Superintendent and Assistant Park Superintendent, this position is responsible for the interpretation of Inks Lake State Park. Provides demonstrations to the public by using a variety of both natural and cultural items, artifacts and/or replicas, and gives interpretive tours as needed. Performs routine facility grounds and equipment maintenance on historic structures and equipment. Plans, and implements outreach and educational programs for all ages. Provides customer service, site promotion, marketing, and volunteer recruitment. Assists with collecting revenue and camper registration; prepares reports. Trains staff and volunteers. Performs additional duties as assigned. Complies with all Agency, Division, and Branch rules, regulations, and procedures.
POSTING NUMBER: 13-00289
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree. Experience:
No experience is required. Licensure:
Must possess or be able to obtain, within 30 days of employment, a valid class “C” Texas driver’s license. NOTE: Retention of position contingent upon obtaining and maintaining required licenses. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Education:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in one of the following areas: Park Administration, Recreation and Parks, Wildlife/Fisheries Science, Natural and/or Cultural Resource Conservation, Range Management, Forestry, Biology, Anthropology/Archeology, History, or closely related field.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge to develop, implements, manages, publicize, and evaluate related interpretive programs;
Knowledge of English, spelling, math, and writing skills;
Knowledge of cultural traditions, historic practices, and experiences;
Knowledge of plumbing, carpentry, electrical, janitorial and mechanical techniques for maintenance and repair of park facilities and equipment;
Skill in effective verbal and written communication;
Skill in using MS Word, Excel, and Outlook;
Skill in the use of hand and power tools, mowers, trimmers chain saws, tractors, vehicles, generators and other mechanical equipment;
Skill in first aid, CPR and emergency procedures;
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective work relationships with co-workers and work related contacts;
Skill in making independent, sound, timely decisions;
Ability to develop, implement, manage, publicize and evaluate related interpretive programs;
Ability to work well with diverse groups and age ranges;
Ability to work independently with little or no supervision;
Ability to work as a member of a team;
Ability to uniformly and consistently interpret and enforce rules and regulations and State and Federal laws;
Ability to conduct work activities in accordance with TPWD safety program;
Ability to handle complaints, emergencies, and stressful situations;
Ability to work with large groups of people.
Required to work in a public park with overnight camping;
Required to work 40 hours per week, includes flexible 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 perform work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions;
Required to work long schedules during peak visitation demand;
Must conform to TPWD employee dress code, work rules and safety standards;
Required to operate a State vehicle;
Non-smoking work environment in State buildings and vehicles. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Submit online application: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/jobs;
Work history experience MUST be completed in the online application in order to be considered;
Resume and professional references may be attached to the online application, but not in place of the completed application;
A scanned copy of official college transcript(s) issued from the registrar must be provided at time of interview;
A skills test may be conducted at time of interview.