Status: Full-time position
Location: Monahans, TX
Deadline Date: 2/8/13
Job Summary: Under the direction of the TPWD State Parks Region 1 Director, this position is responsible for the preservation, protection, administration, operation, and maintenance of the Monahans Sandhills State Park. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: cultural and natural resource stewardship; financial management; budget planning, preparation and monitoring; revenue management; leads, human resources management; security and safety programs; maintenance and repair of facilities, grounds and equipment; customer service; public relations; marketing and promotion; interpretation and education; special events; community outreach; volunteer development and coordination of partnerships. Provides effective coordination and interaction with Regional and Austin staff, Monahans Sandhills Friends Group, landowners, and local government entities on matters affecting the park. Serves as State Park Police Officer. Provides professional law enforcement services by educating the public about various laws and regulations, preventing violations by conducting high visibility patrols, and apprehending and arresting violators. Duties include enforcement of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Code, State Park Rules and Regulations, Texas Penal Code and relevant provisions of other Texas laws; patrols the State Park; performs investigations; conducts search and rescue operations; works closely with and assists other law enforcement agencies. Responds to emergency and on-call situations. Performs additional duties as assigned. Complies with all Agency, Division and Branch rules, regulations, and procedures. NOTE: 20% Travel required.
Qualifications: Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelorís degree.
Preferred Education: Bachelorís degree from an accredited college or university in one of the following areas: Park Administration; Recreation and Parks; Wildlife/Fisheries Science; Natural and/or Cultural Resource Management; Forestry; Biology; Anthropology/Archeology or History.
Acceptable Substitutions: (1) TPWD employees hired prior to January 1, 1998, may substitute one year of TPWD experience in park management, supervision or operations for thirty semester hours of the required education with a maximum substitution of sixty semester hours.
Two years experience in natural/cultural resource management; or interpretation; or education; or general maintenance; or public safety; or promotions or public relations or marketing.
One year experience as a supervisor or team leader.
One year experience as a TPWD Commissioned Officer;
Experience as a Park Manager; Supervisor or Team Leader;
Experience in revenue or budget management;
Experience as a Wildland Firefighter.
Must have a current license from Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) or selected candidates will be given one opportunity to successfully complete a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) approved TCLEOSE academy within one year from hire date;
Must possess or be able to obtain, within 30 days of employment, a valid Texas class "C" driver's license;
Must be able to legally operate a state vehicle;
Must be a citizen of the United States. Federal law requires that new employees present original documents that establish identity and US employment eligibility;
Must meet minimum qualifications for Park Police Officer commissioning by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department;
Must not have had a commission license denied by final order or revoked, or have a voluntary surrender of a license currently in effect;
Must be of good moral character and not have any of the following incidents in their criminal history;
a conviction for any Felony, or Class A Misdemeanor offense at any time;
conviction for any Class B Misdemeanor offense within 10 years prior to the date of application, which includes convictions for DWI (driving while intoxicated), DUID (driving under the influence of drugs) and BWI (boating while intoxicated);
conviction for any family violence offense;
currently on court-ordered community supervision, probation or parole for any criminal offense above the grade of Class C Misdemeanor;
Must not have been discharged from any military service under less than honorable conditions;
Twenty-one years of age or older;
Must successfully pass a comprehensive background check;
Must be examined by a department approved licensed psychologist and be declared to be in satisfactory psychological and emotional health for law enforcement duty;
Must be examined by a department approved licensed physician and be declared to be physically able to perform the duties of a state park police officer;
Recommended candidates not currently commissioned with TPWD will be required to successfully pass a physical agility test:
Before being allowed to take the physical agility test, the applicant will be required to provide a description of the test to a physician and obtain a written medical clearance;
A detailed list of requirements can be obtained by contacting TPWD Human Resources Department.
Duties: (1) Required to work in a public park with overnight camping and day use; (2) 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; (3) Required to respond to emergency; (4) Required to perform work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions; (5) Required to travel with possible overnight stays; (6) Non-smoking work environment in State buildings and vehicles; (7) Required to perform manual labor including lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs; (8) Required to adjust to changing schedules; (9) Required to live on-site in State housing with a monthly deduction of $145.60. Housing rate is established by oversight agencies and may change according to market value; (10) Non-smoking work environment in State buildings and vehicles.
Ms. Deirdre Hisler
TPWD State Parks Region 1 Director firstname.lastname@example.org