Status: Full-time position
Location: Quitaque, TX
Deadline Date: 1/24/14
Job Summary: Under the direction of the Park Superintendent, this position is responsible for the effective management, safety and security of Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree.
Two 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.
NOTE Experience may have occurred concurrently.
Must possess a current license from Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) or selected candidates will be given one opportunity to successfully complete a TPWD approved TCOLE 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 (TPWD);
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.
NOTE Retention of this position is contingent upon obtaining and maintaining the required licenses.
Knowledge of park administration and operations;
Knowledge of natural and cultural resource management;
Knowledge of interpretation and education techniques;
Knowledge of Texas Criminal Laws, The Code of Criminal Procedures, the Penal Code, and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Rules and Regulations;
Skill in providing leadership and guidance to employees and volunteers;
Skill in interacting with the public in a friendly and professional manner involving quality visitor services, interpretation, public speaking, complaints, and emergencies;
Skill in personnel management;
Skill in using MS Word, Excel and Outlook;
Skill in effective verbal and written communication;
Ability to complete communication documents to include correspondence, reports, presentations, and special assignments;
Ability to maintain financial systems to include budgets, revenue collection, expenditure systems, and purchasing;
Ability to interpret and enforce rules, regulations, and laws in a uniform and consistent manner;
Ability to handle complaints, emergencies, stressful situations, and diverse user groups while maintaining a courteous and professional demeanor;
Ability to develop and maintain positive neighbor relationships with the Park's adjoining landowners and local community;
Ability to coordinate maintenance, repair, and construction of park facilities, as well as maintenance/repair of equipment and grounds;
Ability to follow emergency procedures and plan and conduct search and rescue operations, including Wilderness First Aid and CPR;
Ability to make sound independent decisions and perform assigned duties with limited supervision.
Duties: Responsible for assistance and/or coordination in such areas as law enforcement, maintenance, revenue collection, resource management and administration. Provides leadership to park staff, volunteers, and others to successfully manage and conserve the park's natural and cultural resources for present and future use. Serves as Park Manager in his/her absence. Serves as Park Superintendent in his/her absence. 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. Enforces the Texas Parks and Wildlife Code, State Park rules and regulations, Texas Penal Code and relevant provisions of other Texas laws. Performs investigations and conducts search and rescue operations. Works closely with and assists other law enforcement agencies and responds to emergency and on-call situations. Performs law enforcement duties and is required to be on call for emergencies. Performs additional duties as assigned. Complies with all Agency, Division, and Branch rules, regulations, and procedures.
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