Status: Full-time position
Location: El Paso, TX
Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree.
No experience required.
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 on obtaining and maintaining required license.
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 Conservation, Range Management, Forestry, Biology, Anthropology/Archeology, History, or closely related field.
Experience in interpretation or conducting educational programs;
Experience in natural or cultural resource management, general maintenance, public safety, promotions or public relations or marketing;
Experience in customer service;
Experience in park operations.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of interpretation/education methods and programs;
Knowledge of all phases of park administration and operations;
Knowledge of natural and cultural resource management;
Knowledge of interpretation/education programs;
Knowledge of basic mathematics;
Skill in developing, promoting, presenting and coordinating environmental education programs;
Skill in developing beneficial relationships and promotional partnerships with volunteer individuals, groups and external agencies/organizations;
Skill in effective interaction with staff at all levels of the department and other state agencies and organizations;
Skill in facility/equipment/grounds repair programs and repair techniques;
Skill in using personal computers;
Skill in using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook;
Skill in effective verbal and written communication;
Skill in making independent, sound, timely decisions;
Skill in working with various and diverse groups;
Ability to serve as a team leader for volunteers in a professional and effective manner, while fostering a team environment;
Ability to work independently with little or no supervision;
Ability to accurately handle cash and account for revenue collected;
Ability to maintain financial systems to include budgets, revenue collection, expenditure systems and purchasing;
Ability to develop marketing and promotional activities and special events;
Ability to interpret and enforce appropriate laws in a fair and consistent manner;
Ability to conduct work activities in accordance with TPWD safety program;
Ability to development partnerships within local community;
Ability to perform manual labor including, lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs.
Duties: Under the direction of the Park Superintendent and in cooperation with the Regional Interpretive Specialist, this position is responsible for interpretation, educational programming and oversight of matters relating to the natural/cultural resources of Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site. Researches and develops educational programs, exhibits, tours, and outreach programs based on the interpretive master plan of the park and its mission. Oversees orientation program and coordinates training for volunteer and commercial guides. Interprets the site's Public Use Plan 2000 for visitors. Assists with promotion, special events, marketing and daily oversight of volunteer training and management. Maintains and develops administrative and interpretive files. Oversees matters relating to the preservation of the natural and cultural resources. Coordinates with park management, Regional Resource Specialist, and with staff at all levels of the department. Responsible for the daily operation and maintenance of the park's Interpretive Center. Assists in issuing permits, fee collection and accounting and preparation of daily, weekly and monthly reports. Assists with general park maintenance and operations, participates in safety program. Performs additional duties as assigned. Complies with all Agency, Division, and Branch rules, regulations, and procedures.
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