Under the direction of the Big Bend Ranch State Park and Fort Leaton State Historic Site Superintendents, this position is responsible for developing and implementing interpretive programs and outreach activities for both sites. Manages the front desk and all aspects of visitor services including camping and day use registration, gift shop sales, and recruits for and supervises the volunteer program. Develops and implements interpretive programs with emphasis on Cultural and Natural Resource protection and preservation and educational programs for all ages. Responsible for supplying and disseminating information on Texas Parks & Wildlife, Big Bend Ranch State Park, and interpretive programs to the general public. Communicates with all units of the Big Bend Ranch Complex, Region 1, and Austin Headquarters about public events at Big Bend Ranch State Park and Fort Leaton SHS. Conducts and oversees programs to include evening and weekend presentations, tours, and other programs as needed and assigned by the Park Superintendents. Assists in the maintenance of equipment, buildings and grounds as needed. Trains and supervises docents and volunteers. Trains new employees as needed. Responsible for submitting daily, weekly, and monthly reports as necessary. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Performs additional duties as assigned. Complies with all Agency, Division and Branch rules, regulations and procedures.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree.
No experience required.
If driving is required, applicant must possess a valid State driver's license.
One year of experience in interpretation or conducting educational programs may substitute for 30 hours of the required education, with a maximum substitution of 120 semester hours.
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.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
In order to be considered for this position, the following information is required:
NOTE: Resume and professional references may be attached to the online application, but not in place of the completed application. A skills test may be conducted at time of interview.
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