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Park Superintendent III

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Strawn ,  Texas

Under the direction of the Region 5 State Park's Director, this position is responsible for preservation, protection, operation and maintenance of Palo Pinto Mountains State Park. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: cultural and natural resource management; fiscal management; budget planning, preparation and monitoring; revenue management; human resources management to include recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce; 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 serving a diverse/underserved visitor base; volunteer development and coordination of partnerships. Completes other assigned projects required by the Region and Austin Headquarters. Works under limited supervision, with considerable 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.

Four years of experience in (1) natural/cultural resource management; or (2) interpretation or education; or (3) general maintenance; or (4) public safety; or (5) promotions or public relations or marketing;
Three years experience as a supervisor or team leader.

NOTE: Experience may have occurred concurrently.

If driving is required, applicant must possess a valid class "C" Texas driver's license.


Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) employees hired prior to January 1, 1998 with a minimum of sixty hours may substitute two years of TPWD experience in park management, supervision or operations for the required degree.


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in in Park Administration, Recreation and Parks, Wildlife/Fisheries Science, Natural and/or Cultural Resource Management, Forestry, Biology, Anthropology, Archeology or History.


  • Experience as a supervisor in park operations and management (revenue, budget, personnel management, resource management and visitor services;
  • Experience in budget development and management;
  • Experience in managing and developing personnel;
  • Experience with community outreach and coordination of partnerships;
  • Experience managing natural, cultural, and other park resources.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of natural and cultural resource management;
  • Knowledge of all phases of park administration and operations;
  • Knowledge of accounting/accountability of revenue collection;
  • Knowledge of TPWD Purchasing procedures and policies;
  • Knowledge of public relations and techniques on developing beneficial relationships and promotional partnerships with volunteer groups and other outside agencies and organizations;
  • Knowledge of Texas Criminal Laws, the Code of Criminal Procedure, the Penal Code, and the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department rules and regulations;
  • Skill in effective verbal and written communication;
  • Skill in personnel management;
  • Skill in leading employees while maintaining and fostering a team environment;
  • Skill in effective interactions with staff at all levels of the department and other state agencies and organizations;
  • Skill in public relations and developing beneficial relationships and promotional partnerships with volunteer groups and other outside agencies/organizations;
  • Skill in conflict resolution and customer service procedures;
  • Skill in using MS Word, Excel and Outlook;
  • Skill in using TxParks, BIS and FMIS;
  • Ability to develop marketing and promotional activities and special events;
  • Ability to coordinate maintenance, repair, or construction of park facilities and grounds as well as maintenance and repair of equipment;
  • Ability to develop and maintain financial systems, accountability of budgets, purchasing, revenue collections, inventories, and agency property;
  • Ability to enforce appropriate laws in a fair and consistent manner;
  • Ability to complete communication documents to include correspondence, reports, presentations and special assignments;
  • Ability to make sound independent decisions and perform assigned duties without continual supervision;
  • Ability to work as a member of a team;
  • Ability to handle complaints, emergencies, stressful situations and large groups of people;
  • Ability to perform manual labor including, lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs.;
  • Ability to conduct work activities in accordance with TPWD safety program.


  • 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 Saturday, Sunday and holidays;
  • Required to respond to emergency situations;
  • Required to perform work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions;
  • Required to perform manual labor including, lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs.;
  • Required to live on-site in State housing with a monthly deduction of $190.40. Housing rate is established by oversight agencies and may change according to market value;
  • Required to travel 10% with possible overnight stays;
  • May be required to operate a state vehicle;
  • Non-smoking work environment in all State buildings and vehicles.


  • In order to be considered for this position, the following information is required:
  • Submittal of a completed online application;
  • Work history experience MUST be completed in the online application;
  • A scanned copy of official college transcript(s) issued from the registrar must be attached to the online application (if applicable);
  • Applicants must attach a DD214 or other supporting documentation to the online application to claim Veterans Preference.

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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