TPWD - Park Ranger I (Back-Up Utility Plant Operator/Pool Manager)

  • Stonewall, Texas
  • Sep 22, 2021
Full Time Administration and Management Construction and Skilled Trades Forestry Parks and Recreation Utilities

Job Description

To manage and conserve the natural and cultural resources of Texas and to provide hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

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TO APPLY: Application must be completed at:

HIRING CONTACT: Nina Cardenas, (830) 644-2252

PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS: TPWD Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site, 199 State Park Road 52, Stonewall, TX 78671

NOTE: Compensation for this position is $3,117.25 per month without current TCEQ licensure, and $3,167.25 with current TCEQ licensure.
Performs routine (journey-level) operations work in a state park. Under the direction of the Maintenance Supervisor, this position is responsible for daily operation and maintenance of park facilities, grounds, equipment operations and visitor services of the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site. Serves as the Back-Up Utility Plant Operator (UPO) and assists in the operation, maintenance, and repairs to the Water Distribution System and Wastewater Treatment Systems. Responsible for regulatory compliance in all utility operations, and for completion of required reports and laboratory testing as required by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD). Serves as the Certified Pool Operator (CPO) and is responsible for the operation, maintenance, and repairs to the park swimming pool. Responsible for the hiring and supervision of park swimming pool personnel. Provides quality visitor services by issuing permits, collecting revenue, providing information, and registers visitors using an automated registration system. Operates and maintains all types of equipment, such as trucks, tractors, mowers and power tools. Assists with park livestock and wildlife areas of the park. Assists in enforcing park rules and regulations. Assists with training and supervision of park volunteers. Maintains records and completes park reports. Performs resource management tasks and interprets the parks natural and cultural resources by supporting park programs, outreach, and special events. Available for emergency callouts as needed. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Preforms 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;
Must possess or be able to obtain, within one year of employment, Class "D" Water and Wastewater licenses issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ);
Must possess or be able to obtain, within three years of employment, Class "C" Water and Wastewater license issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ);
Must possess or be able to obtain, within 6 months of employment, a Certified Pool Operator certification;
Must possess or be able to obtain, within 3 months of employment, First Aid, CPR, and Lifeguard certifications from a TPWD approved lifeguard certification training program.
NOTE: Retention of position contingent upon obtaining and maintaining required licenses and compliance with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's (TCEQ) Criminal Conviction Guidelines.

One year of experience in facility, equipment, or grounds maintenance may substitute for 30 hours of the required education, with a maximum substitution of 120 semester hours.

Four years facility, equipment, or grounds maintenance experience;
Experience working with the public;
Experience working with public swimming pools;
Experience in customer service and public relations;
Experience supervising lifeguards, seasonal staff, and volunteers.

Current Class "C" Water and Wastewater licenses issued by Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ);
Current Certified Pool Operator certification;
Current First Aid, CPR, and Lifeguard certifications.

Knowledge of building and facility repair techniques such as carpentry, plumbing, electrical or mechanical;
Knowledge of resource management principles;
Knowledge of TCEQ rules and regulations in the use of proper operation and performance standards for water and wastewater treatment systems;
Knowledge of proper operation and maintenance of public swimming pool systems;
Knowledge of basic mathematics;
Knowledge of the principles of park administration;
Knowledge of the fundamentals of natural and cultural resource management;
Knowledge of methods of interpretation and education;
Knowledge of standard financial and business management principles;
Skill in using MS Word, Excel, and Outlook;
Skill in effective verbal and written communication;
Skill in the use of hand and power tools, mowers, trimmers, chainsaws, tractors, vehicles, generators and other mechanical equipment;
Skill in basic monthly report writing;
Skill in providing quality customer service in a courteous and professional manner;
Skill in making independent, sound, and timely decisions;
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective work relationships with co-workers and work-related contacts;
Skill in managing diverse groups;
Skill in facilitating meetings;
Skill in making public presentations;
Skill in general maintenance techniques;
Ability to work independently with little or no supervision;
Ability to accurately handle cash and account for revenue collected;
Ability to operate and maintain utility systems in accordance with TCEQ rules and regulations;
Ability to maintain and work around a public pool;
Ability to apply pesticides and herbicides in a safe manner and in accordance with state regulations;
Ability to assist with park livestock and game management areas;
Ability to manage multiple priorities;
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;
Required to work 40 hours per week, including various schedules with hours other than 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and days off other than Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays;
Required to work overtime, as necessary;
Required to perform work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions;
Required to respond to emergency and on call situations;
Required to perform manual labor, including lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs.;
Must conform to TPWD dress and grooming standards, work rules, and safety procedures;
Required to travel 5% with possible overnight stays;
Required to operate a State vehicle;
Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles.


Closing Date: Oct 26, 2021, 11:59:00 PM

Job Address

Stonewall, Texas United States View Map