TPWD - Maintenance Specialist I (Fluctuating Hours)

  • Port Arthur, Texas
  • Sep 24, 2021
Full Time Building Maintenance

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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FOR NEW HIRES/REHIRES: Health insurance is available the 1st of the following month after a 60-day waiting period.

TO APPLY: Application must be completed at:

HIRING CONTACT: Glenda Rutherford, (409) 971-2559

PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS: Sea Rim State Park, 19335 South Hwy 87, Sabine Pass, TX 77655


NOTE: Temporary position contingent upon funding with fluctuating full-time/part-time hours based on operational needs.

Performs entry-level building maintenance and construction work. Under the direction of the Maintenance Supervisor I, this position is responsible for assisting with the operation and maintenance work of Sea Rim State Park. Duties include, but are not limited to cleaning, maintenance and repairs to facilities, buildings, equipment, vehicles and grounds. Operates various types of equipment to include mowers, trimmers, power tools, tractors, vehicles and other equipment as needed. Performs general visitor assistance including reservations/registrations, revenue collection and special events. Assists with agency and park programs to include resource management and interpretation. Prepares required reports. Provides visitors with information concerning park rules and regulations. Works under close supervision, with minimal 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.




Completion of 8th Grade.


No experience required.


If driving is required, applicant must possess a valid State driver's license.



Graduation from High School or GED.


Experience working with the public.


Knowledge of general facility, building and grounds repair and cleaning techniques;

Knowledge of landscaping and grounds maintenance techniques;

Knowledge in the use of hand and power tools, mowers, tractors, vehicles and other mechanized equipment;

Knowledge of basic mathematics;

Knowledge of general custodial duties;

Skill in using MS Word, Excel and Outlook;

Skill in effective verbal and written communication;

Skill in using standard office equipment;

Skill in providing quality customer service in a courteous and professional manner;

Skill in operating grounds maintenance and custodial equipment;

Skill in making independent, sound and timely decisions;

Skill in establishing and maintaining effective work relationships with co-workers and work-related contacts;

Ability to work as a member of a team;

Ability to follow park rules and regulations;

Ability to maintain flexibility and work with frequent interruptions and multiple and changing priorities;

Ability to safely and effectively operate hand and power tools and mechanical equipment;

Ability to prepare reports and forms;

Ability to work independently with little or no supervision;

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 high visitation public park with overnight camping and day use;

Required to work 10 to 40 hours per week with hours other than 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and days off other than Saturdays, Sundays and holidays;

Hours may be reduced or extended as needed;

Must be at least 17 years of age;

Position contingent upon funding;

Required to adjust to changing schedules;

Required to work overtime as necessary;

This position has the potential to fluctuate between part-time and full-time status throughout the term of employment. Changing from part-time to full-time and vice versa may impact the amount of leave accrued and health insurance rates;

Required to perform work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions;

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: Ongoing

Job Address

Port Arthur, Texas United States View Map