Texas Parks & Wildlife Maintenance Supervisor II (Lead Operations Ranger/ Utility Plant Operator) in Eustace, Texas

Under the direction of the Park Superintendent, this position serves as the Team Leader for the maintenance staff at Purtis Creek State Park. Provides guidance and leadership, schedules work load and assists with daily maintenance and repairs of facilities, grounds and equipment. Performs specialized maintenance duties such as: natural resource management, electrical work, plumbing, large equipment/vehicle repair and trail maintenance. Serves as the Lead Utility Plant Operator (UPO) for water and wastewater plant operations. Performs administrative duties for the park maintenance program: tracks back-stock, purchasing, development of procedures, assists with maintenance budget planning, coordinates and assigns the work of field staff and volunteers. Other duties include, general maintenance, custodial duties, report preparation, trains staff, project planning, revenue collection, issuing permits, provides customer service and interpretive programs. Complies with the State Parks and Agency Safety Programs. Works under general supervision, with moderate 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.


Qualification Guidelines:


  • Graduation from High School or GED. Experience:

  • Three years of facility, equipment or grounds maintenance experience;

  • Two years' experience as a supervisor or team leader, which may include oversight of paid staff, volunteers, or alternative workforce. NOTE: Experience may have occurred concurrently.

*Licensure: *

  • Must possess a valid class "A" Texas Commercial driver's license OR must possess or be able to obtain, within 30 days of employment, a valid class "C" Texas driver's license and convert to a class "A" Commercial driver's license within 6 months of employment;
  • Required to pass the air brake component of a class "A" Commercial driver's license standard examination. NOTE: Retention of position is contingent upon obtaining and maintaining required licenses and compliance with State and Federal regulations including the Department of Transportation (DOT) required drug and alcohol testing.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain, within one year of employment, a class "D" Water and Wastewater operator license issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). NOTE: Retention of position contingent upon obtaining and maintaining required license and compliance with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's (TCEQ) Criminal Conviction Guidelines.


  • Training related to a designated building trade or area of expertise. Experience:

  • Five years facility, equipment, grounds and maintenance experience;

  • Experience working with the public and volunteers;
  • Experience with a wide range of construction, repair, and/or maintenance related fields;
  • Experience with water and/or wastewater systems;
  • Experience as a purchaser for a State of Texas agency;
  • Experience in customer service and/or public relations. *Licensure: *

  • Current class "D" Water and Wastewater operator license issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of basic natural/cultural resource management;
  • Knowledge of OSHA and State safety regulations;
  • Knowledge of park operations and maintenance practices;
  • Knowledge of basic plumbing, carpentry, electrical, masonry, janitorial and mechanical maintenance and repair tasks;
  • Knowledge of basic mathematics;
  • Knowledge of personnel management techniques;
  • Knowledge of State Parks purchasing procedures;
  • Skill in using MS Word, Excel and Outlook;
  • Skill in effective verbal and written communication;
  • Skill in the use and maintenance of hand and power tools, mowers, trimmers, chain saws, tractors, vehicles, generators and other mechanical equipment;
  • Skill in using standard office equipment;
  • Skill in creating and preparing monthly reports;
  • Skill in providing quality customer service in a courteous and professional manner;
  • Skill in planning, assigning and supervising the work of others;
  • Skill in making independent, sound and timely decisions;
  • Skill performing a variety of electrical, carpentry, and plumbing repairs to buildings, facilities and grounds;
  • Skill in managing several projects simultaneously;
  • Skill in building restoration and remodeling;
  • Skill in training others;
  • Skill in meeting deadlines;
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective work relationships with co-workers and work-related contacts;
  • Ability to estimate construction labor and material costs;
  • Ability to process purchases and comply with TPWD purchasing rules and guidelines;
  • Ability to coordinate projects and work schedules;
  • Ability to develop and implement maintenance and repair programs;
  • Ability to accurately handle cash and account for revenue collected;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the public;
  • Ability to maintain flexibility and work with frequent interruptions and multiple changing priorities;
  • Ability to handle complaints and emergencies in an effective manner;
  • Ability to use and maintain vehicles, tractors, mowers and hand powered tools;
  • Ability to assist in interpreting park rules and regulations;
  • Ability to effectively coordinate the activities of personnel and volunteers;
  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision;
  • Ability to work as a member of a team;
  • Ability to be a team leader and supervisor;
  • 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.

Additional Information:


  • Required to work in a public park with overnight camping and day use
  • Required to work 40 hours per week, includes 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 respond to emergency and on call situations;
  • Required to work overtime as necessary;
  • 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 work around possible hazardous conditions
  • Required to use appropriate safety procedures and equipment;
  • May be required to operate a State vehicle
  • Required to travel 5% with possible overnight stays;
  • Required to pass drug screening prior to employment;
  • Required to pass a previous employment drug testing history verification for all CDL positions held within the past two years;
  • Subject to random, post-incident and reasonable cause testing for the duration of employment;
  • Must conform to TPWD dress and grooming standards, work rules and safety procedures;
  • Non-smoking environment in 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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Job Posting #: 17-00074

Job Title: Maintenance Supervisor II (Lead Operations Ranger/ Utility Plant Operator)

Closing Date/Time: Thu. 11/03/16 11:59 PM Central Time

Salary: $3,399.84 Monthly

Job Type: Regular Full Time

Location: Eustace, Texas

Work Address: Purtis Creek State Park, 14225 FM 316 N., Eustace, TX 75124

Hiring Contact: Brad Hood, (903) 566-0535

Division: State Parks