Texas Parks & Wildlife Inventory and Store Specialist III (Park Store Manager) in Livingston, Texas

Under the direction of the Park Assistant Superintendent, this position is responsible for the operations of the park concessions to include the State Park Store of Lake Livingston State Park. Orders and supervises the receipt, storage, loss prevention and display of merchandise according to Parks Division standards and fiscal control procedures. Maintains the merchandise perpetual inventory and prepares projected sales volume based on annual budgeted expenditures and actual purchased merchandise. Reconciles the daily receipts to include cash, check and credit card receipts according to fiscal control procedures. Reconciles the end of day business receipts and compiles operational reports. Tracks park store budgets for operations and expenditures. Oversees/completes financial calculations and required reporting according to established procedures and timelines. Ensures best competitive purchase prices from vendors to achieve greatest return for the dollar invested. Conducts formal and/or informal surveys to determine customer needs and satisfaction and acquiring the types of merchandise required to meet the needs of the consumers. Oversees all aspects of staff/leased concession product/services to include: quality, consistency, customer service and satisfaction, image and branding, marketing and promotions, competitive analyses and market place trends. Must comply with all state and local rules and regulations applicable to a retail store operation. Supervises the rental, safety, and maintenance of the canoe, kayak and paddle board fleet. 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.


Qualification Guidelines:


  • Graduation from High School or GED. Experience*:*

  • Three years of experience in retail sales operations;

  • Experience as a team leader or supervisor. Licensure:

  • If driving is required, applicant must possess a valid class "C" Texas driver's license. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: * *Experience*:*

  • Five years of experience in retail sales and/or food service operations;

  • Experience supervising employees and/or volunteers in one or more commercial outlets;
  • Experience working with the public;
  • Experience using a personal computer with Windows based environment;
  • Experience using computer based Point of Sale retail management software with perpetual inventory components;
  • Experience with park store operations and watercraft rentals;
  • Experience with State of Texas purchasing.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of general office procedures;
  • Knowledge of retail sales practices and procedures, including ordering, receiving, inventory control, merchandise display and record keeping;
  • Knowledge of accounting/accountability of revenue collection;
  • Knowledge of maintenance techniques and procedures needed to maintain the store building and equipment;
  • Skill in using standard office equipment;
  • Skill in using MS Work, Excel, and Outlook;
  • Skill in effective verbal and written communication;
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective work relationships with co-workers and work-related contacts;
  • Skill in training others;
  • Skill in planning, assigning and/or supervising the work of others;
  • Skill in providing quality customer service in a courteous and professional manner;
  • Skill in identifying, researching and compiling information;
  • Ability to accurately handle cash and account for revenue collected;
  • Ability to work as a member of a team;
  • Ability to prepare and maintain detailed records, files and reports;
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions;
  • Ability to handle emergencies, complaints, stressful situations and large groups of people;
  • Ability to conduct promotional and marketing activities for the park and the store;
  • Ability to maintain flexibility and work with frequent interruptions and multiple changing 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.

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 am to 5:00 pm, and days off other than Saturdays, Sundays and holidays;
  • Must conform to TPWD dress and grooming standards, work rules and safety procedures;
  • Required to perform manual labor including, lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs.;
  • Required to travel 5% with possible overnight stays;
  • May be required to operate a State vehicle;
  • 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.

Job Posting #: 17-00062

Job Title: Inventory and Store Specialist III (Park Store Manager)

Closing Date/Time: Thu. 10/27/16 11:59 PM Central Time

Salary: $3,130.35 Monthly

Job Type: Regular Full Time

Location: Livingston, Texas

Work Address: Lake Livingston State Park, 300 State Park Road 65, Livingston, TX 77351

Hiring Contact: Sheldon Kauitzsch, (936) 365-2201

Division: State Parks