Texas Parks & Wildlife Maintenance Specialist II in Spring Branch, Texas

Under the direction of the Lead Maintenance Specialist, this position is responsible for park operations, maintenance, visitor services at Guadalupe River State Park. Performs all phases of maintenance to facilities, buildings, vehicles, equipment and park grounds. Operates all types of equipment including power mowers, tools, trucks, tractors and other gasoline operated equipment. Performs daily cleaning and maintenance of restrooms, buildings, facilities and park grounds. Conducts revenue collection, report preparation, issues permits, visitor registration, fiscal control, public relations, safety and security. Provides quality visitor services by providing information about the park to the public and visitors. Assists in enforcing park rules and regulations. Works under moderate supervision, with limited 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.

*POSTING NUMBER: *17-00070

Qualification Guidelines:


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

  • Two years facility, equipment or grounds maintenance experience. Licensure:

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

  • Thirty semester hours from an accredited college or university may substitute for one year of the required experience, with a maximum substitution of one year. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: * *Experience*:*

  • Experience working with the public;

  • Customer service and public relations experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of facility, equipment or grounds maintenance;
  • Knowledge of general custodial duties;
  • Knowledge of basic mathematics;
  • Skill in using hand and power tools, mowers, trimmers, chain saws, tractors, vehicles, generators and other mechanical equipment;
  • Skill in making repairs to facilities in the areas of carpentry, electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems;
  • Skill in effective verbal and written communication;
  • Skill in effective interaction with staff at all levels of the department and other State agencies and organizations;
  • Skill in using MS Word, Excel and Outlook;
  • Skill in making independent, sound, timely decisions;
  • Ability to accurately handle cash and account for revenue collected;
  • Ability to perform trail maintenance;
  • Ability to follow and assist with enforcing park rules and regulations;
  • Ability to work as a member of a team;
  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision;
  • Ability to assist with enforcing and following park rules and regulations;
  • Ability to perform manual labor including, lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs.;
  • Ability to conduct work activites in accordance with TPWD safety program.

Additional Information:


  • Required to work in a public park with overnight camping;
  • 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 work overtime as necessary;
  • Required to perform work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions;
  • 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.

Army 11, 12, 18, 19, 91 NavyAviation Ground Support, Construction, General Seamanship, Ship Maintenance Coast Guard100, 210, BM, DC Marine Corps11, 13, 21 Air Force3E


Job Posting #: 17-00070

Job Title: Maintenance Specialist II

Closing Date/Time: Fri. 10/28/16 11:59 PM Central Time

Salary: $13.82 Hourly

Job Type: Regular Full Time

Location: Spring Branch, Texas

Work Address: Guadalupe River State Park, 3350 Park Road 31, Spring Branch, TX 78070

Hiring Contact: William Freeborn, (830) 438-2621

Division: State Parks