TPWD – Seasonal Park Ranger I (Interpreter – Fluctuating Hours)


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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.PLEASE NOTE:
All applications must contain complete job histories, which includes job title, dates of employment (month/year) and hours worked per week, name of employer, supervisors name and phone number and a description of duties performed.
Job history and volunteer experience should be listed in the work history section of the application to receive credit towards meeting the minimum requirements. Part-time experience credit is prorated based on the duration and hours worked per week. Please indicate hours worked for part-time/temporary/seasonal experience. If this information is not submitted, your application will be considered incomplete.
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APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED THROUGH WORK IN TEXAS: Work In Texas (WIT) applicants must complete the supplemental questions to be considered for the posting. To complete the supplemental questions, go to CAPPS Recruit to register or login. CAPPS Recruit, OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY CODES:
Job Classification
Military Specialty
Park Ranger I-V
11B, 11C, 11A
Park Ranger I-V
Park Ranger I-V
Coast Guard
Park Ranger I-V
Marine Corps
0300, 0365, 0369
Park Ranger I-V
Air Force
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MILITARY EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: If you choose to claim military employment preference as outlined by the State of Texas, you must complete the Military Employment Preference Survey and attach this form and required documentation referenced on this form at the time your application is submitted. If you have questions regarding this requirement, please visit our Military Employment Reference page at
Required forms that will need to be attached with application for Military Employment Preference:
1. Veteran- DD214 showing honorable discharge.
2. Surviving spouse of a veteran who has not remarried- Marriage Certificate and DD Form 1300 or appropriate documentation.
3. Orphan of a veteran killed while on active duty- Birth Certificate and DD Form 1300 or appropriate documentation.
4. Spouse of a member of the US Armed Forces/Texas National Guard serving on Active Duty- Marriage Certificate and copy of spouses active duty military orders.
5. Spouse of a veteran with disability and is the primary income for household- Marriage Certificate, Veterans DD214, and VA Benefits Summary Letter showing disability rating.
Documentation must be attached to the application before military preference can be granted.BENEFITS:
Texas Parks and Wildlife offers a variety of benefits for employees such as generous paid time off, group insurance, retirement and pension, and frequent training and staff development opportunities. Other benefits include longevity pay, merit pay, deferred compensation, flexible b nefit plans, 401K/457 retirement plans, direct deposit, telework, staggered work hours, Employee Assistance Program and a Return to Work Program. For new employees or rehires, health insurance is available the 1st of the following month after a 60-day waiting period. Click HERE to view our Benefits page.HIRING CONTACT: Mindy Hicks, (903) 395-3100
PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS: Cooper Lake State Park, 95 Park Road 8154, Cooper, TX 75432
Under the direction of the Park Superintendent, this position performs routine (journey-level) state park operations work including interpretation and the preservation of Cooper Lake State Park and Bonham State Park. Promotes conservation and stewardship of natural and cultural resources. Responsible for interpreting the geological setting of the park as well as providing information about park history to the public. Conducts interpretive programs, tours, hikes, and special events and promotes outreach programs with schools, libraries, scouts and other organizations. Assists with maintenance and cleaning of park buildings and grounds, and other park projects. 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.
NOTE: Temporary position contingent upon funding with fluctuating full-time/part-time hours based on operational needs.
Graduation from High School or GED.
No experience.
If driving is required, applicant must possess a valid State drivers license.
Experience working with the public.
Experience in park interpretation and continuing education programs.
Experience in natural and/or cultural resource management.
Knowledge of natural and cultural resources;
Knowledge of special event implementation;
Knowledge of facility, equipment and ground maintenance;
Knowledge of basic mathematics;
Knowledge of park operations and maintenance practices;
Skill in effective verbal and written communication;
Skill in providing quality customer service in a courteous and professional manner;
Skill in using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook;
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective work relationships with co-workers and work-related
Skill in planning, organizing and implementing public presentations and guided tours for various age groups;
Skill in effective interpretive techniques, program preparation and presentations;
Skill in the use of hand and power tools, mowers, trimmers, chain saws, tractors, vehicles, generators and other mechanical equipment;