The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is inviting well qualified applicants to apply for the position of Eisenhower State Park Superintendent. As the recognized administrative leader for the park, the successful candidate will oversee all aspects of park operations to include resource management, interpretation, customer service, facility and grounds maintenance, administration, revenue collection, and public safety among others.
Eisenhower State Park encompasses 423 acres in Grayson County and is situated on limestone bluffs that overlook Lake Texoma, a man-made reservoir that straddles the border between Texas and Oklahoma. The park offers a variety of amenities to the visiting publionly ATV trail which include hiking, nature viewing, fishing, lake access, camping, and the only ATV trail within the Texas State Parks system. The park is also home to the privately owned Eisenhower Yacht Club which provides a full range of marina services. Lake Texoma provides habitat for over 70 species of fish and is a well-known fishery for anglers seeking crappie, white bass, catfish, and striped bass. The area is rich in both natural and cultural resources
As Park Superintendent the successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing a diverse set of activities and tasks that occur within Texas State Parks. The Superintendent oversees and supports the work of 11 full time and seasonal staff who perform a wide array of mission critical functions and an annual operating budget of $156,000. The park is located on land leased from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and regular coordination and communication with a variety of stakeholders is a major component of the job. The Park Superintendent will live onsite and respond to afterhours emergencies.
The ideal candidate will be a well-rounded leader familiar with park operations and administration for a large and complex park, possess a willing, positive attitude and excellent communication skills. The Superintendent should be a champion for the Department’s Mission and should embody the TPWD Core Values. The successful candidate will demonstrate a history of brokering positive outcomes and building strong relationships. A commitment to excellence and staff diversity is a must. Prior experience managing a team in a park (or similar work unit) is a plus.
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Please note that only work history entered into the “work experience” section of the application will be considered during application review. To receive consideration please include dates of employment for all prior jobs. Please feel free to contact the hiring manager, Regional Director Adam Jarrett, at 903-566-0535 X 232 with inquiries relative to this position.
Minimum qualifications to be considered for this role include at least five years of experience in (1) natural/cultural resource management; or (2) interpretation or education; or (3) general maintenance; or (4) public safety; or (5) promotions or public relations or marketing; and three years of experience as a supervisor or team leader. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department employees hired prior to January 1, 1998, with no break in service and with a minimum of sixty semester hours earned may substitute two years of TPWD experience in park management, supervision or operations for the required degree.
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Additional Salary Information: State employees also receive outstanding benefits which includes paid annual leave, holidays, sick leave, a retirement plan, group life and health insurance, and optional investment opportunities.