Leadership, Maintenance Facilities, Operations, Parks
4 Year Degree
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is inviting well qualified applicants to apply for the position of Assistant Park Superintendent at Lake Tawakoni State Park. As an administrative leader, 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.
Lake Tawakoni State Park encompasses 376 acres in Hunt County and is situated on the south shore of the 37,879 acre Lake Tawakoni reservoir that covers part of 3 separate counties. The park offers a variety of amenities to the visiting public which include hiking, nature viewing, fishing, lake access and camping. Lake Tawakoni is a well-known fishery for anglers seeking giant catfish, as well as excellent opportunities for crappie, white bass, black bass and striped bass. The area is rich in both natural and cultural resources
As Assistant Park Superintendent the successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing a diverse set of activities and tasks that occur within Texas State Parks including oversight and support for 8 full time and seasonal staff who perform a wide array of mission critical functions and an operating budget of $120,000. The park is located on land leased from the Sabine River Authority and regular coordination and communication with a variety of stakeholders is a major component of the job. The Assistant Park Superintendent will live offsite but must be able to respond to occasional 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 Assistant 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.
For full job details and to apply please follow this link.
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, Park Superintendent Clay Boone, at 903-560-7123 X 227 with inquiries relative to this position.
Minimum qualifications to be considered for this role include at least two 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 graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree. 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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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.