TPWD - Maintenance Specialist I (Operations Ranger-Fluctuating Hours), Calliham, Texas

Created 03/19/2023
Reference 619631
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Texas
City Calliham

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, supervisor's name and phone number and a description of duties performed. If this information is not submitted, your application will be considered incomplete. Applications with "See attached" or "See resume" will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Omission of data can be the basis for disqualification; you may state 'unknown' for any incomplete fields. If education is used to meet the minimum requirements of the job posting, a copy of a college transcript(s) issued from the registrar must be provided if you are selected for an interview.

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,


VETERAN'S PREFERENCE: If you choose to claim veteran's employment preference including surviving spouse or orphan of a veteran as outlined by the State of Texas, you must attach a DD214 at the time your application is submitted. If you have questions regarding this requirement, please visit our Veteran's Hiring Reference page at


Texas Parks and Wildlife offers a variety of benefits for employees such as Annual Leave, Sick Leave, Paid Holiday time, Group Insurance, Retirement, and Training and Staff Development Opportunities. Other benefits include longevity pay, merit salary increases, deferred compensation, flexible benefits plans, a 401K retirement plan, direct deposit for paychecks, telework, staggered work hours, Employee Assistance Program and a Return to Work Program. Click HERE to view our Benefits page.

FOR NEW HIRES/REHIRES: Health insurance is available the 1st of the following month after a 60-day waiting period.

TO APPLY: Application must be completed at:

HIRING CONTACT: Diego Aragon, (361) 786-3868

PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS: TPWD - Choke Canyon State Park, 358 Recreation Road 8, Calliham, TX 78007


NOTE: Position may fluctuate between full-time/part-time hours based on operational needs.

This position is responsible for entry-level building maintenance and constructions work including, operations, maintenance and visitor services for a State Park. Performs all phases of maintenance to facilities, buildings, vehicles, equipment and grounds. Operates various types of equipment including hand and power tools, mowers, trimmers, tractors and other mechanical equipment. Performs routine cleaning of restrooms, buildings, facilities and grounds. Assists with visitors' services to include customer service, fee collection, public relations, information, safety and security. Works under close supervision, with minimal 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.




Completion of the 8th grade.


One year experience in facility, equipment or grounds maintenance.

NOTE: Volunteer or personal experience in facility, equipment or grounds maintenance counts towards the required experience.


If driving is required, applicant must possess a valid State driver's license.


Knowledge of general facility, building and grounds repair and cleaning techniques;

Knowledge of landscaping and grounds maintenance techniques;

Knowledge of natural and cultural resources;

Knowledge of basic plumbing, carpentry, electrical, masonry, janitorial and mechanical maintenance and repair tasks;

Knowledge of basic mathematics;

Skill in using MS Word, Excel and Outlook;

Skill in effective verbal and written communication;

Skill in using standard office equipment;

Skill in the use of hand and power tools, mowers, trimmers, tractors, chainsaws, tractors, vehicles, generators and other mechanical equipment;

Skill in providing quality customer service in a courteous and professional manner;

Skill in making independent, sound and timely decisions;

Ability to work as a member of a team;

Ability to follow park rules and regulations;

Ability to work independently with little or no supervision;

Ability to maintain flexibility and work with frequent interruptions and multiple and changing priorities;

Ability to safely and effectively operate hand and power tools and mechanical equipment;

Ability to accurately collect fees from visitors utilizing computerized point of sale system;

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.


Required to work 10 to 40 hours per week with hours other than 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and days off other than Saturdays, Sundays and holidays;

Applicants aged 17 may be considered for positions in compliance with Texas Child Labor Laws;

Hours may be reduced or extended as needed through primary peak season from March to September;

Required to adjust to changing schedules;

Required to work overtime as necessary;

This position will fluctuate between full-time and part-time status throughout the term of employment. Changing from full-time to part-time and vice versa may impact the amount of leave accrued and health insurance rates;

Required to perform work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions;

Required to perform manual labor including, lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs.;

May be required to operate a State vehicle;

Required to travel 5% with possible overnight stay;

Must conform to TPWD dress and grooming standards, work rules and safety procedures;

Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles.


Closing Date: Apr 7, 2023, 11:59:00 PM

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