TPWD – Maintenance Specialist I (Operations Ranger)

June 22, 2022
Goliad, TX
Job Type


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.

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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: Jared Ramirez, (361) 645-3405

PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS: TPWD Goliad State Park and Historic Site, 108 Park Road 6, Goliad, TX 77963

Performs entry-level building maintenance and construction work. Under the direction of the Lead Ranger, this position is responsible for park operations, maintenance and visitor services at Goliad State Park and Historic Site. 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. Provides visitor information concerning park rules and regulations. May assist with agency and park programs to include resource management and interpretation. Prepares required reports. Works under close supervision, with minimal latitude for the use of independent judgment. Performs additional duties as assigned. Complies with all Agency, Division and Branch rules, regulations and procedures.


Completion of 8th grade.

One year facility, equipment, or grounds maintenance experience.

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

Graduation from High School or GED.

Experience working with the public.

Knowledge of general facility, building, and ground repairs and cleaning techniques;
Knowledge of landscaping and grounds maintenance techniques;
Knowledge of basic plumbing, carpentry, electrical, masonry, janitorial, and mechanical maintenance and repair tasks;
Knowledge of safe cleaning and sanitation procedures as well as use of custodial materials, chemicals and operation of custodial equipment;
Knowledge of basic mathematics;
Knowledge of the construction, repair, maintenance, and operation of buildings, equipment, and utility systems;
Skill in using MS Word, Excel, and Outlook;
Skill in effective verbal and written communication;
Skill in providing quality customer service in a courteous and professional manner;
Skill in the use of hand and power tools, edgers, weed eaters, mowers, tractors, chainsaws, welding equipment, and other mechanical equipment;
Ability to work as a member of a team;
Ability to work independently with little or no supervision;
Ability to accurately handle cash and account for revenue collected;
Ability to safely and effectively operate hand and power tools and mechanical equipment;
Ability to make repairs and perform minor maintenance to buildings, facilities, and equipment using skills of carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical;
Ability to safely operate tug pulling a personal trailer;
Ability to follow instructions;
Ability to work from drawings, diagrams, or blueprints;
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 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;
Required to adjust to changing schedules;
Required to work overtime as necessary;
Required to perform work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions;
Required to use appropriate safety procedures and equipment;
Required to perform manual, labor including lifting supplies and materials up tom 50 lbs.;
Required to travel 5% with possible overnight stays;
May be required to operate a State vehicle;
Must conform to TPWD dress and grooming standards, work rules, and safety procedures;
Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles.


Closing Date: Ongoing

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