TPWD – Maintenance Supervisor II (Lead Operations Ranger)

September 12, 2021
Whitney, 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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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

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: Adam Bain, (254) 694-3793

PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS: TPWD Lake Whitney State Park, 433 FM 1244, Whitney, TX 76692

Performs highly complex (senior-level) supervisory maintenance and construction work. Under the direction of the Park Superintendent, this position is responsible for coordinating the daily operation, maintenance, and repair of facilities, grounds, utilities, and equipment and the administrative duties related to the maintenance functions within Lake Whitney State Park. Supervises, trains, and provides leadership to classified, hourly, and volunteer staff. Performs daily routine maintenance and cleaning of facilities and grounds. Duties include but are not limited to: mowing, trimming, garbage collection, cleaning restrooms, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, mechanical repairs, and vehicle maintenance. Operates and maintains various types of equipment, including hand tools, power tools, mowers, tractors, heavy equipment, and trucks. Assists with enforcing park rules, interpretive programs, and special events. Prepares reports and assists in purchasing supplies and materials. Works under limited supervision, with considerable 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.


Graduation from High School or GED.

Four years facility, equipment, or grounds maintenance experience;
Two years supervisory or team leader experience, which may include oversight of paid staff, volunteers, or alternate workforce.
NOTE: Experience may have been obtained concurrently.

If driving is required, applicant must possess a valid State driver's license;
Must possess or be able to obtain, within 6 months of employment, a Non-Commercial Herbicide/Pesticide Applicator License issued by the Texas Department of Agriculture.
NOTE: Retention of the position is contingent upon obtaining and maintaining the required license and certification.

Experience with a wide-range of construction, repair, and maintenance-related fields, including the management and operation of water and wastewater systems;
Experience in project management and oversight of a complex operation with frequently changing priorities;
Experience in customer service and/or public relations.

Knowledge of plumbing, electrical, and carpentry to enable making minor repairs to park facilities;
Knowledge of park operations and maintenance practices;
Knowledge of general custodial duties;
Knowledge of basic mathematics;
Knowledge of building and grounds maintenance;
Knowledge of construction techniques;
Knowledge of plumbing and heating systems;
Knowledge of sanitation practices;
Knowledge of electrical systems;
Knowledge of fire and safety regulations and procedures;
Knowledge of painting and carpentry techniques;
Knowledge of local building codes;
Skill in using MS Word, Excel, and Outlook;
Skill in effective verbal and written communication;
Skill in applying worker safety programs to work situations;
Skill in using basic computer operations and office equipment;
Skill in providing quality customer service in a courteous and professional manner;
Skill in performing minor repairs to vehicles and other equipment;
Skill in construction, repair, and maintenance techniques, including but not limited to skill in carpentry, plumbing, electrical, masonry, janitorial, and mechanical repairs;
Skill in initiating, monitoring, and completing minor repair projects or construction projects within specified deadlines;
Skill in the use of hand and power tools, mowers, trimmers, chainsaws, tractors, vehicles, generators, and other mechanical equipment;
Skill in effectively managing multiple projects simultaneously and ensuring completion;
Skill in planning, assigning, and/or supervising the work of others;
Skill in making independent, sound, and timely decisions;
Skill in the use of tools and equipment;
Skill in prioritizing work schedules;
Skill in monitoring and inspecting the work performed by staff and contractors;
Ability to work independently with little or no supervision;
Ability to work as a member of a team;
Ability to adapt to changing priorities and frequent interruptions to workflow;
Ability to effectively train, supervise, and provide leadership to classified and hourly personnel, as well as park volunteers;
Ability to utilize computers to prepare and complete required reports;
Ability to maintain a professional and courteous demeanor regarding complaints, emergency situations, and stressful work environments;
Ability to interpret blueprints, drawings, and specifications;
Ability to develop effective work methods;
Ability to organize preventive maintenance programs;
Ability to estimate work hours and plan work schedules;
Ability to supervise the work of others;
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 in a high visitation public park with overnight camping;
Required to work 40 hours per week, including various schedules with hours other than 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and days off other than Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays;
Required to respond to emergency situations;
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 stays;
Must conform to TPWD dress and grooming standards, work rules, and safety procedures;
Non-smoking environment in state office buildings and vehicles.


Closing Date: Sep 24, 2021, 10:59:00 PM

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