TPWD – Program Specialist V (Regional Interpretive Specialist)
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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HIRING CONTACT: Tara Humphreys, (512) 389-4336
PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS: TPWD State Park Region 1 Office at Davis Mountains State Park, Texas Highway 118N Park Road 3 , Fort Davis, TX 79734
Performs advanced (senior-level) consultative services and technical assistance work. Under the supervision of the Field Interpretation Coordinator, this position is responsible for performing complex work in the field of natural or and cultural resource interpretation for nineteen west Texas State Parks. Responsible for facilitating and implementing interpretive and educational functions. Develops and implements programs and training modules based on the assessed needs of each park. Creates content for brochures, signs, exhibits, and other media for interpretive programming. Resolves issues and develops proactive solutions to improve interpretive programs and media. 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 an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree or higher in Park Administration, Wildlife Management, History, Geology, Museum studies, Anthropology, Education, or closely related field.
Four years experience in natural and/or cultural resource interpretation.
Must possess or be able to obtain, within 30 days of employment, a valid class "C" Texas driver's license.
NOTE: Retention of position contingent upon obtaining and maintaining required license.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in Park Administration, Wildlife Management, History, Geology, Museum studies, Anthropology, Education, or closely related field, may substitute for one year of the required experience in natural and/or cultural resource interpretation;
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Ph.D. in Park Administration, Wildlife Management, History, Geology, Museum studies, Anthropology, Education, or closely related field, may substitute for two years of the required experience in natural and/or cultural resource interpretation.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in Park Administration, Wildlife Management, History, Geology, Museum studies, Anthropology, Education, or closely related field with coursework in fields directly related to natural and cultural resource interpretation and education.
Six years experience in the field of natural and/or cultural resource interpretation;
Two years of experience in interpretive writing;
Two years of experience in outdoor settings, such as parks, nature centers, or camps.
Current National Association for Interpretation Certified Interpretive Guide Trainer.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of natural and cultural resource principles and interpretation;
Knowledge of natural and cultural resource outdoor recreation issues;
Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws related to the program area;
Knowledge of public administration and management techniques;
Knowledge of statistical analysis processes;
Knowledge of budget processes;
Knowledge of research techniques;
Knowledge of training and marketing techniques;
Knowledge of program management processes and techniques;
Skill in using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, and Outlook;
Skill in effective verbal and written communication;
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective work relationships with co-workers and work-related contacts;
Skill in resource/recreation based interpretive and educational programs;
Skill in training others;
Skill in planning and facilitating meetings and events;
Skill in interpretive project management;
Skill in influencing others;
Skill in leading teams in problem solving processes;
Skill in interpretive writing;
Skill in identifying measures or indicators of program performance and the use of a computer and applicable software;
Ability to plan, develop, and implement interpretive programs and exhibits;
Ability to evaluate interpretive programs and give meaningful feedback;
Ability to assist with hiring, training, and evaluating park interpreters;
Ability to work independently with little or no supervision;
Ability to gather, assemble, correlate, and analyze facts;
Ability to devise solutions to problems;
Ability to market programs;
Ability to prepare reports;
Ability to develop, evaluate, and interpret policies and procedures;
Ability to serve as a lead worker providing direction to others;
Ability to conduct work activities in accordance with TPWD safety program.
Required to work hours other than 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with days off other than Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays;
Required to work overtime, as necessary;
Required to operate a State vehicle;
Required to travel 50% with possible overnight stays;
Must conform to TPWD work rules, safety procedures, and dress and grooming standards;
Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles.
TPWD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Closing Date: Sep 24, 2021, 11:59:00 PM