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Park/Historic Site Superintendent II

TPWD - Park/Historic Site Superintendent II (00040794) 



Primary Location

: Texas-Del Rio 

Work Locations


SP-Devils River D. Hughes SNA 

15166 Private Rd, 1500 

 Del Rio 78840



: Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 

Employee Status

: Regular 


: Full-time Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00 


: Yes, 5 % of the Time 

State Job Code: 2701  

Salary Admin Plan: B 

Grade: 21  

Salary (Pay Basis)

: 5,561.76 - 6,561.76 (Monthly) 

Number of Openings

: 1 

Overtime Status

: Exempt 

Job Posting

: Apr 4, 2024, 3:07:40 PM 

Closing Date

: Apr 18, 2024, 11:59:00 PM 




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.


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.  


Job history and volunteer experience should be listed in the work history section of the application to receive credit towards meeting the minimum requirements.  Part-time experience credit is prorated based on the duration and hours worked per week.  Please indicate hours worked for part-time/temporary/seasonal experience. 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,  


Job Classification


Military Specialty

Park/Historic Site Superintendent I-VI



Park/Historic Site Superintendent I-VI



Park/Historic Site Superintendent I-VI

Coast Guard

No Military Crosswalk. Qualified veterans are encouraged to apply.

Park/Historic Site Superintendent I-VI

Marine Corps

No Military Crosswalk. Qualified veterans are encouraged to apply.

Park/Historic Site Superintendent I-VI

Air Force

10C0, 30C0



*More information on military occupational specialty codes can be found below:

MILITARY EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE:  If you choose to claim military employment preference as outlined by the State of Texas, you must complete the Military Employment Preference Survey and attach this form and required documentation referenced on this form at the time your application is submitted. If you have questions regarding this requirement, please visit our Military Employment Reference page at


Required forms that will need to be attached with application for Military Employment Preference:

1.     Veteran- DD214 showing honorable discharge.

2.     Surviving spouse of a veteran who has not remarried- Marriage Certificate and DD Form 1300 or appropriate documentation.

3.     Orphan of a veteran killed while on active duty- Birth Certificate and DD Form 1300 or appropriate documentation.

4.     Spouse of a member of the US Armed Forces/Texas National Guard serving on Active Duty- Marriage Certificate and copy of spouses active duty military orders.

5.     Spouse of a veteran with disability and is the primary income for household- Marriage Certificate, Veterans DD214, and VA Benefits Summary Letter showing disability rating.

Documentation must be attached to the application before military preference can be granted.


Texas Parks and Wildlife offers a variety of benefits for employees such as generous paid time off, group insurance, retirement and pension, and frequent training and staff development opportunities.  Other benefits include longevity pay, merit pay, deferred compensation, flexible benefit plans, 401K/457 retirement plans, direct deposit,  telework, staggered work hours, Employee Assistance Program and a Return to Work Program. For new employees or rehires, health insurance is available the 1st of the following month after a 60-day waiting period. Click HERE to view our Benefits page.

HIRING CONTACT:  Asa Vermeulen, (830) 313-0681

PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS:  Devils River State Natural Area - Dan Allen Hughes Unit, 15166 Private Road 1500, Del Rio TX 78840



Located along the Devils River, staff will be operating kayaks and canoes are part of their duties. Staff must be comfortable swimming and have the ability to perform overnight kayak patrols down the Devils River to conduct river permit checks and campsite maintenance.

Under the direction of the Complex Superintendent, this position is responsible for the complex (journey-level) park/historic site management including overseeing the preservation, protection, administration, and maintenance of the Devils River State Natural Area (DRSNA) Dan Allen Hughes (DAH) Unit. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: visitor and customer service; cultural and natural resource protection and stewardship; financial management, including budget planning, preparation, and monitoring; revenue management; human resources management, including security and safety programs; maintenance and repair of facilities, grounds, and equipment; customer service; public relations, marketing, and promotion; interpretive and educational program management, including engaging in community outreach that includes an underserved visitor base; and coordinating special events. Engages in volunteer development and cultivating partnerships. Leads team to fulfill the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Mission and in a manner that embodies the department’s core values. Serves as DRSNA lead superintendent or Del Norte Site Superintendent in their absence. Responsible for other assigned projects required by the Region and Austin headquarters. Works under general supervision, with moderate 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.


NOTE: This position is to be based at the remote DAH Unit of Devils River State Natural Area located at 15166 Private rd 1500, Del Rio TX 78840, which is located 1 hour (one-way) from Del Rio. Position is required to live on-site in state housing with a monthly deduction of $165.80 for a 2 bedroom home.


NOTE: Salary range is limited to commissioned officers in the park management track prior to 9/1/2020. State Park Law Enforcement career ladder eligibility requirements must be met to advance from the base rate-of-pay.






Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree.



Three years experience in (1) natura/cultural resource management; OR (2) interpretation or education; OR (3) general maintenance; OR (4) public safety; OR (5) promotions or public relations or marketing.

Two years experience as a supervisor or team leader.

NOTE:  Experience may have occurred concurrently.



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




Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) employees hired prior to January 1, 1998 with a minimum of sixty semester hours may substitute two years of TPWD experience in park/historic site management, supervision, or operations for the required degree.




Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree or higher in Park Administration, Recreation and Parks, Wildlife/Fisheries Science, Natural and/or Cultural Resource Management, Forestry, Biology, Anthropology, Archeology or History.



Experience as a park/historic site manager, supervisor, or team leader;

Experience in revenue or budget management;

Experience with community outreach, volunteer recruitment and management, and coordination of partnerships;

Experience managing natural, cultural, and other park/historic site resources.



Knowledge of all phases of park/historic site administration and operations;

Knowledge of the fundamentals of cultural and natural resources management;

Knowledge of accounting and accountability of revenue collection;

Knowledge of interpretation/education programs;

Knowledge of maintenance management;

Knowledge of resource management;

Skill in using MS Word, Excel, and Outlook;

Skill in effective verbal and written communications;

Skill in planning, assigning, and/or supervising the work of others;

Skill in making independent, sound, and timely decisions;

Skill in effective interaction with staff at all levels of the department and other State agencies and organizations;

Skill in public relations and developing beneficial relationships and promotional partnerships with volunteer groups and other outside agencies/organizations;

Skill in personnel management and effectively supervising employees while maintaining and fostering a team environment;

Skill in using personal computers;

Skill in the administration of business operations and facilities;

Skill in overseeing equipment usage;

Skill in ground repairs and techniques;

Ability to carry-out public and employee safety programs;

Ability to maintain strict confidentiality;

Ability to coordinate maintenance, repair, or construction of park/historic site facilities, grounds, and equipment;

Ability to complete correspondence, report, presentation, and special assignments;

Ability to develop and maintain financial systems, accountability of budgets, revenue collections, expenditures systems, and purchasing, inventories, and agency property;

Ability to develop marketing and promotional activities and special events;

Ability to carry-out public and employee safety programs;

Ability to enforce appropriate park/historic site rules and regulations in a fair and consistent manner;

Ability to manage and supervise Law Enforcement operations;

Ability to develop and follow fiscal control plans;

Ability to supervise the work of others;   

Ability to handle complaints, emergencies, stressful situations, and large groups of people;

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 live on-site in State housing with a monthly deduction of $165.80. Housing rate is established by TPWD policy, calculated using federal guidelines, and may change according to market value;

Required to carry a state cell phone.

Required to work in a public park with overnight camping and day use;

Required to work in a public park/historic site with overnight camping;

Required to work 40 hours per week, includes various schedules with hours other than 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 and days off other than Saturday, Sundays, and holidays;

Required to respond to emergency situations;

Required to travel 10% with possible overnight stays;

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

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

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

Required to operate a State vehicle;

Non-smoking environment in all State buildings and vehicles.