19 de agosto de 2004


Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, Mission, Texas. *$3309.00/mo.*Salary may be higher depending on qualifications. Under the direct supervision of the World Birding Center
(WBC) State Park Complex Manager the incumbent is responsible for the preservation, operation and maintenance of Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park. Responsibilities include human resource management and development, financial and revenue management, cultural and natural resource management and interpretation, public and employee safety programs, maintenance management, volunteer programming and partnership development. Supports programs that provide conservation education and world-class birding experiences for a variety of visitors, including birders, tourists and local residents. Insure close coordination and working relationships with area communities, other agencies and all WBC sites. Unit Manager will also be responsible for special projects as assigned by the Complex Park Manager. Working conditions: (1) Forty hour week includes flexible schedule, hours other than 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. with days off other than Saturday, Sunday and holidays; (2) Subject to after-hours visitor services; (3) Some overnight travel will be required; (4) Respond to emergency call outs and work outside in adverse weather conditions; (5) Manual labor such as lifting supplies and materials; (6) Must conform to TPW work rules, safety procedures and dress and grooming standards; (7) Residence in state provided housing is required with an emolument of $109.40 per month; (8) Non smoking work environment in all State buildings and vehicles. MINIMUM
QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited four year college or university. Acceptable education substitution: TPWD employees hired prior to Jan 1, 1998 may substitute up to two years TPWD experience in park management, supervision and operations for the required education at a rate of one year work experience equals thirty semester hours with a maximum substitution of two years work experience for sixty college credit hours. Preferred Education: Degree Programs in Park Administration, Recreation and Parks, Wildlife/Fisheries Science, Natural and/or Cultural Resource Management, Forestry, Biology, Anthropology, Archeology or History.
Experience: Four years experience in (1) natural/cultural resource management; or (2) interpretation or education; or (3) general maintenance; or (4) pubic safety; or (5) promotions or public relations or marketing. Experience may have occurred concurrently. Preferred Experience: Experience as a park manager, supervisor or team leader. Experience in revenue or budget management. License/Certifications: Must possess or be able to obtain, within thirty days of employment, a valid Texas class "C" drivers license. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: (1) Knowledge of all phases of park administration and operations; (2) Knowledge of cultural and natural resource management; (3) Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing; (4) Skill in personnel management and demonstrated ability to supervise employees while maintaining and fostering a team environment;
(5) Skill in public relations with ability to develop beneficial relationships and promotional partnerships with volunteer groups and other outside agencies/organizations interested in TPW and the WBC; (6) Ability to develop marketing and promotional activities and special events; (7) Ability to carry out public and employee safety programs; (8) Ability to coordinate maintenance, repair, or construction of park facilities as well as maintenance/repair of equipment; (9) Ability to develop and maintain financial systems, accountability of budgets, purchasing, revenue collections, inventories, and agency property; (10) Skill in personal
computers and related software such as MS Word and Excel. An official copy
of college transcripts will be required if selected for an interview. Closing Date: 26 Aug 2004. Forward application to: TPWD Human Resources, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744. For additional information
contact: HEIDI HUGHES-VALEGA, Complex Manager, World Birding Center, (PH: 956-584-9156, EM:

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