Park Ranger I (Resource Specialist)-Texas

TPWD - Government Canyon State Natural Area
San Antonio
Job Category
Full time Positions
$3,075.00 Monthly
Last Date to Apply
APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE AT THE TPWD WEBSITE. Under the direction of the Natural Area Superintendent, this position is responsible for the resource management of Government Canyon State Natural Area. Duties involve planning and carrying out various assignments of both natural and cultural resource management which may include, plant and animal analysis, inventory, monitoring and management – including endangered avian and karst species; research; prescribed burning, sensitive site management and monitoring, invasive plant management and feral animal control. Leads volunteers for resource-related projects and activities. Provides demonstrations to the public by using a variety of natural and cultural items, artifacts and/or replicas, and gives interpretive tours as needed. May plan and implement outreach and educational programs for all ages. Provides customer service by providing information and assistance to the public. Serves as an Administrative Officer on Duty and may perform fee collection duties. Performs facility, grounds and equipment maintenance. Other duties include site promotion, marketing, volunteer recruitment, preparation of assigned reports, training of staff and volunteers, and assisting in other areas of the park as may be deemed necessary. Must be able to work in confined spaces and caves. Works under moderate supervision, with limited 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. POSTING NUMBER: 19-00177
Qualification Guidelines MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Wildlife/Fisheries Science, Natural and/or Cultural Resource Management, Forestry, Biology, Anthropology, Archeology or History. Experience: (1) One year experience with Natural and/or Cultural Resource Management; (2) One year experience with threatened/endangered species management and/or monitoring. Licensure: (1) If driving is required, applicant must possess a valid State driver's license; (2) Must possess or be able to obtain, within one year of employment, the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) Fire Fighter Type II certification; (3) Must possess or be able to obtain within one year of employment, a Non-Commercial Political Pesticide/Herbicide Applicators license issued by the Texas Department of Agriculture. NOTE: Retention of position is contingent upon obtaining and maintaining required licenses and certifications. Physical: Must be able to pass, within one year of employment, the FFTII moderate duty physical fitness standard (walk 2 miles with a 25 lb pack in 30 minutes or less) or the arduous duty physical fitness standard (walk 3 miles with 45 lb pack in 45 minutes or less). NOTE: Retention of position contingent upon meeting and maintaining physical requirements. ACCEPTABLE SUBSTITUTIONS: Education: One additional year of experience in Natural and/or Cultural Resource Management may substitute for 30 hours of the required education, with a maximum substitution of 120 semester hours. Go to website to see PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS and ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS. All applicants must apply online at
Contact Person
Chris Holm
Contact Phone
(210) 688-9055 ext. 2008
Contact eMail
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