TPWD – Intern I – II – III (Mother Neff State Park – Moody)

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Moody, TX
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
12.00 - 13.50 (Hourly)
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) strives to enhance opportunities that are reflective of an organization that is inclusive, one that fosters an open and supportive environment and draws from a variety of perspectives and experiences to further the mission and better serve the diverse population of Texas and our visitors. The State Parks Division is looking to engage a variety of students to fill intern opportunities throughout the state that embraces and encourages diversity and provides a multi-faceted learning and working environment. Under the direction of the Park Operations Trainee, this internship is an opportunity designed for students to obtain relevant work experience to be competitive for future positions in Park Operations. Duties may include: natural and cultural resource management; facility, grounds, and equipment maintenance management; interpretation and education programming and management; customer service, fee collection, revenue control, and fiscal accountability; marketing and promotional programming; and park patrols to include visitor contact and law enforcement observation. Performs special projects/assignments and attends selected training programs to enhance the overall working knowledge and skills related to operational and management activities. Internship will also include a special project to be mutually determined by supervisor and intern, to meet both site needs and intern’s educational and development. Ensures compliance with State and Federal laws and regulations, and agency policies and procedures. Performs additional duties as assigned. Complies with all Agency, Division, and Branch rules, regulations, and procedures. NOTE: As students, paid work experience reflected on your application may be limited. Therefore, applicants are encouraged to include an addendum to their intern application that addresses any additional educational, volunteer, civic/community engagement or life experiences that addresses the knowledge, skills and abilities reflected on this intern job opportunity.
Education: Current enrollment as an undergraduate or graduate student in an accredited college or university or recent graduate within the last 6 months; Minimum of 18 completed semester credit hours from an accredited college or university at time of application; Must have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 grade point scale or "Pass" on a Pass/Fail system. Experience: None Required Licensure: Must possess a valid state driver’s license. NOTE: Retention of internship contingent upon maintaining required license. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge in general of Texas State Parks. Skill in effective verbal and written communication; Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with peers or leaders while work on projects or assignments; Skill in managing several projects simultaneously; Skill in using MS Word, Excel and Outlook; Skill in working as a member of a team; Skill in exercising leadership qualities; Skill in with civic or community engagement; Skill in meeting deadlines; Ability to prepare reports; Ability to maintain flexibility and work with frequent interruptions and multiple changing priorities; Ability to communicate effectively with the public utilizing written oral and visual means; Ability to maintain confidentiality; Ability to conduct work activities in accordance with TPWD safety program. WORKING CONDITIONS: Internship duration is approximately 400 hours, not to exceed August 31, 2022. Work week schedule to be mutually determined by supervisor and intern; May be required to work holidays and weekends, depending on intern assignment; Must conform to TPWD dress and grooming standards, work rules and safety procedures; Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles.
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