TPWD - Maintenance Specialist III (Operations Ranger)

  • Marfa, Texas
  • Jun 30, 2022
Full Time Building Maintenance Public Health

Job Description


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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FOR NEW HIRES/REHIRES: Health insurance is available the 1st of the following month after a 60-day waiting period.

TO APPLY: Application must be completed at:

HIRING CONTACT: David Renninger, (432) 358-4444

PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS: Big Bend Ranch State Park, 1900 S. Sauceda Ranch Road, Marfa, TX 79843


The Big Bend Ranch State Park Complex offers recreation opportunities for those seeking a wild and rugged experience, adventure, and solitude. The park offers amazing views and unparalleled night skies along the Rio Grande in far west Texas. This position is located in a very remote and rugged portion of the Chihuahuan Desert. Amenities are limited and cell signal is not reliable. It is recommended that applicants review or research the location prior to applying.

Under the direction of the Maintenance Supervisor, the Maintenance Specialist III performs complex (journey-level) building maintenance and construction work. This position is responsible for the overall upkeep of the park grounds, facilities, livestock, vehicles, equipment, trails, campsites, and other assets for Big Bend Ranch State Park. Duties include but are not limited to building repairs, mechanical work, fencing, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, mowing, and janitorial services. This position is required to operate hand and power tools, mowers, tractors, UTVs, and many other equipment types. Daily livestock husbandry duties are required as needed. The Maintenance Specialist III position is public facing and assists with interpretation, provides revenue collection, and customer service as directed. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. This position performs additional duties as assigned and complies with all Agency, Division and Branch rules, regulations and procedures.




Graduation from High School or GED.


Three years facility, equipment or grounds maintenance experience.


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



Thirty semester hours from an accredited college or university may substitute for one year of the required experience, with a maximum substitution of two years.



One year general office work experience in computers, daily and monthly reports and customer service;

Experience working with the general public and volunteers;

Experience on USFS, NPS, AmeriCorps or similar trail crew.


Knowledge of general maintenance techniques and minor repairs of facilities and equipment;

Knowledge of operation and maintenance repair of vehicles, tractors, diesel equipment and small engine equipment;

Knowledge of general custodial work and housekeeping techniques

Knowledge of general trail maintenance and construction tools and techniques;

Knowledge of general office procedures;

Skill in using MS Word, Excel and Outlook;

Skill in effective verbal and written communication;

Skill in use of hand power tools, mowers, tractors, 4-wheel drive vehicles and other mechanized equipment;

Skill in trail layout and design;

Skill in working with horses/cattle and general ranch work;

Skill in using standard office equipment;

Skill in providing quality customer service in a courteous and professional manner;

Skill in establishing and maintaining effective work relationships with co-workers and work-related contacts;

Skill in making independent, sound and timely decisions;

Ability to work as a member of a team;

Ability to work independently with little or no supervision;

Ability to accurately handle cash and account for revenue collected;

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

Required to respond to emergencies and on-call situations;

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

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

May be required to operate State vehicle;

Required to travel 10% with possible overnight stays;

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

Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles.


Closing Date: Aug 17, 2022, 11:59:00 PM

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


Job Address

Marfa, Texas United States View Map