TPWD - Park Ranger II - III (Utility Plant Operator)

  • Johnson City, Texas
  • Dec 02, 2022
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Forestry Parks and Recreation Utilities

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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Texas Parks and Wildlife offers a variety of benefits for employees such 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.

TO APPLY: Application must be completed at:

HIRING CONTACT: Jason Hairston, (830) 868-2204

PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS: Pedernales Falls State Park, 2585 Park Road 6026, Johnson City, TX 78636


Under the direction of the Assistant Park Superintendent, this position is responsible for the proper operation, maintenance and repair of the water and waste water systems at Pedernales Falls State Park. Responsible for regulatory compliance in all utility operations to include completion of required forms and reports as required by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD). Conducts water laboratory testing procedures and general maintenance and cleaning of water facilities. Performs all phases of maintenance and repairs to other park facilities, equipment, grounds, and electrical and plumbing systems utilizing equipment such as hand tools, power tools, mowers, tractors, and other machinery. Responsible for preparing reports, revenue collection, accounting and providing visitor services. Required to respond to emergency and on-call situations. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. May assist in other areas of park operation including: visitor services, resource management, and interpretation. Performs additional duties as assigned. Complies with all Agency, Division and branch rules, regulations and procedures.




Graduation from High School or GED; or (2) Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, Microbiology, Bacteriology or similar discipline.


Two years experience in facility, grounds or equipment maintenance;

Park Ranger II $3,885.52: (1) Without UPO B License and One year of surface water plant work experience with Bachelor's degree, or (2) Two years and six months of water plant work experience, at least two years of which must have been in a surface water plant, with graduation from High School or GED.

Park Ranger II $4,473.00: UPO B License with One year previous experience as Class B Operator.

Park Ranger II $4,736.94: UPO B License with Two years previous experience as Class B Operator.

Park Ranger III $5,000.88: UPO B License with Three years previous experience as Class B Operator.

NOTE: Experience may have occurred concurrently.


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

Current class "C" or higher Wastewater Treatment license issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ);

Must possess or be able to obtain within two years of employment, a class "B" or higher Surface Water license issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ);

Must possess or be able to obtain, within one year of employment, a class "D" or higher Wastewater Treatment license issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

NOTE: Retention of position contingent upon obtaining and maintaining required licenses and compliance with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's (TCEQ) Criminal Conviction Guidelines.



Experience working with the public.


Current class "B" or higher Surface Water license issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).


Knowledge of TCEQ rules and regulations on the proper operation and performance standards;

Knowledge of wastewater and water testing and analysis procedures and associated reporting requirements and procedures;

Knowledge of natural and cultural resource management and conservation principles;

Knowledge of basic plumbing, carpentry, electrical, maintenance and repair tasks;

Knowledge of facility, equipment and ground maintenance repair programs and repair techniques;

Knowledge public water and wastewater systems;

Knowledge of general custodial duties;

Skill in using MS Word, Excel and Outlook;

Skill in effective verbal and written communication;

Skill in using hand and power tools, mowers, trimmers, chain saws, tractors, vehicles, generators and other mechanical equipment;

Skill in using standard office equipment;

Skill in basic report writing and developing and maintaining records;

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;

Skill in the use of hand and power tools, mowers, trimmers, chain saws, tractors, vehicles, generators and other mechanical equipment;

Ability to work as a member of a team;

Ability to work independently with little or no supervision;

Ability to maintain flexibility and work with frequent interruptions and multiple changing priorities;

Ability to work under stressful conditions;

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 in a public park with overnight camping and day use;

Required to work 40 hours per week 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 manual labor including, lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs.;

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

May be required to operate a State vehicle;

Required to travel 5% 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: Feb 23, 2023, 11:59:00 PM

Job Address

Johnson City, Texas United States View Map