TPWD - Maintenance Specialist III (Operations Ranger - Back-up Utility Plant Operator)

TPWD - Maintenance Specialist III (Operations Ranger - Back-up Utility Plant Operator) (00007709)Organization: PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT
Primary Location: Texas-Karnack Work Locations: SP-Caddo Lake SP 245 Park Road 2 Karnack 75661
Job: Installation, Maintenance, and Repair
Employee Status: Regular
Schedule: Full-time Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
State Job Code: 9043
Salary Admin Plan: A
Grade: 12
Salary (Pay Basis): 2,752.65 - 2,803.91 (Monthly)
Number of Openings: 1
Overtime Status: Non-exempt
Job Posting: Oct 30, 2019, 12:23:22 PM
Closing Date: Nov 20, 2019, 11:59:00 PM
Description TPWD MISSION
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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TO APPLY: Application must be completed at:

HIRING CONTACT: Brandon Lopes-Baca, (903) 679-3351

PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS: Caddo Lake State Park, 245 Park Road 2, Karnack, TX 75661

Under the direction of the Assistant Park Superintendent, this position is responsible for Back-up Utility Plant Operator (UPO) duties at Caddo Lake State Park. Provides support to the UPO and serves as the UPO in their absence. Assists in the proper monitoring, testing and maintenance of a water plant and wastewater treatment plant. Responsible for regulatory compliance in utility operations and completion of required reports and laboratory testing as required by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD). Performs grounds, facility and building maintenance and repair duties. Operates all types of equipment such as trucks, tractors, mowers and power tools. Assists with visitor services, provides customer service, issues permits, collects fees and revenue. Performs additional duties as assigned. 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.

Must possess or be able to obtain, within 30 days of employment, a valid class "C" Texas driver's license;
Must possess or be able to obtain, within one year of employment, a Class "D" Water Operator and Class "D" Wastewater Treatment Operator license issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
NOTE: Retention of position contingent upon obtaining and maintaining required license and compliance with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s (TCEQ) Criminal Conviction Guidelines.

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 experience in water and/or wastewater treatment facility operation and maintenance;
Experience working with the public.

Knowledge of building, grounds, and facility maintenance;
Knowledge of natural/cultural resource management;
Knowledge of general maintenance techniques;
Knowledge of general custodial duties;
Knowledge of accounting/accountability of revenue collection;
Knowledge of TCEQ rules and regulations in the use of proper operation and performance standards for water and wastewater treatment systems;
Knowledge of basic mathematics;
Skill in using MS Word, Excel and Outlook;
Skill in effective verbal and written communication;
Skill in facility maintenance and repairs: plumbing, carpentry, electrical, masonry, janitorial and mechanical;
Skill in using hand and power tools, mowers, trimmers, chains saws, tractors, vehicles, generators and other mechanical equipment;
Skill in providing direction and guidance to staff;
Skill in providing quality customer service in a courteous and professional manner;
Skill in using standard office equipment;
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective work relationships with co-workers and work related contacts;
Ability to operate, test, monitor and maintain water and wastewater systems;
Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations;
Ability to read written instructions and operating manuals;
Ability to work independently with little or no supervision;
Ability to work as a member of a team;
Ability to use sound judgment when making critical decisions;
Ability to effectively obtain voluntary visitor compliance with park rules and regulations;
Ability to work under stressful conditions;
Ability handle complaints, emergencies and large groups of people;
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;
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 travel 5% with occasional overnight stays;
Required to operate a State vehicle;
Required to respond to emergencies and on call situations;
Required to perform work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions;
Required to perform work outdoors in rugged terrain;
Required to perform manual labor including, lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs.;
Non-smoking work environment in State buildings and vehicles.
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