Texas Parks & Wildlife Maintenance Specialist IV (Utility Plant Operator) in Laredo, Texas

Maintenance Specialist IV (Utility Plant Operator)



Maintenance Specialist IV (Utility Plant Operator)


$2,956.55 Monthly


Laredo, TX

Job Type

Regular Full Time


State Parks

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Work Address

Lake Casa Blanca State Park, 5102 Bob Bullock Loop, Laredo, TX 79041

Hiring Contact

Jorge Martinez, Jr., (956) 725-3826

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General Description

Under the direction of the Park Superintendent, through the Assistant Park Superintendent and Lead Ranger, this position is responsible for the proper operation, maintenance and repair of the Lake Casa Blanca State Parks water and wastewater systems. 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). Performs water and wastewater laboratory testing procedures and general maintenance and cleaning of wastewater and 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, training and team leader functions, revenue collection and accounting, providing visitor services, patrolling, and enforcement of park rules and regulations. Responds to emergency and on-call situations. Works under moderate supervision with extensive 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.

JOB POSTING: 18-00816

Qualification Guidelines



  • Graduation from High School or GED.


  • Four years of facility, equipment or grounds maintenance experience.


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

  • Must possess or be able to obtain, within one year of employment, a class "D" Water and Wastewater 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.



  • Experience working with the public;

  • Experience working with water and wastewater systems.


  • Current class "D" Water and Wastewater license issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of general facility, equipment and grounds maintenance techniques and repairs;

  • Knowledge of natural and cultural resource management and conservation principles;

  • Knowledge of general custodial duties;

  • Knowledge of water distribution systems;

  • Skill in using MS Word, Excel and Outlook;

  • Skill in effective verbal and written communication;

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

  • Ability to accurately handle cash and account for revenue collected;

  • Ability to work as a member of a team;

  • Ability to uniformly and consistently interpret and assist in enforcing park rules and regulations in a fair and consistent manner;

  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision;

  • Ability to work under stressful conditions;

  • Ability to follow TCEQ rules and regulations;

  • Ability to perform manual labor including, lifting supplies and materials up to 80 lbs.;

  • Ability to conduct work activities in accordance with TPWD safety program.

Additional Information


  • Required to work in a high visitation public park with overnight camping and day use;

  • Required to work 40 hours per week, includes flexible 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 emergencies and on-call situations;

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

  • Required to adjust to changing schedules;

  • Required to perform manual labor including, lifting supplies and materials up to 80 lbs.;

  • Required to operate a 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.


In order to be considered for this position, the following information is required:

  • Submittal of a completed online application;

  • Work history experience MUST be completed in the online application;

  • A scanned copy of official college transcript(s) issued from the registrar must be attached to the online application (if applicable);

  • Applicants must attach a DD214 or other supporting documentation to the online application to claim Veterans Preference.

NOTE: Resume and professional references may be attached to the online application, but not in place of the completed application. A skills test may be conducted at time of interview.

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