Volunteer Services Coordinator | Needville, TX

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TPWD - Volunteer Services Coordinator III (00028562) 



Primary Location


Work Locations

SP-Brazos Bend SP 

21901 FM 762 

 Needville 77461




Employee Status




Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00 


Yes, 25 % of the Time 

State Job Code: 5234  

Salary Admin Plan: B 

Grade: 17  

Salary (Pay Basis)

4,233.58 - 4,233.58 (Monthly) 

Number of Openings


Overtime Status


Job Posting:

Nov 29, 2022, 7:05:47 AM 

Closing Date

Dec 20, 2022, 11:59:00 PM 




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.

PLEASE NOTE:  All applications must contain complete job histories, which includes job title, dates of employment (month/year) and hours worked per week, name of employer, supervisor's name and phone number and a description of duties performed.


Job history and volunteer experience should be listed in the work history section of the application to receive credit towards meeting the minimum requirements.  Part-time experience credit is prorated based on the duration and hours worked per week.  Please indicate hours worked for part-time/temporary/seasonal experience. If this information is not submitted, your application will be considered incomplete.


Applications with “See attached" or "See resume" will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.  Omission of data can be the basis for disqualification; you may state ‘unknown’ for any incomplete fields. If education is used to meet the minimum requirements of the job posting, a copy of a college transcript(s) issued from the registrar must be provided if you are selected for an interview. 

APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED THROUGH WORK IN TEXAS:  Work In Texas (WIT) applicants must complete the supplemental questions to be considered for the posting. To complete the supplemental questions go to CAPPS Recruit to register or login. CAPPS Recruit, https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en  

MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY CODES can be found at http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/CompensationSystem/JobDescriptions

VETERAN’S PREFERENCE:  If you choose to claim veteran’s employment preference including surviving spouse or orphan of a veteran as outlined by the State of Texas, you must attach a DD214 at the time your application is submitted. If you have questions regarding this requirement, please visit our Veteran’s Hiring Reference page at https://tpwd.texas.gov/jobs/veterans/



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:  https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en

HIRING CONTACT: Jim Cisneros, (979) 553-5101

PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS: Brazos Bend State Park, 21901 FM 761, Needville, TX 77461



Join a high achieving team at a superlative natural park in the shadow of the fourth largest city in the United States with a mission focused agency.

Under the direction of the Park Superintendent, the Volunteer Coordinator performs advanced (senior-level) volunteer services work including develops, coordinates, and promotes a volunteer services program for Brazos Bend State Park. The volunteer coordinator will supervise the work of the park interpreter and oversee the park interpretative program. Coordinates volunteer-led outreach projects on behalf of Brazos Bend State Park, which include social media projects, service projects, and community outreach projects.  Creates, plans, facilitates, and conducts volunteer leadership trainings several times per year.  Supports and provides resources to park staff.  Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.  Performs other duties as assigned.  Complies with all Agency, Division and Branch rules, regulations and procedures.






Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree.



Three years experience in volunteer recruitment and management;

Two years experience delivering outreach or educational programs;

Two years experience creating and delivering training curriculum;

Two years experience planning and coordinating events.



Must possess or be able to obtain, within 30 days of employment, a valid class "C" Texas driver's license.

NOTE:  Retention of position contingent upon obtaining and maintaining required license.




One additional year of experience beyond the requirements in volunteer management or conducting educational programs may substitute for 30 hours of the required education, with a maximum substitution of 120 semester hours. 




Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in a field related to Natural Resource Education, Outreach, or Outdoor Recreation, such as Park Administration, Recreation, Biology, Forestry, Education, Agriculture Science, Communication, Natural Resource Management, Conservation, Fisheries, or Wildlife Management.  



Two years experience in volunteer coordination and management, including developing recruitment and retention strategies, program guidelines, procedures, and rules;

One year experience in creating leadership training curriculum and lesson plans;

One year experience in developing and overseeing programs designed to reach diverse constituencies and underserved populations;

Experience with engaging and motivating young adults through leadership training;

Experience with social media promotions and applications;

Bilingual in any of the following languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin Chinese, Arabic or American Sign Language.



Current Leave No Trace Trainer certification;

Current Project Wild Trainer certification.



Knowledge of Texas State Parks system;

Knowledge of community outreach strategies, including social media engagement; 

Knowledge of effective instructional methods and training techniques for young adults;

Knowledge of volunteer program oversight and management;

Knowledge of safety and best practices in outdoor leadership, including Leave No Trace;

Knowledge of obstacles to outdoor participation;

Skill in using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Google Drive, and video conference software and equipment;

Skill in creating a variety of engaging content via social media platforms;

Skill in encouraging and fostering effective relationships between paid and non-paid staff, as well as affiliated organizations and communities;

Skill in effective verbal and written communication to respond to internal and external inquiries, as well as requests for information to include public speaking;

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

Skill in interpreting, analyzing, and explaining organizational policies and procedures;

Skill in using the Volunteer Management System;

Ability to effectively plan, schedule and organize activities to meet multiple deadlines;

Ability to analyze complex information and develop plans to address identified issues;

Ability to effectively demonstrate negotiation and facilitation skills;

Ability to work independently with little supervision;

Ability to prepare and deliver outreach programs for various audiences

Ability to provide quality customer service in a courteous and professional manner;

Ability to train others;

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 with hours other than 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and days off other than Saturdays, Sundays and holidays;

Required to work overtime, as necessary;

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

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

Required to operate a State vehicle;

Required to travel 25% with overnight camping stays in tents at a State Park;

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

Must conform to TPWD dress and grooming standards, including wearing a uniform;

Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles.



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