Park Ranger | Stonewall, TX

Classified Job Listing,
TPWD - Park Ranger I (Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm 20th Century Domestic Park Interpreter)  (00025792) 
Primary Location
Work Locations
SP-Lyndon B Johnson SP & SHS 
199 Park Road 52 PO Box 238
 Stonewall 78671
Life, Physical, and Social Science 
Employee Status
Full-time Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00 
Yes, 10 % of the Time 
State Job Code: 2640  
Salary Admin Plan: B 
Grade: 14  
Salary (Pay Basis)
3,367.25 - 3,367.25 (Monthly) 
Number of Openings
Overtime Status
Job Posting
Aug 9, 2022, 4:57:00 PM 
Closing Date
Aug 30, 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.


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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: Hannah Kellogg, (830) 644-8107

PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS: TPWD Lyndon B. Johnson State Park - Sauer Beckmann Farm, 199 SP Road 52, Stonewall, TX 78671


Under the direction of the Farm Manager, this position is responsible for performing routine (journey-level) operations work in a state park including providing interpretation and preservation of the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm and other park special events, programs, and outreach.  The unique historic facility portrays the lifestyles of a typical German farm family in eastern Gillespie County at the turn-of-the-century (1915-1918) in an authentic farm setting involving 3rd person interpretation.  Assists with providing living history demonstrations to the public by using a variety of artifacts and/or replicas, interprets life on the farm using appropriate methods in relationship to the area, and gives interpretive tours on a daily basis.  Performing quality customer service, both internal and external, plays a vital role in this position.  Dresses in authentic costume, cares for farm livestock, maintains and cleans historic buildings, maintains park and farm grounds, and focuses on showcasing early 20th century domestic skills.  Assists with outreach and educational programs for all ages.  Other duties include assisting with park promotions, park volunteers, safety program, fee collections, and preparation of assigned reports.  Works under moderate supervision, with limited 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.




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



No experience required.



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




One year of experience in interpretation 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 in one of the following areas: Park Administration, Recreation & Parks, Wildlife/Fisheries Science, Natural and/or Cultural Resource Conservation, Range Management, Forestry, Biology, Anthropology/Archeology, History, or closely related field.



  • Two years experience in customer service;
  • Experience in park operations;
  • Experience in early 20th century domestic skills;
  • Experience in interpretation or conducting educational programs;
  • Experience working with the public and doing living history interpretation;
  • Experience working with livestock such as milk cows, swine, sheep, chickens, and all associated farm animals.


  • Knowledge of interpretive techniques including  3rd person living history. Knowledge of Texas history ca. 1915-1918, specifically related to the German influence in the Texas Hill Country and in eastern Gillespie County;
  • Knowledge of cultural traditions, historic practices, and experiences;

  • Knowledge to develop, implement, manage, publicize, and evaluate related interpretive programs;

  • Knowledge to properly maintain artifacts and historic property;

  • Knowledge of authentic farming practices for the depicted time period;

  • Knowledge of authentic food way preparation and preservation practices;

  • Knowledge of spelling, mathematics and writing;

  • Skill in using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook;

  • Skill in effective verbal and written communication;

  • Skill in early 20th century domestic skills such as canning, cooking, sewing, gardening, cleaning, etc.;

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

  • Skill in working with livestock such as milk cows, swine, sheep, chickens, and all associated farm animals;

  • Ability to work well with diverse groups and age ranges;

  • Ability to work with little or no supervision;

  • Ability to work as a member of a team;

  • Ability to assist with various park duties such as maintenance, administration or customer service duties as needed;

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

  • Ability to effectively and properly demonstrate various historic living history activities to the public using a variety of artifacts, replicas, and related techniques;

  • Ability to use a wood-burning stove and primitive types of farm and household equipment, machines, and appliances;

  • Ability to follow work rules and resource conservation principles;

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

  • Ability to conduct 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 adjust to changing schedules;

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

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

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

  • Required to travel 10% with possible overnight stays;

  • May be required to operate a State vehicle;

  • Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles.