TPWD – Customer Service Representative I (Fluctuating Hours)

May 21, 2023
Somerville, TX
Job Type



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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Job Classification


Military Specialty

Customer Service Representative I-V


15P, 42A, 56M, 68G, 420A

Customer Service Representative I-V


RS, SN, YN, YNS, 741X

Customer Service Representative I-V

Coast Guard


Customer Service Representative I-V

Marine Corps

0100, 0111, 4133, 0170

Customer Service Representative I-V

Air Force

3F1X1, 3F5X1

*More information on military occupational specialty codes can be found below:

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


Texas Parks and Wildlife offers a variety of benefits for employees such as Annual Leave, Sick Leave, Paid Holiday time, Group Insurance, Retirement, and Training and Staff Development Opportunities. Other benefits include longevity pay, merit salary increases, deferred compensation, flexible benefits plans, a 401K retirement plan, direct deposit for paychecks, telework, staggered work hours, Employee Assistance Program and a Return to Work Program. Click HERE to view our Benefits page.

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: Chris Bishop, (979) 535-7763

PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS: TPWD - Birch Creek Unit Lake Somerville State Park, 14222 Park Road 57, Somerville, TX 77879


Lake Somerville State Park Complex has superlative landscape and wildlife viewing opportunities and outdoor recreational opportunities within a two-hour drive of Houston.

This is an opportunity to join a high-performing, mission-driven team in serving Texans through stewardship, service, excellence, integrity and teamwork.

Under the direction of the Office Manager, this position is responsible for performing entry-level customer service work including general clerical duties, front desk operations, revenue collection and accounting for daily revenue for the Birch Creek Unit of Lake Somerville State Park. Provides quality customer service, answers telephones, and provides information and assistance to general public. Prepares daily, weekly, monthly, and annual reports and any additional reports required by the Park Headquarters, Regional office and Austin headquarters. Processes and distributes incoming and outgoing mail. Maintains office supplies and inventories. Assists with monthly inventory count of the Gift-store, pricing, displaying and assist customer with sales. Prepares correspondence regarding park related matters including personnel, purchasing, in-house memos, and outside correspondence. Performs light maintenance including cleaning and maintaining foyers, restrooms and front desk area. Works under close supervision, with minimal 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 High School or GED.


One year experience in general clerical, cash handling or customer service.


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



Bilingual in English and one or more critical languages, including Spanish, Arabic, Persian Farsi, Hindi, Urdu, Mandarin and Vietnamese.


Knowledge of general office procedures;

Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures;

Knowledge of basic mathematics;

Skill in using MS Word, Excel and Outlook;

Skill in effective verbal and written communication;

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 handling a high-volume front desk

Skill in making independent, sound and timely decisions;

Ability to accurately handle cash and account for revenue collected;

Ability to work under stressful conditions;

Ability to work as a member of a team;

Ability to work independently with little or no supervision;

Ability to train others;

Ability to serve as team leader for Seasonal and Volunteer Staff;

Ability to work with diverse constituents and populations;

Ability to perform manual labor including, lifting supplies and materials up to 20 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;

This position will fluctuate between part-time and full-time status throughout the term of employment. Changing from part-time to full-time and vice versa may impact the amount of leave accrued, eligibility for longevity and health insurance rates;

Required to work 10 to 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 flexible schedules resulting in work hours being reduced or extended as needed;

Required to perform manual labor including, lifting supplies and materials up to 20 lbs.;

Required to travel 5% with possible overnight stays;

May be required to operate a State vehicle;

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

Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles.


Closing Date: Jun 2, 2023, 11:59:00 PM

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