Under direction, is responsible for performing professional level work for the management of natural area parks, to include developing educational and informational programs. Assists in monitoring program budgets related to park facility maintenance and improvement. Exercises direct supervision over assigned staff.  Work Location:  Medina River Natural Areas, 15890 S Hwy 16, San Antonio, Texas 78264. Work Schedule:  6:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday – Friday with seasonal schedule adjustments to include some evenings and weekends.  Shifts are subject to change to accommodate evening coverage, rotating weekends and holiday shift work as dictated by the business needs.

Essential Job Functions

  • Plans and organizes educational and informational programs.
  • Develops and administers long-range program and facility planning and develops program goals and objectives.
  • Acts as liaison between the City and public support groups.
  • Prepares reports and written correspondence.
  • Promotes the availability and utility of the park through public contacts, media promotion, or direct solicitation of events.
  • Analyzes park operations and functions and recommends improvements.
  • Oversees the maintenance of facilities, trails, and property within park boundaries.
  • Assists in developing policies and procedures necessary to manage the facility.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Three (3) years of experience, including one (1) year as a supervisor, in natural science, natural or urban park operations, or a related field.
  • Valid Class ‘C’ Texas Driver’s License.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Five (5) years of field experience in natural resources, land management, and/or scientific research and analysis.
  • Texas Department of Agriculture Pesticide Applicator License preferred.
  • Experience using work order systems.
  • Experience with desktop computers, Microsoft suite, and Excel.
  • Experience working with volunteer groups

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of all applicable Federal, State, and local laws, ordinances, and regulations.
  • Knowledge of natural science topics including ecology, soil science, geology, or animal/plant biology.
  • Knowledge of procedures for planning, implementing, and maintaining a variety of educational programs and activities.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of supervision, training, and personnel management.
  • Knowledge of advertising and promotion techniques and practices.