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DIVISION: Greenspace Management
SECTION: Lake Houston Wilderness Park
WORKDAYS & HOURS: VARIES*                           
*Subject to change

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department is dedicated to building a sustainable community and enhancing the quality of urban life by providing safe well-maintained parks and offering affordable programming for our community. To achieve this mission, HPARD is seeking a Senior Superintendent to join its Greenspace Management-Lake Houston Wilderness Park team.

The potential candidate will play a key role in the following duties: 

  • Assist Division Manager with day-to-day operations of Lake Houston Wilderness Park (day and overnight accommodations including: cabins, shelters, and camping sites). 
  • Inspect all facilities and create maintenance plans for all areas of the park. 
  • Supervises maintenance staff that performs all phases of Park operations (facilities maintenance, grounds maintenance, natural resource management/ Nature Center Operations and guest services).
  • Overseas customer service supervisor, cashiers, custodial staff directly and ensures quality of all facilities. 
  • Maintain natural areas with a well-rounded understanding of the native ecosystem.
  • Obtain full knowledge of ACTIVENet Software for reservations and reports. 
  • Directs environmental education programs and plans outreach events, special events and field trips. 
  • Operates and designs summer camps with S.T.E.M based lesson plans. 
  • Manages archery range operations and train instructors. 
  • Assists the Division Manger with establishing and attaining goals and objectives for the division.
  • Works to coordinate volunteers at Lake Houston Wilderness Park and is a point person for all projects with volunteers including Eagle Scout Projects. 
  • Manages, hires, trains, and evaluates performance of personnel. 
  • Manages the preparation of budgets, expenditure reports and revenue projections. 
  • Develops and implements operating policies and procedures. 
  • Track inventory and purchases within the park. 
  • Works with contractors and department managers on joint projects and conflict resolutions. 
  • Represents departments at meetings with external organizations and agencies. 
  • Investigates and resolves complaints; evaluates efficiency and productivity of operations and services; develops plans to resolve problems and manage completion of projects.
  • Will be required to live onsite when housing becomes available.
  • Work a rotating schedule with days off other than Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays. 
  • Responds to afterhours emergencies and other on-call needs. 

There are routing exposures to extreme weather conditions such as heat/cold, moisture and air pollution.


Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Business Administration, Construction Management (Wildlife, Biology, Conservation) or a closely related field.
Six years of progressively responsible professional and/or skilled experience closely related to the activities of the section are required.  

Directly related professional experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown.
Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov.

Must have a valid driver’s license and comply with the City of Houston’s policy on driving (A.P. 2-2).  


*Preference will be given to applicants with three or more years of supervisory experience. 

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