Natural Resources Specialist I – IV (Fisheries Management Biologist): Abilene, TX

Agency
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Location
TPWD Inland Fisheries, 5325 North 3rd Street, Abilene, TX 79603
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$3,472.24 - $5,353.85 (Monthly)
Last Date to Apply
09/29/2021
Website
https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/802/jobdetail.ftl?job=00017390&tz=GMT-05%3A00&tzname=America%2FChicago
Description
TPWD MISSION 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. 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. A scanned copy of a college transcript(s) issued from the registrar must be attached to the online application (if applicable). 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/job/veterans/ 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: https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en HIRING CONTACT: Michael Homer, Jr., (325) 692-0921 PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS: TPWD Inland Fisheries, 5325 North 3rd Street, Abilene, TX 79603 GENERAL DESCRIPTION: NOTE (1): (1) Resume and professional references are accepted, but will not serve in lieu of a completed application; (2) Applicants are encouraged to attach a resume and letter of interest; and (3) Copy of transcript(s) issued from the registrar’s office of an accredited college or university must be submitted with application, if applicable. Under the direction of the Project Leader, this position is responsible for conducting surveys on freshwater impoundments and rivers, analyzing and interpreting survey data, implementing applied fisheries management activities, planning, and conducting management related research, writing technical reports and scientific publications on significant results and findings, organizing, and conducting public outreach programs, and working directly with controlling authorities and municipalities. Assists in directing a team of technicians, seasonal workers, interns, and volunteers. Assists Project Leader in various administrative duties, including purchasing, activity reporting and budget planning. Performs additional duties as assigned. Complies with all Agency, Division and Branch rules, regulations and procedures.
Qualifications
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Biology, Ecology, Wildlife, Fisheries Science, Natural Science, or closely related field. Experience: Natural Resources Specialist (NRS) I: No experience required; NRS II: Two years relevant experience; NRS III: Six years relevant experience; NRS IV: Ten years relevant experience. Licensure: If driving is required, applicant must possess a valid State driver’s license. ACCEPTABLE SUBSTITUTIONS: Experience: NRS II – III – IV ONLY: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s degree in Biology, Ecology, Wildlife, Fisheries Science, Natural Science, or closely related field may substitute for one year of the relevant experience; NRS II – III – IV ONLY: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Ph.D. in Biology, Ecology, Wildlife, Fisheries Science, Natural Science, or closely related field may substitute for two years of the relevant experience. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in Fisheries Science or Biological Science. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: NRS I: Knowledge of the flora and fauna of Texas and their ecosystems; Knowledge of applicable local, state, and federal ordinances and laws; NRS II: Knowledge of NRS I; PLUS: Knowledge of riparian ecology and natural resource management; NRS III: Knowledge of NRS II; PLUS: Knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, and policies dealing with conservation of fish and wildlife resources and their habitat; Knowledge of threats to ecological integrity and appropriate management and policy approaches to address them; NRS IV: Knowledge of NRS III; PLUS: Knowledge of current scientific trends and practices in relevant disciplines; NRS I: Skill in the use of MS Word, Excel, and Outlook; Skill in the using standard office equipment; Skill in effective verbal and written communication; Skill in the operation and maintenance of laboratory and environmental equipment; NRS II: Skills of NRS I; PLUS: Skill in managing several projects simultaneously; Skill in identifying, researching, and compiling information; NRS III: Skills of NRS II; PLUS: Skill in interpreting, analyzing and explaining technical documents; Skill in planning and preparing project budgets; Skill in developing goals and objectives; NRS IV: Skills of NRS III; PLUS: Skill in effective interaction with staff at all levels of the department, other State agencies, and organizations; Skill in managing grants, contracts, and writing requests for proposals; NRS I: Ability to work as a member of a team; Ability to maintain flexibility and work with frequent interruptions and multiple changing priorities; Ability to conduct inspections, surveys, investigative research, and studies; Ability to analyze environmental and natural resource samples; Ability to prepare reports; Ability to provide expert testimony; Ability to perform routine (journey-level) natural resources work; Ability to work under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment; 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; NRS II: Abilities of NRS I; PLUS: Ability to plan and perform fieldwork, including habitat assessments and measuring ecological outcomes; Ability to provide guidance to others; Ability to perform complex (journey-level) natural resources work; Ability to work under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment; NRS III: Abilities of NRS I; PLUS: Ability to work independently with little or no supervision; Ability to supervise the work of others; Ability to perform highly complex (senior-level) natural resources work; Ability to work under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment; NRS IV: Abilities of NRS III, PLUS: Ability to initiate, build and develop public support and involvement for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) conservation programs; Ability to perform advanced (senior-level) natural resources work; Ability to work under minimal supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. WORKING CONDITIONS: Required to work hours other than 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with days off other than Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays; Required to work overtime, if necessary; Required to travel 20% with possible overnight stays; Required to perform work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions; 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; May be required to operate a State vehicle; Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles. TPWD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Contact Person
Michael Homer, Jr.
Contact Phone
(325) 692-0921
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