Natural Resources Specialist II-III-IV (Assessment and Restoration Biologist)

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Austin, TX
Job Category
4,596.07 - 5,621.54 (Monthly)
Last Date to Apply
Under the direction of the Program Leader, this position performs complex (journey-level) natural resources work including working as a member of the Department's Natural Resources Damage Assessment Team, in cooperation with other state and federal natural resource trustee agencies. Works as a principal scientist in natural resource damage investigations to evaluate potential injuries caused by oil spills and the release of hazardous substances, to pursue compensation for those injuries. As part of the Natural Resource Damage Assessment process, assists in the development and implementation of injury assessment studies for natural resources. Assists in the development of damage assessment and restoration plans to quantify injuries and propose restoration alternatives to the public. Reviews ecological risk assessments, evaluating the analysis of the impacts of chemicals and other contaminants to natural resources, and assembling recommendations to minimize impacts to natural resources. Assists in the development and oversight of remediation plans. Plans and manages the implementation of habitat restoration and conservation projects supported through damage recoveries and settlements, including task and budget tracking. Works under general supervision, with moderate 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.
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Aquatic Biology, Wildlife Biology, Fisheries, Zoology, Ecology, Natural Science, Environmental Science, Ecotoxicology, Environmental Toxicology, or closely related field. Experience: NRS II: Two years relevant experience; NRS III: Six years relevant experience; NRS IV: Ten years relevant experience.
Contact Person
Angela Schrift
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