POSTING NUMBER: 18-00026
NOTE: Reposted position. Previous applicants will be considered and need not reapply.
This position is responsible for performing management and oversight of daily operations of the Coastal Fisheries Science Program at the Perry R. Bass Marine Fisheries Research Station. Responsible for coordinating staff in the planning, designing, implementing, scheduling of work activities and reporting on research, and special projects involving life history and genetics of fishes and shellfishes in Texas coastal waters. Establishes goals and developing standards for evaluating program activities. Responsible for developing and oversight of the Fisheries Science Program budget. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive 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.
APPLICATIONS MAY BE COMPLETED ONLINE AT:
•Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Fisheries, Biology or closely related field.
•Three years of professional experience in fisheries management;
•Two years experience as a full-time supervisor OR three years experience in a non-supervisory position that required leadership skills and implementing program directives.
•If driving is required, applicant must possess a valid State driver's license.
•Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in Fisheries, Biology or closely related field may substitute for one year of the required professional experience in fisheries management;
•Graduation from an accredited college or university with a PhD in Fisheries, Biology or closely related field may substitute for two years of the required professional experience in fisheries management.
•Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's or PhD degree in Fisheries, Biology, or closely related field.
•Five years experience in marine fisheries research programs involving either fish life history or fish genetics.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
•Knowledge of life history, ecology and management needs of important marine/estuarine recreational and commercial fishes and shellfishes;
•Knowledge of computer operation and its application to fisheries management activities;
•Knowledge of pertinent research and fisheries management techniques and theories;
•Skill in using MS Word, Excel and Outlook;
•Skill in effective verbal and written communication;
•Skill in technical writing for peer reviewed journals;
•Skill in public speaking;
•Skill in research project design and data analysis;
•Skill in technical report preparation on completed projects;
•Skill in making management recommendations based on best available information;
•Ability to develop operating budgets and oversee expenditures by project personnel;
•Ability to prepare concise reports;
•Ability to effectively supervise and motivate staff;
•Ability to work as a member of a team;
•Ability to establish goals and objectives;
•Ability to plan, assign and coordinate field assignments;
•Ability to work with and direct a diverse group of fisheries scientists, technical and office personnel;
•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.
•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 adjust to changing schedules;
•Required to work overtime as necessary;
•Required to perform work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions; in extreme temperatures and inclement weather; wading in water and deep mud, or over rough and uneven surfaces or bay bottom; boating in rough seas (including bay and Gulf of Mexico);
•May be required to operate a State vehicle;
•Required to travel 15% with possible overnight stays;
•Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles.
In order to be considered for this position, the following information is required:
•Submittal of a completed online application;
•Work history experience MUST be completed in the online application;
•A scanned copy of official college transcript(s) issued from the registrar must be attached to the online application (if applicable);
•Applicants must attach a DD214 or other supporting documentation to the online application to claim Veterans Preference.
NOTE: Resume and professional references may be attached to the online application, but not in place of the completed application. A skills test may be conducted at time of interview.
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