Natural Resources Specialist V (Fisheries District Supervisor)

Agency
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
Location
San Antonio, TX
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
6,146.74 (Monthly)
Last Date to Apply
02/16/2023
Website
https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/802/jobdetail.ftl?job=00029594&tz=GMT-06%3A00&tzname=America%2FChicago
Description
TPWD - Natural Resources Specialist V (Fisheries District Supervisor) (00029594) Organization: PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT Primary Location: Texas-San Antonio Work Locations: IF-DO-San Antonio 12861 Galm Road #7 San Antonio 78254 Job: Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-time Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00 Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time State Job Code: 2686 Salary Admin Plan: B Grade: 23 Salary (Pay Basis): 6,146.74 - 6,146.74 (Monthly) Number of Openings: 1 Overtime Status: Exempt Job Posting: Jan 17, 2023, 12:48:23 PM Closing Date: Feb 16, 2023, 11:59:00 PM Description TPWD - Natural Resources Specialist V (Fisheries District Supervisor) 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. Job history and volunteer experience should be listed in the work history section of the application to receive credit towards meeting the minimum requirements. Part-time experience credit is prorated based on the duration and hours worked per week. Please indicate hours worked for part-time/temporary/seasonal experience. 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. If education is used to meet the minimum requirements of the job posting, a copy of a college transcript(s) issued from the registrar must be provided if you are selected for an interview. 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/jobs/veterans/ BENEFITS: Texas Parks and Wildlife offers a variety of benefits for employees such as generous paid time off, group insurance, retirement and pension, and frequent training and staff development opportunities. Other benefits include longevity pay, merit pay, deferred compensation, flexible benefit plans, 401K/457 retirement plans, direct deposit, telework, staggered work hours, Employee Assistance Program and a Return to Work Program. For new employees or rehires, health insurance is available the 1st of the following month after a 60-day waiting period. Click HERE to view our Benefits page. HIRING CONTACT: Alice Best, (512) 754-6844, Ext. 201 PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS: TPWD Inland Fisheries - Fisheries Management and Conservation, 12861 Galm Rd, San Antonio, TX 78254 GENERAL DESCRIPTION The Natural Resources Specialist V performs highly advanced (senior-level) natural resources work and serves as a District Fisheries Management Supervisor for Inland Fisheries. The position is responsible for planning and conducting fisheries surveys, research and management evaluations on freshwater impoundments and streams and all fisheries management related activities. Statistically analyzes and interprets data, writes technical reports and scientific publications on significant results and implements approved management actions. Serves as the supervisor for all personnel within the district, plans and oversees the district budget and maintains the district office and equipment. Cultivates partnerships and works closely with constituents, stakeholders, controlling authorities and municipalities. Develops and implements outreach programs. Serves as the Department’s representative at local, state, regional and national levels and coordinates or assists with cooperative initiatives and key interagency projects. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgement. Performs additional duties as assigned. Complies with all Agency, Division and Branch rules, regulations and procedures. NOTE: This position is responsible for overseeing fisheries management duties for all public waters in the San Antonio Inland Fisheries District and will focus on improving freshwater angling, conserving aquatic ecosystems, and enhancing freshwater aquatic resources in San Antonio and south Texas. The position is located in San Antonio, TX, and will involve overnight travel to field sites. Work will occur on large reservoirs, small impoundments, and streams/rivers in urban and rural areas. Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Fisheries Science, Natural Resources or closely related Biological Science. Experience: Three years of progressive experience as a fisheries biologist or aquatic habitat management biologist; One year supervisory or team lead experience. NOTE (1): Experience as a TPWD Assistant District Team Lead/biologist counts towards supervisory or team lead experience. NOTE (2): Experience may have occurred concurrently. Licensure: Must possess or be able to obtain, within 30 days of employment, a valid class “C” Texas driver’s license. NOTE: Retention of position contingent upon obtaining and maintaining required license. ACCEPTABLE SUBSTITUTIONS Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s degree in Fisheries or related Biological Sciences may substitute for one year of the required experience; Graduation from an accredited college or university with a PhD in Fisheries or related Biological Sciences may substitute for two years of the required experience. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s degree or PhD in Fisheries Science or related Biological Science. Experience: Experience in working with private landowners, other agency staff, community partners, and NGOs to implement broad scale river conservation, restoration, and recreation initiatives to include initiating and managing grants to fund these initiatives. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, and policies dealing with conservation of fish and wildlife resources and their habitat; Knowledge of biological, ecological, and environmental sciences; Knowledge of statistical data analysis; Knowledge of flora and fauna of Texas and their ecosystems; Knowledge of ecosystem management and restoration; Knowledge of riparian ecology and natural resource management; Knowledge of data analysis techniques and procedures; Knowledge of field sampling techniques for assessing habitats; Skill in effective verbal and written communication; Skill in interacting and communicating effectively on technical issues to diverse groups including all levels of the department, the public and other governmental or controlling agencies and can serve as a public hearing resource witness; Skill in analyzing natural resources data, preparing concise technical reports and scientific publications and reviewing, interpreting, summarizing and commenting on technical documents; Skill in outreach, writing press releases and popular articles, engaging in social media and acting as point of contact for media requests within the district; Skill in developing and nurturing effective partnerships to achieve common goals; Skill in implementing district fisheries management actions including: development of new fishing opportunities, habitat and access improvement projects, harvest regulations, stocking requests and other actions; Skill in conducting management-related inspections, surveys, evaluations and research; Skill in using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook; Skill in using graphic, database, statistical, analytical, geographical information system (GIS) programs and software; Skill in accepting and effectively handling assignments from multiple authorities; Skill in the operation and maintenance of laboratory and environmental equipment; Ability to serve as a Team Leader, including the hiring, training, motivating and supervising of others; Ability to participate in teams of professional and technical staff; Ability to manage and maintain an effective and efficient office, including prioritizing workloads, meeting deadlines and maintaining facilities and equipment; Ability to plan and operate within a budget; Ability to prepare and make written and oral presentations to a variety of technical and non-technical audiences; Ability to work well with TPWD staff, the public, elected officials, universities, government agencies and non-government organizations in a professional manner; Ability to effectively communicate investigation and research findings to the scientific community, resource managers, peers, and members of the general public; Ability to conduct professional meetings; Ability to advise, consult, and work with constituents; Ability to place priorities on workloads and meet deadlines; Ability to interface with the public on statewide programs; Ability to conduct inspections, surveys, investigative research, and studies; Ability to analyze environmental samples; Ability to provide expert testimony; Ability to supervise the work of others; Ability to work independently with little or no supervision; Ability to work as a member of a team; Ability to conduct work activities in accordance with TPWD safety program. WORKING CONDITIONS Required to work from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; Required to work overtime and occasional weekends and holidays as necessary; Required to perform manual labor including, lifting supplies and materials up to 20 lbs.; Must conform to TPWD dress and grooming standards, work rules and safety procedures; Required to travel 20% with possible overnight stays; Required to operate a State vehicle; Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles. TPWD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Qualifications
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Fisheries Science, Natural Resources or closely related Biological Science. Experience: Three years of progressive experience as a fisheries biologist or aquatic habitat management biologist; One year supervisory or team lead experience. NOTE (1): Experience as a TPWD Assistant District Team Lead/biologist counts towards supervisory or team lead experience. NOTE (2): Experience may have occurred concurrently. Licensure: Must possess or be able to obtain, within 30 days of employment, a valid class “C” Texas driver’s license. NOTE: Retention of position contingent upon obtaining and maintaining required license. ACCEPTABLE SUBSTITUTIONS Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s degree in Fisheries or related Biological Sciences may substitute for one year of the required experience; Graduation from an accredited college or university with a PhD in Fisheries or related Biological Sciences may substitute for two years of the required experience. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s degree or PhD in Fisheries Science or related Biological Science. Experience: Experience in working with private landowners, other agency staff, community partners, and NGOs to implement broad scale river conservation, restoration, and recreation initiatives to include initiating and managing grants to fund these initiatives. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, and policies dealing with conservation of fish and wildlife resources and their habitat; Knowledge of biological, ecological, and environmental sciences; Knowledge of statistical data analysis; Knowledge of flora and fauna of Texas and their ecosystems; Knowledge of ecosystem management and restoration; Knowledge of riparian ecology and natural resource management; Knowledge of data analysis techniques and procedures; Knowledge of field sampling techniques for assessing habitats; Skill in effective verbal and written communication; Skill in interacting and communicating effectively on technical issues to diverse groups including all levels of the department, the public and other governmental or controlling agencies and can serve as a public hearing resource witness; Skill in analyzing natural resources data, preparing concise technical reports and scientific publications and reviewing, interpreting, summarizing and commenting on technical documents; Skill in outreach, writing press releases and popular articles, engaging in social media and acting as point of contact for media requests within the district; Skill in developing and nurturing effective partnerships to achieve common goals; Skill in implementing district fisheries management actions including: development of new fishing opportunities, habitat and access improvement projects, harvest regulations, stocking requests and other actions; Skill in conducting management-related inspections, surveys, evaluations and research; Skill in using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook; Skill in using graphic, database, statistical, analytical, geographical information system (GIS) programs and software; Skill in accepting and effectively handling assignments from multiple authorities; Skill in the operation and maintenance of laboratory and environmental equipment; Ability to serve as a Team Leader, including the hiring, training, motivating and supervising of others; Ability to participate in teams of professional and technical staff; Ability to manage and maintain an effective and efficient office, including prioritizing workloads, meeting deadlines and maintaining facilities and equipment; Ability to plan and operate within a budget; Ability to prepare and make written and oral presentations to a variety of technical and non-technical audiences; Ability to work well with TPWD staff, the public, elected officials, universities, government agencies and non-government organizations in a professional manner; Ability to effectively communicate investigation and research findings to the scientific community, resource managers, peers, and members of the general public; Ability to conduct professional meetings; Ability to advise, consult, and work with constituents; Ability to place priorities on workloads and meet deadlines; Ability to interface with the public on statewide programs; Ability to conduct inspections, surveys, investigative research, and studies; Ability to analyze environmental samples; Ability to provide expert testimony; Ability to supervise the work of others; Ability to work independently with little or no supervision; Ability to work as a member of a team; Ability to conduct work activities in accordance with TPWD safety program. WORKING CONDITIONS Required to work from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; Required to work overtime and occasional weekends and holidays as necessary; Required to perform manual labor including, lifting supplies and materials up to 20 lbs.; Must conform to TPWD dress and grooming standards, work rules and safety procedures; Required to travel 20% with possible overnight stays; Required to operate a State vehicle; Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles.
Contact Person
Alice Best
Contact Phone
(512) 754-6844, Ext. 201
Contact eMail
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