Are you looking for an entry level position in the Natural Resources field? Travis County Transportation & Natural Resources is looking for an outstanding Natural Resources Tech in our Natural Resources and Environmental Quality division. This position is an entry level, position supporting land management protection activities. Travis County offers competitive benefits, career development opportunities as well as excellent retirement benefits. This position's primary duty is to assist in planning and conducting wildlife management activities on Travis County-managed tracts of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve. Activities include feral hog trapping, cowbird trapping, fire ant control, invasive plant control, deer surveys, and endangered species surveys. Additional duties include assisting on a variety of land stewardship activities such as boundary inspections, trail maintenance, fuel reduction activities, and public outreach events. This position will work with and train volunteers to assist with management activities.
Assists with land management protection and enhancement programs and projects of natural resources on lands owned or managed by Travis County.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Natural Resources, Environmental Science, Ecology, Biology or a directly related field or directly related increasingly responsible demonstrated experience in natural resource management;
Any combination of education and experience that has been achieved and is equivalent to the stated education and experience and required knowledge, skills, and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this job.
Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, or Special Requirements:
Valid Texas Driver's License.
Pesticide Applicator License.
Wildland Firefighter Certification (Red Card Certification).
ArcView Geographic Information System (GIS) geoprocessing experience. Bilingual Spanish and English
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Standard theory, principles, practices and techniques of land management protection and enhancement projects.
• Federal, State, Local and County applicable laws, rules, regulations and guidelines.
• Policies, practices, procedures and terminology related to land management protection.
• Computer equipment to include word processing, windows, spreadsheets and databases, ArcView Geographic Information System (GIS) hardware and software, and related applications.
• Business letter writing, grammar and punctuation, and report preparation.
• Using ArcView Geographic Information System (GIS).
• Using biological monitoring and censusing, and wildlife control equipment.
• Explaining complicated technical problems in simple non-technical language.
• Problem-solving and decision-making.
• Both verbal and written communication.
• Manage time well, perform and prioritize multiple tasks, organize diverse activities, and implement environmental research and projects.
• Meet deadlines and produce projects in a timely manner while working on several projects at once.
• Managing data in geodatabases.
• Work as a team member within a diverse organization.
• Use hand and power tools.
• Research, compile, analyze, interpret and prepare a variety of memorandums or reports.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with County employees and officials, representatives of outside agencies, and the general public.
WORK ENVIRONMENT & OTHER INFORMATION:
Physical requirements include the ability to lift/carry up to 20-50 pounds occasionally, visual acuity, speech and hearing, hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate a computer and office equipment. Subject to driving, standing, walking/hiking (some rough terrain), good vision and hearing, sitting, repetitive motion, carrying, lifting, crouching/crawling, vision to monitor, pushing, reaching, and stooping, kneeling to perform the essential functions. May work in extreme temperature/weather change/conditions, and smoke on prescribed or wild fires. Maybe subject to contact with dangerous machinery, fumes, communicable/infectious disease, and hazardous chemicals.
This job description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The essential duties, functions and responsibilities and overtime eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Apply at https://www.traviscountytx.gov/human-resources/jobs