Under the direction of the Small Game Program Director, this position is responsible for the statewide administration of wetland habitat projects benefitting migratory game birds. Works with internal and external partners to identify, plan and coordinate technically complex habitat, research, and public hunting projects for migratory game birds across Texas. Responsible for design, documentation, research, coordination, evaluation, implementation and efficient operation of state and national programs related to migratory game birds and wetland habitats. Serves as a department representative at local, regional, state and national conferences, meetings and advisory committees. Works and coordinates with the Migratory Bird Joint Ventures (JV) to develop conservation initiatives. Maintains, improves and expands JV-supported conservation delivery programs on private lands. Seeks and cultivates internal and external partnerships to increase funding for habitat projects that benefit the conservation of migratory game birds. Works under limited supervision, with considerable 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.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Wildlife Science, Management, Ecology, or closely related field.
Five years of full time work experience in Wildlife Management.
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 may substitute for one year of the required experience;
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a PhD may substitute for two years of the required experience.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s degree or PhD in wildlife management or research.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLSAND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of wetland habitat management techniques;
Knowledge of Texas wetland ecosystems, management and construction, and habitats;
Knowledge of federal wetland regulations and processes, including the Clean Water Act Section 404 permitting process;
Knowledge of Migratory Bird Joint Ventures;
Knowledge of private land incentive programs (Federal, State, Partnership);
Knowledge of conservation funding programs and strategies;
Knowledge of technical writing;
Knowledge of managing budgets;
Knowledge of federal and state regulatory processes and laws;
Knowledge of computer and software required for analyzing data and providing technical presentations;
Knowledge of GIS software;
Skill in using MS Word, Excel and Outlook;
Skill in effective verbal and written communication;
Skill in grant applications and writing;
Skill in identifying and managing natural resource projects;
Skill in innovative approaches and taking initiative in preventing and solving problems;
Skill in finding sources of external funds;
Skill in making independent, sound and timely decisions;
Skill in analyzing data;
Skill in writing and reviewing technical documents;
Skill in identifying, researching and compiling information;
Skill in training others;
Skill in planning, assigning and/or supervising the work of others;
Skill in managing several projects simultaneously;
Skill in meeting deadlines;
Skill in effective interaction with staff at all levels of the department and other state agencies and organizations;
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective work relationships with co-workers and work-related contacts;
Ability to analyze complex information and develop plans to address unidentified issues;
Ability to gather and assemble budgets;
Ability to conduct surveys and prepare reports;
Ability to manage/lead state level projects and teams;
Ability to communicate effectively with the public;
Ability to plan, organize and prioritize multiple assignments;
Ability to work independently with little or no supervision;
Ability to meet deadlines through efficient planning of projects;
Ability to conduct work activities in accordance with TPWD safety program.
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