TPWD - Director I (Deputy Division Director, Coastal Fisheries) (00012897)
Organization: PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT
Primary Location: Texas-Austin
Work Locations: DW-TPWD Headquarters 4200 Smith School Road Austin 78744
Job: Farming, Fishing, and Forestry
Employee Status: Regular
Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
State Job Code: 1620
Salary Admin Plan: B
Salary (Pay Basis): 9,149.13 - 9,149.13 (Monthly)
Number of Openings: 1
Overtime Status: Exempt
Job Posting: Jan 14, 2021, 8:28:46 AM
Closing Date: Feb 18, 2021, 11:59:00 PM
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. 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. A scanned copy of official college transcript(s) issued from the registrar must be attached to the online application (if applicable).
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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/job/veterans/
TO APPLY: Application must be completed at: https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en
HIRING CONTACT: Robin Riechers, (512) 389-4636
PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS: TPWD Headquarters, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744
Under the direction of the Coastal Fisheries Division Director, the Deputy Division Director is responsible for serving as the acting division director in their absence. Performs advanced (senior-level) managerial work providing direction and guidance in strategic operations and planning. Performs highly advanced managerial work overseeing the daily operations and performs division-wide administrative tasks for all Coastal Fisheries. Responsible for direct supervision of regional directors that supervise fisheries management and fish hatchery activities. Establishes branch and division goals and objectives, coordinates and evaluates program activities and assists with developing the division budget and strategic plan. Oversees the capital repair program and participates in interjurisdictional marine resource management organizations. 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.
TPWD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor of Science degree or higher than a Bachelor of Science degree (i.e., Master’s or Ph.D.) with substantial coursework in Fisheries or closely related field.
Seven years experience of a progressively responsible nature in fisheries management, fish culture, fisheries-related data analysis, research, planning, program or policy development and/or field-executed management;
Five years supervisory experience.
NOTE: Experience may have occurred concurrently.
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.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master of Science degree may substitute for one year of the required experience in a progressively responsible nature in fisheries management, fish culture, fisheries-related data analysis, research, planning, program or policy development and/or field-executed management;
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Ph.D. may substitute for two years of the required experience in a progressively responsible nature in fisheries management, fish culture, fisheries-related data analysis, research, planning, program or policy development and/or field-executed management.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s degree in Fisheries Biology, Aquaculture, Fisheries Management, Aquatic Ecology, Environmental Sciences or other related Natural Resources degree.
Five years governmental supervisory experience of a progressive nature in fisheries management, fish culture, fisheries-related data analysis, research, planning, program or policy development and/or field-executed management;
Seven years experience in developing and managing budgets;
Seven years experience in working with inter-jurisdictional fisheries entities and diversity constituency groups;
Direct experience interacting with Commissions, Boards, Committees, Advisory Groups, Legislature and regulatory agencies.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of fisheries management, coastal ecosystems, fish culture and policy issues, including commercial fisheries;
Knowledge of relevant laws, theory, and practices of fisheries science;
Knowledge of local, state and federal laws and regulations relevant to Coastal Fisheries division and Agency;
Knowledge of principles and practices of public administration;
Skill in using MS Word, Excel and Outlook;
Skill in logistics, planning, and implementation of fisheries management and fish culture programs;
Skill in leadership and staff development;
Skill in supervising and developing teamwork within a diverse group of trained individuals;
Skill in planning, assigning and/or supervising the work of others;
Skill in working with a variety of constituent groups, including public and national governmental entities;
Skill in effective verbal and written communication;
Skill in problem solving with staff, and building and leading a team of cross-unit individuals toward a common goal;
Skill in negotiating with and coordinating efforts of large and sometimes diverse groups to reach consensus among competing interests;
Skill in developing service-oriented operations and to form positive, productive working relationships with agency staff, other agencies, and the general public;
Skill in interpreting agency policies and procedures;
Skill in effectively presenting policy proposals and planning documents to a variety of audiences and to work effectively with fisheries managers in evaluating those proposals and results;
Ability to develop, implement, and evaluate programs and prepare program documents;
Ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines;
Ability to work as a team member to accomplish objectives;
Ability to direct and organize program activities;
Ability to establish program goals and objectives to support the strategic plan of the division and the agency;
Ability to identify problems, evaluate alternatives and implement effective solutions;
Ability to make sound judgments regarding program direction, allocation of available resources and providing overall guidance on issues.
Required to work from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday;
Required to work on holidays, weekends and hours other than 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. as necessary;
Required to travel 15% with possible overnight stays;
Required to operate a State vehicle;
Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles.