TPWD – Fish and Wildlife Technician I (00024073): Texas

Agency
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Location
TPWD Matador Wildlife Management Area, 3036 FM 3256, Paducah, TX 79248
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
3,268.64 Monthly
Last Date to Apply
07/15/2022
Website
https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=00024073&tz=GMT-05%3A00&tzname=America%2FChicago
Description
Under the immediate supervision of the Panhandle WMA Project Leader, this position performs routine (journey-level) fish and wildlife conservation work and is responsible for assisting with habitat management, infrastructure maintenance, equipment maintenance, groundskeeping, public use, and research at Matador Wildlife Management Area (WMA) within the Panhandle WMA Project. Work involves the collection of biological data and assisting with wildlife research projects as assigned. Main emphasis will be on the management of wildlife habitat and maintaining and repairing infrastructure/complex equipment needed for research, habitat management, or maintenance activities. Assists with public hunting and other public use programs on assigned area where applicable. Provides wildlife management information to hunters, land managers, other user groups and the general public. Assists with TDCJ and other work projects. Works under moderate supervision, with minimal 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. NOTE: Current TPWD Fish & Wildlife Technicians I-II may apply for this position at their current classification title and at the established Wildlife Division salary rate.
Qualifications
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education: Graduation from High School or GED. Experience: Two years relevant experience. Licensure: If driving is required, applicant must possess a valid State driver’s license; Must possess or be able to obtain, within one year of employment, the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) Fire Fighter Type II (FFT II) certification. NOTE: Retention of position contingent upon obtaining and maintaining required licenses and certification and compliance with state and federal regulations. ACCEPTABLE SUBSTITUTIONS Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field may substitute for the required experience. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Experience: Two years of work experience in wildlife management, farm or ranch operations, building maintenance, vehicle repairs, heavy equipment operation, and maintenance; Two years of experience using computers to include word processing and spreadsheet programs; Two years of work experience in conducting road maintenance including blade work with a motorgrader and installation of water bars and turnouts. Licensure: A valid Class “A” Commercial driver’s license (CDL); Current National Wildfire Coordinating Group’s (NWCG) Fire Fighter II Type certification. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Knowledge of farming and livestock practices, wildlife habitats, and wildlife species indigenous to High and Rolling Plains ecological region. Skill in using MS Word, Excel and Outlook; Skill in effective verbal and written communication; Skill in operating GPS unit and GIS (ArcMap); Skill in operating common farming and ranching machinery and heavy equipment to include: dozers, motorgrader, skid steer, farm tractors, shredders, discs, aerator, backhoe and chainsaw; Skill in welding, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, fencing, mechanical and road maintenance; Skill in operating specialized equipment, such as: Off-Road Vehicles (ORVs), All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs), mowers and trailers; Skill in using hand tools, power tools, and mechanical equipment; Ability to perform grounds maintenance activities, such as mowing and weed eating; Ability to plan, coordinate and organize assigned work activities; Ability to observe and record biological data; Ability to meet and deal effectively with the public, landowners, and co-workers; Ability to maintain accurate records, comply with purchasing documentation, and prepare written correspondence; Ability to assist with management, research, and conducting public hunts for extended periods of time; Ability to perform manual labor, including lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs.; Ability to repair and maintain specialized equipment such as airboats, farm equipment, vehicles, mowers, trailers, small engines; Ability to work both independently with little or no supervision; Ability to work as a member of a team; Ability to perform basic report writing;   Ability to oversee the work of others; 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 on holidays, weekends, and hours other than 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. as necessary; Required to perform work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions; Required to perform manual labor, including lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs.; Must conform to TPWD dress and grooming standards, work rules, and safety procedures; Required to operate heavy equipment and farm machinery; Required to work in remote field locations; Required to travel 20% with possible overnight stays; May be required to operate State vehicle; Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles. TPWD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Contact Person
Chip Ruthven
Contact Phone
(806) 492-3405
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