Under the direction of the Policy and Education Program Team Leader, this position is responsible for assisting with permitting activities within the Coastal Fisheries Division, including those associated with the Texas Oyster Mariculture Program, and with the management of Coastal Management Areas (CMAs) along the Texas coast. Assists with permitting activities in coastal areas that fall under the jurisdiction of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, including those associated with the Texas commercial off-bottom oyster mariculture program. These activities may include, but are not limited to: program administration, application and permit processing, coordinating site inspections to ensure compliance with state and federal rules, and serving as department liaison with the industry and stakeholders, university researchers, and state and federal agencies. Assists with the management of CMAs for natural resource and coastal habitat protection while promoting public access opportunities. Coordinates with other Texas Parks and Wildlife Department divisions, outside partners, and other local, state, and federal agencies. Manages public outreach and awareness activities. Collects biological, sociological, and economic data pertaining to fisheries and ecosystem management. Assists with data analysis and report writing. Operates equipment safely and maintains gear, equipment, and facilities. Provides leadership in staff and program coordination. Participates as an effective member of the team and program. Promotes public awareness of Department activities. 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 OR higher in Biology, Marine Science, Aquaculture, Wildlife and Fisheries Management, Ecology, or other closely related field.
Natural Resources Specialist (NRS) I: No experience required;
NRS II: Two years relevant experience;
NRS III: Six years relevant experience.
Must possess or be able to obtain, within thirty days of employment, a valid class "C" Texas driver's license.
NOTE: Retention of position is contingent upon obtaining and maintaining required license.
Applications must be submitted online at https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/802/jobdetail.ftl?job=00014402