TPWD – Natural Resources Specialist V (District Leader) (00036303)

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Texas, Wildlife Division Region 8; contact hiring managers for map
Job Category
Full time Positions
6,979.07 (Monthly)
Last Date to Apply
Under the direction of the Wildlife Region 4 Director, the District 8 Leader supervises all field activities, monitors the budget, District research projects, maintenance and operations, and Program specific projects assigned to the 16 county District 8. Supervises and provides training/training opportunities for District employees, prepares administrative and technical reports, regulation proposals, and supervises all activities within the district. Responsible for the development of appropriate demonstrations, public use, and other public outreach and dissemination of information within the district. Supervises all infrastructure, facility, habitat, maintenance, public use, and outreach activities on the Neasloney WMA. Works closely with other District, Project, Regional, and Program staff. Disseminates information to the general public, non-governmental organizations NGOs, and other constituents of TPWD (telephone, mail, news media, group presentations, etc.). Responsible for building public support for TPWD programs and wildlife conservation. 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 MISSION 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. Job history and volunteer experience should be listed in the work history section of the application to receive credit towards meeting the minimum requirements. Part-time experience credit is prorated based on the duration and hours worked per week. Please indicate hours worked for part-time/temporary/seasonal experience. 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. If education is used to meet the minimum requirements of the job posting, a copy of a college transcript(s) issued from the registrar must be provided if you are selected for an interview. WATCH OUR VIDEO ON HOW TO APPLY FOR JOBS APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED THROUGH WORK IN TEXAS: Work In Texas (WIT) applicants must complete the supplemental questions to be considered for the posting. To complete the supplemental questions, go to CAPPS Recruit to register or login. CAPPS Recruit, MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY CODES: Job Classification Service Military Specialty Natural Resources Specialist I-V Army 92W Natural Resources Specialist I-V Navy AG, 180X, 680X Natural Resources Specialist I-V Coast Guard MST, MSSR, OAR15 Natural Resources Specialist I-V Marine Corps 6842, 6862, 6802, 8831 Natural Resources Specialist I-V Air Force 1W0X1, 9S100, 15WX *More information on military occupational specialty codes can be found below: MILITARY EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: If you choose to claim military employment preference as outlined by the State of Texas, you must complete the Military Employment Preference Survey and attach this form and required documentation referenced on this form at the time your application is submitted. If you have questions regarding this requirement, please visit our Military Employment Reference page at Required forms that will need to be attached with application for Military Employment Preference: 1. Veteran- DD214 showing honorable discharge. 2. Surviving spouse of a veteran who has not remarried- Marriage Certificate and DD Form 1300 or appropriate documentation. 3. Orphan of a veteran killed while on active duty- Birth Certificate and DD Form 1300 or appropriate documentation. 4. Spouse of a member of the US Armed Forces/Texas National Guard serving on Active Duty- Marriage Certificate and copy of spouses active duty military orders. 5. Spouse of a veteran with disability and is the primary income for household- Marriage Certificate, Veterans DD214, and VA Benefits Summary Letter showing disability rating. Documentation must be attached to the application before military preference can be granted. BENEFITS: Texas Parks and Wildlife offers a variety of benefits for employees such as generous paid time off, group insurance, retirement and pension, and frequent training and staff development opportunities. Other benefits include longevity pay, merit pay, deferred compensation, flexible benefit plans, 401K/457 retirement plans, direct deposit, telework, staggered work hours, Employee Assistance Program and a Return to Work Program. For new employees or rehires, health insurance is available the 1st of the following month after a 60-day waiting period.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree preferably in Wildlife Science, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Ecology, Range and Wildlife Management, or closely related field in Natural Resources Management. Major coursework from Bachelor’s or post-Bachelor’s degree programs must include a minimum of 24 hours in Wildlife/Habitat Conservation, Wildlife/Natural Resources Management, Wildlife Biology, and/or Research Methods. Experience: Five years professional experience, not associated with the pursuit of undergraduate or graduate degree programs, as a wildlife biologist, ecologist or as a closely related natural resource scientist. Licensure: 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. ACCEPTABLE SUBSTITUTIONS: Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s degree in Wildlife Science, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Ecology or closely related field in Natural Resource Management, may substitute for one year of the required experience. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Ph.D. in Wildlife Science, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Ecology or closely related field in Natural Resource Management, may substitute for two years of the required experience. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of life history, ecology, and management needs of wildlife species indigenous to the Post Oak Savannah Region of Texas; Knowledge of basic computer operation and its application to wildlife management activities; Knowledge of land-use practices and their impacts on wildlife species; Knowledge of common farming and ranching operations and practices; Knowledge of Department programs, policies, procedures, and operations; Knowledge of wildlife, wildlife habitat, and rangeland management techniques; Skill in effective verbal and written communication; Skill in planning, conducting, and evaluating conservation outreach programs; Skill in communicating clearly, both verbally and in writing, on a broad range of wildlife and habitat issues; Skill in collecting, analyzing, and reporting advanced scientific data; Skill in coordinating with the public, universities, Department personnel, media representatives and other governmental agencies; Skills in using MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook; Skills in using analytical software and GIS/GPS applications; Skill applying advanced habitat enhancement techniques; Skill in planning processes; Ability to effectively supervise and motivate assigned staff; Ability to exercise initiative; Ability to work as the member of a team; Ability to work independently with little or no supervision; Ability to make decisions in the absence of the Regional Director; Ability to initiate, build and develop public support and involvement for TPWD’s wildlife conservation programs; Ability to conduct literature reviews, plan, design, and implement field research; Ability to develop operating budgets and oversee expenditures by staff; Ability to supervise and coordinate research activities or special projects. WORKING CONDITIONS: Required to work form 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; Required to work holidays, weekends, and hours other than 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday as necessary; Required to travel 40% with possible overnight stays; Required to perform work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions; Must conform to TPWD dress and grooming standards, work rules and safety procedures; Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles. TPWD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Contact Person
David Forrester
Contact Phone
(979) 968-6591
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