The Program Team Leader is responsible for the oversight and coordination of statewide biological and sociological surveys, analyzes population trends, human demographics and stakeholder preferences for conservation of Webless Migratory Game Bird species. Serves as the primary contact for webless species (Dove, Sandhill Crane, Woodcock, Rails, Snipe, and Gallinules) in Texas as well as the Texas representative in the Central Flyway (10 states, 2 Canadian Provinces, 1 Canadian Territory, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) and Central Management Unit (14 states). Primary liaison with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on webless regulations. Advisor to the Wildlife Executive Staff on issues pertaining to webless migratory game birds. Serves on numerous committees at the national level and oversees all state level activities. 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.
POSTING NUMBER: 18-00063
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree or PhD in Wildlife Management or closely related field.
Three years experience in Wildlife Management or Research.
If driving is required, applicant must possess a valid State driver's license.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a PhD in Wildlife Management or closely related field may substitute for two years of the required experience.
Five years experience in Wildlife Management or Research;
One year experience as a supervisor or team leader;
Experience in game bird management and/or research.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of avian physiology and ecology, wildlife management principles, program and project planning, habitat management techniques, scientific methods and research design, population dynamics and biometrics;
Knowledge of statistical computer software;
Knowledge of state and federal migratory game bird regulations;
Skill in using MS Word, Excel and Outlook;
Skill in effective verbal and written communication;
Skill in technical writing;
Skill in interpreting statues, budgets, proclamations, policies, procedures, statistics, and complex biological issues;
Skill in the application of marginal discipline or other agency techniques, laws, time management and programs and policies;
Skill in planning, assigning and/or supervising the work of others;
Skill in managing several projects simultaneously;
Ability to perceive and recognize problems and develop recommendations and implement solutions;
Ability to lead special projects;
Ability to work independently with little or no supervision;
Ability to work under stressful conditions;
Ability to maintain flexibility and work with frequent interruptions and multiple changing priorities;
Ability to provide clear and concise oral and written instructions;
Ability to conduct work activities in accordance with TPWD safety program.
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;
May be required to operate a State vehicle;
Required to travel 20% with possible overnight stays;
Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles.
In order to be considered for this position, the following information is required:
Submittal of a completed online application;
Work history experience MUST be completed in the online application;
A scanned copy of official college transcript(s) issued from the registrar must be attached to the online application (if applicable);
Applicants must attach a DD214 or other supporting documentation to the online application to claim Veterans Preference.
NOTE: Resume and professional references may be attached to the online application, but not in place of the completed application. A skills test may be conducted at time of interview.
Army 11, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 29, 30, 35, 37, 40, 68, 89
Navy LDO - General, Any CWO
Coast Guard Any Petty Officer, Any Officer or Warrant Officer
Marine Corps enlisted (65, 73, 89),
Any Officer Air Force 3D0, 8S, 9G, 16G, 60, 86
http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramManagement.pdf (Download PDF reader)