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Company Name :- PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT
Position Name :-
Company Location :- San Marcos, TX 78666
Job Category : General jobs
Full Job Description :-
TPWD – Natural Resources Specialist I-II-III-IV
: PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT
: Texas-San Marcos
: IF-Texas Rivers Center 505 Staples Rd, Bldg 1 San Marcos 78667
: Farming, Fishing, and Forestry
Standard Hours Per Week
: Yes, 25 % of the Time
State Job Code
: 2682 2683, 2684, 2685
Salary Admin Plan
Salary (Pay Basis)
: 3,472.24 – 5,353.85 (Monthly)
Number of Openings
: Mar 28, 2022, 4:53:21 PM
Closing Date: Apr 18, 2022, 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. 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. 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, https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en
MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY CODES can be found at http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/CompensationSystem/JobDescriptions
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/
FOR NEW HIRES/REHIRES: Health insurance is available the 1st of the following month after a 60-day waiting period.
TO APPLY: Application must be completed at: https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en
HIRING CONTACT: Ryan McGillicuddy, (512) 754-6844
PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS: TPWD-Inland Fisheries, 505 Staples Road, Bldg 1, San Marcos, TX 78666
This position is responsible for conducting riparian invasive species surveys, monitoring, and management in riparian habitat associated with creeks and rivers. Completes associated data entry, analysis, and reporting. Supervises volunteers and/or seasonal staff engaged in invasive species management, monitoring, prevention, and outreach. Uses ArcGIS and statistical-based analyses to create and maintain data-collection applications, guide management and outreach efforts, and develop project plans and reports. Enters data for various team projects and for equipment inventory/maintenance and performs quality control checks. Manages collaborative partnerships, grants, and contracts with agencies and nonprofit organizations to achieve landowner outreach and invasive species surveys. Oversees contractor activities to facilitate aquatic herbicide application treatment of invasive plants on public and private properties. Tracks status of surveys and treatments and performs regular quality-control activities. Reports regularly on project progress. Serves as a liaison to the public, other staff, and partner entities, utilizing excellent verbal and written communication skills to respond to questions and concerns related to riparian invasive species and relevant regulations. May serve as agency representative or alternate for regional invasive species task teams and other technical groups. Shares responsibility with the team for maintaining and preparing field equipment. Cleans and maintains chemical sprayers and other equipment and disposes of wastes following safety protocols. Conducts landowner workshops and other public outreach activities to develop key partnerships for implementation of projects related to riparian invasive species prevention and management and documentation of species distributions. Develops new educational materials and programs. Coordinates preparation of materials for outreach mailings or events. Assists with creation of social media content. May conduct applied research focused on the distribution, ecology, and impacts of invasive species in riparian and freshwater systems, and development of prevention and management strategies. May write management plans, technical reports, popular articles, and peer-reviewed articles for scientific journals. 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 in Biology, Ecology, Fisheries, Aquatic Ecology, Wildlife Biology, Earth Sciences, or related field.
NRS I: No experience required;
NRS II: Two years of relevant experience;
NRS III: Six years of relevant experience;
NRS IV: Ten years of relevant experience.
Must possess or be able to obtain, within 30 days of employment, a valid Class “C” Texas driver’s license;
Must be able to obtain, within six months of employment, a Texas Department of Agriculture Non-Commercial/Political Herbicide Applicator License, Subcategory 6 (Aquatic).
NOTE: Retention of the position is contingent upon obtaining and maintaining required licenses.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s degree in Biology, Ecology, Fisheries, Aquatic Ecology, Wildlife Biology, Earth Sciences, or related field may substitute for one year of relevant experience;
Graduation from an accredited college or university with Ph.D. degree in Biology, Ecology, Fisheries, Aquatic Ecology, Wildlife Biology, Earth Sciences, or related field substitute for two years of relevant experience.
Master’s degree in an accredited college or university in Biology, Ecology, Fisheries, Aquatic Ecology, Wildlife Biology, Earth Sciences, or related field;
Coursework in ArcGIS;
Coursework in statistical analysis, preferably biometrics;
Coursework in scientific writing or scientific communication.
Experience in biological sampling;
Experience in public outreach and developing effective partnerships with landowners and other entities to facilitate land management, research, and biological monitoring efforts;
Experience using ArcGIS to create effective project maps and analyze data;
Experience in basic statistical analysis of scientific data;
Experience in writing research or other project proposals and plans and scientific or administrative reports.
Current or Previous licensure as Texas Department of Agriculture Non-Commercial/Political Herbicide Applicator, Subcategory 6 (Aquatic).
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of: (an understanding of facts or principles relating to a particular subject area)
Knowledge of flora and fauna of Texas and their ecosystems;
Knowledge of aquatic ecology;
NRS II: Knowledge of NRS I, Plus:
Knowledge of aquatic invasive species and their ecology;
Knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, and policies dealing with conservation of fish and wildlife resources and their habitat;
NRS III: Knowledge of NRS II, Plus:
Knowledge of regulations related to aquatic invasive species in Texas and the US;
Knowledge of Integrated Pest Management principles, including the use of biological, cultural, mechanical, and chemical control methods;
Knowledge of basic principles of purchasing and contracting;
Knowledge of experimental design principles and implementation;
Knowledge of NRS III, Plus:
Knowledge in the required years of experience;
Skill in using MS Word, Excel and Outlook;
Skill in effective and professional verbal and written communication;
Skill in the use of ArcGIS to create basic maps;
Skill in the operation of a variety of scientific and analytical equipment including laboratory equipment (e.g., microscopes), field sampling gear (e.g., data sondes, seines, kick nets);
NRS II: Skill of a NRS I, Plus:
Skill in effective verbal and written communication to a variety of audiences;
Skill in the use of ArcGIS at an intermediate level to create maps;
Skill in basic descriptive statistical analysis and graphical representation of scientific data;
Skill in the use of intermediate functions of MS Excel (e.g., formulas, graphing);
Skill in safely trailering, loading, launching and operating boats;
NRS III: Skills of a NRS II, Plus:
Skill in the use of ArcGIS to analyze data;
Skill in statistical analysis of scientific data for hypothesis testing;
Skill in development of data collection sheets and quality assurance methods for scientific data;
NRS IV: Skill of a NRS III, Plus:
Skill in the required years of experience;
Ability to contribute to achievement of team, branch, and division goals;
Ability to develop effective partnerships and maintain working relationships with superiors, subordinates and peers;
Ability to multi-task effectively and prioritize workload while maintaining attention to detail;
Ability to fully participate in water-based sampling activities;
Ability to work independently and follow protocols, with minimal latitude for independent decision making;
Ability to conduct aquatic and riparian invasive species surveys, monitoring, and management in creeks, rivers and reservoirs and data entry;
Ability to participate in public outreach activities and review and development of outreach and educational materials;
Ability to learn and communicate regulations related to exotic species;
Ability to perform administrative duties;
Ability to work under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment;
Ability to conduct work activities in accordance with TPWD safety program;
NRS II: Ability of a NRS I, Plus:
Ability to work independently and follow protocols, with some latitude for independent decision making.;
Ability to collect data, conduct descriptive statistical analysis (e.g., means, trends) and prepare administrative reports and graphs of results of aquatic and riparian invasive species surveys, monitoring, and management;
Ability to contribute to science-based recommendations on aquatic invasive species or impacts to imperiled native species;
Ability to interpret regulations related to exotic species;
Ability to work under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment;
NRS III: Ability of a NRS II, Plus:
Ability to work independently and develop and refine protocols, with moderate latitude for independent decision making;
Ability to design experiments, conduct basic statistical analysis (i.e., hypothesis testing) and prepare scientific reports on results of aquatic and riparian invasive species surveys, monitoring, and management.;
Ability to effectively communicate investigation and research findings to the scientific community, resource managers, peers, and members of the general public;
Ability to participate in review of regulations related to exotic species;
Ability to represent the department on local and regional scales with invasive species task teams and other technical or stakeholder groups;
Ability to lead teams of professional and technical staff;
Ability to work under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment;
NRS IV: Ability of a NRS III, Plus:
Ability of the required years of experience;
Ability to work under minimal supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Required to work from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday;
Required to work overtime as necessary, including some evenings and weekends;
Required to perform work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions (e.g., heat);
Required to participate in water-based sampling activities;
Required to operate a State vehicle;
Required to travel 25% with possible overnight stays;
Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles.
TPWD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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