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Natural Resources Specialist I-II-III (Wildlife District Biologist)

To Be Determined TX


Closing: 4/26/2018 11:59 PM Central

 

Hiring Contact

Mike Miller, (830) 896-2500

 

General Description

Under the direction of the District 4 Leader, this position is responsible for performing the professional planning and implementation of natural resource management, monitoring, and research duties associated with wildlife and habitat resources in Kendall and Comal Counties within the Edwards Plateau ecological region of the Edwards Plateau Wildlife District. Provides technical assistance and public outreach programs to the general public, private landowners/land managers, sportsmen and new constituencies. Develops comprehensive wildlife management plans for private landowners upon request. Disseminates information to the general public through news releases, radio/TV interviews, program presentations and other public outreach and educational opportunities. Performs administrative duties and prepares technical reports, popular articles and professional journal publications. Responsible in assigned area for public relations, educational/extension efforts to involve private citizens and organizations in support of Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) programs. Identifies public hunting and non-consumptive use opportunities on public and private lands. Performs additional duties as assigned. Complies with all Agency, Division and Branch rules, regulations and procedures.

NOTE: Natural Resources Specialist (NRS) I salary will be commensurate with experience and/or completion of an advanced degree. Current TPWD NRS I-III employees may apply for this position at their current classification title and at the established Wildlife Division salary rate. Career Ladder progression is available dependent upon business need.

 

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:

NRS I: No experience required.

NRS II: Two years relevant experience.

NRS III: Six 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's (NWCG) Fire Fighter Type II certification.

NOTE: Retention of position contingent upon obtaining and maintaining required license and certification.

 

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to pass, within one year of employment, the FFT II moderate duty physical fitness standard (walk 2 miles with a 25 lb. pack in 30 minutes or less) OR the arduous duty physical fitness standard (walk 3 miles with 45 lb. pack in 45 minutes or less).

NOTE: Retention of position contingent upon meeting and maintaining physical requirements

 

ACCEPTABLE SUBSTITUTIONS:

Experience:

NRS II and III ONLY:Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in Wildlife Science, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Ecology, Range and Wildlife Management or closely related field in Natural Resource Management may substitute for one year of the required experience.

NRS II and III ONLY:Graduation from an accredited college or university with a PhD in Wildlife Science, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Ecology, Range and Wildlife Management or closely related field in Natural Resource Management may substitute for two years of the required experience.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience:

Experience with native warm season grass restoration.

Experience with grazing regimes utilized for domestic livestock.

Experience working with rural landowners.

Experience with big game management.

Experience working with nongame, threatened, and/or endangered species.

 

Licensure:

Current National Wildfire Coordinating Group's (NWCG) Fire Fighter Type II certification.

 

For a full description and to apply: http://tpwd.texas.gov/jobs/

Posted April 13, 2018


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