TPWD - Fish and Wildlife Technician I-II

TPWD - Fish and Wildlife Technician I-II(00009590) Organization: PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT
Primary Location: Texas-Port O Connor Work Locations: CF-Port O Connor Field Station 418 South 16th Street PO Box 688 Port O Connor 77982
Job: Life, Physical, and Social Science
Employee Status: Regular
Schedule: Full-time Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
State Job Code: 2688 2689
Salary Admin Plan: A
Grade: 13 15
Salary (Pay Basis): 2,768.04 - 3,547.98 (Monthly)
Number of Openings: 1
Overtime Status: Non-exempt
Job Posting: Mar 26, 2020, 3:24:19 PM
Closing Date: Apr 9, 2020, 11:59:00 PM
Description
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. 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. A scanned copy of official college transcript(s) issued from the registrar must be attached to the online application (if applicable).

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 selected for a position Veterans, Reservist or Guardsmen OR applicants claiming Surviving Spouse or Orphan veterans' preference eligibility, you will need to provide supporting documentation on or before the first day of employment.

TO APPLY: Application must be completed at: https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en

HIRING CONTACT: Jerry Mambretti, (281) 534-0101

PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS: TPWD – San Antonio Ecosystem, 418 South 16th, Port O’Connor, TX 77982

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
This position is responsible for assisting ecosystem leader in collection, recording, and editing of fishery-dependent and independent data in the San Antonio Bay ecosystem and nearshore Gulf of Mexico. Operates equipment safely and maintains gear, equipment, and facility. May assist with training, assigning and/or scheduling the work of other team members as needed. Complies with all Agency, Division and Branch policies, procedures and standards. Performs related additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education:
Graduation from High School or GED.

Experience:
FWT I: No experience required;
FWT II: Four years relevant experience.

Licensure:
If driving is required, applicant must possess a valid State driver’s license.

ACCEPTABLE SUBSTITUTIONS:
Education:
FWT II ONLY: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD degree in Fisheries Biology, Marine Biology or closely related field may be substituted for two years of required experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Education:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s or higher degree in Fisheries Biology, Marine Biology or closely related field.

Experience:
Two years of relevant experience;
Experience navigating vessels in shallow Texas bay systems;
Experience working on vessels in the Gulf of Mexico or other large bodies of water;
Experience constructing, using and maintaining specialized fisheries sampling gears such as seines, nets, trawls, and oyster dredges;
Experience with basic boat and outboard motor repair and maintenance;

Licensure:
Possession of U.S.C.G. Captain’s License or similar boating safety license.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
FWT I:
Knowledge of common Texas marine organisms;
Knowledge of basic computer operations;

FWT II:
Knowledge of Fish and Wildlife Technician I; PLUS:
Knowledge of basic fishery management practices, conservation laws and regulations;

FWT I:
Skill in effective verbal and written communication;
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective work relationships with co-workers and work-related contacts;
Skill in effective work habits, performing tasks efficiently and following directions;
Skill in operating and maintaining trucks, boats, outboard motors and trailers;

FWT II:
Skill in Fish and Wildlife Technician I; PLUS:
Skill in using a computer;
Skill in using MS Word, Excel and Outlook;
Skill in managing several projects simultaneously;
Skill in repair maintenance and construction of specialized sampling equipment;

FWT I:
Ability to work as a member of a team;
Ability to collect and record data and maintain records;
Ability to deal effectively with the public and co-workers;
Ability to learn to identify common marine organisms;
Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions;
Ability to fully participate in field and water-based sampling activities;
Ability to follow instructions;
Ability to work independently with little or no supervision;
Ability to maintain accurate records and reports;
Ability to work under moderate supervision, with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment;
Ability to perform manual labor including, lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs.;
Ability to conduct work activities in accordance with TPWD safety program.

FWT II:
Ability of Fish and Wildlife Technician I; PLUS:
Ability to learn basic purchasing procedures;
Ability to prioritize tasks and schedules;
Ability to work under general supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Required to work hours other than 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with days off other than Saturday, Sunday and holidays as needed;
Required to travel 5% with possible overnight stays;
Required to perform work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions;
Required to work overtime as necessary;
Required to perform work in water-based field activities, including work aboard seagoing vessels;
Required to perform manual labor including, lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs.;
Non-smoking environment in all state buildings and vehicles.

TPWD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER