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Natural Resources Specialist V (San Antonio Bay Ecosystem Leader)

at Texas Parks and Wildlife

Posted: 2/24/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2344946
Categories: Other/General
Keywords: online

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

General Description

Under the direction of the Regional Director, this position is responsible for the coordination, implementation, and field collection of biological, sociological, and economic data pertaining to the fisheries and ecosystem management within the San Antonio Bay Ecosystem and the near-shore waters of the Gulf of Mexico.  Provides leadership for staff and field station administration.  Performs data analysis and writes summary reports on the data collected from the ecosystem.  Develops a thorough knowledge and understanding of the ecosystem.  Operates equipment safely and maintains gear, equipment and facilities.  Participates in professional arenas and promotes public awareness of Department activities.  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.

JOB POSTING: 19-00419

Qualification Guidelines

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Aquatic/Fisheries Biology, Marine Biology, Ecology, Resource Management or closely related field.
Experience:
  • Three years of progressively responsible experience in ecosystem/fisheries resources-related research, planning, program development, grant and project management and field executed management programs;
  • Two years experience as a full-line supervisor OR Three years experience in a non-supervisory position that required leadership skills and implementing program directives;
  • Must have publication record in ecosystem/fisheries resources related research.
NOTE:  Experience may have occurred concurrently.

Licensure:
  • If driving is required, applicant must possess and maintain a valid State driver's license.

ACCEPTABLE SUBSTITUTIONS:
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in Aquatic/Fisheries Biology, Marine Biology, Ecology, Resource Management or closely related field may substitute for one year of the required experience in ecosystem/fisheries resources-related research, planning, program development, grant and project management and field executed management programs;
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a PhD in Aquatic/Fishery Biology, Marine Biology, Ecology, Resource Management or closely related field may substitute for two years of the required experience in ecosystem/fisheries resources-related research, planning, program development, grant and project management and field executed management programs.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Education:
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's of Administration or  Master's of Science degree with a specialization in Aquatic Biology, Fisheries Science, Environmental Science, Zoology (aquatic emphasis), Toxicology (aquatic emphasis) or a related discipline providing a strong technical background in aquatic Biology, Limnology, Chemistry and/or Hydrology.
Experience:
  • Publication in peer reviewed journal with inclusion of statistical analysis of fisheries/resource data;
  • Supervisory experience in a resource management related field with a staff of 5 or more.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of marine biology/ecology or marine fisheries management;
  • Knowledge of Texas coastal ecosystems and fisheries including Gulf and interjurisdictional fisheries and their management;
  • Knowledge of marine fisheries sampling techniques and applications;
  • Knowledge of data analysis techniques and procedures;
  • Knowledge of computer operations and applications to fisheries management;
  • Skill in using MS Word, Excel and Outlook;
  • Skill in effective verbal and written communication;
  • Skill in effective technical writing, and public speaking;
  • Skill in personnel management and supervision;
  • Skill in fishery research, management techniques and data analysis;
  • Skill in accepting and effectively handling assignments from multiple authorities;
  • Ability to supervise, motivate and develop a functional team within a diverse work group;
  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision;
  • Ability to maintain flexibility and work with frequent interruptions and multiple changing priorities;
  • Ability to develop operating budgets and oversee expenditures by ecosystem personnel;
  • Ability to establish short and long term goals and objectives;
  • Ability to initiate, build and develop public support and involvement for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department conservation programs;
  • Ability to write and present scientific data;
  • 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.

Additional Information

WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • Required to work hours other than 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with days off other than Saturdays , Sundays and holidays as needed;
  • Required to work overtime as necessary;
  • Required to adjust to changing schedules;
  • Required to respond to emergencies;
  • Required to perform work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions;
  • Required to perform work in water-based field activities, including work aboard seagoing vessel;
  • Required to perform manual labor including, lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs.;
  • Required to use appropriate safety procedures and equipment;
  • May be required to operate a State vehicle;
  • Required to travel 30% with possible overnight stays;
  • Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
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 72, 92
Navy Meteorology and Oceanography, Restricted Line (Information Dominance)
Coast Guard MST, 790, 72
Marine Corps 68, 88
Air Force 1W, 8E, 9S, 15


http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_NaturalResources.pdf