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Fish And Wildlife Technican I (Seasonal Research Technician)

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Texas Parks And Wildlife Department Austin , TX 78719

Posted 1 week ago

General Description

This position will be responsible to a biologist assigned to supervise daily operations. Responsibilities will include animal husbandry, captive research, construction, and maintenance of feral swine research facilities on Kerr Wildlife Management Area. Working directly with feral swine, the position will support research by implementing research protocols while providing animal care and management. Other specific duties include: construction and maintenance of project materials and facilities; feeding; euthanasia; animal capture/husbandry/restraint/transport/marking; and camera trapping. Position will require substantial physical labor at times. Works under moderate supervision with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Bunkhouse lodging may be available. Works under moderate supervision, with limited 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: 19-00192

Qualification Guidelines

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

  • Graduation from High School or GED.

Experience:

  • Two years relevant experience.

Licensure:

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

ACCEPTABLE SUBSTITUTIONS:

Experience:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field may substitute for the required experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with or working towards a Bachelor's degree in Biological Science.

Experience:

  • Two years experience working in wildlife management, farm and/or ranch operations, building maintenance and equipment operation and maintenance.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of feral swine behavior, ecology and life history;

  • Knowledge of invasive species and ecological health issues;

  • Knowledge of trapping, animal sign and habitat use;

  • Knowledge of basic firearm safety;

  • Skill in using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook;

  • Skill in effective verbal and written communication;

  • Skill in invasive animal control techniques and euthanasia;

  • Skill in use of remote cameras and wild animal handling;

  • Skill in effective interaction with staff at all levels of the department and other state agencies and organizations;

  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective work relationships with co-workers and work-related contacts;

  • Skill in meeting deadlines;

  • Skill in making independent, sound and timely decisions;

  • Skill in identifying, researching and compiling information;

  • Skill in use of radio telemetry equipment;

  • Ability to work under extreme environmental conditions;

  • Ability to trap, move and handle feral swine;

  • Ability to collect within and keep strict research protocol;

  • Ability to observe and record biological data;

  • Ability to maintain accurate records and prepare written correspondence;

  • Ability to be an effective and productive team member;

  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision;

  • 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 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;

  • Required to work overtime as necessary;

  • Required to perform work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions;

  • Required to perform manual labor, including lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs.;

  • Work location will be the Kerr Wildlife Management Area - Texas;

  • May be required to operate a State vehicle;

  • Required to travel 20% with possible overnight stays;

  • Required to operate State vehicle;

  • 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 68, 64

Navy NO MIL EQUIVALENT

Coast Guard MST, 790, 72

Marine Corps NO MIL EQUIVALENT

Air Force 43MX

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


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Fish And Wildlife Technican I (Seasonal Research Technician)

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Texas Parks And Wildlife Department