TPWD – Manager V (Big Game Program Director) (00033079)
Organization: PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT
Primary Location: Texas-Austin
Work Locations: DW-TPWD Headquarters 4200 Smith School Road Austin 78744
Employee Status: Regular
Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
State Job Code: 1604
Salary Admin Plan: B
Salary (Pay Basis): 8,471.76 – 8,471.76 (Monthly)
Number of Openings: 1
Overtime Status: Exempt
Job Posting: May 23, 2023, 7:04:04 AM
Closing Date: Jun 6, 2023, 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.
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.
Job history and volunteer experience should be listed in the work history section of the application to receive credit towards meeting the minimum requirements. Part-time experience credit is prorated based on the duration and hours worked per week. Please indicate hours worked for part-time/temporary/seasonal experience. 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.
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MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY CODES
No Military Crosswalk. Qualified veterans are encouraged to apply.
111x, 112X 113X 114X, 611X, 612X, 621X, 631X, 632X, 641X, 648X
0203, 0207, 0302, 0520, 0602, 0802, 1802, 6502, 7202, 7208, 7210, 7220
8U000, 9G100, 16GX, 41AX, 86M0, 86P0
*More information on military occupational specialty codes can be found below:
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/jobs/veterans/
Texas Parks and Wildlife offers a variety of benefits for employees such as generous paid time off, group insurance, retirement and pension, and frequent training and staff development opportunities. Other benefits include longevity pay, merit pay, deferred compensation, flexible benefit plans, 401K/457 retirement plans, direct deposit, telework, staggered work hours, Employee Assistance Program and a Return to Work Program. For new employees or rehires, health insurance is available the 1st of the following month after a 60-day waiting period. Click HERE to view our Benefits page.
HIRING CONTACT: Meredith Longoria, (512) 389-4410
PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS: Within 120 miles of 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744
Under the direction of the Wildlife Division Deputy Director, the Big Game Program Director is responsible for advanced (senior-level) managerial work administering the daily operations and activities of an agency’s business function, division or department including directing, managing, and supervising all personnel and activities within the Big Game Program. Exercises broad initiative and discretion in the directing and execution of these programs and activities. Provides leadership and interdepartmental coordination as well as coordination with local, state and federal agencies, private landowners, corporations, development planners and consultants. Participates in public meetings and administrative hearings held by other state agencies that permit, fund or authorize projects. Responsible for building internal and external public support for TPWD programs and wildlife conservation within the private sector, nonprofit sector and governmental agencies. Responsible for Program budget preparation, submission, expenditures and monitoring. Works under limited supervision, with considerable 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.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Science, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Ecology, Conservation Biology, Natural Resource Management, or related discipline.
Five years professional experience in natural resource management/wildlife/habitat conservation, with experience in program level functions, such as strategic planning, budgeting and employee/program evaluation;
Five years professional experience, not associated with the pursuit of undergraduate or graduate degree programs, as a wildlife biologist, ecologist or closely related wildlife professional;
Two years of supervisory experience.
NOTE: Experience may have occurred concurrently.
Must possess or be able to obtain, within 30 days of employment, a valid Class “C” Texas driver’s license.
NOTE: Retention of position is contingent upon obtaining and maintaining required license.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s degree in Wildlife Science, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Ecology, or closely related field in natural resource management, may substitute for one year of the required experience in natural resource management/wildlife/habitat conservation, with experience in program level functions, such as strategic planning, budgeting and employee/program evaluation;
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Ph.D. in Wildlife Science, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Ecology, or closely related field in natural resource management, may substitute for two years of the required experience in natural resource management/wildlife/habitat conservation, with experience in program level functions, such as strategic planning, budgeting and employee/program evaluation.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s degree or Ph.D. in Wildlife Science, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Ecology, Conservation Biology, Natural Resource Management, or related discipline.
Seven years professional experience, not associated with the pursuit of undergraduate or graduate degree programs, as a wildlife biologist, ecologist or closely related wildlife professional;
Five years supervisory experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of basic life history, behavior, and habitat needs of Texas wildlife;
Knowledge of wildlife habitat management and wildlife research techniques applicable to Texas;
Knowledge of state and federal laws relevant to Texas wildlife conservation;
Knowledge of principles and practices of public administration and management;
Knowledge of computers and computer programs used for word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations;
Skill in using MS Word, Excel and Outlook;
Skill in effective verbal and written communication;
Skill in designing and administering wildlife management and research programs;
Skill in dealing with state, federal, and private conservation organizations;
Skill in dealing with the public;
Skill in developing budgets and handling financial issues;
Skill in handling personnel issues and resolving conflicts;
Skill in using computers and computer programs used for word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations;
Skill in directing and organizing program activities;
Skill in establishing goals and objectives that support the strategic plan;
Skill in identifying problems, evaluating alternatives, and implementing effective solutions;
Ability to effectively resolve complicated issues;
Ability to evaluate policies and procedures;
Ability to plan, assign, and supervise the work of others;
Ability to conduct work activities in accordance with TPWD safety program.
Required to work from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday;
Required to work overtime, as necessary;
Required to operate a State vehicle;
Required to travel up to 30% with possible overnight stays;
Must conform to TPWD dress and grooming standards, work rules, and safety procedures;
Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles.
TPWD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER