NOTE: 10% Travel required.
Under the direction of the Hatchery Biologist, this position is responsible for performing fish and wildlife conservation work. Assists in propagation, rearing and distribution of fish species. Performs skilled field and maintenance work necessary for the operation of a State fish hatchery. Monitors, collects and records data. Performs additional duties as assigned. Complies with all Agency, Division and Branch rules, regulations and procedures.
POSTING NUMBER: 13-00244
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education:Graduation from High School or GED. Experience:
Fish and Wildlife Technician I: No experience required;
Fish and Wildlife Technician II: Four years experience which must include at least two years as a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Fish and Wildlife Technician I. Licensure:
Must possess or be able to obtain, within 30 days of employment, a valid class “C” Texas driver’s license. NOTE: Retention of position contingent upon obtaining and maintaining required license. ACCEPTABLE SUBSTITUTIONS: Experience:
FWT II ONLY: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a relevant Bachelor’s degree may substitute for two years of the required experience. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Education:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in fisheries science or related biological science.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Fish and Wildlife Technician I:
Knowledge of aquatic organisms, principles of fish culture;
Knowledge of vehicle and motor mechanics and maintenance;
Skill in effective verbal and written communication;
Skill in using MS Word, Excel and Outlook;
Skill in identifying, researching and compiling information;
Ability to work as a member of a team;
Ability to identify fish species and common aquatic organisms;
Ability to operate light farm equipment and pull a gooseneck trailer;
Ability to accurately follow instructions;
Ability to perform manual labor including, lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs.
Fish and Wildlife Technician II:Knowledge of FWT I, PLUS:
Knowledge of potential environmental contaminants and fish kills;
Knowledge of department budgeting, purchasing and operating procedures;
Knowledge of environmental laws and regulations;
Skills of a FWT I, PLUS:
Skill in designing, maintaining and repairing specialized hatchery equipment;
Abilities of a FWT I, PLUS:
Ability to identify fish disease and stress.
Required to work 40 hours per week, includes flexible schedules with hours other than 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and days off other than Saturdays, Sundays and holidays;
Required to travel;
Required to perform manual labor including, lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs.;
Required to perform work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions;
Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Submit online application: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/jobs;
Work history experience MUST be completed in the online application in order to be considered;
Resume and professional references may be attached to the online application, but not in place of the completed application;
A scanned copy of official college transcript(s) issued from the registrar must be provided at time of interview;
A skills test may be conducted at time of interview.