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Natural Resources Specialist I-III (Hatchery Biologist)
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Job Description

General Description

Under the direction of the Hatchery Manager, this position is responsible for performing fish hatchery work that involves fish propagation, distribution, equipment and facility maintenance of a high-tech warm water state fish hatchery. Assists with data analysis, report writing, and scientific experiments to further develop and expand the discipline of fish culture or enhance the overall productivity and efficiency of hatchery operations. Provides leadership to staff by assisting with the supervision of hatchery technicians, seasonal workers, interns, and volunteers. Responsible for assuring a high level of quality control in facility personnel management. Organizes and conducts public outreach activities. Provides technical assistance and staff support as required. Performs additional duties as assigned. Complies with all Agency, Division and Branch rules, regulations and procedures.

POSTING NUMBER: 18-00362

Qualification Guidelines

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

* Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's, Master's or Ph.D degree in Fisheries Sciences, Mariculture, Marine Biology, or closely related field.

Experience:

* NRS I: No experience required;
* NRS II: Two years relevant experience;
* NRS III: Six years relevant experience.

Licensure:

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

ACCEPTABLE SUBSTITUTIONS:

Education:

* NRS II: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in Fisheries Sciences, Mariculture, Marine Biology, or closely related field may substitute for one year of relevant experience;
* Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Ph.D. degree in Fisheries Biology, Mariculture, Marine Biology or closely related field may substitute for two years of relevant experience.
* NRS III: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree Fisheries Biology, Mariculture, Marine Biology or closely related field with five years of relevant experience;
* Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Ph.D. Fisheries Biology, Mariculture, Marine Biology or closely related field and four years of relevant experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

* Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in Fisheries Sciences, Mariculture, Marine Biology, or closely related field.

Experience:

* One year of experience as a Fish Hatchery Biologist or two years as a Fish Hatchery Technician.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

NRS I:

* Knowledge of fish hatchery methods, and conservation issues;
* Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to program area;

NRS II:

* Knowledge of NRS I, PLUS:
* Knowledge of hatchery equipment, operations and maintenance;
* Knowledge of pertinent research and fisheries management techniques and theories;

NRS III:

* Knowledge of NRS II, PLUS:
* Knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, and policies dealing with fish hatchery operations and water intake and discharge;

NRS I:

* Skill in using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook;
* Skill in effective verbal and written communication;
* Skill in effective work habits, task efficient, reliable and able to follow instructions;
* Skill in meeting deadlines;
* Skill in establishing and maintaining effective work relationships with co-workers and work-related contacts;
* Skill in making independent, sound and timely decisions;
* Skill in using a computer;
* Skill in safe operation of full size trucks and a pulling fish hauling tank/trailer;

NRS II:

* Skill of NRS I, Plus:
* Skill in technical and public speaking;
* Skill in public relations;
* Skill in operating basic scientific equipment and computer programs;
* Skill in the use of graphic database, statistical and analytical programs;
* Skill in interacting and communicating effectively verbally and in writing in technical issues to diverse groups, including TPWD staff, the public, and governmental agencies;
* Skill in training others;

NRS III:

* Skill of an NRS II, Plus:
* Skill in planning, assigning and/or supervising the work of others;
* Skill in providing direction and guidance to less tenured staff;
* Skill in managing several projects simultaneously;
* Skill in reviewing, interpreting, summarizing, and commenting on technical documents;

NRS I:

* Ability to work independently with little to no supervision;
* Ability to communicate effectively with the public;
* Ability to use sound judgment when making critical decisions;
* Ability to function in a team environment;
* Ability to maintain effective working relationships;
* Ability to follow instructions;
* Ability to perform administrative duties;
* Ability to perform manual labor, including, but not limited to, lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs.;
* Ability to conduct work activities in accordance with TPWD safety program;
* Ability to work under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment;

NRS II:

* Ability of an NRS I, PLUS:
* Ability to prepare concise reports;
* Ability to lead others;
* Ability to prioritize projects and meet deadline;
* Ability to abide by and ensure compliance with TPWD workplace safety standards;
* Ability to design scientific experiments, collect and analyze data;
* Ability to work under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment;

NRS III:

* Ability of an NRS II, PLUS:
* Ability to establish goals and objectives;
* Ability to manage program activities;
* Ability to work under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

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;
* Required to adjust to changing schedules;
* Required to work overtime as needed;
* Required to respond to emergencies and on-call situations;
* Performs work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions;
* Required to work in various environmental conditions including heat, enclosed spaces, heights, noise, dust and fumes given proper safety precautions and equipment;
* Performs work in water-based field activities, including work aboard seagoing vessels;
* Required to perform manual labor, including, but not limited to, lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs.;
* May be required to operate a State vehicle;
* Required to travel 15% 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.

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

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