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Natural Resources Specialist I-II-III
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Job Description

General Description

Under the direction of the San Antonio Bay Ecosystem Biologist, this position is responsible for assisting the team leader with personnel coordination and field collection of biologic, sociologic and economic data pertaining to fisheries and ecosystem management in the San Antonio Bay system and Gulf of Mexico. Provides leadership in staff and program coordination. Assists with data analysis and report writing. Operates equipment safely and maintains gear, equipment and facilities. Promotes public awareness of Department activities. Performs additional duties as assigned. Complies with all Agency, Division and Branch rules, regulations and procedures.

JOB POSTING: 19-00058

Qualification Guidelines



* Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Biology, Marine Science, Wildlife and Fisheries Management, Ecology or other closely related field.


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


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



* NRS II: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree Fisheries Biology, Marine Biology or closely related field;
* NRS III: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a PH.D. in Fisheries Biology, Marine Biology or closely related field.



* Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in Fisheries Biology, Fisheries Management, Marine Biology, or a closely related discipline with supporting classwork.


* Experience in fisheries biology or fisheries management;
* Experience working with: large databases, statistical data analysis software such as SAS, JMP, R (or similar), and in GIS applications.


* U.S.C.G. approved boating safety course (or similar).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


* Knowledge of biology, ecology and geography of Texas marine ecosystems and their associated fauna and flora;
* Knowledge of boats, outboard motors, trailers, and vehicle operation and basic maintenance;
* Knowledge of computer operations and applications to fishery management activities;

NRS II, Knowledge of NRS I, PLUS:

* Knowledge of Texas commercial and recreational fisheries and ecosystems, especially as they relate to the Gulf of Mexico and Texas waters;
* Knowledge of applicable laws, regulations and policies dealing with fish conservation;
* Knowledge of current marine issues including freshwater inflows;

NRS III, Knowledge of NRS I-II, PLUS:

* Knowledge and understanding of marine fisheries management concepts, management techniques, and sampling methods;
* Knowledge of complex ecosystem based principles, statistics, data analysis, and management applications;


* Skill in using MS Word, Excel and Outlook;
* Skill in effective verbal and written communication with co-workers and public;
* Skill in technical writing and public speaking;
* Skill in fishery research techniques and data analysis;
* Skill in using personal computers and various general software applications;

NRS II, Skill of NRS I, PLUS:

* Skill in applying specific data handling software packages and data analysis;
* Skill in field work operations and logistics in coastal environments (boating, navigation, sea conditions, weather);


* Skill in use of large data bases, including extraction, summary, interpretations and applications in management;
* Skill in managing operations, facilities, and workgroups all within a budget;
* Skill in leadership, training others, counseling personnel, and developing staff potential and cohesiveness;
* Skill in preparing scientific reports for publication;


* Ability to fully participate in field based sampling activities;
* Ability to operate basic scientific equipment and computer programs;
* Ability to function in a team environment and be an effective team member or leader;
* Ability to participate infield based sapling activities;
* Ability to perform administrative duties;
* Ability to work under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment;

NRS II, Ability of NRS I, PLUS:

* Ability to work independently with initiative and accomplish several tasks concurrently;
* Ability to interact with constituents;
* Ability to schedule, organize, and coordinate outreach programs with public;
* Ability to work under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

NRS III, Ability of NRS I-II, PLUS:

* Ability to design scientific experiments, collect data and prepare scientific reports;
* Ability to provide leadership and train a diverse group of individuals;
* Ability to learn, apply and present complex fisheries management strategies;
* Ability to work under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Additional Information


* Required to work hours other than 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with days off other than Saturday, Sunday and holidays as needed;
* Required to respond to emergencies and on-call situations;
* Required to perform work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions;
* Required to adjust to changing schedules;
* Required to work overtime as necessary;
* Required to perform work in water-based field activities, including work aboard seagoing vessels;
* May be required to operate a state vehicle;
* Required to travel 10% with possible overnight stays;
* Non-smoking work environment in State buildings and vehicles.


* 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