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Fish & Wildlife Technician I

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

San Marcos ,  Texas

Under the direction of the Hatchery Biologist, this position is responsible for assisting in the 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:
Graduation from High School or GED.

Experience:
No experience required.

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Fisheries Science or closely related field.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of aquatic organisms, principles of fish culture;
  • Knowledge of vehicle and motor mechanics and maintenance;
  • Knowledge of using power tools and general hand tools;
  • Skill in demonstrating good work habits;
  • Skill in effective verbal and written communication;
  • Skill in using MS Word, Excel and Outlook;
  • Skill in identifying, researching and compiling information;
  • Skill in providing quality customer service in a courteous and professional manner;
  • Skill in meeting deadlines;
  • Skill in the use of hand and power tools, mowers, trimmers, chain saws, tractors, vehicles, generators and other mechanical equipment;
  • Skill in training others;
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective work relationships with co-workers and work-related contacts;
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions;
  • Ability to collect and record biological data;
  • Ability to work as a member of a team;
  • Ability to identify fish species and common aquatic organisms;
  • Ability to maintain facilities and equipment;
  • Ability to operate light farm equipment and pull a gooseneck trailer;
  • Ability to follow special written and verbal instructions;
  • 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.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • 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 work overtime as necessary;
  • Required to perform work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions;
  • Required to perform work in water-based field activities, including work aboard boats;
  • Required to perform manual labor including, lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs.;
  • Required to travel 10%;
  • Required to operate a State vehicle;
  • Temporary position will not extend past six months or August 31, 2017 regardless of the total time employed.
  • 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.



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