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Fish and Wildlife Technician I

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Hunt ,  Texas

Under the supervision of the Project Leader for the Edwards Plateau Ecosystems Management Project, this position is responsible for conducting general maintenance, construction and development activities on the Kerr Wildlife Management Area (WMA) involving buildings, public use facilities, landscaping, grounds maintenance, fencing, roads, wildlife/livestock water developments and also developing maintenance schedules. Occasionally performs routine wildlife habitat management and biological survey work. Work will involve collection of biological data and assisting with various research projects as necessary. Assists with public hunting and public use programs on assigned areas where applicable. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Performs additional duties as assigned. Complies with all Agency, Division Branch rules, regulations and procedures.

NOTE: Current TPWD Fish & Wildlife Technicians I-II may apply for this position at their current classification title and at the established Wildlife Division salary rate.


Graduation from High School or GED.

Two years relevant experience.

If driving is required, applicant must possess a valid State driver's license;
Must possess or be able to obtain within one year of employment, a Non-Commercial Pesticide/Herbicide Applicators license issued by the Texas Department of Agriculture;

NOTE: Retention of position contingent upon obtaining and maintaining required licenses.

Physical Requirements:
Must be able to pass, within one year of employment, the FFTII moderate duty physical fitness standard (walk 2 miles with a 25 lb pack in 30 minutes or less) OR the arduous duty physical fitness standard (walk 3 miles with 45 lb pack in 45 minutes or less);


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in relevant field may substitute for the required experience.


Current Non-Commercial Political Pesticide/Herbicide Applicators license issued by the Texas Department of Agriculture;
Current National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) Fire Fighter Type II certification.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of wildlife, wildlife/range management practices, farming and livestock practices applicable to Central Texas;
  • Skill in using MS Word, Excel and Outlook;
  • Skill in effective verbal and written communication;
  • Skill in using hand tools, power tools and mechanical equipment;
  • Skill in basic carpentry, plumbing and electrical repairs;
  • Skill in basic landscaping and building maintenance;
  • Ability to observe and record biological data;
  • Ability to meet and deal effectively with the public, landowners and co-workers;
  • Ability to maintain accurate records and prepare written correspondence;
  • Ability to assist with management, research, guiding and conducting public hunts for extended periods of time;
  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision;
  • Ability to work as a member of a team;
  • Ability to perform manual labor including, lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs.;
  • Ability to perform work activities in accordance with TPWD safety program.


  • Required to work 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday;
  • Required to adjust to changing schedule;
  • Required to work overtime as necessary;
  • Required to handle and work around various, and potentially dangerous, wild animals;
  • Required to perform work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions;
  • Required to conduct (without air sickness) low-level aerial surveys with fixed-wing aircraft and helicopter;
  • Required to perform manual labor including, lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs.;
  • May be required to operate a State vehicle;
  • Required to travel 10% with possible overnight stays;
  • Non-smoking 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.

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