Natural Resources Specialist V (Aransas Bay Ecosystem Leader)

Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

Rockport, Texas

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details 6,979.07 (Monthly)
Deadline Jul 16, 2024
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

TPWD - Natural Resources Specialist V (Aransas Bay Ecosystem Leader) (00043053) 


Primary Location: Texas-Rockport 

Work Locations: 

CF-Rockport Annex 

824 S Fuqua 

 Rockport 78382

Job: Management 

Employee Status: Regular 

Schedule: Full-time Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00 

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time 

State Job Code: 2686  

Salary Admin Plan: B 

Grade: 24  

Salary (Pay Basis): 6,979.07 - 6,979.07 (Monthly) 

Number of Openings: 1 

Overtime Status: Exempt 

Job Posting: Jul 2, 2024, 8:30:40 AM 

Closing Date: Jul 16, 2024, 11:59:00 PM 


To manage and conserve the natural and cultural resources of Texas and to provide hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.


All applications must contain complete job histories, which includes job title, dates of employment (month/year) and hours worked per week, name of employer, supervisor's name and phone number and a description of duties performed.  

Job history and volunteer experience should be listed in the work history section of the application to receive credit towards meeting the minimum requirements.  Part-time experience credit is prorated based on the duration and hours worked per week.  Please indicate hours worked for part-time/temporary/seasonal experience. If this information is not submitted, your application will be considered incomplete.

Applications with “See attached" or "See resume" will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.  Omission of data can be the basis for disqualification; you may state ‘unknown’ for any incomplete fields. If education is used to meet the minimum requirements of the job posting, a copy of a college transcript(s) issued from the registrar must be provided if you are selected for an interview. 


APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED THROUGH WORK IN TEXAS:  Work In Texas (WIT) applicants must complete the supplemental questions to be considered for the posting. To complete the supplemental questions, go to CAPPS Recruit to register or login. CAPPS Recruit, https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en  


Job Classification


Military Specialty

Natural Resources Specialist I-V



Natural Resources Specialist I-V


AG, 180X, 680X

Natural Resources Specialist I-V

Coast Guard


Natural Resources Specialist I-V

Marine Corps

6842, 6862, 6802, 8831

Natural Resources Specialist I-V

Air Force

1W0X1, 9S100, 15WX

*More information on military occupational specialty codes can be found below:

https://www.onetonline.org/crosswalk/MOC/ https://hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MilitaryCrosswalkGuide.pdf


If you choose to claim military employment preference as outlined by the State of Texas, you must complete the Military Employment Preference Survey and attach this form and required documentation referenced on this form at the time your application is submitted.

If you have questions regarding this requirement, please visit our Military Employment Reference page at https://tpwd.texas.gov/jobs/veterans/

Required forms that will need to be attached with application for Military Employment Preference:

  • Veteran- DD214 showing honorable discharge.
  • Surviving spouse of a veteran who has not remarried- Marriage Certificate and DD Form 1300 or appropriate documentation.
  • Orphan of a veteran killed while on active duty- Birth Certificate and DD Form 1300 or appropriate documentation.
  • Spouse of a member of the US Armed Forces/Texas National Guard serving on Active Duty- Marriage Certificate and copy of spouses active duty military orders.
  • Spouse of a veteran with disability and is the primary income for household- Marriage Certificate, Veterans DD214, and VA Benefits Summary Letter showing disability rating.

Documentation must be attached to the application before military preference can be granted.


Texas Parks and Wildlife offers a variety of benefits for employees such as generous paid time off, group insurance, retirement and pension, and frequent training and staff development opportunities.  Other benefits include longevity pay, merit pay, deferred compensation, flexible benefit plans, 401K/457 retirement plans, direct deposit, telework, staggered work hours, Employee Assistance Program and a Return to Work Program. For new employees or rehires, health insurance is available the 1st of the following month after a 60-day waiting period. Click HERE to view our Benefits page.

HIRING CONTACT: Perry Trial, (361) 729-2328

PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS: CF-Aransas Bay Ecosystem, 824 S. Fuqua, Rockport, TX 78382


Under the direction of the Regional Director, this position performs highly advanced (senior-level) natural resources work and is responsible for the coordination, implementation, and field collection of biological, sociological, and economic data pertaining to the fisheries and ecosystem management within the Aransas Bay ecosystem.  Provides leadership for staff and field station administration.  Performs data analysis and writes summary reports on the data collected from the ecosystem.  Develops a thorough knowledge and understanding of the ecosystem.  Oversees safe operation of equipment and maintenance of gear, equipment and facilities. Participates in professional arenas and promotes public awareness of Department activities.  Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.  Performs additional duties as assigned.  Complies with all Agency, Division and Branch rules, regulations and procedures.




Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s or higher degree in Aquatic/Fisheries Biology, Marine Biology, Ecology, Resource Management or closely related field.


Three years of progressively responsible experience in ecosystem/fisheries resources-related research, planning, program development, grant and project management and field executed management programs;

Two years experience as a full-line supervisor or Three years experience in a non-supervisory position that required leadership skills and implementing program directives.

NOTE: Experience may have occurred concurrently.


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.



Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in Aquatic/Fisheries Biology, Marine Biology, Ecology, Resource Management or closely related field may substitute for one year of the required experience in ecosystem/fisheries resources-related research, planning, program development, grant and project management and field executed management programs;

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a PhD in Aquatic/Fishery Biology, Marine Biology, Ecology, Resource Management or closely related field may substitute for two years of the required experience in ecosystem/fisheries resources-related research, planning, program development, grant and project management and field executed management programs.



  • Publication in peer reviewed journal with inclusion of statistical analysis of fisheries/resource data;
  • Supervisory experience in a resource management related field with a staff of 5 or more.


  • Knowledge of marine biology/ecology or marine fisheries management;
  • Knowledge of Texas coastal ecosystems and fisheries including Gulf and interjurisdictional fisheries and their management;
  • Skill in effective verbal and written communication;
  • Skill in effective technical writing, and public speaking;
  • Skill in using MS Word, Excel and Outlook;
  • Skill in personnel management and supervision;
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective work relationships with co-workers and work-related contacts;
  • Skill in fishery research, management and sampling techniques;
  • Skill in analyzing and presenting fisheries data;
  • Skill in accepting and effectively handling assignments from multiple authorities;
  • Skill in computer operations and applications to fisheries management;
  • Ability to supervise, motivate and develop a functional team;
  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision;
  • Ability to maintain flexibility and work with frequent interruptions and multiple changing priorities;
  • Ability to develop operating budgets and oversee expenditures by ecosystem personnel;
  • Ability to establish short- and long-term goals and objectives;
  • Ability to initiate, build and develop public support and involvement for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department conservation programs;
  • Ability to write and present scientific data;
  • 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.


  • Required to work hours other than 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with days off other than Saturdays, Sundays and holidays as needed;
  • Required to work overtime as necessary;
  • Required to adjust to changing schedules;
  • Required to respond to emergencies;
  • Required to perform work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions;
  • Required to perform work in water-based field activities, including work aboard seagoing vessel;
  • Required to perform manual labor including, lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs.;
  • Required to travel 30% with possible overnight stays;
  • Required to operate a State vehicle;
  • Must conform to TPWD dress and grooming standards, work rules and safety procedures;
  • Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles.



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Category Fisheries, Marine Biology