TPWD - Fish and Wildlife Technician I (Seasonal WMA Technician) (00042749)

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Tyler, Texas

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details 17.64-20.35 hourly
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

HIRING CONTACT:  Stephen Lange, (903) 566-1626 ext. 221

PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS: TPWD Wildlife Division, Tyler Nature Center, 11942 FM 848, Tyler, TX 75707


Under the direction of the Regional Director and Project Leaders, this position performs routine (journey-level) fish and wildlife conservation work and is responsible for assisting with habitat management, infrastructure maintenance, equipment maintenance, grounds keeping, public use, and research at Region 3 Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) within the Northeast Texas, Middle Trinity River, and Pineywoods Ecosystem Projects.  Work involves the collection of biological data and assisting with wildlife research projects as assigned.  Main emphasis will be on the management of wildlife habitat and maintaining and repairing infrastructure/complex equipment needed for research, habitat management or maintenance activities.  Assists with public hunting and other public use programs on assigned area where applicable.  Provides wildlife management information to hunters, land managers, other user groups and the general public.  Works under moderate supervision, with minimal 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 High School or GED.


No experience required.


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



Experience in wildlife management, farm or ranch operations, building maintenance, vehicle repairs, heavy equipment operation and maintenance.   


  • Knowledge of wildlife, range, farming, and livestock practices;
  • Skill in using MS Word, Excel, and Outlook;
  • Skill in operating common farming and ranching machinery and heavy equipment to include: dozers, skid steer, farm tractors, shredders, discs, aerator, backhoe, chainsaw;
  • Skill in effective verbal and written communication;
  • Skill in using hand and power tools and other mechanical equipment;
  • Skill in repairing and maintaining specialized equipment such as boats, vehicles, farm equipment, mowers, trailers and small engines;
  • Ability to perform grounds maintenance activities such as mowing and weed eating;
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, and organize assigned work activities;
  • 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, comply with purchasing documentation, and prepare written correspondence;
  • Ability to assist with management, research and conducting public hunts for extended periods of time;
  • Ability to operate, repair, and maintain specialized equipment, such as airboats, Off-Road Vehicles (ORVs), All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs), farm equipment, vehicles, mowers, trailers and small engines;
  • Ability to perform basic welding, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, fencing, mechanical, and road maintenance tasks;
  • Ability to use hand tools, power tools, and mechanical equipment;
  • Ability to operate a GPS and GIS (ArcMap);
  • Ability to work as a member of a team;
  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision;
  • Ability to perform manual labor including lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs.;
  • Ability to conduct activities in accordance with TPWD safety program.


  • Required to work from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday;
  • Required to work on holidays, weekends, and hours other than 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., as necessary; 
  • Required to perform work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions;
  • Required to perform manual labor, including lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs.;
  • Must conform to TPWD dress and grooming standards, work rules, and safety procedures;
  • Required to operate heavy equipment and farm machinery;
  • Required to perform work in wet unstable soils and muddy conditions;
  • Required to work in areas with heavy extreme insect infestation;
  • Required to work in remote field locations;
  • Required to travel 25% with possible overnight stays;
  • Bunkhouse lodging is available;
  • May be required to operate State vehicle;

Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles.




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 | Service | Military Specialty
Natural Resources Specialist I-V | Army | 92W
Natural Resources Specialist I-V | Navy | AG, 180X, 680X
Natural Resources Specialist I-V | Coast Guard | MST, MSSR, OAR15
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

MILITARY EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE:  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.


Apply through the Texas Centralized Accounting and Payroll/Personnel System (CAPPS).
Link to CAPPS posting: 

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category General / Stewardship, Wildlife
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