TPWD - Manager V (Science and Policy Branch Chief)

  • TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE
  • Austin, Texas
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Administration and Management Sciences and Laboratory

Job Description

TPWD MISSION
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.

PLEASE NOTE: 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. 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. A scanned copy of a college transcript(s) issued from the registrar must be attached to the online application (if applicable).

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MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY CODES can be found at http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/CompensationSystem/JobDescriptions

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE: If you choose to claim veteran's employment preference including surviving spouse or orphan of a veteran as outlined by the State of Texas, you must attach a DD214 at the time your application is submitted. If you have questions regarding this requirement, please visit our Veteran's Hiring Reference page at https://tpwd.texas.gov/job/veterans/

FOR NEW HIRES/REHIRES: Health insurance is available the 1st of the following month after a 60-day waiting period.

TO APPLY: Application must be completed at: https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en

HIRING CONTACT: Craig Bonds, (512) 389-4643

PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS: TPWD Headquarters, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Performs advanced (senior-level) managerial work administering the daily operations and activities of an agency's business function, division, or department. Under the direction of the Inland Fisheries Division Director, position is responsible for providing leadership and coordination of the freshwater fisheries science and policy functions of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Inland Fisheries Division. Provides direct supervision, administrative oversight, budget management, and strategic direction for technical programs that perform applied fisheries research, data management and statistical analyses, coordination of proposed changes to freshwater fishing regulations, regulatory consultations and permitting, natural resource damage assessments, and coordination of responses to public requests for information. Also performs legislative bill analyses and may represent the Division at Commission and legislative hearings. Coordinates closely with the Deputy Division Director and Chief of Hatcheries to achieve divisional goals. Communicates with internal and external stakeholders to achieve conservation priorities of the division. Works under limited supervision, with considerable 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.



Qualifications:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's OR higher degree in Fisheries or Natural Resource Science with substantial coursework in fisheries or in a related social or economic field.

Experience:

Five years experience of a progressively responsible nature in fisheries management, fish culture, fisheries-related data analysis, research, planning, program or policy development and/or field-executed management;

Three years experience supervising positions or leading teams.

NOTE: Experience may have occurred concurrently.

Licensure:

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

ACCEPTABLE SUBSTITUTIONS:

Experience:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in a Fisheries or closely related natural resource science field may substitute for one year of required experience in a progressively responsible nature in fisheries management, fish culture, fisheries-related data analysis, research, planning, program or policy development and/or field-executed management;

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Ph.D. in a Fisheries or a closely related natural resource science field may substitute for two years of required experience in a progressively responsible nature in fisheries management, fish culture, fisheries-related data analysis, research, planning, program or policy development and/or field-executed management.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in Fisheries Science, Aquaculture, Fisheries Management, Aquatic Ecology, Natural Resources Management, or closely related field.

Experience:

Five years governmental supervisory experience of a progressive nature in fisheries management, fish culture, fisheries-related data analysis, research, planning, program or policy development and/or field-executed management;

Five years experience in developing and managing budgets;

Five years experience in working with diverse constituent groups;

Direct experience interacting with Commissions, Boards, Committees, Advisory Groups, Legislature, and regulatory agencies.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of fisheries management, freshwater ecosystems, fish culture, and fisheries policy issues;

Knowledge of relevant laws, theory, and practices of fisheries science;

Skill in using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook;

Skill in effective verbal and written communication;

Skill in logistics, planning, and implementation of fisheries management and fish culture programs;

Skill in supervising and developing teamwork within a diverse group of trained individuals;

Skill in working with a variety of constituent groups, including public and national governmental entities;

Skill in problem solving with staff, and building and leading a team of cross-unit individuals toward a common goal;

Skill in negotiating with and coordinating efforts of large and sometimes diverse groups to reach consensus among competing interests;

Skill in developing service-oriented operations and to form positive, productive working relationships with agency staff, other agencies, and the general public;

Skill in interpreting agency policies and procedures;

Skill in effectively presenting policy proposals and planning documents to a variety of audiences and to work effectively with fisheries managers in evaluating those proposals and results;

Ability to develop, implement, and evaluate programs and prepare program documents;

Ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines;

Ability to work as a team member to accomplish objectives;

Ability to make sound judgments regarding program direction, allocation of available resources and providing overall guidance on issues;

Ability to establish goals and objectives;

Ability to be creative and innovative in developing and implementation plans;

Ability to analyze processes, determine alternatives and recommend solutions;

Ability to conduct work activities in accordance with TPWD safety program.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

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 operate a State vehicle;

Required to travel 15% with possible overnight stays;

Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles.

TPWD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


Closing Date: Ongoing

Job Address

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