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TPWD - Intern Clerk I - II - III (Urban Wildlife Intern-Houston)

at Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

Posted: 2/7/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 00008895
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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 official college transcript(s) issued from the registrar must be attached to the online application (if applicable).

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

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

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE: If selected for a position Veterans, Reservist or Guardsmen OR applicants claiming Surviving Spouse or Orphan veterans' preference eligibility, you will need to provide supporting documentation on or before the first day of employment.

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

PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS: Urban Wildlife TG, 14320 Garrett Road, Houston, TX 77044

HIRING CONTACT: Kelly Norrid, (281) 456-7029 ext. 22

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) strives to enhance opportunities that are reflective of an organization that is inclusive, one that fosters an open and supportive environment and draws from a variety of perspectives and experiences to further the mission and better serve the diverse population of Texas and our visitors.


The Wildlife Diversity Program manages all species in Texas that are not hunted, which comprises approximately 95% of the wildlife in Texas. The Urban intern will support the operations, programs and research projects on the Houston Urban Wildlife Program Office as a field technician. Works directly with Texas Parks and Wildlife biologists and other public and private entities to conduct wildlife research such as collection of coyote scat in urban settings and prepares and analyzes the samples to gain information on the dietary habits of urban coyotes in the greater Houston area. Other project may include using radio telemetry equipment to monitor Species of Greatest Conservation Need in Harris and surrounding counties. The results of both of these studies will be useful in the future planning and development in the urban areas of Harris and surrounding counties. Duties will include fieldwork for research projects, assisting with urban wildlife outreach, and other duties as assigned. Performs additional duties as assigned. Complies with all Agency, Division and Branch rules, regulations and procedures.


NOTE:  As students, paid work experience reflected on yourapplication may be limited.  Therefore, applicants are encouraged toinclude an addendum to their intern application that addresses any additionaleducational, volunteer, civic/community engagement or life experiences thataddresses the knowledge, skills and abilities reflected on this internopportunity. The student internship program employment period varies dependingon the specific intern opportunity. 

NOTE: If selected for a paid opportunity, intern will be paid at the rateof pay reflected from the completed hours at time of application.

 



Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education:

Current enrollment as an undergraduate or graduate student in an accredited college or university;
Minimum of 18 completed semester credit hours from an accredited college or university at time of application;
Must have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 grade point scale or "Pass" on a Pass/Fail system.

Experience:
None required.

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Education:

Current enrollment as an undergraduate or graduate student in a bachelor or post-bachelor's degree program from an accredited college or university in Wildlife Science, Conservation Science, or Environmental Biology, Environmental Science or closely related field.

Experience:
Work or volunteer experience on projects involving non-game wildlife and/or plants, will be familiar with native Texas wildlife species and strong desire to work with nongame species.     
    
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of native Texas wildlife species, native vegetation, and ecology;
Skill in effective verbal and written communication;
Skill in effective interaction with staff at all levels of the department and other state agencies and organizations;
Skill in MS Word, Excel and Outlook;
Skill in the use of personal computers;
Skill in collecting and recording scientific data;
Ability to motivate volunteers;
Ability to conduct public presentations, communicating effectively to the public;
Ability to follow scientific protocols;
Ability to conduct fieldwork in harsh weather conditions over rough terrain;
Ability to perform work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions;
Ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing;
Ability to work independently with little or no supervision
Ability to work as a member of a team;
Ability to travel to various work locations;
Ability to participate in public outreach programs;
Ability to perform manual labor including, lifting supplies and materials up to 85 lbs.;
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 work overtime as necessary;
Required to adjust to changing schedules;
Required to perform work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions;
Required to perform manual labor including, lifting supplies and materials up to 85 lbs.;
Required to use appropriate safety procedures and equipment;
Required to operate a State vehicle;
Required to travel 20% with possible overnight stays;
No lodging available;
Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles.
TPWD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER