Texas Parks & Wildlife Natural Resources Specialist I-II-III in Corpus Christi, Texas

Natural Resources Specialist I-II-III



Natural Resources Specialist I-II-III


$3,399.17 - $4,811.73 Monthly


Corpus Christi, TX

Job Type

Regular Full Time


Coastal Fisheries

Job Number





9/28/2018 11:59 PM Central

Hiring Contact

Faye Grubbs, (361) 825-3281

Work Address

TPWD - Upper Laguna Madre Field Station, 6300 Ocean Drive NCR, Suite 2500, Unit 5845, Corpus Christi, TX 78412

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General Description

Under the direction of the Ecosystem Leader, this position is responsible for the coordination and field collection of biological, sociological and economic data pertaining to the fishery and ecosystem management in the upper Laguna Madre ecosystem. Provides leadership to staff and program coordination. Assists with data analysis and report writing. Operates equipment safely and maintains fisheries specific gear, equipment and facilities. Performs additional duties as assigned. Complies with all Agency, Division and Branch rules, regulations and procedures.

JOB POSTING: 19-00030

Qualification Guidelines



  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Fisheries Biology, Marine Biology or a closely related field.


  • NRS I: No experience required;

  • NRS II: Two years relevant experience;

  • NRS III: Six years relevant experience.


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



  • NRS II: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree Fisheries Biology, Marine Biology, or closely related field may substitute for one year of required experience;

  • NRS III: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Ph.D. in Fisheries Biology, Marine Biology, or closely related field may substitute for two years of required experience.



  • An advanced degree (M.S. or Ph.D.) from an accredited college or university in Fisheries Biology, Marine Biology, or closely related field.


  • Experience working with large databases, statistical data analysis software such as SAS, JMP, R (or similar), and GIS applications;

  • Experience in fisheries management.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Knowledge of biology, ecology and geography of Texas marine ecosystems and their associated fauna and flora;

  • Knowledge of boats, outboard motors, trailers, and vehicle operation and basic maintenance;

  • Knowledge of basic of marine-fisheries management concepts, management techniques, and sampling methods;

NRS II: Knowledge of NRS I, PLUS:

  • Knowledge of Texas commercial and recreational fisheries;

  • Knowledge of applicable laws, regulations and policies dealing with fish conservation;

NRS III: Knowledge of NRS II, PLUS:

  • Knowledge of advanced marine fisheries management concepts, management techniques, and sampling methods;


  • Skill in using MS Word, Excel and Outlook;

  • Skill in effective verbal and written communication with co-workers and the public;

  • Skill in using personal computers and various general software applications;

NRS II: Skill of NRS I, PLUS:

  • Skill in applying specific data handling software packages and data analysis;

  • Skill in conducting fisheries-related literature reviews and advancing current knowledge base;

  • Skill in publishing peer-reviewed manuscripts;

  • Skill in field work operations and logistics in coastal environments (boating, navigation, sea conditions, weather);


  • Skill in use of large data bases, including extraction, summary, interpretations and applications in management;

  • Skill in managing operations, facilities, and workgroups all within a budget;


  • Ability to fully participate in field based sampling activities;

  • Ability to function in a team environment and be an effective team member or leader;

NRS II: Ability of NRS I, PLUS:

  • Ability to work independently with initiative and accomplish several tasks concurrently;

  • Ability to schedule, organize, and coordinate outreach programs with public;

  • Ability to conduct work activities in accordance with TPWD safety program;

  • Ability to work under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment;

  • Ability to work under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment;

NRS III: Ability of NRS I-II, PLUS:

  • Ability to design scientific experiments, collect data and prepare scientific reports;

  • Ability to provide leadership to a diverse group of individuals;

  • Ability to works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Additional Information


  • Required to work hours other than 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with days off other than Saturday, Sunday and holidays as needed;

  • Required to respond to emergencies and on-call situations;

  • Required to perform work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions;

  • Required to adjust to changing schedules;

  • Required to work overtime as necessary;

  • Required to perform work in water-based field activities, including work aboard seagoing vessels;

  • May be required to operate a state vehicle;

  • Required to travel 20% with possible overnight stays;

  • Non-smoking work 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.

NOTE: Resume and professional references may be attached to the online application, but not in place of the completed application. A skills test may be conducted at time of interview.

Army 72, 92

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Coast Guard MST, 790, 72

Marine Corps 68, 88

Air Force 1W, 8E, 9S, 15