Job Announcement

John D. Oswald j-oswald at TAMU.EDU
Tue May 23 14:38:01 CDT 2000


A brand new job in Texas for a terrestrial "Invertebrate Biologist". Please
post/circulate as appropriate. Closing date 7 July 2000. This message is
being posted to TAXACOM as a courtesy to a contact in the Texas Parks and
Wildlife Department (TPWD). I DO NOT have any additional information about
this position and will not return e-mails requesting information about it.
It is my understanding that the position will be posted in the near future
on the TPWD web site at: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/  (check the "Jobs"
link).
John Oswald

POSITION TITLE: Natural Resources Specialist IV-B (Invertebrate Biologist)
PHONE NO.: 512/912-7047
FAX NO.: 512/912-7058
CLASS NO. -
POSITION LOCATION/SALARY GROUP: 2683/B9
ADDRESS:        Fountain Park Plaza, Austin, TX
SALARY: Not To Exceed $3,357/mo.
DIVISION:       Wildlife
INTERVIEWING
POSTING DATE:   May 23, 2000
SUPERVISOR:     Peggy Horner
POSTING NO.:    00-36-421
CLOSING DATE:   July 7, 2000
GENERAL POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Invertebrate Biologist in the Wildlife
Diversity Program with primary responsibility for all indigenous terrestrial
invertebrates of Texas. Successful candidate will be responsible for
disseminating information to the general public about the value of
invertebrate biodiversity and conservation, working directly with Department
field staff, state and federal land managers, private landowners, and others
in the formulation of habitat management recommendations and other
conservation planning projects. Coordinates inventory, monitoring, research,
and habitat enhancement activities for invertebrates on TPW public lands as
assigned. Prepares and reviews technical reports, publications, and
management brochures/bulletins. Takes the lead on status of rare,
threatened, and endangered terrestrial invertebrates and coordinates
conservation planning activities. Reports directly to the Nongame and Rare
Species Program Coordinator.
WORKING CONDITIONS: (1) May require work on holidays, weekends and hours
other than 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday; (2) Overnight
travel required; (3) May require work during adverse weather conditions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
        Education:
                (1) B.S. degree from an accredited college or university in
biology, zoology, agricultural sciences or closely related natural resource
discipline with major course work in invertebrate zoology/entomology; (2) A
Master's degree in one of the above disciplines with major emphasis on
invertebrate zoology/entomology may be substituted for one year of the
required qualifying experience as listed in the Experience section below;
(3) A Ph.D in one of the above disciplines, with major emphasis on
invertebrate zoology/entomology may be substituted for two years of the
required qualifying experience as listed in the Experience section below.
        Experience:
                Four years experience directly related to invertebrate
biology.
        License:
                Must possess or be able to obtain a valid Texas class "C"
driver's license.

SELECTION CRITERIA:
        Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
                (1) Knowledge of the basic life history, ecology, habitat,
and conservation needs of the major groups of terrestrial and subterranean
invertebrates indigenous to Texas; (2) Skill in coordinating public
information and outreach activities focusing on the importance of
invertebrate biodiversity and conservation; (3) Skill in coordinating
surveys, research, and data analysis of scientific studies; (4) Ability to
prepare and review technical documents concerning the conservation and
management of rare, common, and nuisance invertebrates; (5) Knowledge of the
Endangered Species Act and conservation techniques for species federally
listed as threatened or endangered; (6) Skill in effective verbal and
written communications with the general public, private landowners, land
managers, consultants, and other governmental and non-governmental
organizations.
        Additional Requirements:
                (1) A copy of official college transcript(s) required at the
time of application; (2) Resume and professional references desired, but not
accepted in lieu of official state application for employment.

FORWARD APPLICATION TO: TPWD Employment, Recruitment and Retention Branch,
4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744




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