This position works within a team environment to identify statewide research needs and then plans and conducts original and collaborative applied research to improve efficiency and success of statewide programs in fishery management, hatchery operation, production, aquatic habitat conservation and enhancement. The primary focus of this senior-level research position will be to conduct research that supports statewide Urban Fisheries. Topics of research can include, but are not limited to improving management of fisheries within urban rivers and impoundments, promoting effective and efficient use of hatchery-produced fish, relating multiscale habitat conservation and enhancement to improving angler experiences, identifying constituent needs and desires, or modeling consumer (i.e., angler) behavior. Assists in directing a team of technicians. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive 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.
POSTING NUMBER: 16-00788
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Fisheries Science, Biological Science, Aquaculture or a closely related field. Experience:
Three years of progressive experience as a Research Fisheries Biologist, or Research Aquatic Biologist. Licensure:
If driving is required, applicant must possess a valid class "C" Texas driver's license;ACCEPTABLE SUBSTITUTIONS: Experience:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in Fisheries Science, Biological Science, Aquaculture or a closely related field, may substitute for one year of the required experience;
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a PhD in Fisheries Science, Biological Science, Aquaculture or a closely related field may substitute for two years of the required experience. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Education:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's or PhD in Fisheries Science, Biological Science, Aquaculture or a closely related field. Experience:
A proven record of planning, conducting, and publishing original and collaborative applied research;
In order to be considered for this position, the following information is required:
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.
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.
In fulfilling our mission, we will: Be a recognized national leader in implementing effective natural resources conservation and outdoor recreational programs; Serve the state of Texas, its citizens, and our employees with the highest standards of service, professionalism, fairness, courtesy, and respect; Rely on the best available science to guide our conservation decisions; Responsibly manage agency finances and appropriations to ensure the most efficient and effective use of tax-payer and user fee resources; Attract and retain the best, brightest, and most talented workforce to successfully execute our mission.