Resource Specialist I

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Resource Specialist I

Agency

Texas A&M Forest Service

Department

Livingston District

Proposed Minimum Salary

$13.00 hourly

Job Location

Cleveland, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

The Resource Specialist provides support to District Operations to ensure all programs offered by TFS are administered within the District.


Responsibilities:
-Supports District Forester with delivery of Resource Development and Resource Protection programs.  Tasks may include: preparation of tract and stand maps, collecting property and stand data, interact directly with clientele, drafting of management plans, capacity building, conservation education, fire prevention and special projects.  Teaching and working with children and adult in an outdoor classroom environment. Certification and training in Project Learning Tree, arboriculture and other outdoor education programs and specific training will be required once hired. Serve as a wildland firefighter and/or emergency responder on a statewide basis.  Duties will include operation of heavy firefighting equipment, use of hand firefighting tools and perform ground reconnaissance on wildfires.


-Employee must manage and account for assigned credit cards, vehicles, and equipment.  Vehicles and equipment must be maintained in good working order and properly serviced.

-Employee must meet and annually maintain a physical fitness standard which includes successfully completing a two-mile walk in 30 minutes or less with a 25-pound pack and obtaining required NWCG training and Red Card Certification.  Employee will carry a communication device to facilitate 24-hour availability.  Will be required to respond to dispatcher within 30 minutes of receiving an emergency call, notification, or alert. Employee must live within 30 minutes of assigned work station to facilitate rapid emergency response.

-Work is often outdoors that will require exposure to harsh environmental conditions such as wind, sunlight, smoke, rough terrain, dusty roads, rain and temperature extremes.  will require operating heavy equipment with related exposure to equipment vibrations and noise.  Will require walking long distances, standing for extended periods, twisting, bending, reaching, kneeling, and lifting and carrying heavy objects.  Will require driving a motor vehicle for long distances.  Will require operating computers with monitors for extended periods of time.  Must meet annual physical fitness standard.  May require working long hours with minimal rest in primitive conditions.  May result in exposure to emotionally stressful situations for extended periods of time.  Will become eligible for additional out-of-state duty in accordance with wildland Fire Qualification System Guide (PMS 310-1) by meeting applicable fitness levels.

-Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:
Required Education: High school graduate or equivalent.

Preferred Education: Graduate with a 2-year natural resources related technical degree
Required Experience: None

Preferred Experience: Similar position with company or agency.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Required Knowledge:  PC-based programs and software.
Required Skills: Good oral and written communication skills.

Required Ability: Multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

Preferred Ability: Ability to utilize GIS/GPS programs.


Registrations, Certifications, and Licenses:
Required: Valid Texas CDL Class A or ability to obtain one within 180 days of date of hire.

Preferred: FFT-1, TPOP under NWCG


Applicant Instructions:

Resume and references are REQUIRED to be uploaded to application.   Certifications are preferred to be uploaded to the application.  Documents/certifications can be uploaded in the "My Experience" page in the "Resume/CV section.  More than one document can be uploaded; just click the "Upload" button for each document.  Documents can only be loaded at this time and cannot be uploaded once the application is submitted.  If there are any issues uploading documents, please contact 979-458-6690 Please check your spam folder in case more information is sent in regard to this position.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.



Job Title

Resource Specialist I

Agency

Texas A&M Forest Service

Department

Livingston District

Proposed Minimum Salary

$13.00 hourly

Job Location

Cleveland, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

The Resource Specialist provides support to District Operations to ensure all programs offered by TFS are administered within the District.


Responsibilities:
-Supports District Forester with delivery of Resource Development and Resource Protection programs.  Tasks may include: preparation of tract and stand maps, collecting property and stand data, interact directly with clientele, drafting of management plans, capacity building, conservation education, fire prevention and special projects.  Teaching and working with children and adult in an outdoor classroom environment. Certification and training in Project Learning Tree, arboriculture and other outdoor education programs and specific training will be required once hired. Serve as a wildland firefighter and/or emergency responder on a statewide basis.  Duties will include operation of heavy firefighting equipment, use of hand firefighting tools and perform ground reconnaissance on wildfires.


-Employee must manage and account for assigned credit cards, vehicles, and equipment.  Vehicles and equipment must be maintained in good working order and properly serviced.

-Employee must meet and annually maintain a physical fitness standard which includes successfully completing a two-mile walk in 30 minutes or less with a 25-pound pack and obtaining required NWCG training and Red Card Certification.  Employee will carry a communication device to facilitate 24-hour availability.  Will be required to respond to dispatcher within 30 minutes of receiving an emergency call, notification, or alert. Employee must live within 30 minutes of assigned work station to facilitate rapid emergency response.

-Work is often outdoors that will require exposure to harsh environmental conditions such as wind, sunlight, smoke, rough terrain, dusty roads, rain and temperature extremes.  will require operating heavy equipment with related exposure to equipment vibrations and noise.  Will require walking long distances, standing for extended periods, twisting, bending, reaching, kneeling, and lifting and carrying heavy objects.  Will require driving a motor vehicle for long distances.  Will require operating computers with monitors for extended periods of time.  Must meet annual physical fitness standard.  May require working long hours with minimal rest in primitive conditions.  May result in exposure to emotionally stressful situations for extended periods of time.  Will become eligible for additional out-of-state duty in accordance with wildland Fire Qualification System Guide (PMS 310-1) by meeting applicable fitness levels.

-Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:
Required Education: High school graduate or equivalent.

Preferred Education: Graduate with a 2-year natural resources related technical degree
Required Experience: None

Preferred Experience: Similar position with company or agency.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Required Knowledge:  PC-based programs and software.
Required Skills: Good oral and written communication skills.

Required Ability: Multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

Preferred Ability: Ability to utilize GIS/GPS programs.


Registrations, Certifications, and Licenses:
Required: Valid Texas CDL Class A or ability to obtain one within 180 days of date of hire.

Preferred: FFT-1, TPOP under NWCG


Applicant Instructions:

Resume and references are REQUIRED to be uploaded to application.   Certifications are preferred to be uploaded to the application.  Documents/certifications can be uploaded in the "My Experience" page in the "Resume/CV section.  More than one document can be uploaded; just click the "Upload" button for each document.  Documents can only be loaded at this time and cannot be uploaded once the application is submitted.  If there are any issues uploading documents, please contact 979-458-6690 Please check your spam folder in case more information is sent in regard to this position.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.


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