Intern I - II - III (Aquatic Education Intern - Multiple Locations) (00030551)
TPWD - Intern I - II - III (Aquatic Education Intern - Multiple Locations) (00030551)
Organization: PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT
Primary Location: Texas
Job: Office and Administrative Support
Employee Status: Temporary
Standard Hours Per Week: 20.00
Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time
State Job Code: 0055 0057, 0059
Salary Admin Plan: A
Grade: 07 09 11
Salary (Pay Basis): 12.00 - 13.50 (Hourly)
Number of Openings: 3
Overtime Status: Non-exempt
Job Posting: Feb 14, 2023, 8:25:51 AM
Closing Date: Mar 24, 2023, 11:59:00 PM
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.
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.
Job history and volunteer experience should be listed in the work history section of the application to receive credit towards meeting the minimum requirements. Part-time experience credit is prorated based on the duration and hours worked per week. Please indicate hours worked for part-time/temporary/seasonal experience. 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.
READ – IMPORTANT TRANSCRIPT REQUIREMENT:
A copy of a current college transcript, ISSUED FROM THE REGISTRAR with a signature and/or school watermark, must be attached to the application at time of submission. DEGREE PLANS OR GRADES FROM A STUDENT SELF-SERVICE PORTAL WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Omission of a transcript will be the basis for disqualification.
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 you choose to claim veteran’s employment preference including surviving spouse or orphan of a veteran as outlined by the State of Texas, you must attach a DD214 at the time your application is submitted. If you have questions regarding this requirement, please visit our Veteran’s Hiring Reference page at https://tpwd.texas.gov/jobs/veterans/
Texas Parks and Wildlife offers a variety of benefits for employees such as generous paid time off, group insurance, retirement and pension, and frequent training and staff development opportunities. Other benefits include longevity pay, merit pay, deferred compensation, flexible benefit plans, 401K/457 retirement plans, direct deposit, telework, staggered work hours, Employee Assistance Program and a Return to Work Program. For new employees or rehires, health insurance is available the 1st of the following month after a 60-day waiting period. Click HERE to view our Benefits page.
TO APPLY: Application must be completed at: https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en
HIRING CONTACT: Adam Comer, (512) 389-4472
PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS:
Austin - TPWD Headquarters, 4200 Smith School Rd, Austin, TX 78744;
Grand Prairie - TPWD Field Office, 5411 Robinson Rd, Grand Prairie, TX 75052;
Houston - TPWD Field Office, 7777 South Dairy Ashford Rd, Houston, TX 77072;
Under immediate supervision of the regional Aquatic Education Specialist, this paid intern position will provide hands-on experience for aquatic and angler education, including large scale events with the public, virtual online events if COVID-19 prevents in-person events, and assisting TPWD partners with summer programs. Assists with organization and accessibility of resources and materials, including delivery of materials and training of volunteers. May assemble material for education kits and assist with report entry and communication with volunteers about local events. Performs additional duties as assigned. Complies with all Agency, Division, and Branch rules, regulations, and procedures.
NOTE: As students, paid work experience reflected on your application may be limited. Therefore, applicants are encouraged to include information on the application that addresses any additional educational, volunteer, civic/community engagement or life experiences that addresses the knowledge, skills and abilities reflected on this intern opportunity.
Current enrollment as an undergraduate or graduate student in an accredited college or university or recent graduate within the last 6 months;
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.
If driving is required, applicant must possess a valid State driver’s license.
Current enrollment as an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in science, education or related field with 90 completed semester credit hours from an accredited college or university.
Experience (volunteer or paid work) working with youth or coordinating group activities;
Experience (volunteer or paid work) teaching outdoor skills.
TPWD Aquatic Education Instructor Certification.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of aquatic habitats and fishing.
Skill in public speaking;
Skill in using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook (or similar email/calendar software);
Skill in using social media platforms.
Ability to work outdoors during the summer months in Texas; and enjoys being outside in nature;
Ability to work as a member of a team;
Ability to work independently with little or no supervision and in public event settings;
Ability to conduct work activities in accordance with TPWD safety program.
Required to work 20 hours per week, including times OUTSIDE, with hours other than 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and days off other than Saturdays, Sundays and holidays;
If COVID protocols are in place, telecommuting may be required;
A state vehicle may be available to travel to and from some assigned events;
May be required to travel 25-50% with possible overnight stays;
Lodging and food costs for approved overnight travel is reimbursable;
Must conform to TPWD dress and grooming standards, work rules and safety procedures.
Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles.
TPWD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER