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Texas A&M Forest Service Resource Specialist I in United States

Job Title

Resource Specialist I


Texas A&M Forest Service


Conroe District

Proposed Minimum Salary

$19.00 hourly

Job Location

Conroe, Texas

Job Type


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. 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.

  • Working Conditions: Will require operating heavy equipment with related exposure to equipment vibrations and noise. Will require exposure to harsh environmental conditions such as wind, sunlight, rain and temperature extremes. 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.

Benefits: Texas A&M University System strives to support the health and wellness needs of our diverse workforce. Texas A&M Forest Service offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, retirement benefits, paid time off and health and lifestyle programs. Some additional benefits include the ability to accrue compensatory time off, overtime on emergency response and a physical fitness incentive of $500 for passing the arduous test (walk three miles wearing a 45-pound pack in 45 minutes or less) each year.

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

Preferred Education: Graduate with a 2-year natural resources related technical degreeRequired 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

Applicant Instructions:

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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.

Fulfilling the service component of a land-grant university system, Texas A&M Forest Service is a proud member of The Texas A&M University System.  Celebrating 100 years of service, this state agency was created in 1915 by the 34th Texas Legislature. Each state in the nation has a state forestry agency, but Texas was the first to establish its state forestry agency as part of a land-grant college. Texas A&M Forest Service is recognized as the leader in defining forestry for the future of Texas and the nation. Applied programs include forest and tree development; wildfire prevention, mitigation, and protection; urban and community forestry; and a host of innovative forest sustainability programs. Texas A&M Forest Service works to ensure the state’s forests, trees, and related natural resources are conserved and continue to provide a sustainable flow of environmental and economic benefits.

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Benefits - Besides getting to work for a highly-acclaimed state forestry agency with top-notch staff, there are many tangible benefits that go along with working with Texas A&M Forest Service .  Exceptional health insurance is a huge economic benefit for employees.  In addition to medical and life insurance, there are also options of dental, vision, long-term disability, and more.  Paid vacation and sick leave and strong retirement plans round out a great benefit package.

Texas A&M Forest Service is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action / Veterans / Disability Employer.

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