TPWD - Major Game Warden

PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT - Lubbock, TX

Full-time
TPWD - Major Game Warden (00006886)

Organization: PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT

Primary Location: Texas-Lubbock

Work Locations: LE-RO-R6-Lubbock 1702 Landmark Lane Suite 1 Lubbock 79415

Job: Protective Service

Employee Status: Regular

Schedule: Full-time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

State Job Code: 9995

Salary Admin Plan: C

Grade: 08

Salary (Pay Basis): 9,696.00 - 9,706.16 (Monthly)

Number of Openings: 1

Overtime Status: Exempt

Job Posting: Sep 6, 2019, 2:58:34 PM

Closing Date: Sep 20, 2019, 11:59:00 PM

Description

TPWD MISSION
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.

PLEASE NOTE: 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. 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. A scanned copy of official college transcript(s) issued from the registrar must be attached to the online application (if applicable).

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 selected for a position Veterans, Reservist or Guardsmen OR applicants claiming Surviving Spouse or Orphan veterans' preference eligibility, you will need to provide supporting documentation on or before the first day of employment.

TO APPLY
Application must be completed at: https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en

PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS: TPWD - Law Enforcement Region 6, 1702 Landmark Lane, Ste. 1, Lubbock, TX 79415

HIRING CONTACT: Ronald VanderRoest, (806) 543-8870

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
NOTE: INTERNAL POSTING, OPEN TO TPWD EMPLOYEES ONLY.

This position is responsible for planning, directing, coordinating and evaluating law enforcement work for an assigned Region. Work involves supervising and administering law enforcement programs and activities, and emergency management and homeland security operations. Responsible for hiring, supervising, training and evaluating employees. Oversees the enforcement of applicable statutes and regulations. Represents the agency in contacts with the public, Legislature, other state and federal agencies, and constituency groups. Accountable for the quality and overall success of operations, programs and activities. 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.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree;
Graduation from the Texas Game Warden Training Academy.

Experience:
Four years experience as a TPWD Lieutenant or above or two years as a Captain or Assistant Commander with a minimum of 10 years of service as a Game Warden from the date of graduation from the Game Warden Training Academy.

Licensure:
Must possess a valid class “C” Texas driver’s license;
Must possess a current license as a peace officer by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE);
Commissioned as a Texas Game Warden by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
NOTE: Retention of position contingent upon maintaining required licenses.

ACCEPTABLE SUBSTITUTIONS:Education:
One additional year of experience as a Texas Game Warden may substitute for 30 hours of the required education, with a maximum substitution of 120 semester hours.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of department hiring, promoting, transferring, and disciplinary action policies and procedures;
Knowledge of department and division policies and procedures, including LE Operational Procedures and the Policy manual of TPWD;
Knowledge of applicable laws, statutes, regulations and proclamations in the Texas Penal Code, Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Texas Parks and Wildlife Code, TPWD Proclamations and related federal statutes, guidelines and regulations;
Skill in using MS Word, Excel and Outlook;
Skill in effective verbal and written communication;
Skill in assessing training and development needs of subordinate staff, and coordinating or providing training to meet those needs;
Skill in assessing administrative problems and arriving at and implementing appropriate solutions;
Skill in working with other professionals to identify and accomplish common goals and objectives;
Skill in assessing administrative problems and implementing appropriate solutions;
Skill in developing and presenting in-service training for regional personnel;
Ability to use effective and appropriate supervision, guidance and leadership techniques to promote employee morale and commitment to agency and division work goals, objectives, programs, policies and procedures;
Ability to implement, coordinate and evaluate regional administrative and operational policies, procedures, programs, activities, goals and objectives;
Ability to coordinate, monitor and analyze the effectiveness of law enforcement programs, activities and operations in an assigned region;
Ability to work effectively and cooperatively within a management team;
Ability to manage priorities, workloads and projects under tight deadlines with little supervision;
Ability to provide knowledgeable and accurate guidance and leadership to regional personnel;
Ability to effectively manage the regional budget;
Ability to supervise regional personnel with regards to reports and other required paperwork being established within timeframes according to the Department procedures;
Ability to coordinate regional operations activities;
Ability to conduct work activities in accordance with TPWD safety program.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Required to work from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday:
Required to work overtime as necessary;
Required to operate a State vehicle;
Required to travel 25% with possible overnight stays;
Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles.
TPWD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER