Texas Parks & Wildlife Grant Coordinator II (Rare and Listed Species Grant Coordinator) in Austin, Texas

Grant Coordinator II (Rare and Listed Species Grant Coordinator)

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Grant Coordinator II (Rare and Listed Species Grant Coordinator)

Salary

$4,941.20 Monthly

Location

Austin, TX

Job Type

Regular Full Time

Division

Wildlife

Job Number

18-00895

Closing

7/27/2018 11:59 PM Central

Work Address

TPWD Headquarters, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744

Hiring Contact

Julie Wicker, (512) 389-8693

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General Description

This position is housed within the Wildlife Division and responsible for administering federal grants including the Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund (Endangered Species Act - Traditional and Non-traditional Section 6 Grants) and State Wildlife Grants (SWG). Duties include applying and meeting requirements for grants to reimburse the department for eligible expenses. Provides oversight for federal/state cooperative programs which support species conservation, habitat restoration, implementation of the Texas Conservation Action Plan, and other activities undertaken by the agency to conserve and enhance the quality and public enjoyment of Texas wildlife resources. Serves as the primary liaison between TPWD and federal partners/sponsors on Section 6 and SWG program issues. Coordinates with other TPWD staff and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to seek review and approval of all ongoing, amended or new federal grants. Works in cooperation with division budget staff, Legal Division, and Financial Resources grants accountants regarding how funds will be distributed between grants or programs. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Complies with all Agency, Division and Branch rules, regulations and procedures.

JOB POSTING: 18-00895

Qualification Guidelines

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in a Natural Resource Science, Accounting or closely related field.

Experience:

  • Five years professional experience working in wildlife management and/or with a mixture of project coordination, business administration, working with government agencies and non-governmental organizations.

Licensure:

  • If driving is required, must possess a valid State driver's license.

ACCEPTABLE SUBSTITUTIONS:

Experience:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Ecology, or closely related field in natural resource management may substitute for one year of the required experience;

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Ph.D. in Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Ecology or closely related field in natural resource management may substitute for two years of the required education.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in a Natural Resource Science, Accounting or a closely related field.

  • Advanced training in grants management.

Experience:

  • Seven years of professional experience working in wildlife management or conservation, particularly regarding threatened or endangered species, and/or with a mixture of project coordination, grant management, land conservation, or working with government agencies and NGOs.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of wildlife and wildlife habitat management and issues affecting Texas wildlife including rare, threatened, and endangered species;

  • Knowledge of administrative skills, including budget management, reports, and contracting;

  • Knowledge of how to use Cost Principles under Uniform Administrative Standards for federal grants;

  • Knowledge of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the National Historic Preservation Act, and Endangered Species Act (ESA);

  • Knowledge of Habitat Conservation Plans, State Conservation Plans, Conservation Easements, Safe Harbors, and other conservation planning strategies for listed threatened and endangered species;

  • Skill in using MS Word, Excel, and Outlook;

  • Skill in effective verbal and written communication;

  • Skill in effective interaction with staff at all levels of the department and other State agencies and organizations;

  • Skill in communicating technical issues to diverse groups including TPWD staff, the public, and governmental agencies;

  • Skill in reviewing, interpreting, summarizing, editing, and preparing grants and reports or technical documents;

  • Ability to work as a member of a team;

  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision;

  • Ability to isolate and resolve problems in highly technical and administrative situations;

  • Ability to manage several projects simultaneously;

  • Ability to meet deadlines;

  • Ability to interpret policies, procedures, and regulations;

  • Ability to apply requirements, procedures, and monitor compliance in the administration of Federal Aid Grants.

Additional Information

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Required to work from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday;

  • Required to work overtime as necessary;

  • May be required to operate a State vehicle;

  • Required to travel 20% with possible overnight stays;

  • Must conform to TPWD dress and grooming standards, work rules and safety procedures;

  • Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

In order to be considered for this position, the following information is required:

  • Submittal of a completed online application;

  • Work history experience MUST be completed in the online application;

  • A scanned copy of official college transcript(s) issued from the registrar must be attached to the online application (if applicable);

  • Applicants must attach a DD214 or other supporting documentation to the online application to claim Veterans Preference.

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.

Army NO MIL EQUIVALENT

Navy NO MIL EQUIVALENT

Coast Guard NO MIL EQUIVALENT

Marine Corps NO MIL EQUIVALENT

Air Force NO MIL EQUIVALENT

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