MISSION & PHILOSOPHY OF TEXAS PARKS & WILDLIFE:
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.
In fulfilling our mission, we will: Be a recognized national leader in implementing effective natural resources conservation and outdoor recreational programs; Serve the state of Texas, its citizens, and our employees with the highest standards of service, professionalism, fairness, courtesy, and respect; Rely on the best available science to guide our conservation decisions; Responsibly manage agency finances and appropriations to ensure the most efficient and effective use of tax-payer and user fee resources; Attract and retain the best, brightest, and most talented workforce to successfully execute our mission.
GENERAL INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION:
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) strives to enhance opportunities that are reflective of an organization that is inclusive, one that fosters an open and supportive environment and draws from a variety of perspectives and experiences to further the mission and better serve the diverse population of Texas and our visitors. The State Parks Division is looking to engage a variety of students to fill intern opportunities throughout the state that embraces and encourages diversity and provides a multi-faceted learning and working environment. Under the direction of the Chief Curator, this position will serve as an intern for the State Park Division. The Intern will complete collection management projects in a 10-or more week internship. Projects may include: (1) inventorying or cataloging interpretive collections, including data management; (2) researching Interpretive collection plan components; (3) maintaining State Park outdoor sculpture; (4) manufacturing interpretive replicas; (5) assembling interpretive components. Intern will assist in ongoing work in interpretive collections including cataloging, photographing, researching, and inventorying interpretive objects. Intern will receive on-the-job training in collection management and object handling and will learn to utilize database software, camera, and scanner. Intern will gain knowledge in program operations, program administration, and Texas Parks and Wildlife philosophy concerning historical, natural, and cultural resources. Successful conclusion of projects will help ensure the physical preservation and integrity of the interpretive collections. Ensures compliance with State and Federal laws and regulations, and agency policies and procedures. 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 an addendum to their intern 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 the 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 posses a valid State driver’s license.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge in general of Texas State Parks.
Skill in effective verbal and written communication;
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with peers or leaders while work on projects or assignments.
Skill in managing several projects simultaneously.
Skill in using MS Word, Excel, Outlook, digital cameras, and imaging software;
Skill in working as a member of a team
Skill in exercising leadership qualities
Skill in with civic or community engagement;
Skill in meeting deadlines;
Ability to prepare reports;
Ability to maintain flexibility and work with frequent interruptions and multiple changing priorities
Ability to communicate effectively with the public utilizing written oral and visual means
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Ability to climb ladders.
Ability to perform manual labor including, lifting supplies and materials up to 25 lbs.;
Ability to conduct work activities in accordance with TPWD safety program.
Internship duration and work week schedule to be mutually determined by supervisor and intern;
Required to travel 5% 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.
Organization: PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT
Primary Location: Texas-Austin
DW-Airport Commerce Park
1340 Airport Commerce Dr Building 6
Job: Office and Administrative Support
Employee Status: Temporary
Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Salary (Pay Basis): 12.00 – 13.50 (Hourly)
Number of Openings: 1
Job Posting: Feb 25, 2021, 8:16:18 AM
Closing Date: Mar 18, 2021, 11:59:00 PM
Application must be completed at: https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en
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
For questions, please contact Sally Baulch at (512) 987-9100.
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).
TPWD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER