Performs routine (journey-level) natural resources work. Work involves conducting conservation, management, protection, preservation, or utilization of natural resources work. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Essential Job Elements:
Conducts routine field inspections on proposed or existing projects on state-owned land including piers and docks on state-owned land in a timely fashioned as assigned by the manager or director including, coordination of on-site inspections with state and federal agencies who are evaluating proposed and/or existing unauthorized projects on state land. Negotiates project design with applicant and/or their agents in order to avoid or minimize impacts to the state's natural resources and advises applicants of GLO policies and regulations governing the use of state-owned land. Assists applicants needing help in completing various agency application forms. Prepares routine written field reports, contracts, and./or other compliance forms on proposed or existing residential projects involving piers and docks on state-owned land in a timely fashion as assigned. Completes compliance review for residential structures on state land as scheduled within the calendar year. Updates database records for files as required. Responsible for the follow-up of the outstanding files list on a weekly basis. Keeps the manager and director informed of any problems associated with these projects on a weekly basis. Focuses on achieving client satisfaction. Performs all other duties as assigned. Marginal Duties: Responsible for processing applications for residential projects located on state land as assigned in a timely fashion, this includes using specific instrument types. Participate and provide technical assistance in requested natural resource agency work groups.
Applicants must document on the application how the following qualifications are met: Graduation from a four-year college or university with major course work in natural resources or a related field plus professional experience in environmental quality, botany or agronomy. Experience will substitute for education on a year for year basis.
Professional experience in: working in a customer service oriented position dealing with both internal and external customers; working with databases, including data entry and data queries; preparing and proofreading legal documents and contracts; and/or with aerial photography or map based programs such as Google Earth and/or web based GIS viewers.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Knowledge of applicable local, state, and federal ordinances and laws; of environmental or chemical engineering; of chemical and biological analysis techniques and procedures; of radiological safety practices and techniques; of botany, ecology, taxonomy, and hydrology; and of the operation of municipal, agricultural, and industrial water treatment plants. Skill in the operation and maintenance of laboratory and environmental equipment and in using computers and applicable software. Ability to conduct inspections, surveys, investigative research, and studies; to analyze environmental and natural resource samples; to prepare reports; to provide expert testimony; and to communicate effectively.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position requires the employee to primarily perform non-sedentary work; mobility (standing and walking) is routinely required to carry out some duties including extensive walking, climbing and jumping on uneven surfaces, rough terrain and/or desolate areas. Duties require the ability to bend, stoop, kneel, reach and/or steer a boat as needed. The position also requires normal cognitive abilities requiring the ability to learn, recall, and apply certain practices and policies. It requires the stamina to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions. This position requires the ability to read printed materials and computer screens. The position may require extensive computer, telephone and client/customer contact and communication. The individual must be able to lift, pull, physically handle, and transport records, documents, boxes, equipment and all materials and related tools, weighing up to 30 pounds when required. The individual must be able to sit for long periods of time when commuting to and from assigned destination and when traveling on state business including fieldwork and training assignments. This position requires the ability to work outside and adapt to adverse weather conditions to include sea, sky and land environments.
Other (licenses, certifications, et cetera):
Valid Texas Driver's License.
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