Texas A&M Forest Service Resource Specialist I in Kirbyville, Texas

Job Title

Resource Specialist I

Agency

Texas A&M Forest Service

Department

Tree Improvement Program

Proposed Minimum Salary

$13.00 hourly

Job Location

Kirbyville, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Assist the Research Technician in the performance of field activities associated with the TFS pine, hardwood and urban tree improvement programs.

Responsibilities:-Assist Research Technician in carrying out the activities associated with the TFS pine, hardwood and urban tree improvement programs.

1) Perform activities associated with the daily operation of the TFS tree improvement program including mowing, irrigation, grafting, graft maintenance, pruning and pesticide application.

2) Graft, establish and maintain various hardwood seed orchards as well as collect hardwood seed for the hardwood and urban programs.

3) Maintain computer records on the seed orchard.

-Schedule and perform routine maintenance on equipment, facilities and vehicles.

-Manage and account for TFS credit card and cell phone in accordance with all applicable laws, policies, rules, procedures and guidelines.

-Working Conditions: May require exposure to weather. Must be willing to operate lift equipment during seasonal periods. May require walking, standing, twisting and bending for extended periods of time. May require lifting heavy objects.

-Hours of work: Monday -Thursday: 6:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Overnight travel for periods of up to one work week are required.

-Other duties as assigned.

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

Required Experience: NonePreferred Experience: Background in farming.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Preferred Knowledge: Farming principlesRequired Ability: Multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

Preferred Ability: Operate a wide variety of agricultural equipment.

Registrations, Certifications, and Licenses:Required: Valid Texas Driver's license or ability to acquire one within 30 days of hire. Acquire Class B or higher Driver's license within one year of hire.

Preferred: Pesticide Applicators License

Other Requirements:Preferred: Basic mechanical repair skills.

Applicant Instructions:

Resume and references are REQUIRED to be uploaded to application. Certifications are preferred to be uploaded to the application. Documents/certifications can be uploaded in the "My Experience" page in the "Resume/CV section. More than one document can be uploaded; just click the "Upload" button for each document. Documents can only be loaded at this time and cannot be uploaded once the application is submitted. If there are any issues uploading documents, please contact 979-458-6690

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 committed to diversity.

Fulfilling the service component of a land-grant university system, Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS) 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.

TFS 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. TFS 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.

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 TFS. 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.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (979) 458-6690.

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