TPWD through Marine Biology



TPWD through Marine Biology

Supervisor Name & Title

Stacie Arms and Dr. David Wells

Phone Number

Stacie- (409) 740-4421; Dr Wells - (409) 740-4989

Email Address;

Job Title

Student Technician

Hours/Days Needed

varies 40 hours/week)

Start Date


Salary Per Hour


 Number of Job Openings

 FOUR -1 each at the following

Sabine Lake, Port Arthur

Galveston Bay, Dickinson

Matagorda Bay, Palacios

San Antonio Bay, Port O’Connor

Description of Duties & Responsibilities

1. Summer student technicians will assist TPWD-CF staff in conducting marine resource monitoring sampling, in local bays and the Gulf of Mexico, with bag seines, shrimp trawls, gill nets, oyster dredges.
2. Student technicians will assist staff in conducting marine harvest monitoring program angler interviews at local boat ramps and marinas.
3. Student technicians will be expected to provide assistance to assess the potential impacts of development projects on the habitats of the Texas Coast, water quality monitoring programs, inpout data into databases and GIS mapping and data validation.
4. Student technicians will assist staff in performing routine maintenance of field and lab equipment as ncecassary (i.e. on vehicles, boats, outboard motors, boat trailers, and facilities).
5. Student technicians may be requested to assist staff in preparing and presenting public outreach programs.

Working Conditions and Deliverables

Working Conditions:

 1. Student technicians would begin work as soon as possible following the end of the 2015 Spring semester and work until the beginning of the 2015 Fall semester or until appropriated funding is expended (a period of about three months).
2. Duties performed by student technicians may require work hours other than 8:00a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. However, student technicians will not work more than 40 hours per week.
3. Student technicians will be required to work some weekends and holidays.
4. Field work will be performed aboard various size vessels in a variety of weather conditions in Texas bays and state waters of the Gulf of Mexico (out to 9 miles).


1. Before the last day on the job, interns will be required to submit an 800-word article about their summer work experience. The article will be submitted for publication in the Texas Saltwater Fishing Magazine.
2. A letter is to be written to the Coastal Conservation Association executive board expressing appreciation for the opportunity for the summer experience.
3. Interns may be asked to attend a Coastal Conservation Association executive board meeting to talk about their summer experiences working with TPWD Coast Fisheries.

Job Qualifications

1. current enrollment as an undergraduate/graduate student with minimum of 18 completed semester credit hours, an overall grade point average of 2.5 or higher

2. Knowledge of bag seines, shrimp trawls, gill nets, oyster dredges.

3. Ability to provide assistance in identifying, counting and measuring various marine organisms; in tabulating and summarizing collecteddata with experience in using a computer and common software programs such as MS Word and Excel

4. must possess a valid state driver's license

5. Willingness to work non-routine hours including some weekends and holidays and in less than ideal weather conditions.

6. Ability/willingness to work on various size vessels up to 9 miles off-shore.

7. Ability to communicate in a friendly and helpful manner with coworkers and public and to accurately follow instructions.

8. Ability to prepare an 800 word article describing summer experience.

Work-Study Preference


Location and Room No.

See Description of Duties

How to Apply

A student worker application and resume will be needed. Please deliver an application and resume to Stacie Arms in the Ocean and Coastal Sciences Building, Room 102B, (409) 740-4421, The application can be located at: