TPWD through Marine Biology

 

Department

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

armss@tamug.edu; wellsr@tamug.edu

Job Title

Student Technician

Hours/Days Needed

varies 40 hours/week)

Start Date

Mid-May

Salary Per Hour

12.31/hr

 Number of Job Openings

 FOUR -1 each at the following

Sabine Lake, Port Arthur (housing provided)

Galveston Bay, Dickinson (housing not provided)

Matagorda Bay, Palacios (housing not provided)

San Antonio Bay, Port O’Connor (housing not provided)

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 and long lines.
2. Student technicians will assist staff in conducting marine harvest monitoring program angler interviews (creel surveys) at local boat ramps and marinas.
3. Student technicians will be expected to provide assistance identifying, counting and measuring various marine organisms, and in tabulating and summarizing collected data.
4. Student technicians will assist staff in performing routine maintenance on vehicles, boats, outboard motors, boat trailers, and facilities.
5. Student technicians may be requested to assist staff in preparing and presenting public (continues below) outreach programs.
6. Student technicians may be requested to assist with other research projects, as needed.

Working Conditions and Deliverables

Working Conditions:

 1. Student technicians would begin work as soon as possible following the end of the 2013 Spring semester and work until the beginning of the 2014 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).

 Deliverables:

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. Knowledge of bag seines, shrimp trawls, gill nets, oyer dredges and long lines.
2. Ability to provide assistance in identifying, counting and measuring various marine organisms, and in tabulating and summarizing collected data.
3. Ability to assist staff in performing routine maintenance on vehicles, boats, outboard motors, boat trailers, and facilities.
4. Willingness to work non-routine hours including some weekends and holidays and in less than ideal weather conditions.
5. Ability/willingness to work on various size vessels up to 9 miles off-shore.
6. Ability to communicate in a friendly and helpful manner with co-workers and public.
7. Ability to prepare an 800 word article describing summer experience.

Work-Study Preference

Not required

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, armss@tamug.edu. The application can be located at:
http://www.tamug.edu/hrd/LinksAndForms/Student%20Worker%20Application1.pdf