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TPWD - Environmental Protection Specialist IV (Cultural Resources Coordinator)

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
TX, Texas
Closing date
Oct 23, 2023

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Cultural Anthropology
Full Time
Environmental Anthropology
Organization Type

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.


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.

Job history and volunteer experience should be listed in the work history section of the application to receive credit towards meeting the minimum requirements. Part-time experience credit is prorated based on the duration and hours worked per week. Please indicate hours worked for part-time/temporary/seasonal experience. 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. If education is used to meet the minimum requirements of the job posting, a copy of a college transcript(s) issued from the registrar must be provided if you are selected for an interview.


APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED THROUGH WORK IN TEXAS: 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,


Job Classification


Military Specialty

Environmental Protection Specialist I-V



Environmental Protection Specialist I-V


AG, 180X, 680X

Environmental Protection Specialist I-V

Coast Guard


Environmental Protection Specialist I-V

Marine Corps

8056, 8831

Environmental Protection Specialist I-V

Air Force

1S0X1, 3E9X1, 4B0X1, 4E0X1, 43EX, 43HX
  • More information on military occupational specialty codes can be found below:

MILITARY EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: If you choose to claim military employment preference as outlined by the State of Texas, you must complete the Military Employment Preference Survey and attach this form and required documentation referenced on this form at the time your application is submitted. If you have questions regarding this requirement, please visit our Military Employment Reference page at

Required forms that will need to be attached with application for Military Employment Preference:
  • Veteran- DD214 showing honorable discharge.
  • Surviving spouse of a veteran who has not remarried- Marriage Certificate and DD Form 1300 or appropriate documentation.
  • Orphan of a veteran killed while on active duty- Birth Certificate and DD Form 1300 or appropriate documentation.
  • Spouse of a member of the US Armed Forces/Texas National Guard serving on Active Duty- Marriage Certificate and copy of spouses active duty military orders.
  • Spouse of a veteran with disability and is the primary income for household- Marriage Certificate, Veterans DD214, and VA Benefits Summary Letter showing disability rating.

  • Documentation must be attached to the application before military preference can be granted.


    Texas Parks and Wildlife offers a variety of benefits for employees such as generous paid time off, group insurance, retirement and pension, and frequent training and staff development opportunities. Other benefits include longevity pay, merit pay, deferred compensation, flexible benefit plans, 401K/457 retirement plans, direct deposit, telework, staggered work hours, Employee Assistance Program and a Return to Work Program. For new employees or rehires, health insurance is available the 1st of the following month after a 60-day waiting period. Click HERE to view our Benefits page.

    HIRING CONTACT: Kevin Mote, (512) 217-2779

    PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS: Within 150 miles of TPWD Austin Headquarters, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744


    Under the direction of the Private Lands and Public Hunting Program Director, this position is responsible for advanced (senior-level) environmental or public health and safety work including serves as the lead/senior archeologist for the Wildlife Division and supervises the work of one subordinate archeologist. This position is responsible for coordinating all cultural resource management activities on Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) statewide, and cultural resource compliance studies in support of federal wildlife habitat grants on state and private lands. This position is responsible for ensuring agency compliance with state and federal antiquities laws and agreements, including the National Historic Preservation Act, The National Environmental Policy Act, the Antiquities Code of Texas, The MOU between TPWD and the Texas Historical Commission, and Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) Code. This position is responsible for ensuring agency compliance with state and federal antiquities laws and agreements, including the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) Code, the Antiquities Code of Texas, and the National Historic Preservation Act. Reviews agency and third-party proposed land disturbing projects at WMAs, including WMA facilities development research and grant habitat enhancement projects managed by TPWD's wildlife division staff on private and public lands. Responsible for conducting due diligence reviews and assessing potential archeological impact of proposed wildlife division projects through the Texas Archeological Sites Atlas. Performs on-site surveys when necessary, prepares consultation documents and annual reports, including preparing and filing Texas Archeological Site forms and curating artifact collections. Coordinates project clearances with the TPWD WMA Facilities Coordinator, TPWD federal aid coordinators, the Texas Historical Commission (THC), Tribal Historical Preservation Officers (THPO), and relevant federal cultural resource specialists for WMAs owned by federal entities. Determines site significance for resource inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places, and State Antiquities Landmark programs as required by THC. Coordinates with TPWD Architectural Historians/Historic Architects for project consultation on buildings and structures on WMA lands. Responsible for scope of work (sow) development, management and oversight of contracted cultural resource surveys and excavations. Reviews applications for proposed projects, proposed sow, and draft reports for Texas Antiquities permits for third party projects on Wildlife Division managed lands. Provides technical assistance and support to field staff. Responsible for writing required program reports and grant proposals to various government entities. Develops and maintains cultural resource paper and electronic files and restricted archaeological site information maps and records relevant for the efficient management of the Wildlife Division cultural resource program. Works under minimal supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Performs additional duties as assigned. Complies with all Agency, Division and Branch rules, regulations and procedures.



    Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's Degree in Anthropology, Archeology, Applied History, Historic Preservation, or closely related field.


    Four years of progressively responsible archeological experience, to include: (1) archeological fieldwork; (2) Project management, (3) cultural resources management; (4) writing professional monographs; (5) reports on archeological or cultural resources issues; (6) Supervising the work of others.

    NOTE: Experience may have occurred concurrently.


    Must possess or be able to obtain, within 30 days of employment, a valid class "C" Texas driver's license;

    Must adhere to the Secretary of Interior's Professional Qualifications Standards.

    NOTE: Retention of position is contingent upon maintaining required license and meeting the Secretary of Interior's Professional Qualifications Standards.


    Knowledge of prehistoric and historic archeology, gained through academic training and three years professional field experience;

    Knowledge of prehistoric and historic material culture;

    Knowledge of artifact identification and analysis techniques;

    Knowledge of Texas prehistoric and historic archeology;

    Knowledge of historic architecture;

    Knowledge of state and federal antiquities laws;

    Knowledge of natural resources protection and stewardship practices;

    Knowledge of environmental assessment and impact statements;

    Skill in effective verbal and written communication;

    Skill in archeological/technical report writing;

    Skill in interpretation of state and federal antiquities laws as they relate to agency project compliance;

    Skill in archeological site identification and/or testing, and archeological field recording;

    Skill in managing multiple projects, short deadlines, and conflicting priorities;

    Skill in using computerized databases and word processing programs;

    Skill in producing and reading maps;

    Skill in site documentation using photography;

    Skill in preparing scopes of work and budgets for all phases of archeological investigations;

    Ability to communicate effectively;

    Ability to supervise the work of others;

    Ability to apply cultural resource management theory and practice;

    Ability to apply research techniques and methodologies;

    Ability to utilize GIS/GPS for field recording, map production, and database compilation;

    Ability to manage and coordinate diverse program activities and accomplish program goals using independent judgment and initiative;

    Ability to coordinate contracts;

    Ability to work with individuals with different types of training and backgrounds to create solutions and bring projects to completion;

    Ability to work under minimal supervision, exercise initiative, and accomplish several tasks simultaneously;

    Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships;

    Ability to conduct work activities in accordance with TPWD safety program;

    Ability to meet the Secretary of Interior's Professional Qualifications Standards;

    Ability to obtain a Texas Antiquities Permit from the Texas Historical Commission.


    Required to work from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday;

    Required to work overtime as necessary;

    Required to perform work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather and/or difficult environmental conditions;

    Required to use and transport hand tools;

    Required to travel 25% with possible overnight stays;

    Required to operate a State vehicle;

    Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles.


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