Resource Specialist

Texas A&M Forest Service - College Station, Texas

Sep 15, 2022

Application Deadline:
Oct 16, 2022

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$15.00 hourly

Job Description

Resource Specialist Duties This position has a variety of responsibilities, which include, but are not limited to:

• Responding to wildland fires, both in Texas and nationally, as part of an engine, dozer or handcrew.

• Respond to all-hazard incidents, such as hurricanes and winter storms, both in Texas and nationally.

• Work on fuels reduction projects – both crew and mechanized - for mitigation and natural resource benefits.

• Maintain equipment, vehicles and facilities while also keeping up with administrative duties.

• Assist with the capacity building of fire departments, which consists of the delivery of equipment, training

and attending meetings.

• Resource Specialists are required to obtain a Class A commercial driver’s license within 180 days of employment

to operate and drive a variety of equipment and vehicles. (It is recommended that applicants hold a Class A permit.)

• These positions require employees meet a moderate physical fitness standard by passing the Work Capacity Test

each year (walk two miles wearing a 25-pound pack in 30 minutes or less).

• There will be times where travel away from home unit, sometimes exceeding 14 days, is necessary. There is also a

possibility of working holidays while on emergency response

LOCATIONS: Amarillo, Brownwood, Childress, Lubbock, Merkel, San Angelo

Additional Information


Texas A&M University System strives to maintain a competitive, high-quality benefit package to support the health and wellness needs of our diverse workforce. This includes comprehensive health and welfare insurance plans, additional health and lifestyle programs, and optional retirement savings opportunities. Minimum starting pay for entry level positions is $15.00 an hour. Some additional benefits include the ability to accrue comp time, time and a half overtime on emergency response and a physical fitness, or Work Capacity Test, incentive of $500 for passing the arduous test (walk three miles wearing a 45-pound pack in 45 minutes or less) that year.

Job Requirements

  • Age: any
  • Education: High School Diploma
  • Experience: No experience required

Contact Information

Sherri Coffman

Texas A&M Forest Service
College Station, Texas 77845
phone: 325-245-1241

How to Apply

Vacancy Announcements will be open from September 26 - October 16, 2022.

All applications must be submitted online via Workday Jobs at

For application assistance, call (979) 458-6690


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