Resource Specialist I - multiple locations

Texas A&M Forest Service - College Station, Texas

Apr 1, 2021

Application Deadline:
Apr 15, 2021

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$13.00 hourly

Job Description

DUTIES: The Resource Specialist 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, both in Texas and nationally, such as hurricanes and winter storms. • Work on mitigation/ fuels reduction projects - both crew and mechanized. • Travel away from home unit sometimes exceeding 14 days. • Possibility of working holidays when on emergency response. • 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 and training, and attending meetings. • Operate and drive a variety of equipment and vehicles. Applicants will be required to obtain Class A CDL within 180 days of employment. (It is recommended that applicants hold a Class A CDL Permit.) • Stay in good physical shape with the ability to pass a minimum of the Moderate Work Capacity test. (Walk 2 miles in 30 minutes with a 25 pound pack on.)

Additional Information

BENEFITS: The 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. All Fire Staff positions receive a $1,000 per year raise after completing the TFS Responder Academy. An additional benefit is a Work Capacity Test incentive of $250 for passing the arduous pack test (3 miles in 45 minutes with a 45-pound pack on), available twice a year.

Job Requirements

  • Age: any
  • Education: High School Diploma
  • Experience: None

Contact Information

Sherri Coffman

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

How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY: Vacancy Announcement will be open online April 5th through April 15th 2021. All applications must be submitted via Workday Jobs at If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (979) 458-6690.

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