TPWD - Human Resources Specialist I, Austin, Texas

Created 03/19/2023
Reference 619632
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Texas
City Austin

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

Human Resources Assistant/ Specialist I-VI


42A, 79R, 79S, 79T, 79V, 42B, 42H, 70F, 420A

Human Resources Assistant/ Specialist I-VI


NC, NCC, NCR, PS, YN, YNS, 120X, 168X, 641X, 741X

Human Resources Assistant/ Specialist I-VI

Coast Guard


Human Resources Assistant/ Specialist I-VI

Marine Corps

0111, 0147, 0171, 4821, 8411, 8412, 8421, 8422, 0102, 0170, 4801, 4802, 4803, 4804, 4810, 8840

Human Resources Assistant/ Specialist I-VI

Air Force

3F0X1, 3F3X1, 3F4X1, 3F5X1, 3G0X1, 8A100, 8R000, 8R200, 8R300, 38FX, 83R0, 87Q0, 99G0

*More information on military occupational specialty codes can be found below:

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE: If you choose to claim veteran's employment preference including surviving spouse or orphan of a veteran as outlined by the State of Texas, you must attach a DD214 at the time your application is submitted. If you have questions regarding this requirement, please visit our Veteran's Hiring Reference page at


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: Melissa Barbato, (512) 389-8015

PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Headquarters, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744


Under the direction of the Human Resources (HR) Benefits and Personnel Services Manager, this position is responsible for performing entry-level human resources management work for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD). Performs technical and administrative support services for agency managers and employees as it relates to new hire selections, onboarding, separations, benefits administration, employee timekeeping and other HR related business functions. Provides exceptional service to TPWD managers, employees and the general public. Assists with answering questions regarding HR policies, procedures and helps ensures agency compliance with State and Federal laws and regulations. Maintains automated systems, files, and records, and may assist with the analysis of reports. Works under close supervision, with minimal 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 Bachelor's degree.


One year of full-time Human Resources experience.


If driving is required, applicant must possess a valid class State driver's license.



One additional year of full-time Human Resources experience may substitute for thirty semester hours of the required education, with a maximum substitution of 120 semester hours.



Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management or closely related field.


Experience in areas of Human Resources Management such as Benefits, Employment, and Recruitment;

Experience with Centralized Accounting and Payroll/Personnel System (CAPPS) HR and Recruit;

Experience with Employees Retirement System (ERS) Online.


Current HRCI Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification OR SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification.


Knowledge of human resources related state and federal laws;

Knowledge of general office procedures;

Knowledge of Agency organizational structure, division responsibilities and key staff;

Knowledge of CAPPS;

Skill in using MS Word, Excel, and Outlook;

Skill in effective verbal and written communication;

Skill in providing quality customer service in a courteous and professional manner;

Skill in establishing and maintaining effective work relationships with co-workers and work-related contacts;

Skill in effective interaction with staff at all levels of the department and other State agencies and organizations;

Skill in interpreting and applying policies, procedures and systems of the insurance and benefits programs;

Skill in managing multiple and changing priorities, workloads and projects;

Skill in performing detail-oriented tasks;

Skill in using CAPPS;

Ability to use CAPPS and other highly automated and integrated HRIS system or web-based applications;

Ability to be detailed oriented and have a high degree of accuracy;

Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information;

Ability to develop solutions to problems;

Ability to maintain flexibility and work with frequent interruptions and multiple changing priorities;

Ability to work under stressful conditions;

Ability to maintain a professional attitude and use sound judgment when dealing with interpersonal conflict, deadlines, interruptions and customers;

Ability to report to work timely on a consistent basis in accordance with established schedule;

Ability to explain policies and procedures to staff and the general public;

Ability to use initiative in accomplishing tasks without direct supervision;

Ability to work as a member of a team;

Ability to work independently with little or no supervision;

Ability to perform manual labor, including lifting supplies and materials up to 15 lbs.;

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


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

Required to work overtime as necessary;

May be required to provide telephone and office coverage during lunch breaks;

Required to perform manual labor, including lifting supplies and materials up to 15 lbs.;

This position is suitable to telework two days per week and the candidate may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval;

May be required to operate a State vehicle;

Required to travel 5% with possible overnight stays;

Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles.


Closing Date: Apr 1, 2023, 12:59:00 AM

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