Are you ready to make a difference? With offices across Texas and more than 500 employees, TFS seeks highly qualified technical, administrative and professional personnel. We offer challenging work, training opportunities, attractive employee benefits and a chance to serve Texans. Grow your career with us!

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    Benefits and Amenities

    BENEFITS - Besides getting to work for a highly-acclaimed state forestry agency with top-notch staff, there are many tangible benefits that go along with working with TFS. Exceptional health insurance is a huge economic benefit for employees. In addition to medical and life insurance, there are also options of dental, vision, long-term disability, and more. Paid vacation and sick leave and strong retirement plans round out a great benefit package. To find out more details about the benefits that come with working for the Texas A&M University System, go to Benefits Administration.

    Frequently Available Positions

    FORESTER - A TFS Forester distributes scientific knowledge about the establishment, growing, productivity, vigor, and sustainability of forests to agency, consulting, and municipal foresters. This professional educates landowners and the public about forest science, management, uses, and benefits of forests and forest ecosystems. The Forester is very active in TFS public programs, including conservation education activities for youth and adult learners and participation in local economic development organizations.

    RESOURCE SPECIALIST - Mostly a field-related job, the Resource Specialist supports the Forester with delivery of all programs. This could include working with landowners, preparing maps, collecting property data, writing forest management plans, wildfire education, wildland firefighting, and disaster response.

    FOREST INVENTORY ANALYSIS (FIA) - FIA Foresters and Resource Specialists work in a specialized program that inventories trees on permanently established plots across the state to determine growth, composition, and mortality of forests, as well as land use changes and wildfire potential. The data provides objective and scientifically credible information that can be used to support economic development, forest conservation, wildfire risk preparedness, and forest damage assessments in Texas and across the country.

    FIRE COORDINATOR - This position interacts regularly with local government, helps train and equip area fire departments, and works with local communities to reduce potential wildfire risks. The Fire Coordinator also serves as an emergency responder, including all hazards, natural disasters, as well as wildland fire. The Fire Coordinator requires knowledge in fire science, emergency management, public administration, and emergency management.

    WILDLAND URBAN INTERFACE SPECIALIST (WUI) - The Wildland-Urban Interface is the area where human development meet up with wildlands; an area where wildfires can affect developed lands. The Specialist focuses on providing proactive mitigation and prevention programs to local governments, fire departments, and citizens. They work with a wide range of people to complete mitigation planning and establish programs and practices such as “Firewise Communities” and “Ready, Set, Go” in order to assist fire departments on challenges related to the Wildland Urban Interface.