Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

  tpwd.state.tx.us
  tpwd.state.tx.us
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A Great Agency

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Park Ranger III in Jasper, TX
Current Employee - Park Ranger III in Jasper, TX

I have been working at Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

Pros

State pension, 401k, 457, medical and flex payment, 10-14 paid holidays, 8-10 hrs of vacation and sick leave accrued every month, over-time/comp time, great work environment, potential for advancement

Cons

Must work most weekends and holidays

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A distinct environment in which to work for the environment.

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    Current Employee - Web Administrator in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Web Administrator in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

    Pros

    Texas Parks & Wildlife does work few other people do - there are opportunities for biologists, scientists and conservationists that don't exist many other places. There's also a sense of 'family' amongst staff and a pretty laid back atmosphere, compared with other state agencies.

    Cons

    Teamwork is both promoted and necessary - mavericks may get things done, but a bottom-up approach is not usually widely supported. Politics rule many decisions by upper management, so making sure to be well connected is definitely worth the effort.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While state agencies, in general, are known for moving slowly and making politically-based decisions, it's not uncommon for these circumstances to foster complacency and run off critical and innovative thinkers. Though it is a large responsibility for an agency tasked with serving the public and using tax dollars responsibly, few good things can be accomplished without taking some measure of risk.

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    Love this agency and the work I got to do with them.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

    Pros

    Great people committed to their work. A fun, family-friendly work culture and environment. Excellent benefits and comp time policy. Casual dress code. All the perks of working for a natural resource, recreation and outdoors focused organization.

    Cons

    As is common with government, bureaucracy can be a huge challenge. Funding is determined by the legislature and lower than most state agencies. This impacts salary and opportunities for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline mandated business polices and procedures. Listen to and empower the field and in working together with headquarters. Find ways to better generate revenue and self-fund programs and activities.

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