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HCA is happy to share job openings for our partner organizations in the field of water conservation, land stewardship, resource protection and visionary planning in our region. The job postings below are updated regularly, but may be out of date. Please reach out directly to the organization listed for more information.

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Texas Representative for Defenders of Wildlife

Austin, TX
Posted: June 2021

Defenders’ mission is to protect species and the habitats upon which they depend. In doing so, we focus on preserving the health of our nation’s rich biological heritage (biodiversity).


This professional-level position is responsible for implementing assigned Defenders’ strategic plan conservation objectives and strategies in Texas, with a focus on conserving both state and federally listed threatened and endangered species and ensuring the sustainable management and conservation of habitats, while working collaboratively with other Defenders’ staff, programs, and departments.

The Representative position will require knowledge of natural resource conservation issues, such as endangered species policy, federal land management policy, state wildlife management, renewable energy, landscape level planning, and conservation biology. This position will also require familiarity with key stakeholders and organizations engaged in conserving Texas’ natural resources, and the ability to quickly establish ties with decision makers and conservation partners.

Program strategies and objectives are achieved by collaborating with a variety of external partners including state and federal agencies and officials, elected representatives, tribal governments, private landowners, and other conservation organizations. The Representative will pursue conservation objectives through a variety of tools including policy advocacy, project review and comment, coalition building, public outreach, and other means.


Click here to learn more and apply on the Defenders of Wildlife website. Multilingual candidates fluent in Spanish are strongly encouraged to apply.

Texas State Director for Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund

Austin, TX
Posted: 9/21/2021

To protect our environment, health, economic well-being and community quality of life. Clean Water Action organizes strong grassroots groups and coalitions, and campaigns to elect environmental candidates and to solve environmental and community problems.


Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund are seeking a State Director to oversee our programs in Texas.  Clean Water Action (CWA) works for clean, safe, affordable water, prevention of health-threatening pollution, creation of environmentally safe jobs and businesses, and empowering people to make democracy work. Clean Water Fund (CWF) is a national research and education organization which promotes the public interest on issues relating to water, waste, and toxics.

Clean Water’s campaigns in Texas focus on conserving and protecting water resources through Green Infrastructure solutions and water reuse and recycling strategies; protecting water resources from contamination and degradation; reducing damage to the environment and public health from oil and gas production; safeguarding public health by reducing the use of toxic chemicals in industrial processes and consumer products; promoting democracy and opposing voter suppression efforts, and electing pro-environment candidates to office at the local and state levels.


Email a letter of interest and resume to Interested internal candidates, please contact your supervisor.  Multilingual candidates fluent in Spanish are strongly encouraged to apply.  Click here to learn more on the Clean Water Action website.

Upper Guadalupe River Authority Natural Resources Specialist – Education

Kerrville, TX
Posted: 9/9/2021

The Upper Guadalupe River Authority (UGRA) was created as a conservation and reclamation district by the Texas Legislatures in 1939. In short, the mission of the Upper Guadalupe River Authority is to protect, develop, and manage the water quantity, quality, and sustainability in the Guadalupe River watershed in Kerr County.


Full time – Normal Working Hours Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Occasional work beyond a normal eight-hour day including weekends and nights will be required.  Objectives – Provides effective implementation of UGRA programs by conducting water resources education activities, programs, events and assisting with field activities. The person in this position must have the ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously; a professional image must be conveyed to all parties; travel is occasionally required.


To apply, please complete the UGRA Employment Application and submit it to Tammy Thompson (  Click here to learn more and apply on the UGRA website.

Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center – Environmental Educator

Round Mountain, TX
Posted: 8/19/2021

The mission of Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center is to inspire people to develop a lifelong practice of protecting and enjoying nature. We accomplish this through educational programs, collaborative alliances, and conservation of our beautiful 76-acre preserve.


You may be assigned to perform a wide variety of jobs at Westcave that support our administrative and education work at the Preserve, and our work as the home of the Children in Nature Collaborative of Austin. This position is perfect for a curious and active person looking to gain a variety of experiences in conservation, education, city planning, and advocacy as they begin the first steps on their environmental career path.


Please submit cover letter and resume to or mail to Westcave Preserve, 24814 Hamilton Pool Road, Round Mountain, TX 78663. Click here to learn more and apply on the Westcave website.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center – Numerous Positions

Austin, TX
Posted: 9/9/2021

The University of Texas at Austin Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center uses native plants to restore and create sustainable, beautiful landscapes. We carry out our mission to inspire the conservation of native plants through our gardens, research, education, and outreach programs. In doing so, we improve water quality, provide habitat for wildlife, and enhance human health and happiness. In 2017, we were officially designated the Botanic Garden and Arboretum of Texas.




Click here to learn more and apply on the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s website.

General Manager – Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District

San Marcos, TX
Posted: 8/13/2021

The Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District (BSEACD) Board of Directors is looking for a for a dynamic individual who will lead and manage the district during this next exciting chapter! The BSEACD Groundwater Conservation District jurisdictional area covers parts of Travis, Hays, and Caldwell counties. The General Manager (GM) of the District functions as the chief operating officer responsible for managing all District operations to serve the District’s mission of conserving, protecting, preserving, and enhancing the aquifers within the District.


The district is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified and interested candidates should submit a complete application package including their resume and a one-page cover letter describing in narrative form how they are best qualified for this position. Click here to learn more and apply on the BSEACD website.