Texas Parks & Wildlife Veteran Hiring

Veteran Hiring at TPWD

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department values the contributions of veterans, service members, and their families, so we remain committed to hiring veterans and supporting their work. In accordance with state law, we require that TPWD give veterans, surviving spouses of veterans, and orphans of veterans preference in the selection process when candidates are similarly qualified. We highly encourage veterans to review the Veteran Applicant Guide to ensure that their military experience is included in their online TPWD application. Additional applicant guides and resources are available below. For further questions, please contact the TPWD Veteran Liaison atvetcontact@tpwd.texas.gov.


Why We Hire Veterans

TPWD seeks employees who have demonstrated their commitment to protecting public resources, and our veterans have demonstrated their commitment while also developing the skills that are needed here at TPWD. That is why TPWD wants veterans to apply for positions in all of our divisions. In return for service through our agency, TPWD offers generous family-friendly and veteran-friendly policies for our employees.

Benefits of working for TPWD include:

  • Flexibility
  • Flex scheduling
  • 401(k)
  • Health benefits
  • Family-friendly policies
  • Professional development opportunities
VA Disability Rating Requirement: 
No Disability Requirement
Discharges Allowed: 
No Minimum Discharge