Veteran Applicant Guide

1 We do not look at resumes.

Because selection decisions are based on your completed online TPWD/State of Texas application instead of your attached resume, include all work experience, internship, volunteer, and non-paid experience in your online application.

Put it all in the online application.

2 Hit the points.
We want all information.

Within the Duties Summary sections in Work Experience in your online application, address each bullet point in Knowledge, Skills and Abilities and Working Conditions found in every TPWD job posting. The more Preferred Qualifications you address, the more likely you are to land an interview for the position.

3 Give us more information!

Use the Additional Information section to stand out or fill in gaps to cover the Preferred Qualifications not covered in the Duties Summary sections in your Work Experience. Create a comprehensive list of your military education and training, certificates and licenses, skills, honors, awards, professional memberships, etc.

4 Don't have a degree yet?

Review the Acceptable Substitutions list in the Qualifications Guidelines section in TPWD job postings to see if there are any substitutions. If a BA/BS from accredited college/university is required, there may or may not be an Acceptable Substitution.

Still want a job with a degree? Use that GI-Bill