WILDLIFE REGIONAL BIOLOGIST

Employer
Arkansas Game & Fish Commission
Location
Perrytown, Arkansas, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 09, 2021
Closes
Jun 11, 2021
Ref
2231214247
Discipline
GIS
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
WILDLIFE REGIONAL BIOLOGIST - AGFC BIOLOGIST
Position number: 22096042


Salary: $40,535.00 - $40,535.00 Annually

Minimum Education and/or Experience:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in biology, zoology, botany, or a related field. Other job related education and/or experience may be substituted for all or part of these basic requirements, except for certification or licensure requirements, upon approval of the Human Resources Chief.

Preferred Education and/or Experience:

NONE

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the principles of biology, ecology, and related environmental sciences. Knowledge of game and fish management programs including propagation, cultivation, and harvesting techniques. Knowledge of game and fish laboratory and field survey equipment, techniques, and procedures. Ability to plan, organize, and oversee the work of subordinates. Ability to make public presentations and conduct hunter safety classes. Ability to plan work unit objectives and operational activities and to assign and direct the work of subordinate supervisors. Ability to conduct scientific game and fish surveys and studies.

Preferred Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Strong public speaking, presentation, leadership, and teamwork skills. Strong computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, GPS, and GIS programs including ArcMap. Advanced knowledge of wildlife management, restoration techniques, and habitat management practices. Work experience on bottomland waterfowl areas is preferred. Applicants must be willing to work odd hours (e.g., nighttime, weekends) and outdoors under physical demands and in a variety of weather conditions. Ability to operate farm and/or heavy equipment. Ability to operate a boat, outboard motor, and ATV/UTV.

Job Summary:

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) Biologist is responsible for supervising wildlife and timber management in a wildlife management area. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.

Typical Functions:

Coordinates and participates in conducting biological surveys and studies of fish and wildlife to determine

population growth, propagation rates, and the effect of environmental and human conditions on particular species. Participates in developing wildlife management area recommendations and the development of the five-year plan for future Game and Fish activities and acquisitions. Approves billings and projects expenditures and assists supervisor in preparing the district budget. Conducts hunter safety classes or public meetings on new and proposed rules and regulations. Writes news releases on activities in the district. Performs other duties as assigned.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Development and oversight of wildlife management area budgets related to management, maintenance, and operational activities within the Region. Coordinates and leads habitat and wildlife management planning activities on multiple WMAs within the region. Supervises Conservation Program Technicians, Part-Time employees, etc., conducting daily work activities on assigned WMAs and private lands within the Region. Performs routine administrative duties required to comply with program, division, and agency standards. Works cooperatively with a diverse group of conservation partners including both state and federal agencies and non-governmental organizations. Conducts and organizes wildlife research and survey activities. Conducts and assists with regional trapping efforts of feral hogs on both public and private lands within the Region. Monitor and conduct boundary line marking on WMAs in area of responsibility. Performs prescribed fire management operations that require physical fitness standards as per the prescribed fire management operations that require physical fitness standards as per the Prescribed Fire Planning and Implementation Policy. Coordinates and participates in conducting biological surveys. Participates in developing WMA budgets, developing contracts/job specifications, approve bills/invoices and project expenditures.

This position is required, as per the Prescribed Fire Planning and Implementation Procedures and Policy, to complete a two-mile carrying 25 pounds in 30 minutes within the first year of employment. This position is required to obtain and maintain a Non-Commercial Pesticide Applicators license within 1 year of employment.

Certificates, Licenses, or Registrations:

Must possess a valid Arkansas driver's license.

Special Job Dimensions:

Frequent in-state travel and field work with exposure to inclement weather is required. Occasional exposure to hunters and dangerous animals may be required.

Other Specific Information:

All applicants are subject to a criminal background check.

Applications must include complete work history and references

As an equal opportunity employer, the Commission will make any reasonable accommodations necessary to ensure equal employment opportunities.

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's mission is to conserve and enhance Arkansas's fish and wildlife and their habitats while promoting sustainable use, public understanding and support.
  • 2 Natural Resources Drive Little Rock, AR 72205