The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in environmental science, natural science, wildlife or fisheries management, business administration, economics, criminal justice, or a related field; plus eight years of progressively more responsible experience in conservation program development, regulation, enforcement, or a related area, including five years in a managerial capacity. Other job related education and/or experience may be substituted for all or part of these basic requirements.
A Master’s Degree in public or business administration, environmental or natural science, wildlife or fisheries management, criminal justice, or a related field; plus eight years of experience in the administration and development of natural resources, conservation, or other related state or federal programs. Preferred experience includes a high level of leadership responsibility including personnel management, state or federal legislative activities, budget and fiscal oversight, planning and development, and/or other related management functions.
Knowledge of state and federal conservation laws, rules, and regulations. Knowledge of supervisory practices and techniques. Knowledge of personnel, budgetary, purchasing and other fiscal procedures. Ability to interpret and apply state and federal laws. Ability to develop and implement program policies and procedures. Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of programs. Ability to supervise subordinate professional, para-professional, and administrative support staff. Ability to establish program goals and objectives supporting strategic plans. Ability to identify problems, evaluate alternatives, and implement effective solutions. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) Assistant Deputy Director is responsible for directing multiple divisions within AGFC, providing leadership and direction with regard to policy development, as well as assisting the Director with the overall operations of the Commission. This position is governed by state and federal laws and Commission policy.
Directs the activities of a professional staff through subordinate administrators and managers by reviewing performance evaluation ratings, overseeing operations of various divisions, recommending applicants for hiring and reviewing, developing and implementing goals, objectives, policies, and procedures. Coordinates activities and special projects across division lines and outside the Commission with various state and national agencies. Interacts with various local, state, and federal officials as well as private organizations regarding agency programs and activities providing information and seeking input on state fish and wildlife conservation issues. Assists the Director and the Commission in managing the conservation resources of the state. Reviews, negotiates, and monitors various contracts necessary to meet department goals and objectives. Performs other duties as assigned.
This position will be responsible for the administration and oversight of several assigned Divisions of the agency. Will direct and oversee Division Chiefs who manage major organizational units of the agency. Will be responsible for representing the Commission on boards as well as statewide and regional work groups. In the absence of the Director and the Chief of Staff, will be responsible for the day to day affairs of the agency. Will be required to present and interact with the Commission, the public, and the Legislature.
Applications must include complete work history and references. A resume may accompany the application but will not be substituted for any part of the application.
All applicants are subject to a criminal background check.
As an equal opportunity employer, the Commission will make any reasonable accommodations necessary to ensure equal employment opportunities.