The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in biology, zoology, botany, or a related field; plus three years of experience in biology, wildlife management, or a related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Human Resources Chief.
Knowledge of the principles of biology, ecology, and related environmental sciences.
Knowledge of methods and techniques of scientific testing, data collection, and analysis.
Knowledge of the effects of pollution on plants, fish, animals, and human life.
Knowledge of fish/wildlife management programs, including propagation, cultivation, and harvesting techniques.
Knowledge of wildlife/fish management laboratory techniques, equipment, and procedures.
Ability to communicate in oral and written forms.
Ability to make public presentations.
Ability to conduct scientific wildlife and/or fish surveys/studies, analyze and evaluate collected data, and prepare written narrative reports of findings.
Ability to direct, coordinate, and maintain wildlife and/or fish management programs.
Ability to operate and maintain fishery and wildlife equipment.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) Biologist Program Specialist is responsible for the management and life processes of fish, wildlife, and their habitats; collecting and analyzing biological data; and, specializing in fish and wildlife research, management, husbandry, and/or habitat management. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Provides program and project supervision by developing program curriculums, monitoring facilities and personnel, and coordinating program maintenance and protocols.
Makes recommendations on management, regulation, and planning of fish and wildlife
populations and habitats, consulting with stakeholders and the public at large to explore
Studies characteristics of fish and wildlife, such as population dynamics, life histories, diseases, genetics, and distribution.
Prepares collections of preserved specimens or microscopic slides for species identification and study of development or disease.
Implements state and federal preventative programs to monitor and control fish and wildlife diseases and invasive, exotic species.
Disseminates information by writing reports and making presentations to schools, clubs, interest groups, and agency administration.
Promotes hunting and fishing through a variety of outreach programs.
Directs the operation and maintenance of various public lands, waters, and/or fish propagation facilities, based on program management plans.
May testify as an expert witness in legal proceedings.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Frequent in-state travel required.
As an equal opportunity employer, the Commission will make any reasonable accommodations necessary to ensure equal employment opportunities.