|Advertisement Opens: March 24, 2020|
|Advertisement Closes: April 7, 2020|
|Full Time: Yes|
|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.
|Preferred Education and/or Experience:
One year employment experience in the field of aquaculture.
|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:
Knowledge of or experience in current fish propagation techniques. Good oral and written communication skills and the ability to work well with others. Good computer skills, especially in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint). Ability to learn quickly and work independently as well as under direct supervision. Willingness to work on weekend as necessary. Occasionally will be required to work long hours under harsh conditions. Must be able to operate fish delivery trucks and operate hatchery equipment.
City: Mammoth Spring
Office: Jim Hinkle Spring River Fish Hatchery
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.
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:
The successful candidate will work under the direct supervision of the Assistant Hatchery Manager and will participate in the planning, scheduling, and record keeping involved in the operation of an intensive culture, coldwater fish hatchery including fish propagation, administrative duties, and facility maintenance. Duties include: spawn fish and monitor development of eggs and fry; develop and implement feeding schedules; monitor fish health and administer chemical treatments for disease; monitor water quality; harvest, transport and distribute fish; maintain facility buildings, grounds, equipment and vehicles; coordinate with other state and federal agencies on issues related to trout culture; maintain hatchery production records; collect and enter data and prepare reports on hatchery operations; assist in the supervision of the hatchery staff; and train workers in fish husbandry techniques. Participates in facility’s public outreach program as applicable.
|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.
As an equal opportunity employer, the Commission will make any reasonable accommodations necessary to ensure equal employment opportunities.