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|Full Time: Yes|
|Salary: $61,443.00 - $86,609.00 Annually|
|Minimum Education and/or Experience:
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in biology, zoology, botany, or a related field; plus two years of experience in wildlife management 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:
A master's degree in wildlife biology, conservation biology, natural resources, environmental
NWCG Prescribed Fire Burn Boss 2 with 5 years experience as a RXB2.
|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 management laboratory and field survey equipment, techniques, and procedures.
Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures.
Ability to plan, organize, and oversee the work of subordinates.
Ability to make public presentations.
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, analyze and evaluate collected data, and prepare written narrative report of findings.
Ability to direct, coordinate, and maintain wildlife management programs.
|Preferred Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:
Office: Duty Station / To Be Determined
Division: Wildlife Management
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) Conservation Program Biologist I is responsible for supervising a wildlife management program. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
|Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Serves as the AGFC statewide prescribed fire program coordinator. Works with staff to plan prescribed burns, conduct burns, and track accomplishments towards habitat restoration goals. Responsible for administering training and physical fitness tests to ensure staff meet qualifications for burning. Coordinates with partners (US Forest Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, The Nature Conservancy, Quail Forever etc.) to work towards achieving habitat restoration goals statewide. Assists the private lands habitat division to administer Qualified Prescribed Burner training and serves on the advisory board for the Qualified Prescribed Burner certification program.
Serves as the Arkansas representative on the Southern Fire Exchange and the Arkansas Fire Council board. Serves on a cooperative team to plan the Arkansas Wildland Fire Academy with partners. Work with staff to prioritize prescribed fire efforts on clearly defined habitat conditions, goals and objectives to ensure prescribed fire activities result in shifting habitats toward desired forest conditions as outlined in the Arkansas Wildlife Action Plan for terrestrial habitats. Assists with grant writing to secure funding for program implementation. Oversees purchase of all personal protective equipment and implements needed for prescribed burns.
Tracks and shares accomplishments with agency staff and partners. This position will be responsible for developing and overseeing a budget and performing other routine administrative duties required to comply with program, division and agency standards. Performs other duties as assigned.
|Certificates, Licenses, or Registrations:
Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license.
|Special Job Dimensions:
Frequent in-state and out of 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:
Frequent in-state travel and field work with exposure to inclement weather is required. Occasional exposure to hunters and dangerous animals may be required.
Position will have statewide responsibilities. Duty location will be determined upon selection of the candidate.
As an equal opportunity employer, the Commission will make any reasonable accommodations necessary to ensure equal employment opportunities.