|Advertisement Opens: Dec. 6, 2023
|Advertisement Closes: Dec. 27, 2023
|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:
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in fisheries biology, conservation biology, natural resources, environmental science or a related field or related area; plus three years of experience in aquaculture, including two years in a supervisory or leadership capacity.
|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:
Extensive experience in aquaculture and fish production of multiple warm water or cold water fish species. Experience with developing, operating and managing budgets. Understanding of federal aid (Sportfish Restoration funds) and other project funding sources. An understanding of and appreciation for the mission, goals and objectives of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Experience working with fish diseases and water quality.
Certification as a Fisheries Professional through the American Fisheries Society. Good computer skills, especially in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, and Power Point) and Google suite. Good public speaking skills and affable attitude when talking to the public and interacting with staff. Strong organizational skills.
Office: Joe Hogan Hatchery
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:
|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:
This position has the designation of a safety-sensitive position. Applicants being considered for this position are subject to pre-employment drug and alcohol testing. Refusal to submit to testing will result in disqualification of further employment consideration. If offered a position, employees in this position will be subject to periodic drug and alcohol testing.
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.