PART-TIME AGFC CONSERVATION PROGRAM TECHNICIAN | AGFC CONSERVATION PROGRAM TECHNICIAN

Dates:
Advertisement Opens: Jan. 4, 2018
Advertisement Closes: Jan. 18, 2018
Full Time:
No
Salary:
$12.75 - $12.75 annually.
Minimum Education and/or Experience:

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus two years of field experience in wildlife or fisheries management or forestry or land management, or a related area.

 

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:

NONE

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the procedures and methods used in documenting wildlife investigations.

Knowledge of the equipment and techniques used to maintain buildings,

grounds and equipment.

Knowledge of fish propagation, harvesting, cultivation, and maintenance activities.

Knowledge of tissue and blood sampling techniques used in collection research.

Knowledge of agricultural methods and basic land laws.

Knowledge of timber marking, land surveying, and other related forestry techniques.

Ability to collect samples of wildlife, perform fish hatchery, prepare reports, maintain files, and present oral and written information.

Ability to operate and maintain wildlife equipment.

Preferred Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

NONE

Postion Location:
City: Mammoth Spring
Office: Mountain Home Regional Office
Division: Fisheries
Job Summary:

The Conservation Program Technician is responsible for forest and fish propagation, fire prevention, cultivation, and harvesting activities and/or maintaining a wildlife management area. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.

Typical Functions:

Inspects forest lands for damage by insects or disease, assists in implementing plans or recommendations for control measures, and prepares plans for site preparation or improvement of planting, harvesting, marketing, or wildlife use.

 

Conducts or assists in conducting research on collected samples, such as fish, blood, water, soil, and plant species, and examines animals and specimens to detect diseases or other problems.

 

Conducts agricultural and forest management activities on wildlife management areas, including preparing seed beds and plant foods; selects and marks trees for thinning and/or logging utilizing soil erosion control measures and maintains waterways, dams, and ponds.

 

Monitors and inspects public and private wildlife to ensure compliance with state regulations and trains various personnel in activities, such as fire safety, accident prevention, and maintenance and calibration of scientific and technical equipment.

 

Gathers, provides, and presents general and forestry educational information and training to various federal, state, local health officers, community organizations, and the general public.

 

Provides technical support and services for scientists and engineers working in fields, such as agriculture, environmental science, resource management, and biology.

 

Assists in conducting fish and game propagation and maintenance activities, including monitoring of spawning, hatching, incubation, sexing, and feeding.

 

Prepares reports pertaining to wildlife findings, conclusions and recommendations.

 

Cleans, maintains, prepares, and supplies work areas.

 

       Performs other duties as assigned.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

The selected individual will assist with work activities associated with the Trout Management Program.  General job duties will include:  conducting on-site angler interviews and/or angler counts as part of a creel survey of the Spring River near Mammoth Springs, AR.  The survey will start March 1, 2018 and run through Feb 28, 2019.  Position will require irregular work hours in accordance with a pre-determined creel schedule.  The individual will be required to work on randomly selected weekdays and weekend days and during inclement weather.  Individual should reside in the vicinity of Fulton County, Arkansas.

 

Intercepts anglers fishing at public access points along the Spring River following established survey schedule. Conducts interviews and/or counts of anglers following an established interview protocol.  Accurately and completely records angler responses or angler counts on creel form.  Identifies fish to species and measures lengths of harvested fish.  Basic knowledge of fish identification and electronic devices (i-pads/GPS units) preferred, but not required.  Examines harvested fish for various marks or tags as part of concurrent growth and mortality study.  Compiles and maintains completed interview forms and provides the Trout Management Program with the completed forms on a monthly basis.  Provides information to anglers and/or answers angler questions as needed.  Notifies Trout Management Program of issues relating to the Spring River fishery.  Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Other Specific Information:

SALARY:

(Q337U) $12.7553 per hour work approximately 20 hours per week and a maximum of 1800 hours per year.

 

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.