Forester - Habitat Biologist- AGFC Biologist Specialist
Agency: Arkansas Game and fish Commission
Location: Monticello, AR
Closing Date: November 16, 2020
Term/Grade: Full Time
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) Biologist Specialist is responsible for supervising a wildlife management program. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Develops, implements, directs, supervises and monitors habitat management plans and habitat-related activities on state-owned Wildlife Management Areas (WMA). Provides professional/technical advice and direction to field staff regarding manipulation and management of both forested and open land habitat types in the south east portion of Arkansas. Evaluates and recommends WMA land acquisitions and boundary line surveying/marking. Directs and conducts WMA silvicultural activities, including comprehensive resource inventories, timber marking, chemical injection and other service contracts and implements contract auditing procedures for these projects. Serves as a member of the regional prescribed fire crew during planned burns on state-owned WMAs. Utilizes Global Positioning System equipment and forestry software to complete job duties. Develops GIS maps and land information databases for resource planning, management and agency databases. Submits oral and written reports and maintains WMA management data files. Develops, directs, submits and monitors annual/project budgets. Carries out professional and technical duties as assigned. Conducts public relations work with various types of agencies, private industry, professional and civic organizations and outdoor recreational groups. Must understand and be willing to function in a multi-faceted, team-oriented work environment. Must maintain close individual contact with and develop solid working relationships with all Wildlife Management Division personnel. Heavy physical demands in inclement weather may be frequently required. Required physical fitness test for control burning includes successful completion of pack test. Some overnight travel is required.
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