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The Biologist Supervisor is responsible for directing and overseeing the management, protection, and enhancement of native wildlife and wildlife habitats on both public and

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Special Job Requirements:

Frequent in-state travel is required

Typical Functions:

Supervises the work of subordinate employees by prioritizing work assignments, establishing deadlines, providing general instructions, and reviewing the work performed to ensure technical accuracy and compliance with instructions or established policies and procedures. Prepares and administers the annual budget for operation, maintenance, salary, and equipment needs in the district. Collects and analyzes data on wildlife species and habitats in the district and makes recommendations with regards to regulations and program direction. Gives educational presentations to schools, civic groups, and organizations, in order to educate the public on agency activities and issues. Works with other state and federal agencies to plan the long term regulation and enhancement of wildlife resources. Maintains and operates specialized scientific equipment. Recommends and oversees capital improvement projects and maintenance of wildlife habitat. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of biological and ecological science theories and principles. Knowledge of the methods and techniques of scientific testing and analysis. Knowledge of the effects of pollution on plants, animals and human life. Knowledge of wildlife laws and regulations. Knowledge of environmental and ecological forces and impact relationships. Ability to assign and coordinate work activities and monitor the performance of co-workers and/or subordinates. Ability to collect samples and conduct scientific testing and analysis. Ability to plan and manage long term projects. Ability to develop natural area definition and classification criteria. Ability to prepare and make oral and written presentations.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in a biological science, wildlife management or a related field; plus four years of experience in a field of biological science, including two years in a supervisory or leadership capacity.

Required Certificates:

Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license.


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