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The Land Resource Specialist Supervisor is responsible for directing the operations of the land resource section of the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission and overseeing

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Supervises a professional and administrative support staff by interviewing, recommending for hire/termination, training, assigning, and reviewing work, counseling, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Provides guidance to state conservation districts, administers grants to districts to accomplish conservation, and provides oversight concerning district programs, program evaluations, elections, appointments, and funding recommendations. Implements and oversees Arkansas Nutrient Management Program in northwest Arkansas by monitoring number of nutrient management plans produced and insuring plans meet agency specifications. Supervises certification program for nutrient management planners and applicators in the nutrient surplus area, implements registration of poultry feeding operations throughout nutrient surplus area and oversees and monitors enforcement of non-compliant producers. Makes recommendations for allocation of funds to conservation districts and monitors funds to ensure proper use. Provides oversight for use of beaver control funds in west central and northwest Arkansas. Provides guidance and makes recommendations for funding and placement of district water quality technicians and directs technicians in inspection of poultry operations and permitted confined animal feeding operations to ensure compliance of state rules and regulations. Reviews conservation district financial records and annual plans to insure compliance with commission rules and regulations and provides assistance in training of district directors and other staff members. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of soil and water conservation practices, programs, and techniques. Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of state and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing soil and water conservation and flood plain management. Knowledge of the sciences of hydrology, geology, and agriculture. Knowledge of conservation district programs. Ability to prepare and present oral and written information and reports. Ability to supervise a subordinate professional and administrative support staff. Ability to compile and analyze technical information. Ability to interpret and apply applicable laws, rules, and regulations.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in environmental science, geology, agriculture, or a related field; plus three years of experience in land conservation activities, including one year in a leadership capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. 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 QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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