Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Qualifications for Wildlife How To Apply Management Division's Most Applications may be downloaded at Wildlife Recruited Positions www.agfc.com/employment or apply online at www.arstatejobs.com. Call the Human AGFC Biologist Resources Division, (501) 223-6317, to have Management The formal education equivalent of a an application mailed to you. Applications bachelor's degree in biology, zoology, should be returned to: wildlife ecology, botany or a related field. Arkansas Game and Fish Commission AGFC Biologist Specialist A master’s degree in biology, zoology, ATTN: Human Resources Division 2 Natural Resources Drive Division wildlife ecology, botany or a related field; Little Rock, AR 72205 or the formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in the above mentioned Applications will be accepted only for fields plus two years of experience in currently advertised positions. wildlife management or a related field. “As an equal opportunity employer, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will Natural Resources Program Technician make any reasonable accommodation The formal education equivalent necessary to ensure equal employment.” of a high school diploma; plus two years of field experience in wildlife or Minorities and women fisheries management, forestry or land are encouraged to apply. management or related area. The mission of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is to wisely manage all the fish and wildlife resources of Arkansas while providing For information about job qualifications, maximum enjoyment for the people. please contact the Human Resources Division, (501) 223-6317. To find a list of jobs currently advertised, visit www.agfc.com or call our job line, (501) 223-6303, or toll-free, (877) 731-JOBS (5627). Arkansas Game and Fish Commission 2 Natural Resources Drive Little Rock, AR 72205 c=85 m=19 y=0 k=0 c=57 m=80 y=100 k=45 c=20 m=0 y=40 k=6 (501) 223-6300 • (800) 364-4263 www.agfc.com c=15 m=29 y=33 k=0 c=100 m=0 y=91 k=42 c=30 m=0 y=5 k=0 The work done by the Wildlife Management The Wildlife Diversity Section Division requires the experience and Biologists and specialists in the Wildlife knowledge of many disciplines such as Diversity section work with species biology, zoology, ecology, statistics, groups, such as feral hogs, furbearers, agriculture and forest management practices. bats, hawks and owls. Some specialize in habitat types, such as wetlands, grasslands The Management Section and agricultural lands. These biologists The Management Section is composed of coordinate with the Management Section biologists and technicians who manage to improve habitat and provide habitat and maintain 59 state-owned WMAs to management instruction to federal provide public hunting and wildlife-viewing agencies and private landowners. They opportunities. In addition to state-owned also partner with other public and private areas, the Commission cooperatively organizations to make long-range habitat Hunting, bird-watching and other manages 59 WMAs with state, federal and plans. Wildlife Diversity biologists wildlife-related activities are big business private landowners to provide more wildlife frequently make presentations to public in Arkansas. From ducks to deer and opportunities to the public. groups and respond to questions about bluebirds to bald eagles, The Natural State Arkansas’s many game and nongame has no shortage of outdoors opportunities. Habitat management programs enlist the species. They also conduct surveys to skills of trained biologists and foresters who determine the health of animal populations More than 37 percent of adult Arkansans work together to develop habitat plans. and make management decisions. go hunting every year, well above the Improving habitat on these areas requires national average of 12 percent. Arkansas’s the skillful application of management hunting potential also is well known techniques such as controlled burning, forest The Operations/Special to people from other states. Many thinning, plantings, moist-soil management Projects Section nonresidents make annual pilgrimages to and development of wildlife openings. All The Operations/Special Projects Section hunt in Arkansas – to Stuttgart for ducks, WMAs are managed for a host of game and is responsible for many programs hunters to the Ozarks and Ouachitas for turkey nongame benefits, and serve as demonstration directly use. This section is responsible for and to south Arkansas for deer. Arkansas areas for public use and viewing. writing hunting and wildlife regulations, is blessed with many landscapes – from as well as organizing the special permit river bottoms and deltas to mountains The Wildlife Management Division not only hunt application process. Biologists and and plateaus. This diversity of habitat has active management programs on its specialists in this section also manage types sets the stage for managing many WMAs, but also provides information and game-checking procedures and data, as different game and nongame species. The assistance to private landowners on various well as geospatial analysis of harvest Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s state and federal wildlife habitat incentive and habitat data gathered by the other Wildlife Management Division is the programs. Private lands biologists work with sections. The Wildlife Division’s budget agency’s second-largest division with landowners to manage their land and improve is also coordinated through this more than 115 employees, largely because the benefits to wildlife. These biologists help section. of this habitat diversity. The Wildlife landowners find the programs that best meet Management Division is subdivided their management objectives. into Management, Wildlife Diversity and Operations/Special Projects sections.
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