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Date:  Apr 28, 2024
Req ID:  37732

Little Rock, AR, US, 72205

Anticipated Starting Salary:  $45,010

Position Number: 22088654 
County: Pulaski 
Posting End Date: Open Until Filled 

Anticipated Starting Salary: $45,010

Forestry Division 


Hiring Authority:

#1 Natural Resources Drive

Little Rock, AR  72205

Phone: 501/580-5479



As the largest industry in Arkansas, the Arkansas Department of Agriculture is dedicated to the development and implementation of policies and programs for Arkansas agriculture and forestry to keep its farmers and ranchers competitive in national and international markets while ensuring safe food, fiber, and forest products for the citizens of the state and nation. The Department is organized into five Divisions: Forestry Division, Livestock and Poultry Division, Natural Resources Division, Plant Industries Division, and Shared Services Division.

Position Information

Class Code: B049C

Grade: GS08


Salary Range: $45,010.00 - $65,265.00


The Agriculture Program Manager is responsible for providing general management of a specific agency program. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.


Provides general supervision of the work of a subordinate professional, para-professional, and administrative support staff by assigning and prioritizing work assignments, providing instructions, reviewing work performed, and evaluating employee performance. Monitors budgets and expenditures, provides approvals for transactions based on available budget and sponsoring agency restrictions, and monitors internal controls, procedures, and compliance issues for grants and/or contracts. Develops and monitors federal grants used to fund special projects within the program by preparing grant proposals, establishing evaluation methods, and reviewing and approving expenditures. Develops and implements guidelines, policies, and procedures for program development and coordinates program activities within the section and outside of the agency. Prepares reports pertinent to specific program functions to provide information to upper-level management and program personnel. Compiles budgetary reports for fiscal managers, meets with departmental managers to discuss budgetary reports, and provides advice on budgetary guidelines or other financial reporting matters. Provides technical assistance to management, staff, and the general public by providing information on regulations, procedures, and practices of specific programs to comply with governmental regulations. Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of supervisory practices and techniques. Knowledge of state and federal laws, regulations, and guidelines applicable to specialized program area. Knowledge of the principles and practices of organizational management. Knowledge of grants administration. Ability to supervise a subordinate professional, para-professional, and administrative support staff. Ability to analyze programs and recommend implementation methods or modifications. Ability to interpret and apply federal and state guidelines and regulations. Ability to provide guidance and technical assistance to management, staff, and the general public. Ability to plan, prepare, and present oral and written reports.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in agriculture, business administration, or a related field; plus three years of experience in program organization and administration, including two years in a supervisory or 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.



Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in tree improvement programs.
  • Experience in design and layout of tree studies.
  • Strong silvicultural background, especially afforestation.
  • Knowledge of tree nursery operations.
  • Ability to conduct forestry field operations.


The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock