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Date:  Mar 4, 2023
Req ID:  26607

Little Rock, AR, US, 72201

Anticipated Starting Salary:  $40,340

Biologist Specialist

(Grants Coordinator)


Req Id:          22067

Position #:       22118445

Grade:             GS07

Min. Salary:     $40,340

Location:         DAH – Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission

Closing date:   Until Filled



Job DutiesDevelops and writes grant proposals to monitor, protect, and recover species and natural communities of conservation concern.   Seeks supplementary funding.  Develops grant applications and contracts for agency services.  Coordinates with other state, federal and private organizations.  Coordinates agency grant administration.  Monitors staff activities and generates progress and financial reports for grants and contracts.  Maintains financial reporting records for grants and contracts.  Maintains documentation of matching requirements for grants and contracts.  Prepares summary reports.  Develops statewide projects to inventory and monitor species and / or natural communities of conservation concern.  Conducts biological investigations in the field.  Researches scientific documents, articles, and reports.  Documents research results and provides reports to agency staff in standardized format.  Documents research results and provide reports to agency staff for use in protection and stewardship plans.  Reports information to data management staff in standardized format for the agency's environmental review / information sharing program.  Present findings to technical, scientific, and other forums.  Develops responses to requests for information.  Coordinates with agency's professional staff and cultivates partnerships with state, federal, and private organizations 


Applicants must meet or exceed these qualifications:  The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in biology, zoology, botany, or a related field, plus three years of relevant experience, including one year in a leadership capacity.



Position is eligible for full benefits package including health and life insurance, retirement, paid holidays, and annual and sick leave.



EOE/AA/ADA.  Minorities and women encouraged to apply.

The Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism has three major divisions: Arkansas State Parks, Arkansas Heritage and Arkansas Tourism. Arkansas State Parks manages 52 state parks and promotes Arkansas as a tourist destination for people around the country. Arkansas Heritage preserves and promotes Arkansas’s natural and cultural history and heritage through four historic museums and four cultural preservation agencies. Arkansas Tourism improves the state’s economy by generating travel and enhancing the image of the state.

Position Information

Class Code: B066C

Grade: GS07


Salary Range: $40,340.00 - $58,493.00


The Biologist Specialist is responsible for overseeing a wildlife management or other science based program. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Supervises a professional staff by interviewing, recommending hire or termination, assigning and reviewing work, evaluating employee performance, and training employees. Plans and directs studies and surveys of game and fish species, collects and analyzes data on game and fish species, and analyzes and develops recommendations on district game seasons, wildlife management areas, fish re-stocking, and game re-establishment. Conducts field inventories and observations, collects data from literature and individuals on species and natural communities of conservation concerns, and prepares activity and program reports. Prepares and submits wildlife management or fisheries plans, develops and monitors expenditures, and reviews and approves purchase requests for supplies, equipment, food plots, and stocking and relocation of wildlife. Coordinates district and division programs with various state, federal, and private industry officials, makes presentations to civic groups, schools, and clubs, and conducts public meetings to explain new and/or proposed rules and regulations and/or to hear complaints about wildlife management. Processes scientific data, develops and assists in the development/management of databases, and develops/manages Geographic Information Systems (GIS) layers related to species and natural communities of conservation concern. Cultivates partnerships with government agencies, non-government organizations, academia, and other entities to identify new sources of information in existing databases to add to the Arkansas Heritage Program biodiversity database. Translates, interprets, and presents scientific information in a variety of formats for diverse audiences, and represents the agency at meetings, conferences, and in written correspondence related to the identification, evaluation, and status of species and natural communities of conservation concern. Manages grant funding for work activities, and develops progress reports and supporting documents for submission. Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of the principles of biology, ecology, and related environmental sciences. Knowledge of laboratory and field survey equipment, techniques, and procedures. Ability to plan work unit objectives and operational activities and to assign and direct the work of subordinates. Ability to make public presentations. Ability to plan and direct scientific game and fish surveys and studies. Ability to develop, implement, and monitor wildlife management plans and programs.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in biology, zoology, botany, or a related field; plus three years of relevant experience, 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.



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