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ECOLOGIST

Date:  Nov 26, 2022
Req ID:  24108
Location: 

Little Rock, AR, US, 72205

Category:  AR NATURAL RESOURCES COMM
Anticipated Starting Salary:  $40,340

Position Number: 22120297 
County: Pulaski 
Posting End Date: Open Until Filled 

Anticipated Starting Salary: $40,340

Natural Resources 

 

Hiring Authority

10421 W Markham Street

Little Rock, AR  72205

Phone: 501/682-3969

Email: whitney.montague@agriculture.arkansas.gov

 

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: B065C

Grade: GS07

FLSA Status: EXEMPT

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

Summary

The Ecologist is responsible for conducting research or performing investigation for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that affect either the environment or the health of the population. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

Functions

Collects, synthesizes, and analyzes data derived from pollution emission measurements, atmospheric monitoring, meteorological and mineralogical information, and soil or water samples. Researches sources of pollution to determine their effects on the environment and to develop methods and procedures of pollution abatement or control. Monitors environmental impacts of development activities. Develops methods to minimize the impact of production processes on the environment, based on the study and assessment of industrial production, environmental legislation, and physical, biological, and social environments. Develops programs designed to obtain the most productive, non-damaging use of land. Prepares charts or graphs from data samples and provides summary information on the environmental relevance of the data. Analyzes data to determine validity, quality, and scientific significance and to interpret correlations between human activities and environmental effects. Communicates scientific and technical information through oral briefings, written documents, workshops, conferences, and public hearings. Designs and directs studies to obtain technical environmental information about planned projects. Performs other duties as assigned.

Dimensions

None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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 pollution control laws and regulations. Knowledge of environmental and ecological forces and impact relationships. Ability to conduct field studies to identify ecological value of land and preservation methods. Ability to collect samples and conduct scientific testing and analysis. Ability to develop natural area definition and classification criteria. Ability to prepare and make oral and written presentations. Ability to identify, record, and analyze the ecological make-up of natural areas. Ability to write descriptive results of analysis and prepare and present oral and written information.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in environmental or natural science or related field; plus two years of experience in environmental control or related area. 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.

Licenses

None

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.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with management of federal grant programs.
  • Technical and/or business writing skills.
  • Public speaking experience


Nearest Major Market: Little Rock