AGFC CONSERVATION PROGRAM TECHNICIAN INTERNSHIP | AGFC CONSERVATION PROGRAM TECHNICIAN INTERNSHIP

Dates:
Advertisement Opens: Feb. 6, 2019
Advertisement Closes: March 8, 2019
Full Time:
No
Salary:
$12.75 - $12.75 Hourly
Minimum Education and/or Experience:

To be eligible for an Internship, applicants must meet the following prerequisites:

  • Must have a declared degree in the conservation field. Must have 60 hours of college credits earned by the time the Internship begins.
  • At the time of application, must be a college student, graduated within the previous 12 months, or currently enrolled in a post-graduate program.
  • Must have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale. 
  • Selected intern will coordinate directly with their college or university to obtain course credit for their work.    
Preferred Education and/or Experience:

Preferred Biology, Fisheries and Wildlife, Natural Resource Management, Earth Science, Environmental Policy / Science, or similar college majors.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

NONE

Preferred Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Basic understanding of GIS systems

Familiarity with MS Office products.

Interest in environmental regulation and policy

Ability to swim and feel comfortable working in aquatic environments is preferred.

Postion Location:
City: Little Rock Central Office
Office: Little Rock Office Complex
Division: Environmental Coordination
Job Summary:

The AGFC’s internship program allows students to gain practical experience and meet hands-on training requirements necessary to earn their degrees and gain valuable career-oriented experience.

Typical Functions:

Program Goals and Opportunities:

The AGFC Internship program is designed to help students gain education and practical experience related to the conservation work AGFC performs and to meet hands-on training requirements necessary for students to earn their degree. This training is critical to students pursuing a conservation career and is often the deciding factor in gaining employment after college.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

1) Office work duties:

a. Using Geographic Information Systems to make shape files of projects that AGFC reviews.

b. Entering project information into a database worksheet.

c. Conducting archival research and digitization of historical agency projects.

d. Assisting ECD personnel with evaluating and performing environmental reviews, and obtaining state and federal permits for AGFC projects.

 

2) Field work duties:

a. Documenting project conditions using a camera and GPS system,

b. Assisting staff with preparing review notes in a field journal,

c. Assisting with any biological surveys that may be conducted at the project site.

d. The occasional opportunity to work with other AGFC Divisions such as Wildlife Management and Fisheries, on their field work and management projects.

 

May occasionally be asked to travel overnight or work long days in the field. Must be comfortable working in the outdoors, in adverse weather conditions, and traversing difficult terrain.

Certificates, Licenses, or Registrations:

NONE

Special Job Dimensions:

Internships are no more than 400 hours in duration at a stipend of $12.75 per hour. Intern positions will end on August 31, 2019.

Flexible work schedule available during May, June, July, and August. 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION:

Please upload and attach to this application:

  1. A current resume.
  2. A one-page cover letter.
  3. A copy of your unofficial or official college transcript(s). Official transcripts will be required prior to employment start date.  

IF THESE DOCUMENTS ARE NOT ATTACHED YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE DETERMINED INCOMPLETE UNTIL THEY ARE RECEIVED.

If you are unable to attach your documentation you may fax them to 501-223-6444, attention Human Resources with the position name and position number. All documents must be received by March 8, 2019.

All applicants are subject to a criminal background check.

Other Specific Information:

NONE


As an equal opportunity employer, the Commission will make any reasonable accommodations necessary to ensure equal employment opportunities.