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:

A working knowledge of basic fisheri es management and techniques is a plus.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

NONE

Preferred Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Successfu l applicant should have a passion for conservation and actively pursuing a career related to natural resource management.

Postion Location:
City: Hot Springs, AR- Hot Springs Regional Office
Office: Hot Springs Regional Office
Division: Fisheries
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:

Assists District 8 biologists and Arkansas Black Bass Program with a va riety of duties related to the monitoring and evaluation of wild fish populations, and creating revitalization of fish habitat; Intern works under the direct supervision of the District Biologist and/or Black Bass Biologist; Intern will be required to travel to different locat ions within the state on a minimal basis

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:

Interest and educational background in biology (fisheries biology preferred), desire to work outdoors even in inclement weather, good computer skills, outgoing personality and ability to communicate with the general public, peers and supervisors; Applicants must have a basic knowledge of fisheries science principles/techniques, and a basic knowledge regarding identification of native flora and fauna; Applicants must be willing to work odd hours outside under physical demands in a variety of inclement weather conditions; Applicants must have the ability or willingness to lea rn to operate ATVs, boats with motors, small shop tools including la wnmowers, weed eaters, skill saws, etc.,and farm related equipment such as small tractors with implements; Heavy physical demands in inclement weather; Expect to work varied hours during the week and weekends if needed.


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