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:

Preference will be giving to candidates that are certified divers, with fish identification skills, and that are able to operate boats. Applicants must be able to swim.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

NONE

Preferred Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Interest and educational background in biology (fisheries biology preferred), desire to work outdoors even in inclement weather, good computer skills, and ability to communicate with the general public, peers and supervisors; Basic knowledge of fisheries sc ience and aquac ulture principles/techniques, and a basic knowledge regarding identification of native flora and fauna; Laboratory skills involving water quality sampling and testing will be a plus.

Postion Location:
City: Mayflower
Office: Staewide
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:

Interns will assist biologists with biological assessments of fish populations in streams and lakes . They will assist with sampling animal populations,sampling habitat,data entry,aging f ish, and maintaining marine and researc h equipment. The inte rn will assist the Stream Fisheries Program with surveys for imperiled petition spec ies for listing.  The intern will assist with water temperature monitoring using optic tidbit loggers. The intern will assist Fisheries District 10 with habitat projects and water quality monitoring at area lakes. The intern will assist with collection of Smallmouth Bass for genetics projects.  The intern may assist the furbearer biologist with surveys of bats.  Interns will also be required to assist with habitat projects. Other duties as assigned.

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.