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:

The selected individual should have a working knowledge of wildlife and the outdoors and be able to work outside in sometimes uncomfortable conditions that include exposure to variable weather conditions, animals, insects, and vegetation.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

NONE

Preferred Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

The following skills and abilities are desired: good written and oral communication skills, the ability to work independently in field conditions, ATV operation, the ability to pull and back a trailer, safely handle herbicides, and the capability to handle and operate a variety of basic powered and non-powered hand tools. The following knowledge is also desired: plant and wildlife identification, GPS and compass operation, computer operation, and firearm safety and instruction.

Postion Location:
City: Eureka Springs, AR-Northwest Regional Office
Office: Northwest Regional Office
Division: Wildlife Management
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:

The selected individual will be responsible for assisting with various wildlife management activities in Northwest Arkansas. General duties will include:  Assisting the National Park Service with data collection at the Pea Ridge National Military Park Quail Focal Area; maintenance and operation of WMA buildings, grounds, and equipment; and assisting with other general wildlife surveys, data collection, feral hog trapping efforts, private lands site visits, educational programs, special events, and other duties as assigned.  Scheduling is flexible, but will primarily consist of normal business hours during Monday through Friday.

 

 

 

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.