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:

Good public relations skills are required including the ability to greet and assist visitors to an AGFC education center.  Intern must be able to present educational programs to a variety of age groups, primarily children and must be able to lead children in activities such as fishing, air rifling, hiking, etc.  He/She must be physically able to work outdoors for extended periods during summer and must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and perform standard maintenance duties such as cleaning, sweeping, mopping, etc. A working knowledge of office equipment and basic computer skills is needed.  Arkansas driver's and fishing licenses are required. 

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

NONE

Preferred Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of firearm safety is a plus.  Knowledge of local natural history is a plus.  Ability to operate an ATV is a plus.  Ability to operate a pressure washer is a plus.

Postion Location:
City: Yellville, AR- Fred Berry Conservation Education Center on Crooked Creek
Office: Fred Berry Conservation Education Center on Crooked Creek
Division: Education
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 person in this position will work closely with education staff to prepare and present the children's summer program series, fishing derby, field trips and similar programs.  He/She will help maintain education equipment like bb guns, fishing rods and reels, etc.  He/She will also help maintain FBCEC buildings and grounds including education building, pavilion, storage buildings, trails, archery range and gardens.  The intern will greet and assist visitors as needed, perform some office duties and other duties as assigned based on the intern's skill set.

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.