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:

- College coursework involving habitat and wildlife management.

- Experience with operating tractors and farm implements.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

NONE

Preferred Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

NONE

Postion Location:
City: Dardanelle, AR Petit Jean River WMA Work Center
Office: Petit Jean River WMA Work Center
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:

1) Assist field personnel in conducting wildlife surveys in accordance with statewide species plans to determine population trend information for management recommendations, including:

     a. Assist, and/or complete independently, spring quail call counts.

     b. Assist field personnel in completing bear bait stations survey(s).

     c. Assist field personnel in capturing and radio collaring adult female black bears to obtain reproductive and   recruitment information.

    d. Assist field personnel in trapping and banding wood ducks and giant Canada geese. 

(2) Assist the Nuisance Bear Coordinator in handling nuisance bear complaints.

(3) Assist in the implementation of established natural resource management projects on multiple Wildlife Management Areas including:

     a. Assist field personnel in feral hog eradication on Wildlife Management Areas 

     b. Assist field personnel in operating, maintaining and monitoring green-tree reservoirs, and moist soil units. 

     c. Assist field personnel in operating, maintaining and monitoring wildlife openings and old field systems.

     d. Assist field personnel in maintaining and monitoring ongoing upland and bottomland forest management projects. 

(4) Operating GIS/GPS equipment, chainsaws, tractors, boats, power units, ATVs/UTVs, and other farm implements.

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.