AGFC CONSERVATION PROGRAM TECHNICIAN INTERNSHIP | AGFC CONSERVATION PROGRAM TECHNICIAN INTERNSHIP

Dates:
Advertisement Opens: Jan. 19, 2018
Advertisement Closes: Feb. 28, 2018
Full Time:
No
Salary:
$12.75 - $12.75 annually.
Minimum Education and/or Experience:

Must be a full-time student enrolled in the 2018 spring semester in an accredited college or university, completed a minimum of 60 semester hours as of May 1, 2018, declared a major and have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA.  Must also meet one of the following criteria:  a resident of Arkansas enrolled in any college or university; a resident foreign exchange student enrolled in an Arkansas college or university; or, a nonresident enrolled in an Arkansas college or university.  Applicant must demonstrate prior coursework or knowledge related to work area.  Selected intern will coordinate directly with their college or university to obtain course credit for their work.    

Preferred Education and/or Experience:

Current college student or college graduate with degree or  pursuing a degree in wildlife, fisheries, natural resources management, natural resource or environmental education/interpretation or related field in biological sciences.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

NONE

Preferred Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

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

Postion Location:
City: Yellville
Office: Fred Berry Conservation Education Center
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:

Students participating in the competitive internship program are provided an opportunity to:

  • Gain important and practical job skills in the conservation field while helping AGFC meet education and conservation goals;
  • Choose a career path in conservation and make a long-term commitment to the management of Arkansas's natural resources;
  • Network with public and private agencies concerning environmental programs and projects.
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, filed trips and similar programs.  Will help maintain education equipment like bb guns, fishing rods and reels, etc.  Will help maintain FBCEC buildings and grounds including education building, pavilion, storage buildings, trails, archery range and gardens.  Will greet and assist visitors as needed.  Some office duties.  Other duties as assigned based on the intern's skill set. 

Other Specific Information:

SALARY:

$12.75 per hour (maximum of 400 hours).  Flexible work schedule available during May, June, July, and August.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Please scan and attach:

  1. A current resume.
  2. A one-page cover letter.
  3. A copy of an official of college transcript(s). 

 

All applicants are subject to a criminal background check.


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