AGFC CONSERVATION PROGRAM TECHNICIAN INTERNSHIP | AGFC CONSERVATION PROGRAM TECHNICIAN INTERNSHIP

Dates:
Advertisement Opens: Jan. 19, 2018
Advertisement Closes: March 9, 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:

NONE

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, outgoing personality and ability to communicate with the general public, peers and supervisors; Applicants must have a basic knowledge of fisheries science principles/techniques, and a basic knowledge regarding identification of native flora and fauna; Applicants must be willing to work odd hours outside under physical demands in a variety of inclement weather conditions; Applicants must have the ability or willingness to learn to operate ATVs, boats with motors, small shop tools including lawnmowers, weed eaters, skill saws, etc., and farm related equipment such as small tractors with implements; Heavy physical demands in inclement weather; Expect to work varied hours during the week and weekends if needed.

Postion Location:
City: Hot Springs
Office: Hots Springs Regional Office
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:

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:

Assists District 8 biologists and Arkansas Black Bass Program with a variety of duties related to the monitoring and evaluation of wild fish populations, and creating revitalization of fish habitat; Intern works under the direct supervision of the District Biologist and/or Black Bass Biologist;  Intern will be required to travel to different locations within the state on a minimal basis; A working knowledge of basic fisheries management and techniques is a plus. 

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, 2018.

Flexible work schedule available during May, June, July, and August. 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Please upload and attach:

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

 

All applicants are subject to a criminal background check.

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.

 

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.