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:

College coursework involving Habitat and/or Wildlife Management
Experience with operating tractors and farm implements
 

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

NONE

Preferred Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

NONE

Postion Location:
City: Centerville
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:

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:

(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. 
 

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.