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Intern - Alligator Management Internship
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Description of Work

* Intern (Temporary Full-Time, 40 hour per week) 10 to 15 week Internship *
* Pay Rate: $10.00/hour *
* Internship from mid-May to mid-August 2020 *
* Duty Station Location is at the WRC Headquarters Building in Raleigh, NC (Wake County) *


The North Carolina Wildlife resources Commission (WRC) is seeking a Summer Intern for our "Alligator Management Program" Internship Project with the WRC Wildlife Management/Diversity Division. This internship opportunity will provide the successful candidate with valuable experience in wildlife management. Field work will be a major component of this internship. Specifically, the intern will be assisting the alligator biologist with field work related to several projects, including mark-recapture, telemetry, and nest surveys.

During a fifteen-week timeframe, an undergraduate student will gain experience capturing, handling, and collecting data from wild alligators of all sizes, tracking animals using GPS and VHF technology, conducting nest surveys, tissue sample processing and management, maintaining inventory of field equipment, and data entry and clean-up as needed.

KNOWLEDGE GAINED: The intern will experience working for state government as part of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and aid in the Commission's conservation efforts.

WORK LOCATION: Position will work out of the WRC Headquarters building located in Raleigh, NC (Wake County).

WORK SCHEDULE / TRAVEL / COMPENSATION: Tentatively, this internship will last from mid-May 2020 to mid-August 2020. Internship will be between 10 to 15 weeks, depending on the start date, budget constraints and school schedule of Intern. Actual time length of internship will be determined after interviews have been conducted and choice candidate has been selected.

Work schedule will be a normal Monday-Friday, 8+ hours per day (40 hour per week) schedule.

The 40-hour work week is dependent on weather conditions. Work will not exceed 40-hours per week.

Some weekend work may be required.

Transportation between the intern's local residence and the duty station will NOT be provided and is the responsibility of the Intern.

Travel from WRC Headquarters to field locations across the state will be required (State vehicle provided).

Travel will include frequent overnight stays during the work week.

Compensation is $10.00/hour.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

We view an internship as a time to learn in a real-world educational experience which will help students explore a possible intended career. The successful candidate should have knowledge of basic ecological concepts. This intern must be dependable, responsible, self-motivated, hard-working, organized, and capable of following detailed instructions. The intern must be able to conduct strenuous activities and lift heavy objects. The intern will also need to be capable of traveling to field sites with provided transportation and capable of working safely and productively in remote areas and/or adverse field conditions (i.e. hot, humid, weather and biting insects). This intern must be comfortable driving a state truck, hiking through thick vegetation, and working from boats. A valid driver's license is required.

MANAGEMENT PREFERENCE: Preference will be given to applicants who attach/include a Cover Letter with their application.

This cover letter should outline the following:

1). What interests you (the applicant) most about this Internship?

2). What do you hope to gain from this Internship?

RESOURCES PROVIDED / WORK EVALUATION: Desk Space, computer, field tools, WRC t-shirts and office supplies. Work will be evaluated by the assigned supervisor on a weekly basis.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Must be currently enrolled in an accredited college/university or recently graduated (within the last year) and enrolled in one of the following academic majors: General Biology, Wildlife Biology or Fisheries Biology, Wildlife/Fisheries Management, Ecology, Natural Resources Management, Environmental Science, Zoology, Ichthyology, Conservation, Environmental Education, Human Dimensions of Fisheries and Wildlife, Outdoor Recreation; or similar majors.

NECESSARY SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS: Intern should be prepared to work outside in most weather. Frequent hiking in the woods and working from boats will be involved. Intern is required to wear approved uniform/clothing as well as any safety equipment deemed necessary by supervisor. Interns will be supplied with any needed field supplies or equipment. Intern will need to follow established safety regulations and procedures. Candidate must present proof of a valid Driver's License and proof of an acceptable driving record.

SPECIAL NOTE: This is a temporary Internship. There are no leaves (Vacation or Sick) or retirement benefits offered with this Intern position. Wildlife Resources Commission will post, screen and interview for this Internship position. Chosen individual will then be paid thru the NC Office of State Human Resources Temporary Solutions Division. Housing is the responsibility of the intern.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: If applicants have questions, contact Alicia Davis, NC WRC Wildlife Diversity Biologist at alicia.davis@ncwildlife.org

Visit the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission page (https://www.ncwildlife.org/ ) for more information about careers with WRC.

Supplemental and Contact Information

* Degrees must be received from institutions appropriately accredited by the U.S. Department of Education *

All applicants must complete and submit a State application for employment using the new NEOGOV Online Job Application System located on the Office of State Human Resources "Work for NC" website (http://www.oshr.nc.gov/jobs/ ) for the State of North Carolina.

To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the online application form. Any information omitted from the application cannot be considered for qualifying credit. Attached or incorporated resumes (including Text Resume's on the on-line application) WILL NOT be used for screening for qualifying credit. "See Resume" or "See Attachment" WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completing a State on-line application form.

Applicants are asked to document competencies related to the position for which you apply on the State application. A competency is defined as a set of behaviors or duties that reflect the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities that you have, as they relate to the job you are applying for. Please make sure you complete the application in full. Applicants are required to scan and attach a copy of their DD-214 (Form 4) or discharge orders if they wish to obtain veterans preference (or obtain Veterans Preference as the spouse of a service related Disabled Veteran). If multiple applications are submitted to an individual posting, only the most recent application received prior to the posting close date will be accepted.

NC Wildlife Resources Commission uses the Merit-Based Recruitment & Selection Plan to select the most qualified applicants to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act. When a salary range is posted, the actual salary will be based on relevant competencies, knowledge, skills & abilities, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position. The State of NC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applicants may be subject to a criminal background check. Pre-employment checks are required for some administrative and education center positions. Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws: Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)."

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your NEOGOV account and click "Application Status". It is not necessary to contact the Human Resources Office to check the status of an application. Normal processing time for applications is 30-45 days from the closing date of the posting.

If you are having technical issues submitting your application, please call the NEOGOV Help Line at 855-524-5627. If there are any questions about this posting, other than your application status, please contact the Wildlife Resources Commission Human Resources Office.


NC Wildlife Resources Commission

Human Resources Office

Attn: Bob Schultz, Recruitment Specialist

1751 Varsity Drive

Raleigh, NC 27699-1703

Phone: 919-707-0104