Tuesday, November 3, 2009

USFWS interviewing UAF students

The US Fish and Wildlife Service will visit UAF to interview students and alumni about various jobs Nov. 5, 6, and 9.

Employees/interns perform a variety of tasks such as wildlife and vegetation surveys, environmental education and outreach, fish tracking, weir and sonar operations, invasive species monitoring and control, and habitat restoration.

Possible summer jobs include:
  • biological science technician positions (GS-4 thru GS-7) in fields of plants, birds, wildlife, and fisheries
  • administrative clerks
  • interpretive/education staff.

Since no specific positions are currently advertised for the summer season, US Fish and Wildlife staff will speak to students and alumni about the types of positions usually available and will conduct informal interviews to identify potential job placements. US Fish and Wildlife staff will provide their hiring officials with an interview summary of qualified applicants. Sample cover letters and resumes should be brought along. Students/alumni do not have to have a complete resume to participate, but should provide a draft resume.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service works to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants. Programs within the service include national wildlife refuges, fisheries assessment, federal subsistence, fisheries management, project planning, endangered species, migratory birds, law enforcement, outreach, and habitat restoration. Internships and summer jobs are typically available for students as biological science technicians in the fisheries, wildlife, and plants disciplines.

The Student Temporary Employment Program is designed to introduce talented students to the advantages and challenges of working for the federal government, to provide opportunities for students to combine academic study with work experience, and to provide opportunities for students to earn money while continuing their education. Although US Fish and Wildlife positions require US citizenship, international students may want to explore volunteer opportunities.

Questions about this interview process may be directed to UAF Career Services at 907-474-7596.

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