The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG), Division of Wildlife Conservation is recruiting for a Fish and Wildlife Technician IV located in Glennallen!
What you will be doing:
This position is a primary source of public information and public service in the Glennallen ADFG office, providing customers with information about the area, explaining hunting and trapping regulations, issuing permits and harvest tickets, selling licenses and tags, and collecting and recording harvest reports. The incumbent seals animals such as bears, furs, and sheep on a regular basis, maintains vehicles and equipment, and classifies, analyses, and summarizes harvest data. Fieldwork includes responding to nuisance wildlife situations, acting as observer during aerial wildlife surveys, and occasional wildlife capture work.
Key responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
Perform duties of a management technical assistant by monitoring hunts, developing and maintaining data files, updating public information voice recordings, summarizing in-season harvests for the area management biologist, and assisting in writing post-season hunt reports and tables.
Serve as lead technician for the wildlife management program and the Glennallen field office’s public information center, while contributing to the team environment composed of the Glennallen Wildlife Staff.
Provide information and services to the public about wildlife, hunting, trapping, and fishing in GMU’s 11 and 13.
Conduct aerial surveys of bison, moose, sheep, goats, caribou, bears, wolves, and furbearers from fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters.
Capture, handle, and mark wildlife using helicopter and ground darting capture techniques.
Organize and present data for reports, compile information, perform basic statistical computations, write simple reports.
Respond to calls about injured or nuisance wildlife.
Conduct vehicle, equipment, and basic facilities maintenance, including maintenance of ATVs, snow machines, and lawn mowers.
Coordinate with other state and government agencies.
Requires frequent travel within the management area and state.
Requires the use of firearms and the ability to fly in small aircraft in mountainous terrain.
Our organization, mission, and culture:
The Glennallen office manages the Nelchina caribou herd, two bison herds, moose, Dall sheep, and other big game and furbearer populations in Units 11 and 13, while administering some of the most complex hunt structures in the state. Solid teamwork is vital to the success of this mission, and the Fish and Wildlife Technician IV, working as part of the Glennallen wildlife team, is integral to the successful administration of these hunts, as well as responsible management of wildlife resources through diligent and robust survey and inventory of wildlife populations.
Benefits of joining our team:
This position offers a great opportunity to work for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and to gain skills needed to work in the field of wildlife biology and management.
The working conditions you can expect:
The position is located at the ADFG office at Mile 186.3 of the Glenn Highway in Glennallen. The daily work environment involves effective communication and teamwork with office coworkers as well as regular use of a computer while assisting the public in person and over the phone at the information desk of the Glennallen office. Fieldwork is required throughout the year and may involve exposure to animals, biting insects, inclement weather, firearms, low-level aircraft flight, and/or travel by boat or skiff. Aerial surveys are conducted in small aircraft maneuvering at low altitude for long periods of time in sometimes cold conditions.
We are looking for a candidate that possesses some or all of the following position-specific competencies (If you have any experience with the following, please document these in your application and supplemental questions):
Experience working in a public information or customer service field.
Experience using computers and computer software, especially Microsoft Word and Excel, to conduct routine biological data entry, simple analysis or output.
Team commitment as well as strong oral communication skills and the ability to deal effectively with frustrated or confused individuals.
Experience as an observer in small single-engine fixed-wing aircraft maneuvering less than 1,000 feet above ground level, without being incapacitated by airsickness.
Field experience collecting biological data, handling wildlife, and maintaining equipment.
A valid driver's license is required.
High school graduation; and one year of experience as a journey level fish and wildlife technician or aide. This experience is equivalent to Fish and Wildlife Technician III with the State of Alaska.
Four years of technical laboratory or field experience involving fish and/or wildlife research, management, or habitat protection, or as a commercial fisherman, guide, trapper or subsistence hunter or fisherman.
Substitutions: An additional six months of work experience involving fish or wildlife, or outdoor manual labor or in a laboratory may substitute for the high school graduation. Bachelor of Science degree in fisheries, wildlife or habitat protection may substitute for a maximum of two years of technical laboratory or field experience, involving fish or wildlife research, management or habitat protection.
Special Requirements: Work may involve exposure to animals, insects and inclement weather, low level flying, traveling by boat or skiff, or contact with drugs or chemicals. Positions are often full-time, but may be seasonal or temporary.
fields of study comparable to fisheries, wildlife or habitat protection include aquaculture, biology, ichthyology, microbiology, ornithology and zoology.
Additional Required Information
A cover letter is NOT required for this position. Your complete application, including supplemental questions, will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.
If not already attached at the time of application, the following must be submitted to the hiring manager listed in the contact information below within 48 hours of the close of this recruitment, if you are using education to meet the minimum qualifications:
Copies of all college transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable).
If selected, please provide the following at the time of the interview:
Names and phone numbers of three professional/work-related references.
Last two performance evaluations or two letters of reference if evaluations are not available.
If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials if used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position. Transcripts can be attached at the time of application or within 48 hours of the close of this recruitment to the contact person listed below.
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Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements, if applicable. If utilizing this education you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. state university reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the state university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
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This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.
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