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The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish is recruiting for a Fishery Biologist IV located in Anchorage!
What you will be doing:
This position plans, coordinates and oversees data collection, analyses, and reporting, and
supervises two statewide programs:
Alaska Statewide Harvest Survey and Alaska Sport Fishing Economic Survey. The incumbent will provide guidance to fisheries managers and policy makers utilizing the results of these programs in planning and decision-making forums and is the division subject matter expert on angler survey methodologies. The position also provides oversight for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) Joint Divisional Reporting Program, supervising a Publications Specialist III who coordinates with regional research biologists and publication staff in the Division of Sport Fish and Division of Commercial Fisheries to ensure report manuscripts meet ADFG publications standards and deadlines.
Our organization, mission, and culture:
ADFG protects, maintains, and improves the fish, game, and aquatic plant resources of the state, and manages their use and development in the best interest of the economy and the well-being of the people of the state, consistent with the sustained yield principle. The incumbent manages statewide programs that maintain and update statewide databases on total fishing participation, where fishing occurs, and the species and numbers of game fishes caught and harvested. Such information is essential for regulation and management of fisheries, project evaluation, and formulation of department policies and priorities that reflect angler needs, concerns, and preferences. Projects managed by the incumbent provide information necessary for establishing priorities; formulating policies; planning and evaluating rehabilitation, hatchery enhancement, habitat protection, and access acquisition projects; stock assessment; forecasting; gauging the economic and social significance of sport fishing; and fulfilling data requests.
Benefits of joining our team:
The incumbent will have the opportunity to lead a strong project team of scientific and technical professionals to ensure regulatory bodies and ADFG fisheries managers have essential information for the management of sport fisheries throughout Alaska. You will work closely with fishery managers, researchers, biometricians, research analysts, and other technical experts within ADFG to maintain, improve, and re-design fishery survey projects to ensure decision-makers have essential information for sustainable management of fisheries in Alaska.
The working conditions you can expect:
The position is in the Anchorage Regional Office at 333 Raspberry Road. The incumbent has a private office with window with access to large break rooms, conference rooms, dedicated parking, and a nearby bike trail.
We are looking for a candidate that possesses some or all of the following position-specific competencies (All of these traits must be documented in your cover letter and applicant profile. If you do not have experience with one or more of the traits listed below, simply say so):
Strong project planning and management skills with prior experience coordinating the work of project teams to achieve a common goal within fixed deadlines.
Knowledge and experience conducting fisheries research, including survey research methods, statistical approaches, data analysis, evaluation, and scientific documentation.
Prior experience simultaneously managing two or more large programs, including project budgeting, planning, staff supervision and daily operations.
Strong interpersonal and written communication skills for effective cooperation and communication with staff, contractors, regulators, policymakers, and other external stakeholders.
Knowledge of the management of sport fisheries, and experience summarizing or presenting technical information at scientific and regulatory meetings.
A valid driver's license is required.
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college in biology, a branch of biology, limnology, biometrics, oceanography, forestry, or natural resource management;
One year of advanced professional level biologist experience. The required professional biologist work experience is met by service as a Fishery Biologist III, Wildlife Biologist III, Habitat Biologist III, or Fisheries Geneticist II with the State of Alaska or the equivalent with another employer.
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college that includes or is supplemented by the following credit hours will substitute for the degree in a specific field:
- at least 24 semester hours (36 quarter hours) in biology, a branch of biology, limnology, biometrics, oceanography, forestry, or natural resource management (excluding courses that focus on agricultural husbandry techniques, human population dynamics, or the design and manipulation of landscapes), of which 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) are upper division courses; and
- at least 12 semester hours (16 quarter hours) in any combination of two or more of the following: chemistry, physics, mathematics, statistics, geology, hydrology, or GIS.
"Upper division courses" means courses that are specialized, in-depth and advanced. Such courses emphasize problem-solving, analytical thinking skills, and theoretical applications, with depth and rigor in a discipline's theories and methods; specialization in a particular field or profession; refinement of general education; and/or development of specific intellectual and professional skills. Upper division courses are commonly identified in college catalogs as 300 level and higher.
Some positions may require training in specialized areas such as hydroacoustics, microscopic analysis, underwater research, or fish habitat restoration or enhancement.
Additional Required Information
A cover letter is required for this position and must be attached to your application. The cover letter should highlight your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience as they pertain to the position-specific competencies listed in the job posting. If you do not possess a particular position-specific competency you must identify that in the letter. Please attach the cover letter to your application before submitting it online. If unable to attach to your application, email it to the contact provided in the job posting. Your cover letter will be used as a writing sample and help determine applicants who will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.
ADDITIONAL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
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:
A list of three (3) professional references, including current daytime telephone number(s), one (1) of which must be from a current or former supervisor.
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.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION
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.
If using work experience not already documented in your application, also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.
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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This position requires the use or possession of a firearm or ammunition. In accordance with the federal Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act of 1997 (PL 104-208), if you have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, you may not hold this position.
A "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence" is an offense that is (1) a misdemeanor under Federal or state law; and (2) has, as an element, the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, committed by a current or former spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabiting with or has cohabited with the victim as a spouse, parent, or guardian, or by a person similarly situated to a spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim.
If you have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, do NOT apply for this position.
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James J. Hasbrouck
Careers with the State of Alaska offer MANY benefitsThe following information describes typical benefits available to employees of the State of Alaska. Actual benefits received may differ by bargaining unit or branch of government, position type, or be prorated for other than full time work.For a quick breakdown of the insurance, health, and retirement benefits available for State Employees you can view an orientation video from Division of Retirement and Benefits. (Please note this video is specifically designed for new State Employees.)Insurance Benefits Health insurance, which includes employer contributions toward medical/vision/dental The following employee groups are under AlaskaCare Benefits administered by the State: See http://doa.alaska.gov/drb/programs/index.html for additional information. AVTEC Confidential Correctional Officers Marine Engineers Mt. Edgecumbe Teachers Supervisory Unlicensed Vessel Personnel/Inland Boatman's Union Exempt employees (not covered by collective bargaining) The following employee groups are covered by Union health trusts. Contact the appropriate Union for additional information. General Government Labor, Trades and Crafts Public Safety Employees Association Masters, Mates & Pilots Employer paid Basic Life insurance with additional coverage available (amount depends on Bargaining Unit)Optional Insurance Benefits Group-based insurance premiums for Term life (employee, spouse or qualified same sex partner, and dependents) Long-term and short-term disability Accidental Death and Dismemberment Long-term care (self and eligible family members) Supplemental Survivor Benefits Employee-funded flexible spending accounts for tax savings on eligible health care or dependent care expensesRetirement Benefits Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Teachers' Retirement System (TRS) Matching employer contribution into a defined contribution program (new employees) Employer contribution into a defined benefit or defined contribution program (current employees) Contributions to the Alaska Supplemental Annuity Plan in lieu of contributions to Social Security Option to enroll in the Alaska Deferred Compensation Program Note: The Defined Contribution Plan, Supplemental Annuity Plan and Deferred Compensation Program offer a variety of investment optionsSee http://doa.alaska.gov/drb/retirement/index.html for additional information Paid Leave & Other Benefits Personal leave with an accrual rate increase based on time served Eleven paid holidays a year Gym discounts at participating fitness providers in multiple locations throughout the state.See http://doa.alaska.gov/drb/ghlb/employee/health/gymListing.html for additional information