Analyst/Programmer V
Workplace Alaska
Fairbanks, AK
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Wildlife Conservation, is recruiting for an Analyst-Programmer V to be housed at the Interior and Eastern Arctic Alaska (Region III) Headquarters on College Road, adjacent to Creamer's Field State Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, in Fairbanks, Alaska.

The department is seeking an individual with an interest in wildlife management and conservation with vision to lead an innovative and skilled analytical team, and who aspires to solve scientific problems and address conservation issues. The person hired to this position will actively collaborate with wildlife biologists and will directly contribute to the management and conservation of moose, caribou, Dall's sheep, bison, musk ox, grizzly bear, black bear, wolf, furbearers, and small game.

The key responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
Supporting the Division of Wildlife Conservation's (DWC) responsibilities to analyze and manage data and develop applications that inform sustained yield management of game populations and the Board of Game regulatory process, and secondary roles in wildlife research and public outreach.
Serve as team leader for the regional GIS Analyst and two regional biometricians.
Serve as lead technical support for regional staff by developing and maintaining custom software and SQL applications as needed for data acquisition, quality control, data analysis, data storage, and data archiving.
Serve as liaison member of DWC's statewide Information Services team and function as an integral part of the divisional effort to ensure consistency in data management across regions and programs.
Design complex software programs and applications required for specific analytical needs.
Develop database management systems for projects as needed.
Manage and maintain existing tools and databases including diagnosing problems, scheduling and performing system upgrades, and managing permissions.
Identify regional database, software, and application needs and design and implement plans to meet needs in a timely manner.
Review and evaluate activities of contractors.

The department is interested in hiring an individual who possesses the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience (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):
Effective interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills;
A mathematical background;
Experience working with scientists on projects;
Experience working in the field assisting with data collection and gaining firsthand experience in understanding the confounding variables associated with natural systems and wildlife management situations;
An understanding of complex data collection and data analysis methodologies, including statistics, for purposes of study design and data management;
Ability to learn new technologies;
Demonstrated technical background in computer programming;
Demonstrated abilities in object-oriented programming, code maintenance, and version control;
Demonstrated abilities in SQL server programming, database design and implementation, and web technologies;
Experience in application development and application/database security;
Experience with and/or understanding of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodologies and Best Practices;
Experience working in a collaborative team environment, and/or serving as a project lead or lead developer; and
Demonstrated ability to work independently and to successfully and consistently follow schedules, set goals, meet deadlines, and accomplish objectives.

Six years of computer programming experience, of which, at least two years were at the project leader or systems design level. This is equivalent to an Analyst/Programmer IV with the State of Alaska. Two years of experience must have been in a business application, scientific application, microcomputer or computer information management support specialty. The specialized experience may be gained concurrently.

A bachelor's degree with a major in Computer Science (CS) or Computer Information Systems (CIS), or a related degree with (18) semester/(24) quarter hours of CS or CIS may substitute for one year of the required experience. An associate's degree in Computer Science or Computer Information Systems may substitute for nine months of the required experience in a specialty area. There is no substitute for the systems analysis and design or project leadership experience.

Special Note:
Individual positions at each level in this class series may require expertise in a particular area of programming or analysis. Recruitment and selection will be on the basis of these requirements.

For some positions in these job classes a background investigation including fingerprinting is required.

A cover letter is required for this position and will be used as a writing sample. The cover letter should highlight your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience as they pertain to the key responsibilities and desired strengths listed in the job description. Please attach the cover letter to your application before submitting it online or, if unable to attach to your application, fax or email it to the contact provided in the job posting. Your cover letter will be used to help determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.

Please note:
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 Minimum Qualifications:
Copies of all college transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable).

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.

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.

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.

Questions regarding the application process can be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465- 4095. If you choose to be contacted by email, please ensure your email address is correct on your application and that the spam filter will permit email from the '' domains. For information on allowing emails from the '' domains, visit the Lost Password Help page located at

The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or (907) 465-4095 in Juneau or TTY: Alaska Relay 711 or 1-800-770-8973 or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P.O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.

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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For specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager:

Name: Darren L. Bruning
Phone #: (907) 459-7222
Fax #: (907) 459-7332