Accounting Technician 1 (Pcn 11-2109)

State Of Alaska Fairbanks , AK 99701

Posted 2 months ago

Duties of this position:

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is recruiting a full-time Accounting Technician 1, to provide administrative support to the Wildlife Conservation division located in Fairbanks. Under general supervision from an Administrative Officer I, and working independently, this position is responsible for providing accurate, comprehensive, technical, and specialized examination and verification of accounting/fiscal data, credit card reconciliation and payroll support, property management and other administrative support functions. Wildlife Conservation is funded by project specific grants from federal agencies.

Our mission to Alaska:

The mission of the Division of Wildlife Conservation is to conserve and enhance Alaska's wildlife and habitats and provide for a wide range of public uses and benefits. The incumbent in this position performs paraprofessional-level accounting work for the Regional Administrative Officer I.

The incumbent is responsible for day-to-day operations in the areas of accounting, payroll, and complex spreadsheet development and maintenance for the Region III Division of Wildlife Conservation Division Regional office in Fairbanks, 4 area offices, Region III Statewide Programs, Fairbanks Indoor Shooting Range, and Region III Special Projects.

This position responds to payroll questions, procurement and standard administrative questions from regional staff. This position is located in a large regional office and the multi-faceted organizational structure has a direct impact on the volume of work and the complexity of duties.

Why you should join our team:

This position works directly with a dynamic and highly educated group of professionals that are extremely passionate and dedicated to the well-being of the wildlife of the state. The individual selected will be joining a team of administrative professionals who support each other, while providing support in areas of finance, accounting, payroll, procurement, travel services & property control for the Region.

Your work environment:

This position is based at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game office, on the scenic Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge located in Fairbanks at 1300 College Road.

Who we are looking for:

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):

  • Possesses a thorough knowledge of general accounting principles with demonstrated ability to track expenditures and payments for a variety of programs, research and identify errors, and take corrective action as necessary to comply with Division and/or Departments rules and policies.

  • Possesses a working knowledge of the state accounting and procurement system (IRIS FIN), state payroll system (IRIS HRM) and the Alaska Data Enterprise Reporting (ALDER) System or equivalent accounting software systems as well as proficiency with Microsoft Office Programs.

  • Possesses strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and respond to routine duties as well as a wide range of special requests, meeting deadlines in an environment with frequent interruptions and changing priorities.

  • Ability to provide great customer service, both to co-workers, other organizational staff and the public

  • Ability to work independently as well as contribute to a team

  • Experience collecting timesheets and processing payroll

  • Experience reconciling credit card purchases in the State of Alaska accounting system IRIS or other accounting program.

  • Experience tracking inventory

  • The ability to interpret, apply, and explain rules, policies & procedures.

  • Exceptional attention to detail

Special Notice:

Requires the ability to travel once per year for administrative meetings held in Anchorage or Juneau

One year of clerical work experience maintaining records that included using computer systems and performing basic arithmetic calculations.


Successful completion of a formal vocational education program in accounting or bookkeeping will substitute for the required experience.

Post secondary education from an accredited college will substitute for the required experience (3 semester/4 quarter hours equal one month).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:

  • Copy of transcripts

  • List of three (3) professional references with current contact information, at least one (1) being a former or current supervisor.

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.


This position is open to Alaska Residents only. If you are not sure if you qualify for Residency Status, please contact the Workplace Alaska Hotline at 800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907)465-4095.


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 provided at the time of interview.


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.


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.


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.WORKPLACE ALASKA APPLICATION QUESTIONS & ASSISTANCE

Questions regarding application submission or system operation errors should be directed to the workplace Alaska hotline at 1-800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465-4095 if you are located in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be emailed to

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

Brenda Viers

Administrative Officer

Phone: (907) 459-7204

Fax: (907) 459-7332


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Accounting Technician 1 (Pcn 11-2109)

State Of Alaska