Biometrician 1/2/3 (Pcn 11-4119)

State Of Alaska Fairbanks , AK 99701

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description:

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish is recruiting for a Biometrician 1/2/3 located in Fairbanks!

What you will be doing:

This position is responsible for the statistical and biometric quality of research projects conducted by the Division of Sport Fish, ensuring that information obtained through research is accurate, precise, and appropriate for sound management of sport fisheries. Responsibilities include study design and determination of appropriate sample sizes and expected precision, data analysis using both classical and Bayesian statistical methods, and co-authoring of operational plans and reports. The incumbent will provide biometric support and consultation, and will work collaboratively with regional fisheries managers and research project leaders to meet research and management objectives.

Our organization, mission, and culture:

ADF&G protects, maintains, and improves the fish, wildlife, 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 department strives for a diverse and inclusive workforce where safety and wellbeing are paramount and employees at all levels promote a culture where everyone is valued, treated equitably, and treated respectfully.

Benefits of joining our team:

As a member of the ADF&G team, you will be collaborating with a group of highly motivated professional biologists and biometricians that work with a variety of species, project designs, and analysis types across a broad and varied landscape. This position makes direct contribution to the research and management of several species that are of critical importance to both the ecosystem and the economy of the state of Alaska.

To provide maximum advancement opportunity, this position will be flexibly staffed as a Biometrician 1/2/3. Qualified candidates have the option of applying for a Biometrician 1, 2, or 3, with the opportunity to be promoted to the next level with successful completion of a training plan.

The working conditions you can expect:

The position is located at the Fish and Game building in Fairbanks, close to walking, skiing, and skijoring trails in the Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl refuge and beyond. You will have a private walled office and work in an environment that is a collaboration of regional and area office staff in Sport Fish as well as staff with the Division of Commercial Fisheries and Division of Wildlife Conservation. In addition to daily office work, there will be opportunities to travel to field research sites and assist with data collection and gain project-specific insights.

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 cover letter):

  • A graduate degree and/or advanced training in Statistics or biometrics.

  • Broad, comprehensive knowledge of statistical theory and techniques of quantitative biological research. Skills of interest include experimental, sample, and survey design; variance estimation; regression, spatial and time series analysis; multivariate and nonparametric methods; generalized linear, linear mixed effects, and hierarchical models; population size estimation using mark-recapture; and Bayesian techniques in ecological settings. Applicants need not be proficient at all skills.

  • Demonstrated experience using statistical software packages including R, JAGS/WinBugs, SAS, Program Mark; experience using spatial data programs and applications including ARCGIS and ARCmap.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, and demonstrated ability to present biological data and analytical results clearly and in an understandable manner to both technically oriented staff members and to lay people.

  • Proven ability to work with a high degree of independence.

Special Note:

A valid driver's license is required.

The primary differences between the Biometrician I, II, and III job class is the level of experience and proficiency required as well as performance expectations (see State of Alaska Job Class Specifications https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/Alaska/classspecs for details). Minimum Qualifications

Biometrician 1 Minimum Qualifications (Range: 17, Salary: $2,217.75 Biweekly)

A master's degree from an accredited college in biometrics, statistics, or one of the biological sciences including or supplemented by 18 semester or 27 quarter hours of graduate level statistics and/or biometrics.

Special Note:

Graduate level statistics and/or biometrics classes usually have course numbers of 500 or higher.

An individual who will complete the educational requirements and obtain the required master's degree within six months may apply and be considered for a vacancy. Such applicants may be given a conditional job offer but may not be appointed until receipt of the required degree has been documented.

Biometrician 2 Minimum Qualifications (Range: 19, Salary: $ 2,556.00 Biweekly)

A master's degree from an accredited college in biometrics, statistics, or one of the biological sciences including or supplemented by 18 semester or 27 quarter hours of graduate level statistics and/or biometrics.

AND

One year of experience practicing as a biometrician at the first working level. With the State of Alaska, this experience is equivalent to a Biometrician 1.

Substitution: Any combination of two years of additional qualifying graduate study and professional experience in a position where primary responsibility is statistical analysis and design related to fish or game resource management or research will substitute for the required one year of biometrics experience.

Special Note:

Graduate level statistics and/or biometrics classes usually have course numbers of 500 or higher.

Biometrician 3 Minimum Qualifications (Range 20, Salary: $2,731.50 Biweekly)

A master's degree from an accredited college in biometrics, statistics or one of the biological sciences including or supplemented by 18 semester or 27 quarter hours of graduate level statistics and/or biometrics.

AND

Two years of experience at the full proficiency level of professional biometric research. With the State of Alaska, this experience is equivalent to a Biometrician 2.

Substitution: Any combination totaling four years of additional qualifying graduate study and related professional experience including two years in a position where primary responsibility was statistical analysis and design related to fish or wildlife resource management or research will substitute for the required two years of biometric experience.

Special Note:

Graduate level statistics and/or biometrics classes usually have course numbers of 500 or higher.

Additional Required Information

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).

  • Cover Letter that knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience as they pertain to the position-specific competencies listed in the job description.

  • A Curriculum Vitae (CV) - maximum of three (3) pages

If selected, please provide the following at the time of the interview:

  • Names and current contact information of three (3) professional or academic references.

  • Resume

COVER LETTER

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 position-specific competencies 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.

EDUCATION

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.

WORK EXPERIENCE

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.

FLEXIBLY STAFFED

This position is flexibly staffed. It may be filled at the 1, 2, or 3 level, depending on the applicant's training and/or experience.

The full range of salaries is listed above. Starting salary will be determined by the level the position is hired at. If filled at a lower level, promotion to the higher level will occur upon successful completion of the probationary period and required training, as well as the applicant meeting the minimum qualifications of the higher job class.

MULTIPLE VACANCIES

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.

EEO STATEMENT

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.

FIREARMS

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.

NOTICE

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 'govermentjobs.com' domains. For information on allowing emails from the 'governmentjobs.com' domains, visit the Lost Password Help page located at https://www.governmentjobs.com/OnlineApplication/User/ResetPassword.

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 recruitment.services@alaska.gov.

For applicant password assistance please visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/OnlineApplication/User/ResetPassword

Contact Information

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

Matt Tyers

Biometrician IV

Phone: (907) 267-2441

Fax: (907) 267-2422

matt.tyers@alaska.gov



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Biometrician 1/2/3 (Pcn 11-4119)

State Of Alaska