ATTENTION ALASKA RESIDENTS!This individual position is EXEMPT from the hiring restriction.
Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.The Alaska Department of Fish & Game, Division of Sport Fish is recruiting for an Area Management Biologist (Fishery Biologist III) for the Northern Kenai Peninsula Management Area.
This position is being recruited with the duty station in Soldotna or Anchorage/Seasonally in Soldotna to be negotiated when the position is offered.Area Management Biologists have the primary management responsibilities for recreational fisheries in their respective areas, which includes:Coordinating with various user groups, fishery managers and research biologists to develop fishery management plans, regulatory proposals and make recommendations to the Alaska Board of Fisheries;Monitoring the fisheries in season and issuing emergency orders and news releases to achieve recreational fishing management objectives;Overseeing the administration of lake and anadromous fish stocking program for these areas; and
Collaborating in the planning and supervising of fisheries research projects within their respective management areas with Divisional research staff.The successful candidate for this position will possess the following Desired Strengths (these traits must be documented in your cover letter and applicant profile):Knowledge and experience with salmon and resident species management strategies and issues;Knowledge and experience with the Alaska Board of Fisheries process including area Fish and Game Advisory Committees, and regulation development;Experience analyzing fishery data and presenting this data in technical and management reports;Experience managing recreational fisheries with complex management plans;Experience preparing and presenting oral reports to large groups or agencies;Experience with print and TV news media;The ability to develop and set goals and priorities, monitor progress and adjust resources to accomplish objectives;The ability to effectively hire and supervise professional, technical, administrative and clerical staff;The ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with department staff, local advisory committees, private organizations, federal and state agencies and others.Special Notice: This position is being recruited with the duty station in Soldotna or Anchorage/Seasonally in Soldotna to be negotiated when the position is offered.This position may be required to travel to Board of Fisheries meetings and remote field camps for up to two weeks at a time.
Firearms and ammunition handling is required for protection.This position manages fresh water and marine recreational fisheries in this management area.This position may require training in specialized areas such as hydroacoustics, aquatic pest management, microscopic analyses, underwater research, fish habitat restoration or enhancement.Experience operating skiffs with outboards, jet boats, marine boats up to 30 ft, hand operated power tools, and conducting stream surveys.
Minimum Qualifications A bachelor's degree from an accredited college in biology, a branch of biology, limnology, biometrics, oceanography, forestry, or natural resource management;ANDOne year of full performance professional level biologist experience.
The required professional biologist work experience is met by service as a Fishery Biologist II, Wildlife Biologist II, Habitat Biologist II, or Fisheries Geneticist I with the State of Alaska or the equivalent with another employer.Substitution: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.Special Note:"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 COVER LETTERA cover letter is required for this position.
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 it to the contact number 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.Your cover letter will be used as a writing sample.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.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.WORK EXPERIENCEIf 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.NOTICEQuestions regarding the application process can be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at (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 'govermentjobs.com' domains.
For information on allowing emails from the 'governmentjobs.com' domains, visit the Lost Password Help page located at STATEMENTThe 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 or 465-4095 in Juneau or (TTY) 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.FIREARMSThis 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.
If you have ever been convicted of a felony, you may not hold this position.
Contact Information WORKPLACE ALASKA APPLICATION QUESTIONS & ASSISTANCEQuestions regarding application submission or system operation errors should be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at (toll free) or if you are located in the Juneau area.
Requests for information may also be emailed to applicant password assistance please visit: specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager:Name: Matt MillerPhone #: 267-2415Fax #: 267-2401Email: Careers with the State of Alaska offer MANY benefits
The 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 BenefitsHealth insurance, which includes employer contributions toward medical/vision/dentalThe following employee groups are under AlaskaCare Benefits administered by the State: See for additional information.AVTECConfidentialCorrectional OfficersMarine EngineersMt.
Edgecumbe TeachersSupervisoryUnlicensed Vessel Personnel/Inland Boatman's UnionExempt employees (not covered by collective bargaining)The following employee groups are covered by Union health trusts.
Contact the appropriate Union for additional information.General GovernmentLabor, Trades and CraftsPublic Safety Employees AssociationMasters, Mates & PilotsEmployer paid Basic Life insurance with additional coverage available (amount depends on Bargaining Unit)Optional Insurance BenefitsGroup-based insurance premiums for
Term life (employee, spouse or qualified same sex partner, and dependents)Long-term and short-term disability
Accidental Death and DismembermentLong-term care (self and eligible family members)Supplemental Survivor BenefitsEmployee-funded flexible spending accounts for tax savings on eligible health care or dependent care expenses
Retirement 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 SecurityOption to enroll in the Alaska Deferred Compensation ProgramNote: The Defined Contribution Plan, Supplemental Annuity Plan and Deferred Compensation Program offer a variety of investment options
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Paid Leave & Other BenefitsPersonal 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 for additional information 01 Are you an Alaska resident?
If so, please indicate below how you meet residency requirements: Currently domiciled in the State of Alaska Presently serving in the military with the intent of being domiciled* in the State of Alaska upon completion of military service Graduated from an accredited high school or post-secondary institution in the State of Alaska or earned a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) while domiciled* in Alaska Presently enrolled in a State of Alaska post-secondary institution and physically present in Alaska I do not meet the residency requirement 02 Have you carefully read the minimum qualifications for this position, and do you certify that you possess the required education and/or experience to meet the minimum qualifications as stated?
Yes No 03 To complete your application for this position a cover letter is required.
Have you attached a professionally written cover letter that highlights your knowledge, skills, abilities and experience as they pertain to the responsibilities and desired strengths listed in the job description?