Natural Resource Specialist 2/3 (Pcn 10-1133)

State Of Alaska Anchorage , AK 99501

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description:

Effective July 1, 2021 the wage for this position increased by 1%.

The wage listed in this job posting reflects the increase.

Looking for an opportunity to become more involved in Alaska's land management with opportunities for travel and working extensively with the public?

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Division of Mining, Land & Water, is seeking a highly motivated Natural Resource Specialist 2/3 to fill a position assigned to the Leasing Unit of the Southcentral Regional Land Office, located in Anchorage.

The position requires a high level of public interaction, responding to inquiries and discussing proposed/ongoing activities. The duties require a clear understanding of the applicable laws, regulations, and policies to provide accurate information to the public and to authorize project development or legal use of state land. Individuals interested in occasional travel to remote locations, opportunities for advancement, a positive work environment, and public service are encouraged to apply.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

The primary duties of this position will be numerous and varied and include adjudicating applications for general leases; communicating with the public and lease applicants; and coordination with other state/federal agencies. The position will also assist with performing contract maintenance including lease amendments and relinquishments, program administrative assistance, undertaking of special projects for the unit and varied other tasks as assigned.

MISSION AND CULTURE

The DNR mission statement is to "Develop, conserve and maximize the use of Alaska's natural resources consistent with the public interest." The Division has a hard-working, problem-solving culture while still maintaining a positive, family-like atmosphere. This position directly supports DNR by processing lease applications and performing adjudication tasks for uses on State-owned land.

THE BENEFITS OF JOINING OUR TEAM

This position is housed within the leasing unit which has an extremely supportive, upbeat, family-like atmosphere. The successful applicant will have training and travel opportunities as well as opportunities for advancement and will work extensively with the public and other agencies to support the responsible development of Alaska's natural resources.

THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT YOU CAN EXPECT

The position is primarily housed on the 9th floor of the Robert B. Atwood building in downtown Anchorage. The successful applicant can expect a warm, supportive environment where they are supported in a fast-paced and thorough workflow that makes a difference to the State.

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR

Our ideal candidate will possess some or all of the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience. All items listed below must be documented in your cover letter - please number your responses. If you do not have any experience with one of the items listed below, simply say so:

  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills including proficiency in technical writing, grammar and editing;

  • Ability to work independently, maintain productive working relationships with diverse groups of people, take initiative, adapt to changing priorities, manage multiple tasks, source and research information, recommend appropriate actions, achieve deadlines, and exercise sound judgment under general supervision;

  • Experience with Geographical Information Systems and business software including Microsoft Office Suite;

  • Ability to conduct field inspections to remote areas and write detailed inspection reports.

Minimum Qualifications

NATURAL RESOURCE SPECIALIST 2

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college in a natural resource field (such as forestry, geology, agronomy, and hydrology), public administration, planning, economics, cartography, or a closely related field.

OR:

Two years of entry-level professional experience in natural resource management. The required experience includes work such as a Natural Resource Specialist 1, Forester 1, Park Ranger 1, Geologist 1, Hydrologist 1, Agronomist 1, Historian 1, Archaeologist 1, Environmental Specialist 1, Recorder 3, Cartographer 1, or Planner 1 with the State of Alaska or the equivalent with another employer.

OR

One year of graduate study from an accredited institution (24 semester hours or 36 quarter hours of graduate-level coursework equals one year) in a natural resource field (such as forestry, geology, agronomy, and hydrology), law, planning or public administration or a closely related field.

Special Note:

For purposes of the minimum qualifications, natural resource management is defined as the management of the land, water, mineral, forest, oil, gas, agricultural, archaeological, natural and cultural history, park, and related surface and subsurface resources. Experience or education in natural resource management means involvement in the above resources exclusively.

Those with experience or education in managing these resources may specialize in different management functions (for example, planning, regulation, research or title). All of this experience is applicable to the natural resource management definition. Some positions may require education in a particular area of natural resource management or specific technical knowledge and training gained through specialized education or progressively greater responsibilities at the lower levels of the series.

NATURAL RESOURCE SPECIALIST 3

Two years of journey-level professional experience in natural resource management. The required experience includes work such as a Natural Resource Specialist 2, Forester 2, Geologist 2, Hydrologist 1, Agronomist 1, Land Survey Assistant 2, Recorder 4, or Environmental Specialist 2 with the State of Alaska or the equivalent with another employer.

OR:

A master's degree from an accredited college in a natural resource field (such as forestry, geology, agronomy, and hydrology), law, public administration, planning, economics, or a closely related field.

Special Note:

For purposes of the minimum qualifications, natural resource management is defined as the management of the land, water, mineral, forest, oil, gas, agricultural, archaeological, natural and cultural history, park, and related surface and subsurface resources of the state. Experience or education in natural resource management means involvement in the above resources exclusively.

Those with experience or education in managing these resources may specialize in different management functions (for example planning, regulation, research or title). All of this experience is applicable to the natural resource management definition. Some positions may require education in a particular area of natural resource management or specific technical knowledge and training gained through specialized education or progressively greater responsibilities at the lower levels of the series.

Additional Required Information

NOTE: PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY

THIS RECRUITMENT IS FOR ALASKA RESIDENTS ONLY

Applicants must meet Alaska Residency Requirements in order to be considered for employment at this time.

At the time of application, the applicant must attach as separate documents (If unable to attach please fax or email the contact listed below):

  • Cover Letter

If selected for an interview, the applicant must provide the following:

  • A copy of your last two (2) performance appraisals or two (2) letters of reference if performance evaluations are not available

  • A list of three (3) professional references with current contact information, one (1) of which must be from a former or current supervisor

  • A copy of any documents necessary to show proof of meeting this position's minimum qualifications. This includes a copy of your college transcripts if you are using education to meet the position's minimum qualifications

  • Valid Driver's License

APPLICATION NOTICE

You can ONLY apply for this position through the Workplace Alaska website. If you accessed this recruitment bulletin through a job search portal such as ALEXsys or any other database, you MUST use a Workplace Alaska login to successfully apply.

Your application must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Alaska Standard Time on the date of closing. Instructions on how to apply with Workplace Alaska may be found on the Workplace Alaska "How to Apply" webpage, found here: http://doa.alaska.gov/dop/workplace/howtoapply/

COVER LETTER

A cover letter is required for this position. Your cover letter should document your knowledge, skills, and experience as they pertain to the items listed in the "WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR" section above.

All items listed must be documented - please number your responses. If you do not have any experience with one of the items listed, simply say so:

Please attach the cover letter to your application before submitting it online or, if unable to attach it to your application, fax or email 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.

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 provided at the time of the interview.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the minimum qualifications listed above. 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. post-secondary institution 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 post-secondary institution. 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. This vacancy may be filled at either the 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 at which the position is hired. If filled at Level 2, promotion to the Level 3 will occur upon successful completion of the probationary period and required training and the applicant meeting the minimum qualifications of the higher job class.

DRIVER'S LICENSE REQUIREMENT

Applicants must possess a valid driver's license. Proof of licensure will be required before reporting to duty.

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 465-4095 in Juneau or (907) 465-3412 (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 Contact Information

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 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

For specific information about the position please contact the hiring manager at the following:

Name: Carol Hasburgh

Phone: 907-269-8566

Fax: 907-269-8913

Email: carol.hasburgh@alaska.gov



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