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Fish and Wildlife Technician 3

  • ... Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
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  • ... Salary: 21.09 per hour
  • Posted on: Feb 04, 2024       Expires on: Mar 20, 2024

Fish and Wildlife Technician 3   

JOB TITLE:

Fish and Wildlife Technician 3

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Fairbanks Alaska United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish is recruiting for a Fish and Wildlife Technician 3 located in Fairbanks!

What you will be doing:
This position is for a permanent seasonal Fish and Wildlife Technician 3 crew leader for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish, in Fairbanks assisting with multiple stocking and research projects throughout Interior Alaska (typically funded May-August).


Duties will include, but are not limited to, the following: capture and sample fish using gillnets, fyke nets, hoop traps, beach seines, hook and line, and/or electrofishing gear.
Measure, weigh, mark, and/or tag captured fish, collect biological samples before release, and record data such as tag numbers, lengths, weights, and capture locations.
Assist with transporting and stocking fish via highway vehicles, ATVs, and boats.
Prepare field equipment and supplies required for stocking activities.
Operate field equipment in a safe manner, including highway vehicles with boat trailers, boats, outboard motors, generators, pumps, and ATVs.
Live and work in remote locations in field camps, typically for up to 7 days at a time, but sometimes longer.
Work in inclement weather.
Collect physical and chemical data on specified water bodies using limnology equipment, depth finders and GPSs.
Serve as a crew leader to at least 1 seasonal technician.
Assign work and instruct and train staff.
Work with the supervisor to prioritize tasks, check quality of work, and evaluate performance.
Repair and maintain field facilities and equipment such as boats, motors, nets, and other assorted gear.
Provide logistical support for field operations and purchase supplies and help with general camp chores.


Our organization, mission and culture:
The mission of the Division of Sport Fish is to protect and improve the state’s sport fishery resources.
In terms of our values, the Alaska Department of Fish & Game 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.
The duties of this position are directly involved in the division’s core functions of fisheries management, research, and enhancement.


The benefits of joining our team:
The incumbent will be part of the Region 3 stocked fisheries team that designs and implements research projects that help managers make decisions that sustain or improve the state’s sport fisheries for all stakeholders.
The incumbent will also be involved with fisheries enhancement by assisting Region 3 staff with fish stockings and egg takes.


The working environment you can expect:
The position is in Fairbanks, Alaska.
The incumbent will be responsible for preparing and maintaining sampling and stocking equipment and assisting with field research, egg takes, and stockings.
Remote fieldwork, typically lasting up to 7 days at a time, will occur periodically throughout the season.


Who we are looking for:
We are looking for a candidate that has some or all of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities.
If you have any experience with the following, please document these in your application and supplemental questions:
  • Ability to perform physically demanding work in remote settings and withstand inclement weather and abundant insects.
  • Experience in safely operating highway vehicles with boat trailers, small boats, ATVs, power tools, and other field and research equipment.
  • Experience in collecting and entering biological data.
  • Knowledge of Alaska’s freshwater and anadromous fish species (including stocked fish species) and local sport fisheries.
  • Experience acting as a lead crew member for small field crews and have the ability to work independently.
To view the general description and example of duties please go to the following link: https://www.
governmentjobs.
com/careers/Alaska/classspecs


Special Note:
  • Valid Driver's License is required.
  • Requires frequent travel within the State (normally 5-10 trips of up to 7 days occurring annually).

Minimum Qualifications

High school graduation or the equivalent.

AND
Six months experience at the developmental level of fish and wildlife technician or aide.
With the State of Alaska, this experience is equivalent to Fish and Wildlife Technician 2.

OR
One year of technical laboratory and/or field experience involving fish or wildlife research, management, or habitat protection; as a commercial fisher, guide, or trapper; or a subsistence hunter or fisher.


Substitutions:
An additional six months of work experience involving fish, wildlife, outdoor manual labor, or in a laboratory may substitute for the high school graduation or equivalent.

Bachelor of Science degree in fisheries, wildlife, or habitat protection may substitute for a maximum of two years of technical laboratory or field experience, involving fish or wildlife research, management, or habitat protection.


Special Requirements:
Work may involve exposure to animals, insects, inclement weather, low level flying, travel by boat or skiff, or contact with drugs and chemicals.
Housing may consist of bunkhouses, vessels, or wall tents.
Positions are seasonal or temporary.


Special Note:
"High school diploma equivalent" means one of the following: 1) a GED (general educational development); 2) completion of any basic adult education course equivalent to 480 class hours (16 weeks at 30 course hours per week); 3) acceptance in full standing by an accredited college or university; or 4) highest grade of school completed plus an amount of paid or volunteer experience that totals 12 years.


Fields of study comparable to fisheries, wildlife or habitat protection include aquaculture, biology, ichthyology, microbiology, ornithology, and zoology.

Additional Required Information

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.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
Documents requested at time of application:
  • A copy of academic transcripts (unofficial are acceptable), if being used to meet the minimum qualifications.
If selected, please provide the following at the time of interview: Three (3) professional references with current contact information, with at least one (1) being a current or former supervisor.

EDUCATION
To verify education is being used to meet and/or support the required minimum qualifications/competencies, 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 used to meet or support the minimum qualifications/competencies for a position and are required with each application.
(Unofficial is okay; please ensure the institution/URL name is listed on the transcripts).
Transcripts can be attached at the time of application or provided at the time of interview; if not, transcripts will be required before employment.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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/On
lineApplication/User/ResetPassword

Contact Information

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

Kelly Mansfield
Phone: (907) 459-7364
kelly.
mansfield@alaska.
gov


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 Benefits
  • Health insurance, which includes employer contributions toward medical/vision/dental
    • The following employee groups are under AlaskaCare Benefits administered by the State: See https://doa.
      alaska.
      gov/drb/programs/index.
      html for additional information.
      • AVTEC
      • Confidential
      • Correctional Officers
      • Marine Engineers
      • Mt.
        Edgecumbe Teachers
      • Supervisory
      • Unlicensed Vessel Personnel/Inland Boatman's Union
      • Exempt employees (not covered by collective bargaining)
    • The following employee groups are covered by Union health trusts.
      Contact the appropriate Union for additional information.
      • General Government
      • Labor, Trades and Crafts
      • Public Safety Employees Association
      • Masters, Mates & Pilots
  • Employer paid Basic Life insurance with additional coverage available (amount depends on Bargaining Unit)
Optional Insurance Benefits
  • Group-based insurance premiums for
    • Term life (employee, spouse or qualified same sex partner, and dependents)
    • Long-term and short-term disability
    • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
    • Long-term care (self and eligible family members)
    • Supplemental Survivor Benefits
  • Employee-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 Security
  • Option to enroll in the Alaska Deferred Compensation Program
  • Note: The Defined Contribution Plan, Supplemental Annuity Plan and Deferred Compensation Program offer a variety of investment options
See https://doa.
alaska.
gov/drb/retirement/index.
html for additional information
Paid Leave & Other Benefits
  • Personal leave with an accrual rate increase based on time served
  • Eleven paid holidays a year

Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 04, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

21.09 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707367105-7c2cabd56dfbcdcfd72ca2c89bafbe41

LOCATION:

Alaska United States

CITY:

Fairbanks

Job Origin:

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The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish is recruiting for a Fish and Wildlife Technician 3 located in Fairbanks!

What you will be doing:
This position is for a permanent seasonal Fish and Wildlife Technician 3 crew leader for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish, in Fairbanks assisting with multiple stocking and research projects throughout Interior Alaska (typically funded May-August).

Duties will include, but are not limited to, the following: capture and sample fish using gillnets, fyke nets, hoop traps, beach seines, hook and line, and/or electrofishing gear. Measure, weigh, mark, and/or tag captured fish, collect biological samples before release, and record data such as tag numbers, lengths, weights, and capture locations. Assist with transporting and stocking fish via highway vehicles, ATVs, and boats. Prepare field equipment and supplies required for stocking activities. Operate field equipment in a safe manner, including highway vehicles with boat trailers, boats, outboard motors, generators, pumps, and ATVs. Live and work in remote locations in field camps, typically for up to 7 days at a time, but sometimes longer. Work in inclement weather. Collect physical and chemical data on specified water bodies using limnology equipment, depth finders and GPSs. Serve as a crew leader to at least 1 seasonal technician. Assign work and instruct and train staff. Work with the supervisor to prioritize tasks, check quality of work, and evaluate performance. Repair and maintain field facilities and equipment such as boats, motors, nets, and other assorted gear. Provide logistical support for field operations and purchase supplies and help with general camp chores.

Our organization, mission and culture:
The mission of the Division of Sport Fish is to protect and improve the state’s sport fishery resources. In terms of our values, the Alaska Department of Fish & Game 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. The duties of this position are directly involved in the division’s core functions of fisheries management, research, and enhancement.

The benefits of joining our team:
The incumbent will be part of the Region 3 stocked fisheries team that designs and implements research projects that help managers make decisions that sustain or improve the state’s sport fisheries for all stakeholders. The incumbent will also be involved with fisheries enhancement by assisting Region 3 staff with fish stockings and egg takes.

The working environment you can expect:
The position is in Fairbanks, Alaska. The incumbent will be responsible for preparing and maintaining sampling and stocking equipment and assisting with field research, egg takes, and stockings. Remote fieldwork, typically lasting up to 7 days at a time, will occur periodically throughout the season.

Who we are looking for:
We are looking for a candidate that has some or all of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities. If you have any experience with the following, please document these in your application and supplemental questions:
  • Ability to perform physically demanding work in remote settings and withstand inclement weather and abundant insects.
  • Experience in safely operating highway vehicles with boat trailers, small boats, ATVs, power tools, and other field and research equipment.
  • Experience in collecting and entering biological data.
  • Knowledge of Alaska’s freshwater and anadromous fish species (including stocked fish species) and local sport fisheries.
  • Experience acting as a lead crew member for small field crews and have the ability to work independently.
To view the general description and example of duties please go to the following link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/Alaska/classspecs

Special Note:
  • Valid Driver's License is required.
  • Requires frequent travel within the State (normally 5-10 trips of up to 7 days occurring annually).

Minimum Qualifications

High school graduation or the equivalent.
AND
Six months experience at the developmental level of fish and wildlife technician or aide. With the State of Alaska, this experience is equivalent to Fish and Wildlife Technician 2.
OR
One year of technical laboratory and/or field experience involving fish or wildlife research, management, or habitat protection; as a commercial fisher, guide, or trapper; or a subsistence hunter or fisher.

Substitutions:
An additional six months of work experience involving fish, wildlife, outdoor manual labor, or in a laboratory may substitute for the high school graduation or equivalent.
Bachelor of Science degree in fisheries, wildlife, or habitat protection may substitute for a maximum of two years of technical laboratory or field experience, involving fish or wildlife research, management, or habitat protection.

Special Requirements:
Work may involve exposure to animals, insects, inclement weather, low level flying, travel by boat or skiff, or contact with drugs and chemicals. Housing may consist of bunkhouses, vessels, or wall tents. Positions are seasonal or temporary.

Special Note:
"High school diploma equivalent" means one of the following: 1) a GED (general educational development); 2) completion of any basic adult education course equivalent to 480 class hours (16 weeks at 30 course hours per week); 3) acceptance in full standing by an accredited college or university; or 4) highest grade of school completed plus an amount of paid or volunteer experience that totals 12 years.

Fields of study comparable to fisheries, wildlife or habitat protection include aquaculture, biology, ichthyology, microbiology, ornithology, and zoology.

Additional Required Information

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.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
Documents requested at time of application:
  • A copy of academic transcripts (unofficial are acceptable), if being used to meet the minimum qualifications.
If selected, please provide the following at the time of interview: Three (3) professional references with current contact information, with at least one (1) being a current or former supervisor.
EDUCATION
To verify education is being used to meet and/or support the required minimum qualifications/competencies, 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 used to meet or support the minimum qualifications/competencies for a position and are required with each application. (Unofficial is okay; please ensure the institution/URL name is listed on the transcripts). Transcripts can be attached at the time of application or provided at the time of interview; if not, transcripts will be required before employment.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

Kelly Mansfield
Phone: (907) 459-7364
kelly.mansfield@alaska.gov


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 Benefits
  • Health insurance, which includes employer contributions toward medical/vision/dental
    • The following employee groups are under AlaskaCare Benefits administered by the State: See https://doa.alaska.gov/drb/programs/index.html for additional information.
      • AVTEC
      • Confidential
      • Correctional Officers
      • Marine Engineers
      • Mt. Edgecumbe Teachers
      • Supervisory
      • Unlicensed Vessel Personnel/Inland Boatman's Union
      • Exempt employees (not covered by collective bargaining)
    • The following employee groups are covered by Union health trusts. Contact the appropriate Union for additional information.
      • General Government
      • Labor, Trades and Crafts
      • Public Safety Employees Association
      • Masters, Mates & Pilots
  • Employer paid Basic Life insurance with additional coverage available (amount depends on Bargaining Unit)
Optional Insurance Benefits
  • Group-based insurance premiums for
    • Term life (employee, spouse or qualified same sex partner, and dependents)
    • Long-term and short-term disability
    • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
    • Long-term care (self and eligible family members)
    • Supplemental Survivor Benefits
  • Employee-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 Security
  • Option to enroll in the Alaska Deferred Compensation Program
  • Note: The Defined Contribution Plan, Supplemental Annuity Plan and Deferred Compensation Program offer a variety of investment options
See https://doa.alaska.gov/drb/retirement/index.html for additional information
Paid Leave & Other Benefits
  • Personal leave with an accrual rate increase based on time served
  • Eleven paid holidays a year

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