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Fish and Wildlife Technician 3

  • ... Wrangell, Alaska, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 20.48 per hour
  • Posted on: Feb 02, 2024       Expires on:

Fish and Wildlife Technician 3   

JOB TITLE:

Fish and Wildlife Technician 3

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Wrangell Alaska United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Commercial Fisheries is recruiting for a Fish and Wildlife Technician 3 located in Wrangell!

What you will be doing:
Under the supervision of a biologist, this position serves as a field crew leader for the Stikine River Salmon Stock Assessment projects assisting in smolt coded wire tagging and drift gillnet sampling of returning Chinook and sockeye salmon.
The person in this position will lead crews in in capturing both juvenile and adult salmon, collecting data, and will tag and safely release fish.
The incumbent will train crew members in sampling and safety protocols, as well as delegate daily camp maintenance, and communicate daily with project leaders.


The position works five (5) months, approximately April 15th-September 15th each year.


Our organization, mission and culture:
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 Alaska Department of Fish & Game mission is to protect, maintain, and improve the fish, game, and aquatic plant resources of the state, and manage 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.
This position assists with work supporting the Pacific salmon treaty stock assessment program on the Stikine River, to assess and provide information to manage salmon stocks cooperatively with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Tahltan First Nation.


The benefits of joining our team:
The person in this position will be part of a team of highly motivated technicians that are mission-driven and thrive doing field work in remote locations.
Crucial data is collected in accordance with Pacific Salmon Treaty directives, while staff members gain valuable technical experience on a transboundary river.


The working environment you can expect:
Field camps are along the river shore in the Stikine River valley, set in the remote Southeast Alaska Coastal Mountain Range, near Wrangell.
Staff work on the river in open boats, capturing wild salmon, collecting and recording data.


Who we are looking for:
  • Experience in a leadership position in any setting, including ensuring crew safety
  • Experience living and working in remote field camps, in tight quarters, for extended periods of time
  • Knowledge and experience with field camp installation, maintenance, repair and removal and operating and maintaining propeller and jet-driven skiffs in a river setting
  • Knowledge and experience identifying and sampling both adult and juvenile salmon and gathering and entering related biological data
  • Knowledge and experience operating beach seine nets, Gees minnow traps, drift gill nets, Mark IV coded wire tag machine, esophageal radio tags, or spaghetti tags
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.
  • Travel in open skiffs on salt water and on rivers will be required daily.
  • Travel in small aircraft may also occur.
  • This position will require working in inclement weather and conditions where biting insects may be present.
  • This position will require the ability to lift and carry 50 pounds.

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.

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:

Jason Jones, Fishery Biologist 2
Phone: (907) 465-4146
jason.
jones@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 02, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

20.48 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707370431-a218b831485bcf4f0d8e852df7c1af08

LOCATION:

Alaska United States

CITY:

Wrangell

Job Origin:

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The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Commercial Fisheries is recruiting for a Fish and Wildlife Technician 3 located in Wrangell!

What you will be doing:
Under the supervision of a biologist, this position serves as a field crew leader for the Stikine River Salmon Stock Assessment projects assisting in smolt coded wire tagging and drift gillnet sampling of returning Chinook and sockeye salmon. The person in this position will lead crews in in capturing both juvenile and adult salmon, collecting data, and will tag and safely release fish. The incumbent will train crew members in sampling and safety protocols, as well as delegate daily camp maintenance, and communicate daily with project leaders.

The position works five (5) months, approximately April 15th-September 15th each year.

Our organization, mission and culture:
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 Alaska Department of Fish & Game mission is to protect, maintain, and improve the fish, game, and aquatic plant resources of the state, and manage 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. This position assists with work supporting the Pacific salmon treaty stock assessment program on the Stikine River, to assess and provide information to manage salmon stocks cooperatively with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Tahltan First Nation.

The benefits of joining our team:
The person in this position will be part of a team of highly motivated technicians that are mission-driven and thrive doing field work in remote locations. Crucial data is collected in accordance with Pacific Salmon Treaty directives, while staff members gain valuable technical experience on a transboundary river.

The working environment you can expect:
Field camps are along the river shore in the Stikine River valley, set in the remote Southeast Alaska Coastal Mountain Range, near Wrangell. Staff work on the river in open boats, capturing wild salmon, collecting and recording data.

Who we are looking for:
  • Experience in a leadership position in any setting, including ensuring crew safety
  • Experience living and working in remote field camps, in tight quarters, for extended periods of time
  • Knowledge and experience with field camp installation, maintenance, repair and removal and operating and maintaining propeller and jet-driven skiffs in a river setting
  • Knowledge and experience identifying and sampling both adult and juvenile salmon and gathering and entering related biological data
  • Knowledge and experience operating beach seine nets, Gees minnow traps, drift gill nets, Mark IV coded wire tag machine, esophageal radio tags, or spaghetti tags
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.
  • Travel in open skiffs on salt water and on rivers will be required daily.
  • Travel in small aircraft may also occur.
  • This position will require working in inclement weather and conditions where biting insects may be present.
  • This position will require the ability to lift and carry 50 pounds.

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.

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:

Jason Jones, Fishery Biologist 2
Phone: (907) 465-4146
jason.jones@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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