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JOB TITLE:

Natural Resource Manager 1

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Anchorage Alaska United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

What You Will Be Doing
The Department of Natural Resources, Division of Mining, Land & Water (DMLW) is seeking to fill a professional-level Natural Resource Manager 1 (NRM 1) position located in the Southcentral Regional Land Office in Anchorage.
This position is a program manager of two programs involved in managing the upland, shoreland, tideland and submerged land resources of the State of Alaska.
The NRM 1 position works on the General Leasing and the Material Sales teams with the NRM 2 and supervises up to eight Natural Resource professionals.
This position is the working supervisor of two teams that primarily issue general leases and material sale contracts.
The General Leasing and Material Sale teams are strong, cohesive, and experienced.
If you are a Natural Resources professional looking to step into a leadership role with a great team, this is the opportunity for you!

Mission and Culture
DNRs mission is to develop, conserve and maximize the use of Alaska's natural resources consistent with the public interest.
DMLWs mission is to provide for the appropriate use and management of Alaska's state-owned land and water, aiming toward maximum use consistent with the public interest.
SCRO contributes to these missions by issuing land use authorizations that allow for responsible development and use of state land while facilitating economic growth consistent with the public interest.
This position plays a key role in the DMLW mission by managing the General Leasing and Material Sales programs, which issue leases for the use of state upland, shoreland, tideland, and submerged land.
This position has a direct impact on facilitating land use and development for the economic health of the State and its citizens while also balancing the stewardship role inherent in managing public lands in trust for the public.


Core Responsibilities
This position has supervisory responsibility over up to eight Natural Resources professionals, which includes decision-making, assigning and reviewing work, data management and analysis, maintaining external relations, and directly assisting subordinates within two state-wide programs.
The General Leasing Program issues leases to develop the states upland, shoreland, tideland, and submerged lands for commercial recreation and tourism; general commercial/industrial; facilities on tideland, shoreland, or submerged land; public and charitable; or for agricultural or grazing purposes.
The Material Sales Program designates material sites and issues material sale contracts.
Some of these projects may receive significant public scrutiny, be controversial, and have a high probability of litigation.
The incumbent will work with local, state, and federal agencies, industry, non-governmental agencies, and the public to review development projects and staffs written findings, administrative decisions, and land use authorizations under the authority of the Alaska Land Act (Title 38).


The NRM 1 may also participate in field inspections and community outreach.
Field inspections are variable and may range from road-accessible sites to remote sites, which require travel by chartered flights and small watercraft.


Benefits of Joining Our Team
SCRO is responsible for the management of Alaskas public lands and offers meaningful work in a supportive and flexible environment, as well as opportunities for career advancement, extensive land management training, and flexible work schedules.
The NRM 1 will work extensively with the public and other agencies to support the responsible development of Alaskas natural resources.


The Working Environment You Can Expect
Located on the 9th floor of the Robert B.
Atwood building in downtown Anchorage, our office has a positive atmosphere geared towards collaboration and teamwork.
The office has a beautiful view of the Chugach Mountain Range and offers free parking.
The Atwood building is near coffee shops, restaurants, shopping, the park strip, and the Coastal Trail system.


Core office hours are 8:00 am-5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, with an 8-hour daily work schedule.
The Lands Section staff are located together in an office setting; each staff member has their own cubicle.
The daily routine for this position consists of collaborating with team members on projects in all forms, managing team workload, reviewing work, decision-making, mentoring, and policy discussions.


The work environment of this position will be primarily in an office setting.
However, we offer hybrid teleworking opportunities for all of our staff, as well as flex schedules.
Though the primary duties of this position are largely office-based, there may be the opportunity to travel to provide community outreach and conduct field inspections.


The knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies needed to be successful in this position include:


  • Possess leadership skills that include excellent verbal and written communication skills, an ability to mentor staff, maintain a positive attitude, and foster a team environment.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, make decisions, adapt to changing priorities, manage multiple tasks and team workload, recommend appropriate actions, achieve deadlines, and exercise sound judgment under general supervision.
  • Knowledge of public land management concepts such as multiple use, adaptability, sustainability, and stewardship.
  • Skills in interpreting and applying statutes, regulations, policies, and land management plans for the purpose of determining their applicability for proposed uses of state land.
  • Ability to comfortably interact with the public when responding to inquiries or discussing proposed land uses, which can sometimes be controversial.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and/or experience that provides the applicant with competencies in:
  • Accountability: Holds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results.
    Determines objectives, sets priorities, and delegates work.
    Accepts responsibility for own actions and decisions.
    Complies with established control systems and rules.
  • Administration and Management: Knowledge of planning, coordination, and execution of business functions, resource allocation, and production.
  • Decision Making: Makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions; perceives the impact and implications of decisions; commits to action, even in uncertain situations, to accomplish organizational goals; causes change.
  • Influencing/Negotiating: Persuades others; builds consensus through give and take; gains cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals.

equivalent to those typically gained by:
Education in a natural resource field, law, public administration, planning or economics and/or
progressively responsible professional experience in natural resource management.

Definitions:
Competencies means a combination of interrelated knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors that enable a person to act effectively in a job or situation.

Professional experience means work that is creative, analytical, evaluative, and interpretive; requires a range and depth of specialized knowledge of the profession's principles, concepts, theories, and practices; and is performed with the power or right to decide or act according to one's own judgment.

Progressively responsible means indicating growth and/or advancement in complexity, difficulty, or level of responsibility.

Qualified means is assessed to credibly possess the competencies needed to learn the job in a reasonable period.

Training and education in this guidance are synonyms for the process of acquiring knowledge and skills through instruction.
It includes instruction through formal and informal methods (such as classroom, on-line, self-study, and on-the-job), from accredited and unaccredited sources, and long duration (such as a post-secondary degree) and short-duration (such as a seminar) programs.

Typically gained by means the prevalent, usual method of gaining the competencies expected for entry into the job.

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.

Additional Required Information

**NOTE: PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY**

THIS RECRUITMENT IS FOR ALASKA RESIDENTS ONLY
This recruitment is open to Alaska Residents only.
Applicants must meet Alaska Residency Requirements to be considered for employment at this time.


At the time of application,the applicant must attach as individual documents the following items (If unable to attach documents, please fax or email the contact listed below):
  • Professionally formatted cover letter.
    Please see the cover letter information below for more information.
  • A copy of any documents necessary to show proof of meeting the minimum qualifications of this position.
    This includes a copy of your college transcripts if you are using education to meet the position's minimum qualifications.
If selected for an interview, the applicant must provide the following:
  • A valid drivers license.
  • A copy of your last two (2) performance evaluations OR two (2) letters of reference if performance evaluations are not available.
  • A list of three professional references with current contact information, one of which must be from a current or former supervisor.
SPECIAL NOTICES
  • COVER LETTER INFORMATION: A cover letter is required.
    The cover letter should highlight your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience as they pertain to the responsibilities listed in the KSAs and competencies above.
    Also, describe how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position.
    Please attach the cover letter to your application before submitting it online.
    The cover letter will be used as a writing sample and will help determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.
  • FIELD WORK: This position requires some field work to conduct site inspections to verify authorization compliance or assist other DNR personnel with compliance inspections or site monitoring.
    This may involve travel to remote areas via small plane, ATV, snowmachine, or boat.

Education
If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill out the Education section of the application.
If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the 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 the 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 employers name, job title, employment dates, and whether full or part-time.
Applications will be reviewed to determine whether the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are met.
If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the recruitment interview and selection phase.


Note: Attaching a resume is not an alternative to filling out the application entirely.
Noting, \"see resume\" or any similar response on any portion of your application may lead to a determination that your application is incomplete and removal from consideration for this job posting.


Bargaining Unit
If you are a current state employee, please mark the union you are a member of at the time of application.
Do not complete this question if you are not a current state employee.


Drivers License Requirement
Applicants must possess a valid driver's license.
Proof of licensure will be required prior to 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 the reset password page.


For specific information about this position, please get in touch with the hiring manager at the following:


Name: Joni Sweetman
Title: Natural Resource Manager 2
Phone: 907 269-8557
Fax: 907 269-8913
Email: joni.
sweetman@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:

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

5161.6 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707243983-aa72db9b6b9cced8ba60ea70b41917e4

LOCATION:

Alaska United States

CITY:

Anchorage

Job Origin:

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What You Will Be Doing
The Department of Natural Resources, Division of Mining, Land & Water (DMLW) is seeking to fill a professional-level Natural Resource Manager 1 (NRM 1) position located in the Southcentral Regional Land Office in Anchorage. This position is a program manager of two programs involved in managing the upland, shoreland, tideland and submerged land resources of the State of Alaska. The NRM 1 position works on the General Leasing and the Material Sales teams with the NRM 2 and supervises up to eight Natural Resource professionals. This position is the working supervisor of two teams that primarily issue general leases and material sale contracts. The General Leasing and Material Sale teams are strong, cohesive, and experienced. If you are a Natural Resources professional looking to step into a leadership role with a great team, this is the opportunity for you!

Mission and Culture
DNRs mission is to develop, conserve and maximize the use of Alaska's natural resources consistent with the public interest. DMLWs mission is to provide for the appropriate use and management of Alaska's state-owned land and water, aiming toward maximum use consistent with the public interest. SCRO contributes to these missions by issuing land use authorizations that allow for responsible development and use of state land while facilitating economic growth consistent with the public interest. This position plays a key role in the DMLW mission by managing the General Leasing and Material Sales programs, which issue leases for the use of state upland, shoreland, tideland, and submerged land. This position has a direct impact on facilitating land use and development for the economic health of the State and its citizens while also balancing the stewardship role inherent in managing public lands in trust for the public.

Core Responsibilities
This position has supervisory responsibility over up to eight Natural Resources professionals, which includes decision-making, assigning and reviewing work, data management and analysis, maintaining external relations, and directly assisting subordinates within two state-wide programs. The General Leasing Program issues leases to develop the states upland, shoreland, tideland, and submerged lands for commercial recreation and tourism; general commercial/industrial; facilities on tideland, shoreland, or submerged land; public and charitable; or for agricultural or grazing purposes. The Material Sales Program designates material sites and issues material sale contracts. Some of these projects may receive significant public scrutiny, be controversial, and have a high probability of litigation. The incumbent will work with local, state, and federal agencies, industry, non-governmental agencies, and the public to review development projects and staffs written findings, administrative decisions, and land use authorizations under the authority of the Alaska Land Act (Title 38).

The NRM 1 may also participate in field inspections and community outreach. Field inspections are variable and may range from road-accessible sites to remote sites, which require travel by chartered flights and small watercraft.

Benefits of Joining Our Team
SCRO is responsible for the management of Alaskas public lands and offers meaningful work in a supportive and flexible environment, as well as opportunities for career advancement, extensive land management training, and flexible work schedules. The NRM 1 will work extensively with the public and other agencies to support the responsible development of Alaskas natural resources.

The Working Environment You Can Expect
Located on the 9th floor of the Robert B. Atwood building in downtown Anchorage, our office has a positive atmosphere geared towards collaboration and teamwork. The office has a beautiful view of the Chugach Mountain Range and offers free parking. The Atwood building is near coffee shops, restaurants, shopping, the park strip, and the Coastal Trail system.

Core office hours are 8:00 am-5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, with an 8-hour daily work schedule. The Lands Section staff are located together in an office setting; each staff member has their own cubicle. The daily routine for this position consists of collaborating with team members on projects in all forms, managing team workload, reviewing work, decision-making, mentoring, and policy discussions.

The work environment of this position will be primarily in an office setting. However, we offer hybrid teleworking opportunities for all of our staff, as well as flex schedules. Though the primary duties of this position are largely office-based, there may be the opportunity to travel to provide community outreach and conduct field inspections.

The knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies needed to be successful in this position include:


  • Possess leadership skills that include excellent verbal and written communication skills, an ability to mentor staff, maintain a positive attitude, and foster a team environment.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, make decisions, adapt to changing priorities, manage multiple tasks and team workload, recommend appropriate actions, achieve deadlines, and exercise sound judgment under general supervision.
  • Knowledge of public land management concepts such as multiple use, adaptability, sustainability, and stewardship.
  • Skills in interpreting and applying statutes, regulations, policies, and land management plans for the purpose of determining their applicability for proposed uses of state land.
  • Ability to comfortably interact with the public when responding to inquiries or discussing proposed land uses, which can sometimes be controversial.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and/or experience that provides the applicant with competencies in:
  • Accountability: Holds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results. Determines objectives, sets priorities, and delegates work. Accepts responsibility for own actions and decisions. Complies with established control systems and rules.
  • Administration and Management: Knowledge of planning, coordination, and execution of business functions, resource allocation, and production.
  • Decision Making: Makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions; perceives the impact and implications of decisions; commits to action, even in uncertain situations, to accomplish organizational goals; causes change.
  • Influencing/Negotiating: Persuades others; builds consensus through give and take; gains cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals.

equivalent to those typically gained by:
Education in a natural resource field, law, public administration, planning or economics and/or
progressively responsible professional experience in natural resource management.

Definitions:
Competencies means a combination of interrelated knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors that enable a person to act effectively in a job or situation.

Professional experience means work that is creative, analytical, evaluative, and interpretive; requires a range and depth of specialized knowledge of the profession's principles, concepts, theories, and practices; and is performed with the power or right to decide or act according to one's own judgment.

Progressively responsible means indicating growth and/or advancement in complexity, difficulty, or level of responsibility.

Qualified means is assessed to credibly possess the competencies needed to learn the job in a reasonable period.

Training and education in this guidance are synonyms for the process of acquiring knowledge and skills through instruction. It includes instruction through formal and informal methods (such as classroom, on-line, self-study, and on-the-job), from accredited and unaccredited sources, and long duration (such as a post-secondary degree) and short-duration (such as a seminar) programs.

Typically gained by means the prevalent, usual method of gaining the competencies expected for entry into the job.

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.

Additional Required Information

**NOTE: PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY**

THIS RECRUITMENT IS FOR ALASKA RESIDENTS ONLY
This recruitment is open to Alaska Residents only. Applicants must meet Alaska Residency Requirements to be considered for employment at this time.

At the time of application,the applicant must attach as individual documents the following items (If unable to attach documents, please fax or email the contact listed below):
  • Professionally formatted cover letter. Please see the cover letter information below for more information.
  • A copy of any documents necessary to show proof of meeting the minimum qualifications of this position. This includes a copy of your college transcripts if you are using education to meet the position's minimum qualifications.
If selected for an interview, the applicant must provide the following:
  • A valid drivers license.
  • A copy of your last two (2) performance evaluations OR two (2) letters of reference if performance evaluations are not available.
  • A list of three professional references with current contact information, one of which must be from a current or former supervisor.
SPECIAL NOTICES
  • COVER LETTER INFORMATION: A cover letter is required. The cover letter should highlight your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience as they pertain to the responsibilities listed in the KSAs and competencies above. Also, describe how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Please attach the cover letter to your application before submitting it online. The cover letter will be used as a writing sample and will help determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.
  • FIELD WORK: This position requires some field work to conduct site inspections to verify authorization compliance or assist other DNR personnel with compliance inspections or site monitoring. This may involve travel to remote areas via small plane, ATV, snowmachine, or boat.

Education
If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill out the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the 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 the 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 employers name, job title, employment dates, and whether full or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine whether the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the recruitment interview and selection phase.

Note: Attaching a resume is not an alternative to filling out the application entirely. Noting, \"see resume\" or any similar response on any portion of your application may lead to a determination that your application is incomplete and removal from consideration for this job posting.

Bargaining Unit
If you are a current state employee, please mark the union you are a member of at the time of application. Do not complete this question if you are not a current state employee.

Drivers License Requirement
Applicants must possess a valid driver's license. Proof of licensure will be required prior to 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 the reset password page.

For specific information about this position, please get in touch with the hiring manager at the following:


Name: Joni Sweetman
Title: Natural Resource Manager 2
Phone: 907 269-8557
Fax: 907 269-8913
Email: joni.sweetman@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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