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Fish and Wildlife Technician 3

Posted: December 6, 2023 Expired: February 27, 2024
High School 12 Year

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish is recruiting for a Fish and Wildlife Technician 3 position located in Craig, Ketchikan, Sitka or Juneau!
What you will be doing:
Under the supervision of a Fisheries Biologist 2 this position serves as crew leader assisting the Area Management Biologists with a large variety of duties including primarily interviewing marine boat anglers, sampling their harvested fish for the Marine Harvest Studies program and assisting with logistics and training. This position may help with cutthroat trout sampling, field camp logistics, steelhead/coho surveys, catching/sampling rockfish, and collecting coho genetic samples. This position may also assist with office work including entering/editing data, interacting with the public in person, on the phone, and in area offices, issuing licenses/registrations/permits and assisting Program Technicians as needed.

Our organization, mission and culture:
The mission of the Division of Sport Fish is to protect, maintain and improve the State’s sport fisheries. This position collects important data for the fisheries research sampling goals of multiple projects including the Marine Harvest Studies program, cutthroat trout sampling, rockfish maturity and other projects as needed. This data is directly used in sport fisheries management decisions of salmon and groundfish. Positive, professional interactions with the public are essential for continued public participation in State of Alaska programs and to build Division of Sport Fish presence with area anglers, and educate on fish identification, fishing regulations, and fisheries research conducted by the Division of Sport Fish in Southeast Alaska.

The benefits of joining our team:
This is a great opportunity to gain fisheries experience and begin an exciting career with the
Alaska Department of Fish and Game, or gain work experience in a variety of field and office
duties as well as interact with fishermen who are just excited to show you their catch and tell you about their day.

The working conditions you can expect:
This position will work in various locations in Southeast Alaska as needed: Craig, Klawock,
Whale Pass, Petersburg, Wrangell, Ketchikan, Sitka, and Juneau. Work entails visiting local
harbors, boat ramps and charter businesses to contact and interview anglers, and field work to capture cutthroat trout, rockfish and coho salmon. A variety of fish species will be encountered, identified, measured, and examined for tags. Housing in Juneau is not provided and can be expensive and challenging to locate but will be provided if the incumbent is sent to work in other ports.

Who we are looking for:
To successfully collect the required data a candidate will need to have or develop the
following competencies:
  • Good communication skills, good organizational skills and competence in the field.
  • Attention to detail necessary for collecting quality data and biological samples.
  • Ability to work independently in a self-motivated and self-directed manner.
  • Familiarity with Alaska sport fisheries, fish species and sport fish regulations.
To view the general description and example of duties for a Fish and Wildlife Technician 3 please go to the following link:

Special Note:
  • The technician must be available for irregular work hours including weekends and holidays.
  • This position is eligible for overtime;
  • This position is physically demanding and requires bending, lifting and walking on trails, along streams and lakes, on docks, and on boats. This type of work may occur for extended periods and may follow an irregular work schedule depending on sampling needs.
  • A vehicle will be provided during the workday.
  • Housing will not be provided in Juneau.

Minimum Qualifications

High school graduation or the equivalent.
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.
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.

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.

Documents requested at time of application:

  • College Transcripts (if using to meet the minimum qualifications)
If selected for an interview, please provide the following information:
  • A list of three (3) professional references with current contact information.

If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials if used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position. Transcripts can be attached at the time of application or within 48 hours of the close of this recruitment to the contact person listed below.

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.

If using work experience not already documented in your application, also provide the employer's 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.

For your application to be evaluated you must answer the Supplemental Questions. Be specific in your answers and tell us how you acquired the relevant experience. Please use complete sentences and proof-read your submissions when answering the supplemental questions. Your responses will be considered a writing sample and will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment process.

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.

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.

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.

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Contact Information

David Love Phone: (907) 465-4318 Fax: (907) 465-2034 [email protected]

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 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
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Paid Leave & Other Benefits
  • Personal leave with an accrual rate increase based on time served
  • Eleven paid holidays a year
  • Gym discounts at participating fitness providers in multiple locations throughout the state.

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