Fish and Game Coordinator

Workplace Alaska - Anchorage, AK

Full-time
ATTENTION ALASKA RESIDENTS!
**This individual position is EXEMPT from the hiring restriction. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.**

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Wildlife Conservation (DWC) is seeking applicants for an Anchorage-based Regional Supervisor to serve as the Fish and Game Coordinator for DWC Region II.

This position is in the Supervisory Union at a Range 22.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game seeks trailblazers interested in leading dynamic wildlife management a research teams. Apply today to live and work in a state with vast areas of undeveloped land and intact population of wildlife. Successful candidates will oversee wildlife management and research in areas larger than most eastern states, where grizzly bears and wolves are common. Hunting, fishing, and other outdoor opportunities are unparalleled.

The Region II position includes supervision of professional, technical, and administrative staff located in four area offices (Anchorage, Cordova, Kenai, and Kodiak). Program emphasis includes wildlife management and research primarily on moose, bear, caribou, wolf, sheep, goat, elk, deer, and furbearers.

Below is a map highlighting the DWC regional structure. It may also be found online http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=divisions.wcstaff#map.

Responsibilities include oversight of multi-million dollar budgets comprised primarily from State and Federal sources. These funds are dedicated directly for management and research of all wildlife in the region. The Region Supervisor also works cooperatively with state agencies, elected officials, municipal governments, federal agencies, and non-profit organizations engaged in wildlife conservation activities within the region. The Regional Supervisor serves as a member of the Division's senior management team that determines program direction and sets policy for wildlife programs on a statewide basis. The Regional Supervisor is also responsible for providing regulatory information to the Board of Game for developing and modifying hunting regulations and management direction for areas within the region.

Our ideal candidate will possess some or all of the following desired strengths (Each of these seven traits must be documented in your cover letter and applicant profile. If you do not have experience with one or more of the traits listed below, simply say so):
Knowledge and experience in the theory, principles, and practices of wildlife management including big and small game;
Knowledge and experience in wildlife research and oversight of applied research programs;
Experience with regulatory boards, policy-makers, and developing wildlife regulations and policy;
Excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to work collaboratively on complex issues with diverse groups of varying opinions, including the ability to establish and maintain good rapport with people who have differing points of view;
Strong written and verbal communication skills, including experience editing documents, giving public presentations, and explaining controversial wildlife laws, regulations, and policies;
Ability to effectively manage a wildlife research and management program and its resources across a broad geographic region, including the supervision, motivation, and leadership of employees; and
Ability to effectively manage a multi-million dollar budget.

Special Notice:
Travel to urban and rural communities is associated with these activities, mostly by commercial or charter air carriers.

If you believe you would be a good fit for this position, we encourage you to apply!

For more information about the Division of Wildlife Conservation visit http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=divisions.wcoverview.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college in biology, a branch of biology, limnology, biometrics, oceanography, forestry, or natural resource management;
AND
Seven years of professional experience as a fisheries, wildlife, or habitat biologist that includes at least one year as a program manager or technical expert or two years at an advanced professional level. The program manager or technical expert experience is met by service as a Fisheries Biologist IV, Wildlife Biologist IV, or Habitat Biologist IV and the advanced professional biologist experience is met by service as a Fisheries Biologist III, Wildlife Biologist III, or Habitat Biologist III with the State of Alaska or the equivalent elsewhere.

Substitutions:
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college that includes or is supplemented by the following credit hours will substitute for the degree in a specific field:
  • at least 24 semester hours (36 quarter hours) in biology, a branch of biology, limnology, biometrics, oceanography, forestry, or natural resource management (excluding courses that focus on agricultural husbandry techniques, human population dynamics, or the design and manipulation of landscapes), of which 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) are upper division courses; and
  • at least 12 semester hours (16 quarter hours) in any combination of two or more of the following: chemistry, physics, mathematics, statistics, geology, hydrology, or GIS.
A master's degree in biology, a branch of biology, limnology, biometrics, oceanography, forestry, or natural resource management will substitute for one year of the required professional experience. There is no substitute for the requirement for specific experience as a program manager or technical expert or at an advanced professional level.

A doctorate in biology, a branch of biology, limnology, biometrics, oceanography, forestry, or natural resource management will substitute for three years of the required professional experience. There is no substitute for the requirement for specific experience as a program manager or technical expert or at an advanced professional level.

Special Note:
"Upper division courses" means courses that are specialized, in-depth and advanced. Such courses emphasize problem-solving, analytical thinking skills, and theoretical applications, with depth and rigor in a discipline's theories and methods; specialization in a particular field or profession; refinement of general education; and/or development of specific intellectual and professional skills. Upper division courses are commonly identified in college catalogs as 300 level and higher.

ADDITIONAL REQUIRED INFORMATION:
COVER LETTER
A cover letter is required for this position and will be used as a writing sample. The cover letter should highlight your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience as they pertain to the key responsibilities and desired strengths listed in the job description. Please attach the cover letter to your application before submitting it online or, if unable to attach to your application, fax it to the contact number provided in the job posting. Your cover letter will be used to help determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.

Please note:
If not already attached at the time of application, the following must be submitted to the hiring manager listed in the contact information below within 48 hours of the close of this recruitment:
Copies of all college transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable).

If selected for an interview, applicants must submit the following items:
Three (3) writing samples you authored (a minimum of one (1) page each); and
The names and phone numbers of three (3) work-related references.

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.

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

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.

NOTICE
Questions regarding the application process can be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465- 4095. 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/js_lostpswd.cfm?&topheader=alaska.

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.

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. If you have ever been convicted of a felony, you may not hold this position.

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

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 located in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be emailed to recruitment.services@alaska.gov.

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

Maria Gladziszewski
Phone: 907-465-4114
Fax: 907-465-6142
Email: maria.gladzisewski@alaska.gov