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Environmental Program Specialist

Chickaloon Native Village
Palmer, Alaska, US
Closing date
May 25, 2024

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Conservation science
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Full time
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Chickaloon Village Traditional Council

(Nay'dini'aa Na' Kayax)

Environmental Stewardship Department

Internal/External Position Announcement

If you are passionate about culturally centered fish research and habitat restoration, enjoy a varied workday including on-the-job training and field work; being part of a strong team of dedicated, passionate, and caring Environmental Stewardship professionals who are working to protect salmon, this is the job for you!

Job Title: Environmental Program Specialist

Department: Environmental Stewardship Department

Mission: Helping Our Citizens to Thrive

What We Offer: A full-time, year-round position, with a competitive pay structure and a great benefits package including: 15 paid holidays plus accrued PTO, free training and educational opportunities, a variety of insurance benefits, and a generous 401(K)-retirement plan.

What We Are Seeking: An Environmental Program Specialist to aide the Environmental Program Manager (Fish Passage) and Fisheries Biologist in coordinating and implementing successful fisheries projects for CVTC.

Additional Responsibilities: You will coordinate and attend fish passage restoration trainings; coordinate work group meetings and note taking, project permit application writing, and perform frequent field work that will include extensive walking and wading in and around creeks for spawning salmon foot surverys, stream habitat assessments, data collection for the Anadromous Waters Catalog (AWC) and Fish Passage Mapper, and non-lethal sampling of adult salmon for genetics and other data. You will also aid in grant writing for future projects and reporting on existing projects.

Qualifications, Education & Experience:
  • Someone with 6 months to 3 years of relevant experience in environmental sciences or fisheries; writing and editing; conducting outreach; organizing workspaces.
  • Someone with a good working knowledge of fishery management practices to include habitat requirements, behavior of fish, fish population dynamics, limnology, stream ecology, taxonomy, diseases of fish, and aquatic insects and fishery research methods is required.
  • Someone with a Bachelor's degree (in a field of Biology, Fisheries, Engineering, Natural Resources, Environmental Studies or Sciences), may be substituted with at least two years of college in a related field and two years of progressive experience in a related field.
  • Someone with college level writing skills due to letter/report/proposal writing, editing, and the communication requirements of the position. A writing sample may be requested.
  • Someone with excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Someone with strong analytical and problem-solving skills, time management skills, excellent verbal, proficient with MS Office Suite and written communication skills.
  • Standing or moving for long periods of time. Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds at times.
  • Wading and working in fast moving water up to waist deep and walking on slippery surfaces.
  • Floating on an inflatable raft, potentially for several days, including camping next to a river.
  • Travel in and outside of Alaska to attend trainings, conferences, or workshops.

Certificates and Licenses Required: A valid Alaska Driver's license is required for this position and the ability to be insured on CVTC's vehicle insurance policy.

AN/AI Preference: As allowed in P.L. 93-638, preference for employment will be given to Alaska Native and American Indian peoples.

Visit and select to apply by Friday, May 17th, 2024, open until filled. Please contact HR at 907-761-3919 or with any questions.

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