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Subsistence Resource Specialist 1 (116033)

State of Alaska
Eagle River, Alaska, US
Closing date
Jun 27, 2024

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Academic / Research, Government
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
This position is open to Alaska Residents only.

Please check our residency definition to determine if you qualify.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Subsistence is recruiting for a Subsistence Resource Specialist 1 located in Anchorage!

What you will be doing:

This is a permanent, seasonal position that will support Southern Region subsistence research projects. The incumbent will be responsible for assisting with the development, planning, implementation, and reporting on the human dimensions of subsistence activities and regulations in Southcentral, Southwest, and Southeast Alaska, at a professional, entry level. This work involves fieldwork in remote communities. Research topics include the harvest and use of large game, salmon and nonsalmon fish, marine mammals, and vegetation harvest and use, including the documentation of traditional knowledge. The incumbent will work under close coordination with Program Managers and other Subsistence Resource Specialists assigned to Southern Region projects to ensure quality and timely completion of priority tasks. The incumbent may also assist with researching and preparing materials for regulatory review and may, on occasion, support the Subsistence Section's Northern Region in field research.

Our organization, mission, and culture:

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game's mission is to manage, protect, maintain, and improve the fish, game, and aquatic plant resources of Alaska to ensure they are managed on the sustained yield principle for the best interests of the economy and well-being of the people of the state. The mission of the Subsistence Section is to scientifically gather, quantify, evaluate, and report information about customary and traditional uses of Alaska's fish and wildlife resources. This position plays a critical role in that mission by planning and leading data collection for the management of fish and game resources in the southcentral, southwest and southeast regions of Alaska to ensure sustainable subsistence opportunities for area residents.

The Subsistence Section strives for a diverse and inclusive workforce where safety and well-being are paramount and employees at all levels promote a culture where everyone is valued, treated equitably, and treated respectfully.

Benefits of joining our team:

This position is an excellent entry-level opportunity to participate in applied research at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The work we do serves people across Alaska, ensuring reliable information for the regulatory process and for resource managers. This position offers valuable experience to grow professionally and gain experience in a professional research setting working directly with other researchers, natural resource managers, and subsistence harvesters and their communities.

The working conditions you can expect:

This position is located in the Anchorage ADF&G regional office (333 Raspberry Road). The incumbent will regularly interact with members of the public in a research capacity by coordinating with rural communities to plan, implement, and review research, and conducting fieldwork to collect harvest or traditional knowledge data. Additionally, the incumbent will regularly interact with colleagues at ADF&G or other agencies regarding the management of Alaska's subsistence resources. The office environment is dynamic with a focus on collaborative problem-solving. Fieldwork and other meetings typically require travel in small planes and boats away from the duty station to rural Alaskan communities for 1-2 weeks at a time multiple times per year.

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for an energetic and committed professional who has the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

* Knowledge of and/or interest in subsistence in Alaska and a working knowledge of Alaska's diverse communities.
* Demonstrated ability to meet multiple deadlines and carry out tasks in a timely fashion.
* Knowledge of social science methods, working with databases, preparing data analyses and summaries, writing research proposals, and technical or peer-reviewed reports, and preparing and presenting oral presentations.
* Experience and/or interest addressing public inquires on fish and wildlife issues or regulatory requirements using clear oral and written communication skills (i.e., explaining complex subsistence regulations, etc.) while working in rural Alaska.
* Familiarity and experience with standard office computing equipment and software, including Microsoft Office and Windows.

To view the general description and example of duties for a Subsistence Resource Specialist 1 please go to the following link:

A Bachelor's degree in anthropology, sociology, geography or a closely related field.

Special Note:


This recruitment is open to Alaska Residents only. Applicants must meet Alaska Residency Requirements in order to be considered for employment at this time.


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 position-specific competencies 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 or email it to the contact 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.


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.

If selected, please provide the following at the time of the interview:

* Most recent educational transcript
* A list of 3 professional references, including one former supervisor, if possible, or academic advisor.

Special Note:

A valid driver's license is required.


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.


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.


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. Omission of required documentation listed will result in an incomplete application and you will not receive further consideration.


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.

NOTE: Attaching a resume or curriculum vitae is not an alternative to filling out the application in its entirety. Noting "see resume or CV" or any similar response on any portion of your application may lead to a determination your application is incomplete and removal from consideration for this job posting.


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.


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

Lauren Sill

Southern Region Program Manager

Phone: 907-465-3617

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