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Jan 7 / BARD CEP

Subsistence Resource Specialist- Fairbanks, AK

Organization: Workplace Alaska

Position Title: Subsistence Resource Specialist I (PCN 11-0440)

Location: Fairbanks, AK

Hours and Compensation: not listed

Application Deadline: not listed



The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Subsistence is recruiting for a full-time seasonal Subsistence Resource Specialist I based in Fairbanks, Alaska. We are recruiting for an enthusiastic social scientist to scientifically gather, quantify, evaluate, and report information to the public, fisheries and wildlife management programs and to the Alaska Board of Game and Alaska Board of Fisheries for evaluating reasonable opportunities for customary and traditional uses. Strong oral and written communication ability, technical writing, and computer skills are highly desirable.  language skills are highly desirable.


The key responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: Social Science Research – conduct subsistence research and report study findings about subsistence harvests and uses of natural resources in Northwest, Arctic and other parts of Alaska, as needed. Public Service – attend local fish and game advisory committee meetings and represent the division to ensure that regulations and management ensures reasonable opportunities for subsistence uses. Answer questions about subsistence opportunities from members of the public for the Arctic area. Member of the Northern Regional research team – work as part of a research team to conduct door-to-door household harvest and socioeconomic data and attend various fish and game related meetings, as needed. Lead responsibilities – directs the work of Fish and Wildlife Technicians, student and college interns, and volunteers assigned to projects for which the position is responsible. The position recommends establishing contracts with community-based research assistants to the supervisor of record. The incumbent provides recommendations to the supervisor regarding contracting with community-based research assistants, student and college interns, and other technical line staff responsible for assisting with the research activities; and is authorized to establish such contracts in the field following consultation with, and approval of, the supervisor of record.

The ideal candidate will possess the following Desired Strengths (please document these qualities in your applicant cover letter):Ability to work independently, take initiative, exercise sound judgment, and follow directions of the lead Subsistence Resource Specialist (e.g., obtain community research approvals through attending council meetings and giving research project overviews.)Excellent organizational skills and familiarity with social science research methods and the role of quality assurance and quality control processes in conducting data collection and coding completed surveys. Demonstrated knowledge of the ethical principles of conducting social science research in the Arctic and ensure that research results are accurate and provided back to study communities. Demonstrated skills in researching and analyzing problems and issues, developing potential resolutions along with their costs and benefits, and communicating issues and proposed recommendations to supervisor or regional program manager. Demonstrated skill and experience in organizing, evaluating and presenting information, orally and in writing, to a broad variety of individuals under sometimes adverse or stressful conditions, tailoring the communication to the audience. Willingness to work through weekends and in evenings in remote communities with limited commercial facilities for 3-4 weeks at a time for as much as 3-4 months per year, as required to complete assigned research projects. SPECIAL NOTICE The incumbent for this position will be required to have an Alaska Driver’s License.


A Bachelor’s degree in anthropology, sociology, geography or a closely related field. Special Note:Frequent travel may be required.

How to Apply

COVER LETTER A cover letter is required for this position. 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. Your cover letter will be used as a writing sample.

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.

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 ‘’ domains. For information on allowing emails from the ‘’ domains, visit the Lost Password Help page located at

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 the address above. 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.

At the time of interview applicants must submit the following items:Three (3) recent professional letters of recommendation.A copy of college transcripts if using to meet minimum qualifications .

At the time of interview, applicants will be required to complete a writing test.


Contact Information: Name: Nikki BraemPhone #: (907) 328-6106Fax #: (907) 459-7331Email: [email protected]

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