University of Alaska Southeast


Company: Alaska Regional Office
Location: Juneau, AK
Position: Research Assistant
Requirements: See job posting


USFS - Resource Assistant


Full time, 40-week position; 1200-hour minimum time commitment Location USFS Alaska Regional Office - Juneau, AK Living $528 weekly; $21,120 total Allowance AmeriCorps Interns are eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful Award

completion of the program's minimum time commitment. Value of the

education award is $4,144.00 Student Loans Student loan forbearance during the term of service (where qualified) Other Benefits $552.11 professional development allowance. Upon successful

completion of the internship, eligible interns may receive for noncompetitive hiring preference for federal jobs under the Public Land

Corps (PLC) Hiring Authority for 2 years. Term Dates Flexible; preferred start date in June Application Preference given to applications received by 6/1/2019 Due Date

POSITION OVERVIEW The Alaska Region is home to two of the largest National Forests in the nation. Work done in the Alaska region impacts the local Alaskan community and visitors from around the world. This Resource Assistant will work with the Alaska Region partnership coordinator, Heritage Program Leader, Tribal Relations Program Manager, and Subsistence Regional Advisory Council Coordinator. All of these programs work together "to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations". The RA member will be concentrated on Tribal Relations, Subsistence, and Recreation program areas, with an emphasis on tools for public interface.

This member will strengthen and expand the USFS's community and constituent engagement. Engaging Alaska Native youth, young adults, and tribal entities is a key aspect of the position.



Work with Tribal Recreations and Recreation staff in partnership with a local tribal entity to

update and maintain a place-based educational app for youth.

• Assist Tribal Relations and Partnerships Program Managers with Tribal/Alaska Native Youth

engagement and workforce development. This will include collaboration and relationship building with partners such as government, non-governmental, non-profit, and tribal entities.


• Assist with administrative and logistical support for regional councils within the Federal

Subsistence Program. Duties include arranging travel, preparing supplemental meeting materials, providing logistical support at meeting such as setting up rooms, engaging with public to provide meeting materials, and other necessary administrative tasks. This is an excellent opportunity to observe how local cultural/traditional knowledge, science, and public opinion can directly shape policies and regulations that affect the subsistence use of Federal public lands. 5/20/2019

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• Develop a social media plan consisting of a year's worth of #TBT tweets. This will involve

partnering with program staff and researching Alaska Region history to develop content and

craft tweets.

• Plan/create a Heritage program story map. This will involve ESRI story map training, developing

content, and leading the review and finalization process.

• Work with the Mission 49 content team (including folks from the Alaska State Museum) to

develop new challenges for the Agents of Discovery Mission 49. May involve reaching out to kids (4th grade and above) & their teachers to submit challenge ideas &/or beta test.


• Assist in the development of a Regional Partnership strategic plan and opportunity guide.

• Assist with data collection and analysis for upward reporting and to create baseline metrics for

programs such as volunteers and youth engagement.

• Create outreach materials for partnership program.

• Assist in developing a partnership celebration and recognition effort.


• Must be a US Citizen, National or legal resident

• Possess or be able to obtain a Social Security Card

• Able to pass a Federal Background Check

• Must submit a mid-term and final report during term of service


• Excellent communication skills

• Ability to work with a wide range of individuals

• Self-motivated

• Possess a strong work ethic

• Attention to detail

TO APPLY Apply on-line at: Include a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications. For application questions, contact Christy Curd, Stewards Program

Coordinator, at

Job Location Juneau, Alaska, United States

Position Type Full-Time/Regular


Contact: Christy Curd
Contact at:
Closing Date: Open Until Filled