University of Alaska Southeast

Job Posting

Company: The Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Location: Haines, Alaska
Position: Permanent Seasonal Fish and Wildlife Technician II
Requirements: See job description

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Commercial Fisheries is recruiting for a

permanent seasonal Fish and Wildlife Technician II in Haines, Alaska.

This position serves as a crew member for the Chilkat River Fish wheel sockeye salmon stock
assessment project located near mileposts 8 and 9.5 along the Haines highway. This position is
seasonal and will be employed through October 15, 2019. The Chilkat River fish wheel project is an
integral part of the stock assessment and fish management program in Lynn Canal.

The key responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
• Deploying, operating, maintaining, repairing, and removing two Chilkat River fish wheels;
• Examining fish boxes;
• Enumerating, collecting biological and mark -recapture information from sockeye salmon;
• Examine Chinook and coho salmon for presence or absence of an adipose fin; sample for age, sex,
and length data, and tag with a numbered tag;
• Enumerate all chum salmon;
• Collect axillary process clip (genetics) from pink salmon;
• Recording biological data on appropriate forms and in notebooks and communicating daily counts to
project leaders via cell phone;
• Maintaining and operating river boats and equipment/tools associated with project; and
• Conduct quality control on data gathered at the project before submission to managers.
This position has frequent contact with the public and will be expected to interact in a friendly
manner and provide project information.
The ideal candidate for this position will possess some or all of the following desired
strengths (these traits must be documented in your applicant profile. If you do not have
experience with one or more of the traits listed below, simply say so):
• Experience with enumerating and accurately identifying salmonids;
• Experience performing physically demanding work in inclement weather for extended periods of
• Experience capturing and handling live salmon and releasing live and unharmed;
• Experience with biological sampling of adult salmonids, removing scales for ageing, measuring for
length, and accurately determining sex;
• Ability to follow verbal and written instructions;
• Ability to work cooperatively as a team to achieve project objectives; and
• Experience operating skiffs.
Special Notice:
This position requires a current Alaska driver's license. Firearms and ammunition handling is
required for protection from wild animals. Training will be provided by the department.

Notice to Applicant:
This position will start in June. The incumbent will be expected to be able to work until October 15,
Minimum Qualifications
High school graduation.
Three months as an entry level fish and wildlife technician or aide. This experience is equivalent to
Fish and Wildlife Technician I with the State of Alaska.
Six months of work experience involving fish or wildlife, or outdoor manual labor or in a laboratory.
Special Requirements: Exposure to animals, insects and inclement weather, low level flying, travel
by boat or skiff, or contact with drugs and chemicals may occur. Housing may consist of
bunkhouses, vessels or wall tents. Some duties may be restricted for employees under the age of 18
in accordance with State and federal child labor laws. Positions are seasonal or temporary.
Additional Required Information
If selected for an interview, applicants must submit the following items:
• The names and phone numbers of three references.
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.
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.
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
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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.
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
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
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
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For specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager:

Name: Nicole Zeiser or Shane Ransbury
Phone #: 907-766-2830

Fish and Wildlife Technician II
Class Spec
Fish and Wildlife Technician II
Fish & Game

Commercial Fisheries
Job Listing
Job Type
Wetlands, Research,
Sciences, Wildlife
$2,656.00 Monthly

Commercial Fisheries
Position Open To
Alaska Residents Only
Bargaining Unit
General Government

Contact: Nicole Zeiser or Shane Ransbury
Contact at: 907-766-2830
Closing Date: Open Until Filled