Conservation Biologist: Anchorage, AK

Tyonek Tribal Conservation District
Anchorage, AK
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Full time Positions
$65,000 - $72,000
Last Date to Apply
JOB DESCRIPTION The Tyonek Tribal Conservation District (TTCD) team is seeking a Conservation Biologist. The successful candidate will assist TTCD’s Habitat Programs Manager in leading and implementing fisheries and habitat monitoring and restoration projects throughout the remote 6.6-million-acre tribal conservation district. This position will assist with project research and development, field logistics, remote fieldwork, data collection and analysis, and grant writing and reporting. TTCD’s current habitat projects are focused on invasive northern pike, salmon population monitoring, anadromous fish surveys, fish passage, stream temperature monitoring, and invasive plant surveys and control. This position is based in Anchorage and involves day and multi-day travel to remote western Cook Inlet communities (Tyonek, Beluga, and Skwentna) and other locations during the summer months. JOB FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES • Participates in the planning and implementation of habitat monitoring and restoration projects. • Assists in the design of scientific surveys and investigations. Leads field data collection and ensures quality control of data. Provides assessment and review of data. • Coordinates field logistics for single and multi-day trips to remote locations in the district. • Supervises a team of 1-3 seasonal field technicians. • Assists with the research, development, and review of project reports related to fisheries and/or habitat monitoring and restoration. • Assists with grant research and writing to maintain and/or advance habitat program funding. • Utilizes a variety of computer programs to manage and analyze data and generate reports, including Microsoft Office programs and ArcGIS. • Maintains a positive working relationship with internal and external partners. • Supports other TTCD programs as needed. THE ORGANIZATION The Tyonek Tribal Conservation District is a non-regulatory, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to conserve, enhance, and encourage the wise use of natural resources by fostering cooperative relationships between agencies, district landowners, and local stakeholders. TTCD serves 6.6M acre geographic region defined by Alaska Game Management Unit 16b. The creation of TTCD was made possible through a mutual agreement between the Native Village of Tyonek, Tyonek Native Corporation, and the United States Department of Agriculture. TTCD consists of six full-time staff members headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska, as well as part-time staff in the Tyonek/Beluga region who focus on implementing seasonal garden, outreach, and field projects. A leader in its work, TTCD has gained state and national recognition for its efforts to support subsistence and sustainability through our Habitat Monitoring & Restoration, Tyonek Grown, Tyonek Youth Conservation Science, and Technical Assistance programs. To facilitate this work, TTCD annually operates several multi-year federal and state grants, as well as numerous corporate and local grants. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / ADA EMPLOYER Tyonek Tribal Conservation District is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. TTCD is especially interested in candidates whose background and experience have prepared them to activate our commitment to engagement and inclusion with culturally diverse audiences. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, TTCD has implemented hybrid and work-from-home models that prioritize the safety of our staff and stakeholders while effectively maintaining our program obligations. Currently, staff who travel to/from the Tyonek area are required to demonstrate negative home COVID tests and/or provide proof of vaccination before traveling.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS • Bachelor’s degree in related field. • Minimum of three years in relevant biologist/technician positions. • Knowledge of and experience working with Southcentral Alaska fish species, particularly Pacific salmon. • Demonstrated ability to work successfully both independently and within a team environment. • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, ability to communicate effectively and comfortably with partners of different backgrounds and experiences. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS • Master’s degree in related field. • Knowledge of and experience utilizing fish survey methods and experience identifying juvenile and adult fish of Southcentral Alaska. • Proficiency using ArcGIS for mapping and data management. • Experience working with Alaska Native villages and with Alaska Native corporations.
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