Appointments will extend from three to six months, and will be filled at the GS 4–7 level (~$15/hr. to ~$22.00/hr.; plus locality pay or cost of living allowance). Projects involve monitoring salmon runs using fish weirs, digital video equipment, and sonar; conducting abundance estimates of resident fish species; documenting fish movement using radio telemetry; sampling water quality; and performing fish habitat inventories. Technicians will perform field work at various locations throughout the state, including remote areas in the Alaskan bush. Travel to field camps is primarily by small aircraft or boat. Please note that these positions are for the adventurous as harsh weather, an abundance of biting insects, and remote living conditions can be challenging. However, this rare opportunity to work with intact assemblages of native fish species, while surrounded by abundant wildlife and pristine wilderness, will more than compensate the tolerant individual.
THE APPLICATION PERIOD FOR BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN POSITIONS (SERIES-0404) IS ANTICIPATED TO BE in early November of 2018. To view application and qualification requirements and instructions on how to apply go to http://www.usajobs.gov and click on Advanced Search. In the Series Number Search box enter 0404 (biological science technician). Under Location Search-State/Territory/Region select Alaska, for Locale(s) select All Alaska, and click the Add button, then scroll to the bottom of the page and click Search Jobs. Failure to provide required information detailed in the vacancy announcement may disqualify you from the selection process. All applications must be submitted through USAJobs. If you have questions or interest about working for a specific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office (FWCO), please contact the representative listed below.
For more information on the Alaska Fisheries Program Offices located throughout the region, visit our website at: http://alaska.fws.gov/fisheries/fish/index.htm
Inquiries may also be made to:
Anchorage FWCO Jonathon_Gerken@fws.gov 907-271-2776
Fairbanks FWCO Matthew_Keyse@fws.gov 907-456-0418
Kenai FWCO Kenneth_Gates@fws.gov 907-262-9863