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Alaska Departmentof Fish and GameGame
King Salmon, Alaska, United States
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The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Wildlife Conservation is recruiting for a Wildlife Biologist 3 located in King Salmon!

Duties of this position:
This position is responsible for the management of all terrestrial wildlife overseeing wildlife populations, including 4 caribou herds, on the Alaska Peninsula and Aleutian Islands (Game Management Units 9 & 10). This position administers hunting and trapping seasons, responds to nuisance wildlife reports and public safety situations, provides technical expertise and recommendations regarding wildlife populations, their ecology, and management for long-term conservation and enhancement. The incumbent is assisted by shared Wildlife Biologist II based in Dillingham. This recruitment seeks to address an impending retirement and will have consider overlap in position with the current area biologist.

Our mission to Alaska:
This position fulfills the Division of Wildlife Conservation’s mission in the Central-Southwest Region IV to conserve and enhance Alaska's wildlife and habitats and provide for a wide range of public uses and benefits. The incumbent maintains and enhances opportunities to hunt, trap, and view wildlife while providing opportunities for Alaskans to gain knowledge of and appreciation for all of Alaska's wildlife, its management, and ways to interact with wildlife safely and ethically.

The Alaska Department of Fish & Game strives for a diverse and inclusive workforce where safety and well-being are paramount and employees at all levels promote a culture where everyone is valued, treated equitably, and treated respectfully.

Why you should join our team:
This position offers a challenging and fulfilling, professional opportunity to manage a unique diversity wildlife resources on the Alaska Peninsula and Aleutian Islands (Game Management Units 9 & 10) to meet DWC’s mission. This position will work directly with management and research biologists to grow professionally and gain experience assessing wildlife resources and managing populations. Alaska residents living in these communities enjoy opportunities to engage in subsistence hunting and fishing opportunities.

Where you will be working:

The community of King Salmon lies on the bank of the Naknek River on northern portion of the Alaska Peninsula. King Salmon is adjacent to Katmai National Park & Preserve which is easily accessible; and connected to Naknek by road. Grocery/hardware stores can be found in both communities as well as restaurants. King Salmon has daily flight service by AK Airlines and Ravn Alaska to Anchorage. Naknek has a medical clinic and K–12 school with bus service to King Salmon (has a University of Alaska Campus). Game Management Unit 9 is home to two caribou herds and encompasses the Katmai Coast, and several wildlife refuges and national parks. Local activities include boating, hiking, hunting, fishing, gardening/gathering, and world-class bear viewing. Subsistence activities includes access to multiple species of salmon as well as waterfowl, caribou, moose, and brown bear.

The King Salmon office is staffed year-round by the Division of Wildlife Conservation and seasonally by Divisions of Commercial Fisheries & Sportfish. The National Park Serve, US Fish & Wildlife Service, Federal Aviation Administration, US Postal Service, Alaska Department of Public Safety, and local police all have staff in King Salmon. Region IV does have fixed-wing aircraft that can be of use to department-qualified pilots. A significant pay differential exists for this rural position.

This position, based in King Salmon administers wildlife management programs on the Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands – considered one of the most biodiverse places in the world.  The incumbent regularly interacts with members of the public issuing licenses, permits, and collects harvest and field information primarily on brown bear, caribou, and moose from the public's hunting and subsistence activities. Daily work environment spans from report writing, data analysis, interacting with stakeholders, and responding to nuisance wildlife issues in the front country to conducting wildlife surveys, investigations, and handling wildlife in remote locations sometimes requiring travel away from the duty station (1–2 weeks at a time). This position directly oversees one Program Technician and one Wildlife Biologist II indirectly.


Who we are looking for:
We are looking for an energetic and committed professional who has experience:

  1. Designing, planning, and implementing a sound and practical wildlife management program for large mammal populations — particularly brown bear, caribou, and moose;
  2. Monitoring and evaluating large mammal populations, including field work, population modeling, and developing sustainable harvest goals;
  3. Collecting data via aerial and ground investigations (i.e., surveys, captures, etc.), working with databases, preparing data analyses and summaries, and writing technical reports and presentations;
  4. Answering complex public inquires on wildlife issues or regulatory requirements using good oral and written communication skills (i.e., explaining trapping/hunting regulations, processes for obtaining a hunting permit, regulatory process, public access, etc.); and
  5. Handling firearms and is proficient in firearm use.

The incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Monitoring and evaluating wildlife populations including caribou, moose, brown bear, and furbearers;
  • Making recommendations regarding hunting and trapping regulations;
  • Coordinating with other state and government agencies;
  • Overseeing the day-to-day function and operation of a remote area office;
  • Working to resolve public safety concerns and nuisance issues related to wildlife, particularly brown bears;
  • Writing technical reports and operational plans;
  • Providing support and technical expertise on animal habitat, populations, and their management in the region; and
  • Collaborating with other wildlife biologists and managers across the state on wildlife management challenges.

Special Notice:

  • Requires frequent travel within the management area and state.
  • Requires the use of firearms and the ability to ride in small aircraft in mountainous terrain.

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in biology, a branch of biology, limnology, biometrics, oceanography, forestry, or natural resource management;
One year of full performance professional level biologist experience. The required professional biologist work experience is met by service as a Fishery Biologist 2, Wildlife Biologist 2, Habitat Biologist 2, or Fisheries Geneticist 1 with the State of Alaska or the equivalent with another employer.

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college that includes or is supplemented by the following credit hours will substitute for the degree in a specific field:
• at least 24 semester hours (36 quarter hours) in biology, a branch of biology, limnology, biometrics, oceanography, forestry, or natural resource management (excluding courses that focus on agricultural husbandry techniques, human population dynamics, or the design and manipulation of landscapes), of which 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) are upper division courses; and
• at least 12 semester hours (16 quarter hours) in any combination of two or more of the following: chemistry, physics, mathematics, statistics, geology, hydrology, or GIS.

Special Note:
“Upper division courses” means courses that are specialized, in-depth and advanced. Such courses emphasize problem-solving, analytical thinking skills, and theoretical applications, with depth and rigor in a discipline’s theories and methods; specialization in a particular field or profession; refinement of general education; and/or development of specific intellectual and professional skills. Upper division courses are commonly identified in college catalogs as 300 level and higher.

Some positions may require training in specialized areas such as hydroacoustics, microscopic analysis, underwater research, or fish habitat restoration or enhancement.

Additional Required Information


  • Academic transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable)

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 to the contact person listed below.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements, if applicable. If utilizing this education you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. state university reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the state university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

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.

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.

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 (907) 465-4095 in Juneau or TTY: Alaska Relay 711 or 1-800-770-8973 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 position.


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Job Information

  • Job ID: 60027347
  • Location:
    King Salmon, Alaska, United States
  • Position Title: Area Wildlife Biologist (WBIII)
  • Company Name: Alaska Departmentof Fish and GameGame
  • Job Function: Wildlife Biologist
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 1-2 Years
  • Required Travel: 10-25%
  • Salary: $98,654.40 (Yearly Salary)

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