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Company Name :- State of Alaska
Position Name :- Natural Resource Technician 3 (PCN N13096)
Company Location :- Nome, AK 99762
Job Category :- General Jobs
Full Job Description :-
The recruitment period for this vacancy has been extended to allow for a larger applicant pool. If you have already applied there is no need to reapply.
Are you familiar with placer gold mining and natural resource management?
Are you a capable, safe boat operator for a 30’ patrol vessel?
Are you interested in almost daily fieldwork for the oversight the incredibly unique Nome Offshore Mining Operations?
If so, the Alaska Division of Mining, Land & Water (DMLW) / Mining Section seeks a skilled, enthusiastic field technician to join our dynamic team focused on the State of Alaska’s program to manage mineral exploration and mining in the Nome Mining District. This long-term, non-permanent Natural Resource Technician 3 performs advanced technical work in support of professional staff (geologists and natural resource specialists) by communicating with offshore gold miners on permitting requirements / paperwork and conducting routine field inspections and land stewardship patrols.
Mission and Culture
The mission of the Division of Mining, Land and Water is to provide for the appropriate use and management of Alaska’s state-owned land and water, aiming for maximum use consistent with the public interest. The Division is proud of its hard-working, problem-solving culture. Offshore gold mining is a significant economic activity along the southern coast of the Seward Peninsula and as the sole DMLW Mining Section staff member stationed in Nome, this position is crucial in ensuring that ongoing operations are completed in a responsible manner and in compliance with the provisions protecting concurrent uses (fisheries, recreation, navigation, etc.).
This Natural Resource Technician 3 will provide onsite support for the management of the Nome Offshore mining activity and will conduct extensive field inspection work to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and permit stipulations. It can be expected to meet with miners and the public daily, both in group meeting settings and individually in the office, harbor, and beach areas to disseminate information on: State and Federal permitting requirements, forms, provide basic technical assistance, offshore lease and claim status information, and to receive submitted forms and activity reports.
Field work will include inspecting suction and mechanical gold dredging operations in Norton Sound and occasionally assignment to visit inland placer mining, suction dredging, and mineral exploration sites (under specific direction of professional staff). Accurate documentation of fieldwork including GPS logs, pictures, concise written inspection reports, and obtaining documentary evidence will be required. This position will assist supervisors with duties associated with enforcement of laws and permit stipulations governing the offshore mining activity, (including verbal and written warnings and issuance of NOVs, enforcement orders and trespass notices). The incumbent will also perform basic preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, and simple repair of snow machines, ATV’s, boats and equipment.
Benefits of Joining Our Team
This position is located within the Mining Section which has an extremely supportive, positive, family like atmosphere. The successful applicant will have training and travel opportunities. This position will work extensively with the public and other agencies to support the responsible development of Alaska’s natural resources. As offshore mining is highly contingent on good weather conditions and is pursued all week, (often nights and weekends); this position a great deal of schedule flexibility when pre-approved.
The Working Environment You Can Expect
This position is based out of the DNR Nome Field Office in the Sitnasuak building (on Front Street) with a view of the Port of Nome and Norton Sound. A good balance of office and field work can be expected, as weather is routinely uncooperative to go out and miners will be stopping by the office for technical assistance. Daily field work will consist of inspections and patrol by truck, ATV and snowmobile, and the Division’s 30’ patrol vessel, in and around the stunning scenery Seward Peninsula. Inspection of offshore mining is typically accomplished during periods via boat in up to 3-5’ seas and during the winter dredging season. over shore fast sea ice via snowmobile.
If you have experience in the following areas, this job may be a good fit.
Working knowledge of GIS technologies (including consumer level field GPS equipment), techniques of mapping and field surveying, standard office computers, basic research skills and writing protocols.
Knowledge of filing and records systems (such as the DNR Land Administration System and State Recorders Office).
Knowledge of placer gold mining practices/equipment and/or general natural resource management.
Ability to effectively communicate with the public (orally and in writing) and to develop and maintain good working relationships with coworkers and the public.
Ability to collect, record and transcribe field data and field notes accurately.
Ability to operate light duty trucks, ATV’s, snowmobiles, and a patrol vessel in nearshore environment.
This position will be expected to complete work independently (according to established procedures).
One year of journey level technical experience in natural resource management equivalent to a Natural Resource Technician 2 with the State of Alaska.
OR Any combination of journey level technical experience in natural resource management equivalent to a Natural Resource Technician 2 with the State of Alaska and college course work from an accredited institution totaling one year where 3 semester hours or 4 quarter hours is equivalent to one month of experience.
Additional Required Information
**NOTE: PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY**
THIS RECRUITMENT IS FOR ALASKA RESIDENTS ONLY
This recruitment is open to Alaska Residents only. Applicants
must meet Alaska Residency Requirements to be considered for employment at this time.
At the time of application
, the applicant must attach as separate documents (If unable to attach, please fax or email the contact listed below):
A cover letter highlighting your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience as they pertain to the key responsibilities and desired traits listed in the job description above.
Three professional references
If selected for an interview
, the applicant must provide the following:
A copy of your last two performance evaluations or two letters of recommendation may be used in lieu of performance evaluations (if you are a current or former State of Alaska employee).
A copy of any documents necessary to show proof of meeting this position’s minimum qualifications. This includes a copy of your college transcripts if you are using education to meet this position’s minimum qualifications.
Proof of valid Alaska Driver’s License
This position is required to serve as the primary operator of a 30’ patrol vessel offshore of Nome in up to 3-5’ seas and to inspect the mining operations out on the water when weather is cooperative. Powerboat Operator Training will be required.
Ability to walk over steep, uneven, rocky and/or heavily vegetated terrain in highly variable weather conditions as required. Must be comfortable traveling in small fixed and rotary-winged aircraft, ocean and river boats and operating off-road vehicles.
This position will require daily field work and may require overnight travel away from Nome to complete compliance inspections and or for training/administrative needs.
You can ONLY apply for this position through the Workplace Alaska website or via a hardcopy application. If you accessed this recruitment bulletin through a job search portal such as AlaskaJobs or any other database, you MUST use a Workplace Alaska online or hardcopy application to successfully apply. Instructions on how to apply with Workplace Alaska may be found on the Workplace Alaska “How to Apply” page. Your application must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Alaska Standard Time on the date of closing.
A cover letter is required for this position. The cover letter should highlight your experience as it pertains to the knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs) and competencies identified above in the job description section of this posting. Your cover letter will be used to help determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.
Please attach the cover letter to your application before submitting it online or, if unable to attach to your application, fax or email it to the contact number provided in the job posting.
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 provided at the time of the interview.
Special Instructions for Foreign Education
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the minimum qualifications listed above. 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. post-secondary institution 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 post-secondary institution. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
If using work experience not already documented in your application, also provide the employer’s name, job title, employment dates, 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.
Driver’s License Requirement
Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license. Proof of licensure will be required prior to reporting to duty.
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.
Workplace Alaska Application Questions & Assistance 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 in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. For applicant password assistance, please visit the reset password page. For specific information about the position please contact the hiring manager at the following:
Name: Dave Charron
Title: Geologist 4 – Permitting Manager
Careers with the State of Alaska offer MANY benefits
The following information describes
typical benefits available to employees of the State of Alaska. Actual benefits received may differ by bargaining unit or branch of government, position type, or be prorated for other than full time work.
For a quick breakdown of the insurance, health, and retirement benefits available for State Employees you can view an orientation video from Division of Retirement and Benefits. (Please note this video is specifically designed for new State Employees.)
Health insurance, which includes employer contributions toward medical/vision/dental
The following employee groups are under AlaskaCare Benefits administered by the State: See http://doa.alaska.gov/drb/programs/index.html for additional information.
Mt. Edgecumbe Teachers
Unlicensed Vessel Personnel/Inland Boatman’s Union
Exempt employees (not covered by collective bargaining)
The following employee groups are covered by Union health trusts. Contact the appropriate Union for additional information.
Labor, Trades and Crafts
Public Safety Employees Association
Masters, Mates & Pilots
Employer paid Basic Life insurance with additional coverage available (amount depends on Bargaining Unit)
Optional Insurance Benefits
Group-based insurance premiums for
Term life (employee, spouse or qualified same sex partner, and dependents)
Long-term and short-term disability
Accidental Death and Dismemberment
Long-term care (self and eligible family members)
Supplemental Survivor Benefits
Employee-funded flexible spending accounts for tax savings on eligible health care or dependent care expenses
Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS)
Matching employer contribution into a defined contribution program (new employees)
Employer contribution into a defined benefit or defined contribution program (current employees)
Contributions to the Alaska Supplemental Annuity Plan in lieu of contributions to Social Security
Option to enroll in the Alaska Deferred Compensation Program
Note: The Defined Contribution Plan, Supplemental Annuity Plan and Deferred Compensation Program offer a variety of investment options
See http://doa.alaska.gov/drb/retirement/index.html for additional information
Paid Leave & Other Benefits
Personal leave with an accrual rate increase based on time served
Eleven paid holidays a year
Gym discounts at participating fitness providers in multiple locations throughout the state.
See http://doa.alaska.gov/drb/ghlb/employee/health/gymListing.html for additional information
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