College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Job Openings: Fisheries Science Jobs in Alaska

November 20, 2009

The Alaska Region of the U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service will be hiring numerous temporary/seasonal Biological Science Technicians for the 2010 field season to work on a variety of fisheries-related studies.

Appointments will extend from three to six months, and will be filled at the GS- 4-7 level ($~14.30/hr.-$~19.80/hr., includes a 23-25% 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) WILL BE SOMETIME IN JANUARY 2010. To view application requirements and instructions on how to apply go to click on search jobs, then click on series search. In the series number search box enter 0404 (biological science technician), under location select AK, scroll to the bottom of the page and click search for jobs. Failure to provide required information detailed in the vacancy announcement may disqualify you from the selection process. To express your interest in working for a specific Fish and Wildlife Field Office (FWO) or National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), please contact the representative listed below.

Anchorage FWO - 907-271-2776
Fairbanks FWO - 907-456-0402
Fairbanks FWO - 907-456-0550
Kenai FWO - 907-260-0132
Togiak NWR - 907-842-1063

For information on the Alaska Fisheries Program Offices located throughout the region, visit our website at: