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Fish and Game Regulatory Program Assistant
High school graduation or the equivalent
Three years of work experience which includes one year of experience in one or a combination of the following capacities:
Working with or assisting a board, commission, advisory council, advisory committee, corporation, or governmental agency;
Providing information and/or data to groups which have competing demands or interests on the same recreational or environmental resource;
Explaining policies and procedures to and/or eliciting, exchanging, and evaluating detailed information from a diverse audience.
Post-secondary education or vocational education may substitute for two years of the non-specific work experience. (Three semester or four quarter hours of post-secondary education are equal to one month of experience; 150 hours of vocational education are equal to one month of experience.)
The Department of Fish and Game, Boards Support Section, which consists of a dynamic team of individuals who take pride in supporting the fish and game regulatory process, is recruiting for a Fish and Game Regulatory Program Assistant. This full-time, seasonal position is located in Dillingham and generally works September through May. The position provides an opportunity to travel around the state, primarily the Southwest region, to work with a variety of people involved with the state’s fish and game regulations. The work involved with this position is very rewarding as it plays an important role in facilitating public participation in the management decisions of Alaska’s fisheries and wildlife resources.
The key responsibilities and duties for this position include:
Serving as the point of contact in the Southwest region regarding the fish and game regulatory process including the Boards of Fisheries and Game, local advisory committees, regulatory proposals, meetings and deadlines.
Establishing a productive working relationship with eleven advisory committees in the Southwest region, ADFG staff, and other agency representatives.
Promoting public participation with the Boards and advisory committee process.
Preparing and disseminating pertinent meeting materials, public announcements, deadlines, agendas, and other information to committee members and the public.
Serving as a representative of the Boards Support Section and interpreting the regulatory process and procedures at advisory committee meetings.
Coordinating and making travel arrangements for advisory committee members to attend meetings
Performing various administrative duties including processing necessary travel forms for advisory committee members.
We are looking to hire for the following Desired Strengths (Please describe these skills and experiences in your cover letter and applicant profile. If you don't have experience with one or more of the abilities listed below, simply say so.):
Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally with members of the public and agency staff. (Your cover letter will be used as a writing sample.)
Experience in providing assistance with public or other meetings involving 10 or more people.
Strong organizational skills.
Ability to work independently on multiple tasks with many deadlines and responsibilities.
Experience performing administrative and accounting functions such as processing travel paperwork and compiling basic budget estimates.
The selected individual will be assigned to attend one to three board meetings throughout the state to provide staff support by assisting the public and advisory committee members with the board process. Periods of travel to meetings throughout the region are expected, and overtime accrual may be necessary.