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Looking for a Job.....Look Here. If I was single I would be all over it!!!!

Postby U.P.Hunter » Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:06 am

If you want to trap for the federal government, trap in Alaska, or a combination thereof the apply to one of these gigs! This is a great way to get your foot in the door with APHIS as well as get paid to trap in some really awesome area of Alaska. PM me if you need help with the application process.

Alaska Wildlife Services Opportunities 2010

Following are several employment opportunities with Wildlife Services in Alaska during 2010.  Some of these positions may be advertised separately at a later date, but please don't hesitate to contact us if you are interested in any of these offerings.  We can be reached at the following:

USDA, APHIS, WS
9001 E Frontage Rd, Suite A
Palmer, AK  99645
907-745-0871
907-746-0873 Fax

District Supervisor: Terry Smith
Terry.L.Smith@aphis.usda.gov
907-232-8652 cell

Asst. District Supervisor: Marc Pratt
Marc.W.Pratt@aphis.usda.gov
907-350-4742 cell

Anchorage International Airport
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Location: Anchorage, AK
​Work environment: Urban
​Timeframe: April through October
​Appointment: Full time seasonal
​Grade: AD-404-4, plus 23% COLA*
​Hours expected: 80 hours per pay period, plus necessary comp time
​Benefits: None
​Positions: 3

Anchorage International Airport (ANC) is Alaska's largest and busiest airport.  Wildlife Services provides ANC and neighboring Lake Hood Seaplane Base with a 24/7 wildlife hazard management program designed to reduce wildlife hazards to aircraft.  ANC offers a unique aspect to airport wildlife damage, where Specialists deal with a diverse population of wildlife from moose and bears to gulls and waterfowl.  A team of five Specialists operate independently on twelve hour shifts, typically working three days one week and four the next.  Specialists are responsible for housing, and transportation to and from the project.

Barrow Fox Trapping
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Location: Barrow, AK
​Work environment: Rural/Remote
Timeframe: Late May through July
Appointment: Full time seasonal
Grade: AD-404-4, plus 25% COLA*
Hours expected: 80 hours per pay period, plus 16 hours of overtime per pay period
Benefits: Lodging, meals, incidental expense per diem
Positions: 3

Arctic fox control in Barrow was initiated in 2005 to protect the threatened Alaska-breeding population of Steller's eider and other indigenous nesting birds.  In cooperation with the USFWS, fox removal activities have been conducted by WS personnel every year since.  Late-spring/early-summer is the nesting season for the Steller's eider, and is when they are highly susceptible to predation. Methods used in control activities include trapping and opportunistic shooting.  Specialists must be able to hike long distances with a pack full of gear, and operate an ATV.  Food is provided to the Specialist upon the start of the project, and re-supply shipments are made as necessary. Specialists will be provided transportation from Anchorage to Barrow, and housing while in Barrow.

Deadhorse Airport
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Location: Prudhoe Bay, AK (North Slope)
​Work Environment: Rural
​Timeframe: June through Mid September
Appointment: Full time seasonal
Grade: AD-404-4, plus 25% COLA*
Hours expected: 80 hours per pay period, plus 32 hours overtime per pay period
Benefits: Lodging, meals, incidental expense per diem.
Positions: 3 – 1 month rotations

The Deadhorse Airport is located at Prudhoe Bay on the North Slope of Alaska.  WS provides the airport with a wildlife hazard management program 7 days a week, which is structured to cover scheduled arriving and departing aircraft.  A typical 8 hour day may start at 0600 and end at 1800, with down time mid-day.  A government-owned travel trailer is on site for Specialist's use and lodging.  The DOT facility is available for Specialists to cook meals and use the facilities.  Food is provided to the Specialist upon the start of the project, and re-supply shipments are made as necessary.  A vehicle is provided for use on the airport.  Transportation will be provided to Deadhorse from Anchorage.  Species encountered include migrating caribou, and nesting waterfowl and shorebirds.  The Deadhorse Airport project is typically worked in one month rotations, but can be extended if the Specialist expresses interest.

Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson
         
Location: Anchorage, AK
​Work Environment: Urban
​Timeframe: April through October
Appointment: Full time seasonal
Grade: AD-404-4, plus 23% COLA*
Hours expected: 80 hours per pay period, plus necessary comp time
Benefits: None
Positions: 1

Wildlife Services provides Elmendorf AFB with a 24/7 wildlife hazard management program designed to reduce wildlife hazards to aircraft.  Elmendorf offers a unique aspect to airport wildlife damage, where Specialists deal with a diverse population of wildlife from moose and bears to gulls and waterfowl.  Specialists operate independently on twelve hour shifts, typically working three days one week and four the next.  Specialists are responsible for housing and transportation to and from the project.

Eielson Air Force Base

Location:  Eielson AFB, AK
Work Environment: Urban
​Timeframe: Seasonal from April through September
Appointment: Full time seasonal
Grade: AD-404-4, plus 23% COLA*
Hours expected: 80 hours per pay period, plus necessary comp time
Benefits: None
Positions: 5

Eielson Air Force Base, located approximately 20 miles southeast of Fairbanks, is the main base supporting the State's Red Flag operations.  Red Flag is a series of war game exercises conducted at Eielson AFB for a variety of military aircraft from various states and countries.  Wildlife Services provides a 24/7 Wildlife Hazard Management Program designed reduce wildlife hazards to aircraft.  Eielson AFB offers a unique experience in managing a variety of wildlife species hazardous to aircraft.  Wildlife species may consist of moose, lynx, fox, woodchucks, ravens, waterfowl, gulls, and raptors.  A team of five Specialists operate independently on twelve hour shifts, typically working three days one week and four the next.  Specialists are responsible for securing their own housing and transportation to and from the project.

Aleutian Fox/Rabbit/Marmot Trapping
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Location:  Aleutian Islands
​Work Environment: Remote
Appointment: Full time seasonal
Grade: AD-404-4, plus 25% COLA*
Hours expected: 80 hours per pay period, plus 16 hours overtime per pay period
Benefits: Lodging, meals, incidental expenses
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Tangik/Poa Islands (Rabbit Eradication)
​​Tangik: 52 Acres, Poa: 134 Acres
​​Timeframe: March through May
​​Positions: 4
Tangik and Poa are small uninhabited islands within the Krentizin Island Group near the start of the Aleutian island chain.  Tangik and Poa have European rabbits populations that are competing with native birds for habitat.  Trappers will be eradicating both islands by trapping and shooting during the winter/spring months prior to the native bird nesting season.  The physical demands required of the Aleutian projects are significant.  Specialists can expect to operate a small, inflatable skiff in inclement weather to navigate the island's shoreline (several miles), and hike 10 miles each day on soft tundra with a 30 lb. pack.  Lodging will be a small cabin and/or tents.  Food will be provided for the duration of the project.
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Sud Island (Marmot Eradication)
​​Sud: 275 Acres
​​Timeframe: May through July
​​Positions: 2

Sud is an uninhabited island, in the Barren Islands near the mouth of the Cook Inlet, home to introduced hoary marmots.  The physical demands required of the Aleutian projects are significant.  Specialists can expect to operate a small, inflatable skiff in inclement weather to navigate the island's shoreline, and hike 10 miles each day on soft tundra with a 30 lb. pack.  Eradication methods on Sud will include trapping and shooting.  Lodging will be a tent.  Food will be provided for the duration of the project.
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Kanaga Island (Arctic Fox Eradication)
​​Kanaga: 91,716 Acres
​​Timeframe: May through September
​​Positions: 10

Kanaga is an uninhabited island located in the central Aleutian Islands near Adak.  From the early 1800's through the 1930's, arctic and red foxes were introduced to more than 450 Alaskan islands for the purpose of fur farming.  Alaska's tremendous island-nesting seabird populations were viewed as a cost-free source of fox food.  Historic populations of many burrow-nesting seabirds were seriously depleted or eliminated on islands where the foxes were introduced. The physical demands required of the Aleutian projects are significant.  Specialists can expect to operate a small, inflatable skiff in inclement weather to navigate the island's shoreline (several miles), and hike 10 miles each day on soft tundra with a 30 lb. pack. Eradication methods will include trapping and opportunistic shooting.  There will be 5 camps of 2 Specialists per camp.  Lodging will be cabins and/or tents.  Food will be provided for the duration of the project.

Juneau International Airport

Location:  Juneau, AK
Work Environment: Urban
​Timeframe:  Year-round
Appointment: Full time, 13 month term
Grade: AD-486-9, plus 23% COLA*
Hours expected: 80 hours per pay period
Benefits: None
Positions: 1

Juneau International Airport, in southeast Alaska, lies on the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge and is bordered by the Coastal Mountain Range to the north and south, and the Mendenhall River to the west.  Wildlife activity is heaviest during spring and fall migration, with gulls and eagles persisting during winter months.  The work involves routine wildlife control operations on the airport.  This project requires frequent meetings with airport staff and local environmental groups, so people skills are a must.  Juneau's population is 31,000 and it has a wide range of recreational opportunities for a town of its size.  Specialists are responsible for their own housing and transportation to the work-site.  A vehicle is provided by the airport for use on the project.  

Eareckson Air Station
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Location: Shemya Island, AK
​Work Environment: Remote
​Timeframe: Mid April through Mid June, Mid August through Mid October
Appointment: Full time seasonal
Grade: AD-404-4/5, plus 25% COLA*
Hours expected: 80 hours per pay period
Benefits: Lodging, meals, incidental expenses
Positions: 4 – 1 or 2 month rotations

Eareckson Air Station is located on Shemya Island, owned by the US Air Force and located within the US Fish and Wildlife Service's Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge.  A single Specialist will monitor spring and fall variations in wildlife abundance, distribution, and behavior on Shemya Island as it relates to the airfield, and assist with writing a report as an addendum to the Eareckson AS Wildlife Hazard Assessment.  Specialists may be asked to evaluate, if authorized, the practicality and use of experimental techniques such as island-wide hazing, lethal control, and other means. The Eareckson AS project is typically worked in one month rotations, but can be extended if the Specialist expresses interest.  Travel to and from Eareckson AS will be provided, as well as lodging and meals while on the island.

St. George Airport
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Location: St. George Island, AK
​Work Environment: Remote
​Timeframe: Mid May through Mid September
Appointment: Full time seasonal
Grade: AD-404-4, plus 25% COLA*
Hours expected: 80 hours per pay period
Benefits: Lodging, Per Diem (meals and incidental expenses)
Positions: 4 – 1 month rotations

St. George Island is one of the two Pribilof Islands is the Bearing Sea southwest of Anchorage.  The village community is comprised of approximately 100 people.  The island is home to approximately 2.5 million nesting seabirds, making it the one of the largest bird colonies in Alaska.  It is also the home of 80% (190,000) of the world's population of red-legged kittiwakes.  Kittiwakes nest in the bluffs and cliffs on one side of the airport and are often seen crossing over the runway to access their feeding grounds.  A fresh water pond that is opposite the airfield from the feeding grounds also provides an attractant.  This behavior makes the kittiwake a significant hazard for aircraft utilizing the St. George airport.  Air carriers have scheduled flights every other day, weather permitting.  The St. George project is typically worked in one month rotations, but can be extended if the Specialist expresses interest.  Specialists will be provided housing, and transportation from Anchorage.  Lodging is a house in the village.  Meals are the responsibility of the Specialist as per diem is provided.

*The AD Salary schedule mimics the GS schedule, which can be accessed at http://opm.gov/flsa/oca/09tables/indexGS.asp .  Federal employees in Alaska currently enjoy an added Cost of Living Allowance benefit of 23% or 25%, depending on project locale.  In the future, this benefit may be phased out in favor of Locality Pay, but at this time we do not have specific information pertaining to either of these benefits.
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