Natural Resource Specialist 5 – Anchorage, Alaska

Natural Resource Specialist 5
State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry & Fire Protection
Anchorage, Alaska

The Division of Forestry & Fire Protection is looking to hire a Special Projects Coordinator (Natural Resources Specialist 5) in beautiful downtown Anchorage.
This successful applicant will act as expert advisor for the Division on a wide variety of legislative, regulatory, and policy matters that pertain to natural resources, including both forestry and fire issues. This position plays a key role in the Division’s dedicated, high-functioning management team, supporting high-level decision-making for the Division and the Department of Natural Resources. The tasks assigned vary greatly, providing an intellectually stimulating, constantly challenging and interesting work environment that rewards an innovative problem-solver.
The position researches complex issues such as forest management, fire science, and ecology, writes research and briefing papers, creates presentations, and develops other materials needed to respond to requests for information from the Commissioner’s Office, Legislators, and the Governor. The position is also the liaison for and staff to the Governor-appointed Board of Forestry, which oversees the implementation and effectiveness of the Forest Resources and Practices Act (FRPA). FRPA provides for sustainable timber harvest, ensures reforestation, and protects water quality and fish habitat.
Because of the wide-ranging nature of the job, this position has the advantage of working with a variety of Division staff, from foresters to administrative staff, hazardous fuels specialists to accountants, and firefighters to public information officers. The successful applicant will assist staff and coordinate projects located throughout Alaska, from the temperate rainforests of Ketchikan (Southeast Alaska) to the boreal forests of Fairbanks (Interior Alaska).
The Division is currently expanding, adding staff and programs due to increased support for and interest in fire protection, timber production, and hazardous fuels management throughout Alaska; it’s an exciting time to join us!
For more information about the position, and to apply for the position, please see the listing for the Natural Resource Specialist 5 (PCN 10-9858) on Workplace Alaska. The Department opened a 30-day recruitment on July 8, 2022, and plans to fill this position by August, 2022.
This position is located in vibrant downtown Anchorage in the Atwood Building, at 550 W. 7th Avenue, Suite 1450. Life in Southcentral Alaska is an outdoor recreationist’s dream. Situated adjacent to the Chugach mountain range, abundant public lands offer hundreds of miles of skiing, running and hiking trails, as well as plentiful fishing and hunting opportunities. Anchorage is the largest city in Alaska and is home to two universities, as well as parks, museums, excellent schools, great restaurants, and theaters.

Additional Information:

Contact Name: Alison Arians
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 907-269-8467

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