12/07/2017-  Biological Science Technician, GS-0404-05/06/07

Tour of Duty:  Permanent full time.

Duty Station:   Hoonah, Alaska

The Tongass National Forest, Hoonah Ranger District is seeking interested candidates for a permanent full time Biological Science Technician (GS-0404-05/06/07) position to be located in Hoonah, Alaska. For additional information on this position or location information, please contact Chad VanOrmer at 907-789-6202, or cvanormer@fs.fed.us.

To respond to this outreach please fill out the form at the end of this document and submit to Chad VanOrmer at cvanormer@fs.fed.us, by close of business December 28, 2017.

Description of Duties:

This position is located in Hoonah, Alaska and works as part of a small interdisciplinary District team.  The incumbent is supervised by the District Recreation & Fish, Wildlife, Subsistence Staff Officer.

The duties for this position are varied, however, the primary responsibilities are to support the protection, management, and improvement of wildlife, fish and subsistence resources within the framework of multiple-use management of forest lands.  The incumbent will be a member of a team that strives to integrate an interdisciplinary program of work and other duties assigned may include ecosystem restoration, conservation education, timber, recreation and associated infrastructure such as roads, fleet, and facilities.

The position is expected to work collaboratively with a variety of local and regional partners, permittees and contractors to execute annual accomplishments that support long-term resource management goals.  Examples of work assignments include: field data gathering, database management, safety mentoring, technical report writing, permit preparation, fishpass and other facility operations & maintenance, fleet (ATV, boat, vehicle) operations, and supports development of contracts, agreements, and environmental analyses.

We are seeking an individual who has:

  • Good oral and written communication skills for the public and Forest Service employees.
  • Quality leadership and team building skills.
  • A safe and professional working attitude, and
  • Someone who creates a work environment that respects, appreciates, and accepts the contributions and perspectives of all employees.

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11/30/2017- Hoonah Home Energy Leadership Program

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Program Description: 

The Home Energy Leader Program has been designed to provide education and resources to residents in high energy cost “Target Communities” in Southeast Alaska and build human capacity to lower their energy bills through efficiency and conservation measures.  It will include a free one-day training offered in 2017 in Juneau for one to two residents of each Target Community to become “Home Energy Leaders.”  Those Home Energy Leaders will then engage their fellow community members to become more energy efficient.  Home Energy Leaders will be paid on in per home basis for the outreach.

Objectives: The primary program objective is to reduce household energy consumption in high energy cost communities in Southeast Alaska through energy conservation education and energy efficiency upgrades.  A secondary objective is to build knowledge and capacity by training Energy Leaders.

There is always low hanging fruit in the most vulnerable homes.  By developing skills, providing tools and hardware, increasing energy knowledge and offering simple, low cost ways to save energy and money, the program will help empower residents to take charge of their energy costs.   This program is unique because it provides the Home Energy Leaders with the knowledge and hardware to enable them to immediately implement efficiency improvements in their community when they return from the training.

Expectations of Community Involvement and Support: Each participating community will provide sponsorship for their Home Energy Leader(s), including at least 50% of the travel cost to Juneau for the fall training, a small amount of secure storage space for supplies and materials, and minimal supervisor guidance and feedback.  The majority of project support will be supplied by program manager, Shaina Kilcoyne from Renewable Energy Alaska Project and subcontractor Robert Venables from Southeast Conference.





Position Title:  Forestry Technician, Wildland Firefighter, Handcrew. GS-0462-05

Tour of Duty:  Permanent Seasonal 13/13

Duty Station:   Hoonah, Alaska

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The Tongass National Forest, Hoonah Ranger District is outreaching for a permanent seasonal 13/13 Forestry Technician, Wildland Firefighter/Handcrew position to be located in Hoonah, Alaska. For additional information on this position or location information, please contact Timothy Spencer at 907-945-1227 or timothyspencer@fs.fed.us

To respond to this outreach please fill out the form at the end of this document and submit to Timothy Spencer at timothyspencer@fs.fed.us by December 16, 2017. This vacancy will be advertised in the near future at USAJobs (www.usajobs.gov) as an individual vacancy announcement both Demo and Merit. Those who reply to this Outreach notice will be notified of the Job Announcement number. The Fire Activity is categorized as Low Complexity.



Environmental Research Assistant

Location : Sitka

Salary Range : 45-50K

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This individual is responsible for assistingy the Environmental Lab Specialist II and
Environmental Program Manager with conducting and managing all laboratory analysis specific
to marine biotoxins, managing research projects, developing standard operating procedures for
laboratory methods, and reporting findings and submitting required reports.