New job Data Processing Technician I (PCN 5069) in Alaska | 2021

Data Processing Technician I (PCN 5069)

Company : State of Alaska
Salary : $22.74 an hour
Location : Alaska

Full Description

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Commercial Fisheries is recruiting for a Data Processing Technician I located in Juneau!

What you will be doing:
This position is responsible for processing all coded wire tag data collected in Alaska. Data processing responsibilities include entry of fishery sampling data, and the maintenance of data accuracy and quality through the identification and correction of data entry errors. The incumbent also works with the Analyst / Programming staff and Lab supervisors to design, test, and establish data handling and data entry software procedures so that information can be entered quickly and accurately to ensure program deadlines are met. Additional duties include: administrative assistance for all lab personnel (e.g. printing, faxing, filing, scanning, purchase of office supplies, oversight of the Lab’s general phone line, etc.), maintenance and management of information to track expenditures, submission of bills for payment, and assisting with travel arrangements for staff as needed.

Our organization, mission, and culture:
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game fosters the highest standards of scientific integrity and promotes innovative sustainable fish and wildlife management programs to optimize public uses and economic benefits. The Division of Commercial Fisheries strives for a diverse and inclusive workforce where safety and well-being are paramount and employees at all levels promote a culture where everyone is valued, treated equitably, and treated respectfully. The MTA lab works to achieve these goals by recruiting, developing, and retaining a diverse, effectively deployed, and well-trained team. The incumbent for this position will be tasked with ensuring Alaska’s coded wire tag data are accurate and complete, which is crucial for sustainable fisheries management and the fulfillment of our data sharing agreements.

Benefits of joining our team:
Join our easy-going and innovative team that is constantly striving to improve field sampling and laboratory procedures while maintaining invaluable historic datasets. This position offers training opportunities related to data management and a variety of fisheries sampling programs and contributes to the successful management of important fisheries resources.

The working conditions you can expect:
The MTA Lab is located in the Mendenhall Valley and employs a staff of about 20 people. The incumbent will use a variety of software and custom applications to manage, troubleshoot, and distribute CWT recovery data submitted to the lab by field samplers, private non-profit hatcheries, and other state agencies. They will also assist with processing biological samples in a wet lab as needed, and may occasionally be required to travel in order to attend meetings, receive training, or assist with field sampling.

We are looking for a candidate that possesses some or all of the following position-specific competencies (If you have any experience with the following, please document these in your application and supplemental questions):
  • Attention to Detail: Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
  • Teamwork: Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; fosters commitment and team spirit; works with others to achieve goals.
  • Analytical Thinking/Problem Solving: Uses a logical, systematic, and sequential approach to address problems or opportunities or manage a situation by drawing on one’s knowledge and experience base and calling on other references and resources as necessary.
  • Database Management Systems: Knowledge of the uses of database management systems and software to control the organization, storage, retrieval, security, and integrity of data.
  • Fishery Biology: Knowledge of the concepts, principles, and theories of aquatic life, including classification, taxonomy, population dynamics, distribution, habitat requirements, life histories, reproduction, behaviors, conservation, and care of aquatic species.
Special Note:
A valid driver's license is required.

Minimum Qualifications

Six months of experience in either data entry and/or data processing procedures. This experience may include the preparation of input and output materials, involving coding, batching, cataloging, posting and/or reviewing reports while utilizing computer systems and software programs, maintaining disks, control logs and records. This experience may be equivalent to some Administrative Clerk II positions with the State of Alaska.
Six months of data processing or data communications equipment operation, repair, or maintenance.

Substitution: College, technical, or vocational training in computer science may be substituted for the required experience. (3 semester or 4 quarter hours equal one month of experience).

Special Note:
For some positions in this job class a background investigation including fingerprinting is required.
Willingness to work on assigned shifts.

Additional Required Information

A cover letter is NOT required for this position. Your complete application, including supplemental questions, will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.

If not already attached at the time of application, the following must be submitted to the hiring manager listed in the contact information below within 48 hours of the close of this recruitment, if you are using education to meet the minimum qualifications:

  • Copies of all college transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable).
If selected, please provide the following at the time of the interview:
  • Three (3) professional references with current contact information (phone number or email address). References can be submitted with your initial application.
If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials if used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position. Transcripts can be attached at the time of application or within 48 hours of the close of this recruitment to the contact person listed below.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements, if applicable. If utilizing this education you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. state university reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the state university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

If using work experience not already documented in your application, also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.

This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.

The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or (907) 465-4095 in Juneau or TTY: Alaska Relay 711 or 1-800-770-8973 or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P.O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.

This recruitment is open to Alaska Residents only. Applicants must meet Alaska Residency Requirements in order to be considered for employment at this time.

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Contact Information

For specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager:
Eric Keller
(907) 465-3496

Careers with the State of Alaska offer MANY benefits

The following information describes typical benefits available to employees of the State of Alaska. Actual benefits received may differ by bargaining unit or branch of government, position type, or be prorated for other than full time work.

For a quick breakdown of the insurance, health, and retirement benefits available for State Employees you can view an orientation video from Division of Retirement and Benefits. (Please note this video is specifically designed for new State Employees.)

Insurance Benefits
  • Health insurance, which includes employer contributions toward medical/vision/dental
    • The following employee groups are under AlaskaCare Benefits administered by the State: See for additional information.
      • AVTEC
      • Confidential
      • Correctional Officers
      • Marine Engineers
      • Mt. Edgecumbe Teachers
      • Supervisory
      • Unlicensed Vessel Personnel/Inland Boatman's Union
      • Exempt employees (not covered by collective bargaining)
    • The following employee groups are covered by Union health trusts. Contact the appropriate Union for additional information.
      • General Government
      • Labor, Trades and Crafts
      • Public Safety Employees Association
      • Masters, Mates & Pilots
  • Employer paid Basic Life insurance with additional coverage available (amount depends on Bargaining Unit)
Optional Insurance Benefits
  • Group-based insurance premiums for
    • Term life (employee, spouse or qualified same sex partner, and dependents)
    • Long-term and short-term disability
    • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
    • Long-term care (self and eligible family members)
    • Supplemental Survivor Benefits
  • Employee-funded flexible spending accounts for tax savings on eligible health care or dependent care expenses

Retirement Benefits
  • Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Teachers' Retirement System (TRS)
  • Matching employer contribution into a defined contribution program (new employees)
  • Employer contribution into a defined benefit or defined contribution program (current employees)
  • Contributions to the Alaska Supplemental Annuity Plan in lieu of contributions to Social Security
  • Option to enroll in the Alaska Deferred Compensation Program
  • Note: The Defined Contribution Plan, Supplemental Annuity Plan and Deferred Compensation Program offer a variety of investment options
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Paid Leave & Other Benefits
  • Personal leave with an accrual rate increase based on time served
  • Eleven paid holidays a year
  • Gym discounts at participating fitness providers in multiple locations throughout the state.

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