Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) State of Alaska
Overall Job Objective Job Description This individual position is EXEMPT from the hiring restrictions. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.This position is open to Alaska Residents only��**Classification Study Notice**This Position Description is currently being reviewed by the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations, Classification Section. Depending on the outcome of the allocation, this recruitment pool may or may not be utilized to fill this vacancy. The Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil and Gas is recruiting for a full-time, permanent Natural Resource Specialist I/II Flex position. This flexibly staffed position is located in the Atwood Building in Anchorage. This position provides professional work and is an integral member of a multi-disciplinary team responsible for the best interest findings and administration of the state's oil and gas leases and exploration licenses. Findings are large scale documents that evaluate the known flora, fauna, uses of the resources present, oil and gas potential, and potential effects of oil and gas activity on those resources. The position is responsible for assisting with researching, writing, and editing of the best interest findings. The position is also responsible for the accuracy and completeness of oil and gas lease ownership records, accounting of lease rentals, maintaining lease case files, and maintenance of the lease administration databases. Key responsibilities include:Oversee maintenance of lease ownership records, including qualification files for oil and gas exploration licenses and leases, adjudicating and processing lease assignments, and updating LAS, DOGByte, and R&B as required;Maintain databases using MS Access, Excel or similar software;Monitor leases for expiration and close the case files as necessary;Maintain lease records for rental and royalty payments and initiate actions as needed;Participate in oil and gas lease sales as assigned;Assist with developing best interest findings, including drafting chapters for review;Issue public notice documents;Maintain and monitor inventory of acreage under lease and provide information as requested;Perform other duties as assigned (research, document preparation, etc.) assigned by professional staff and division managers; andDuties performed under the NRSI level will be completed with Supervisor oversight. Duties performed at the NRSII level will be performed more independently.We are looking for someone who is equally skilled at working in teams as well as working independently with minimal guidance. The incumbent must be highly self-motivated but must have sound professional judgment relative to taking initiative. Because of the complex work environment, the incumbent must be a self-learner, able to independently acquire knowledge and skills as the need arises.The successful candidates will have some or all of the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience (To qualify to receive an interview, all of the following traits must be addressed in your cover letter. Please number each one of the experience areas. If you don't have the experience with one or more of the traits listed below, just indicate it.Knowledge or work experience that demonstrates your proficiency in word processing and spreadsheet applications, especially MS Word and Excel;Knowledge or work experience that demonstrates effective research and writing skills;Work experience that required great attention to detail, with significant consequences to your employer for error;Experience working on concurrent projects with differing priorities/deadlines and efficiently scheduling and allocating your time to each project;Experience maintaining detailed records;Understanding and summarizing complex technical information and making it understandable to a general audience;Researching and developing written findings and recommendations, especially involving environmental issues, for a decision maker;Experience researching statutes and regulations and evaluating their applicability to specific situations;Experience utilizing the department's Land Administration System (LAS) or similar database systems;Experience working with establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other governmental and non-governmental agencies, industry, and the public; andKnowledge or experience reading and drafting real property descriptions using aliquot parts. Minimum Qualifications Natural Resource Specialist IA bachelor's degree from an accredited college.OR:Two years of journey level technical experience in natural resource management. The required experience includes work such as a Natural Resource Technician II, Forest Technician III, Recorder II, or Environmental Technician II with the State of Alaska or the equivalent with another employer.OR:Two years of college education from an accredited institution (48 semester hours or 72 quarter hours equal two years) AND one year of journey technical experience in natural resource management. The required experience includes work such as a Natural Resource Technician II, Forest Technician III, Recorder II, or Environmental Technician II with the State of Alaska or the equivalent with another employer.Special Note:For purposes of the minimum qualifications, natural resource management is defined as the management of the land, water, mineral, forest, oil, gas, agricultural, archaeological, natural and cultural history, park, and related surface and subsurface resources. Experience or education in natural resource management means involvement in the above resources exclusively. Those with experience or education in managing these resources may specialize in different management functions (for example, planning, regulation, research or title). All of this experience is applicable to the natural resource management definition. Some positions may require education in a particular area of natural resource management or specific technical knowledge and training gained through specialized education or progressively greater responsibilities at the lower levels of the series.Natural Resource Specialist IIA bachelor's degree from an accredited college in a natural resource field (such as forestry, geology, agronomy, and hydrology), public administration, planning, economics, cartography, or a closely related field.OR:Two years of entry level professional experience in natural resource management. The required experience includes work such as a Natural Resource Specialist I, Forester I, Park Ranger I, Geologist I, Hydrologist I, Agronomist I, Historian I, Archaeologist I, Environmental Specialist I, Recorder III, Cartographer I, or Planner I with the State of Alaska or the equivalent with another employer.OROne year of graduate study from an accredited institution (24 semester hours or 36 quarter hours of graduate level coursework equals one year) in a natural resource field (such as forestry, geology, agronomy, and hydrology), law, planning or public administration or a closely related field.Special Note:For purposes of the minimum qualifications, natural resource management is defined as the management of the land, water, mineral, forest, oil, gas, agricultural, archaeological, natural and cultural history, park, and related surface and subsurface resources. Experience or education in natural resource management means involvement in the above resources exclusively. Those with experience or education in managing these resources may specialize in different management functions (for example, planning, regulation, research or title). All of this experience is applicable to the natural resource management definition. Some positions may require education in a particular area of natural resource management or specific technical knowledge and training gained through specialized education or progressively greater responsibilities at the lower levels of the series. Additional Required Information **NOTE: PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY** At time of application, applicant must attach as separate documents (If unable to attach please fax or email the contact listed below):Professionally formatted cover letter – please see cover letter information above and below for more information on the cover letter.If selected for an interview, applicants must provide the following:A copy of your last two (2) performance appraisals (if you are a current or former State of Alaska employee);A resume with complete job history, including the names and current telephone numbers of previous employers;A list of three (3) professional references with current contact information, one (1) of which must be from a former or current supervisor;A copy of any documents necessary to show proof of meeting this position's minimum qualifications. This includes a copy of your college transcripts if you are using education to meet the position's minimum qualifications; andA valid Alaska Driver's License.THIS RECRUITMENT IS FOR ALASKA RESIDENTS ONLYThis recruitment is open to Alaska Residents Only. Applicants must meet Alaska Residency Requirements in order to be considered for employment at this time. Non-Alaska residents need not apply. APPLICATION NOTICEYou can ONLY apply for this position through the Workplace Alaska website. If you accessed this recruitment bulletin through a job search portal such as ALEXsys or any other database, you MUST use a Workplace Alaska login to successfully apply. Your application must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Alaska Standard Time on the date of closing. Instructions on how to apply with Workplace Alaska may be found on the Workplace Alaska How to Apply webpage, found here: http://doa.alaska.gov/dop/workplace/howtoapply/ FLEXIBLY STAFFEDThis position is flexibly staffed. This vacancy may be filled at either the I or II level, depending on the applicant's training and/or experience. The full range of salaries is listed above. Starting salary will be determined by the level the position is hired at. If filled at Level I, promotion to the Level II will occur upon successful completion of the probationary period and required training, as well as the applicant meeting the minimum qualifications of the higher job class.COVER LETTER INFORMATIONIn addition to answering the supplemental question regarding how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, a cover letter is required. The cover letter should highlight your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience as they pertain to the responsibilities listed in the job description above. Please attach the cover letter to your application before submitting it online or, if unable to attach to your application, fax it to the contact number provided in the job posting. The cover letter will be used as a writing sample and will help determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process. EDUCATION 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 provided at the time of interview. SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATIONEducation completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the minimum qualifications listed above. 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. post-secondary institution 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 post-secondary institution. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. WORK EXPERIENCEIf 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. AKDL REQUIREMENT Applicants must possess an Alaska driver's license. An individual without an Alaska driver's license, who meets the minimum age and experience requirements, may apply for the vacancy. An applicant qualifying under this option may receive a job offer conditional upon acquisition of an Alaska driver's license. Proof of licensure will be required prior to reporting to duty. EEO STATEMENT 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 465-4095 in Juneau or (907) 465-3412 (TTY) 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. Contact Information WORKPLACE ALASKA APPLICATION QUESTIONS & ASSISTANCEQuestions regarding application submission or system operation errors should be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 1-800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465-4095 if you are located in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.For applicant password assistance please visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/js_lostpswd.cfm?&topheader=alaskaFor specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager at the following:Name: Teresa GardnerPhone: (907) 269-8779Fax: (907) 269-6587Email: email@example.com
Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) State of Alaska
Website : http://doa.alaska.gov/oah
Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) Mission To provide for the delivery of high-quality adjudication services that ensure fair hearings conducted in a timely, efficient and cost effective manner.