USFWS
Alaska Region
Conserving the Nature of America
Which Service Career is Right for You?
The Service protects wildlife using a large tool box of disciplines including natural resource managers, scientists, communicators, and business and professional support. Field Scientists

Do you pay attention to detail? Do you have the energy to hike and perform physical activities when doing field research? Are you comfortable working in a team?

You could be: a Wildlife Biologist, a Fisheries Biologist, a Hydrologist, or an Archaeologist for the Service.

Field scientists monitor the health of Alaska’s fish and wildlife populations and their habitats. Their field research informs management decisions regarding climate change, endangered species, international treaties, cultural resources, and land use.

 
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Natural Resource Managers

Do you like analyzing complex problems? Do you enjoy working with others to find innovative solutions? Are you diplomatic? You could be: a Wildlife Refuge Manager, a Natural Resource Planner, an Endangered Species Coordinator, an Anthropologist, a Law Enforcement Officer or a Landscape Architect for the Service.

Natural Resources Managers work with neighbors, tribes, community organizations and the public to represent the interests of wildlife in land-use planning and management, enforcement and restoration.

Communicators

Are you outgoing? Are you able to express complex ideas in ways others can understand? Do you enjoy connecting people to nature through recreation and education?
You could be a: Park Ranger, Interpretive Specialist, Environmental Educator, or a Public Affairs Specialist for the Service.
Program Support Professionals


Are you passionate about wildlife conservation, but not pursuing a natural resource related degree?

You could be a specialist in:
Budget and Finance, Contracting, Human Resources, Information Technology, Maintenance, or Engineering for the Service.

 

Last Updated: December 15, 2011