Calista Corporation Natural Resources Specialist in Fairbanks, Alaska

The Natural Resources Specialist will utilize their knowledge and experience to collect, synthesize, and document data on natural resources projects. Conducts research studies, performs site visits, establishes environmental baselines, and recommends courses of action related to the management of natural resources. Additional duties include providing both office and field support including field site supervision, preparation of plans and reports, and management of subcontractors. Personal initiative and critical thinking skills are essential to complete job duties with minimal guidance. Assignments are deadline-driven so must be able to set priorities, take ownership of projects, work efficiently and provide a consistent level of high quality in a high-pressure environment. This position is located in Fort Wainwright, AK. Hiring is contingent upon contract award.


  • Provide natural resources management support for federal and commercial contracts.

  • Work with technical staff in support of project objectives.

  • Provide technical guidance, support, coordination, and oversight to project staff preparing written project documentation.

  • Review and document the processes necessary to obtain permits, licenses, and other requirements necessary to achieve project objectives.

  • Review and provide documentation of technical standards, guidelines, policies, and formal regulations to ensure proposals meet all appropriate requirements.

  • Determine data collection methods and procedures to be employed in surveys and investigations.

  • Work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner.

  • Perform other duties as directed.

SUPERVISORY FUNCTIONS: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Job Requirements:


  • Experience conducting surveys of various fauna, including birds, fisheries, and both large and small mammals.

  • Experience with mammal tracking and plant identification.

  • Proficient in various types of writing, including grants, proposals, decisions (such as Preliminary Decisions, Final Findings and Decisions, Land Classification Orders and Site-Specific Plans), field reports, and scientific writing.

  • Computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, Irfanview, Mapsource, AllTopo, Google Earth, Adobe Acrobat, R Statistical Program, and similar programs.

  • Understanding of and experience with Arc Map GIS, performing queries, compiling spatial data, and producing maps.

  • Ability to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

  • Ability to use scientific rules and methods to solve problems, and logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

  • Ability to professionally and effectively communicate with employees, business partners, and clients via written and verbal communication methods.

  • Ability to travel as needed for work related purposes.

  • Ability to operate a vehicle in a safe and efficient manner.

  • Ability to work in a team environment within an Alaska Native Corporation multi-business.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science discipline required.

  • Over 10 years of experience working on natural resource projects required.

  • Experience in the State of Alaska highly desired.

  • Experience on federal government contracts preferred.

  • A broad understanding of federal, state and local environmental regulations required.

  • Valid state driver’s license and qualified to operate a vehicle under the conditions of the Company’s Driving Policy.

  • Ability to pass drug, driving, and background check.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Brice Environmental Service has a fast-paced multi-tasking office environment requiring a high degree of efficient and effective performance. At times, work is performed outside of the office at indoor and outdoor job sites. Adaptability regarding schedule and design changes, and occasional overtime for immediate field support or bid processing may be necessary.

  • A blend of field assignments and office tasks.

  • Most of the field work will occur during the summer/fall.

  • Outdoor conditions may be subject to changes in weather conditions and noise levels.

  • Potentially working at contaminated sites.

  • Standing and stooping for prolonged periods of time, using hands/fingers requiring dexterity with good hand-eye coordination and motion control for handling equipment in the field.

  • May require travel in aircraft, motor vehicles, ATVs and/or watercraft for periods of days to weeks, generally in remote locations.

  • Must be willing and able to travel and work long hours to support rigorous field schedules.

  • Travel up to 10% of time.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

PHYSICAL EFFORT Frequent: Sitting, Walking, Talking, Lifting 10 lbs. or less

VISUAL ACUITY Frequent: Distance Vision, Ability to Adjust Focus Continuous: Close Vision, Color Vision, Peripheral Vision, Depth Perception

MENTAL EFFORT Frequent: Using Effective Written Communication, Handling Stress & Emotions, Concentrating on Tasks, Remembering Details, Adjusting to Changes Continuous: Thinking Analytically, Using Effective Verbal Communication, Making Decisions, Examining/Observing Details

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS Frequent: Working with Others and Working Alone Continuous: Exposure to Inside Hot/Heat and Cold

PREFERENCE STATEMENT: Preference will be given to Calista shareholders and their descendants and spouses, and to shareholders of other corporations created pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, in accordance with Title 43 U.S. Code 1626(g) and Title 42 U.S. Code 2003-2(i).

Additionally, Brice Environmental Service’s policy is to select, place, train and promote the most qualified individuals based upon relevant factors such as work quality, attitude and experience, so as to provide equal employment opportunity for all employees in compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws and without regard to non-work related factors such as race, color, religion/creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, citizenship or other protected status. When applicable Brice Environmental Service’s policy of non-discrimination applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, transfer, promotion, placement, layoff, compensation, termination, reduction in force and benefits.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: It is Brice Environmental Service’s business philosophy and practice to provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities.

The statements contained in this job description are intended to describe the general content and requirements for performance of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties, responsibilities and requirements.

Requisition ID: 152013COMPANY1