Staff Forester

Location: Anchorage, AK 
Salary: DOE 
Number of Positions:
Opening Date: 
November 20, 2017
Closing Date: Until Filled

Under direction of the Forestry Manager, the Staff Forester is responsible to assist the Forestry Manager in planning, management, and administration of the forestry and fire programs. Position assists in planning efforts related to the Sterling Fuel Break project phases, assists the Forestry Manager in the planning, management, and administration of the forestry and fire program. Core elements of this program include: timber sales, silviculture, timber appraisals, forest inventories, timber trespass, forest development, integrated forest management plans, environmental assessments, permits, timber sale money accounts, administrative fee accounts, reports, forest protection (fire, insects, disease),and marketing. Execute department policies and operating procedures. Collects, compiles, analyzes and maintains data base in computerized (including GIS) software or paper file formats. Assist in securing land use agreements, rights-of-way, and necessary permits from federal, state, borough, native organizations and other private organizations to facilitate harvesting, or other related projects. Represent Chugachmiut and the native forestry interests with local, state, and national organizations. Provide technical assistance to tribal councils, native village and native regional corporations.


    • BS degree in forestry or related field
    • Work Related experience for the position
    • Current wildland fire Red Card qualified preferred

Full benefits paid: health, Rx, dental, paid half dependent coverage, short and long term disability, life, 12 paid holidays. Personal leave: 1st -3rd years 20 days per year, 4th year 26 days per year, 5th year 29.5 days per year. Retirement: 401(a) Pension Plan 8% by employer & 403 (b) TDA & Roth contributions, a subsidized gym membership, among many other benefits.     


Customer Service: 

  • Greets both internal and external customer with eye contact and a smile
  • Solicits and responds to feedback for customer satisfaction
  • Attendance is regular and on time without excessive absences
  • Presents self and Chugachmiut by displaying professional behavior and appearance
  • Practices and promotes effective collaboration to accomplish the goals of the team
  • Supports the Mission and values of Chugachmiut; creates solutions that add value to the operations of Chugachmiut

Work Conditions:
Chugachmiut employees strive both for excellence and integrity in the services they provide in accordance with our Employee Values Statement. We use Quality Improvement tools for managing process and quality criteria for measurement of effectiveness. Effective communications is essential in the workplace and a commitment by employees to share problems with the purpose of solving them.

Hours of work are between Monday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with an hour for lunch, 37.5 hours per week. Chugachmiut maintains a drug/alcohol free and non-smoking environment. Travel by small aircraft to remote locations is required.

Incomplete applications will not be forwarded to the hiring manager for review. You may not write see resume.

Mail or fax application to:

Attn: Human Resources
1840 Bragaw Street, Suite 110
Anchorage AK 99508-3463
Fax: 907-563-2891

Chugachmiut is an equal opportunity employer, and in accordance with Federal civil rights law and Chugachmiut policies, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, and political beliefs. However, as a tribal organization, Chugachmiut applies Native Preference under P.L. 93-638. Certification must be attached to the application for preference consideration.

Resumes not accompanied by Chugachmiut’s Application for Employment will not be accepted. Applications & position descriptions may be obtained by contacting Chugachmiut on-line at or phone (907) 562-4155.

This description is intended to describe the essential job functions and the essential requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and requirements of a person so classified. Other functions may be assigned and management may, with or without notice, add or change the duties at any time. Employees are employed “at will”.