Employment Info

Current Opportunities

Below are current open positions including field season opportunities. You can always submit your resume and application to our open jobs pool at info@ambleraccess.org

  • Geotechnical Intern & Borehole Logger
  • Summer Probing Field Personnel
  • Driller Helper / Laborer
  • Bear Guard / Wilderness Guide
  • Field Observer (Doyon Lands)
  • Tribal Liaison (field-based)
  • Archaeological / Cultural Tech (intern) Field Based
  • Tribal Liaison (community based)
  • Survey Field Technician
  • Junior/Mid - Level Environmental Scientist

Contractor: PND  |   Position: Geotechnical Intern and Borehole Logger   |   No. of positions available: 5  |  Downloadable Job Description pdf_icon


Geotechnical Intern and Borehole Logger Job Description: 
Applicants will log soil samples and boreholes during geotechnical drilling operations. Work will be a rotation of remote, helicopter-accessible field work, and office work, including assisting in PND’s AASHTO- accredited soils laboratory.

Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants must be able to lift 50 lbs and be willing to work at remote locations in adverse conditions. Successful completion of at least freshmen year curriculum in an ABET-accredited civil engineering program. Ability to use Microsoft Excel and Word for preparation and assembly of field reports and data processing.

Work Schedule:
Up to 5 weeks of field work, broken up into 2-week segments. Non-field time will be spent in PND’s Anchorage office working in our AASHTO-accredited soils laboratory. 40 hours per week from Mon-Fri when not in the field during summer months. Potential to work year-round in soils lab with flexible schedule.

Starting Pay:
TBD, depending on qualifications.

Application Process:
Send resume and cover letter to careers@pndengineers.com, or fill out application for “Civil Engineering Summer 2022 Interns” at https://www.pndengineers.com/careers/current-opportunitieslinkLink

 

Contractor: PND  |  Position: Summer Probing Field Personnel  |  No. of positions available: up to 6  |  Downloadable Job Description pdf_icon


Summer Probing Field Personnel Job Description: 
Applicants will perform soil probing cross-sections along a 211-mile corridor, recording the depth to probe refusal, GPS coordinates, and changes in surface conditions, including vegetation, brush, and standing water. Personnel must be able to hike 3 to 5 miles per day across variable terrain carrying 20 – 30 lbs. Field crews will be transported to/from work sites via helicopter.

Minimum Qualifications:
Able to walk up to 5 miles per day carrying 20 lbs across variable terrain.

Work Schedule:
Up to 4 weeks of field work, broken up into 2-week-on, 2-week-off segments. Training will be provided by PND before mobilizing to the field.

Starting Pay:
TBD

Application Process:
Send resume and cover letter to careers@pndengineers.com.

 

Contractor: PND  |  Position: Summer Probing Field Personnel  |  No. of positions available: up to 6  |  pdf_icon


Driller Helper / Laborer Job Description: 
Applicants will assist in geotechnical drilling operations at remote locations in the Brooks Range foothills. Work will be helicopter accessible. Position will require working outside in adverse conditions.

Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants must have the ability to lift 75 lbs.

Work Schedule:
Up to 4 weeks of continuous field time, with an anticipated 3-week-on, 1-week-off schedule.

Starting Pay:
$18/hr plus time and a half overtime.

Application Process:
Send statement of interest to Tom DePeter at admin@onyxdrillingllc.com

 

Contractor: Minto Development Corporation  |  Position: Bear Guard / Wilderness Guide  |  No. of positions available: 8-12 |  Downloadable Job Description pdf_icon


Bear Guard / Wilderness Guide Job Description:

The Bear Guard / Wilderness Guide works with the survey, drilling and geophysical crews. Their primary job isto protect the crews from the many environmental hazards in the project area. Our goal is to prevent conflicts with any wildlife. The guide helps the crews to avoid these conflicts, they point out areas to avoid and ensure the crews know what actions to take in an emergency. While wildlife is a concern there are many other environmental hazards present. Depending on the time of year there could be mud bogs, thin or open ice, challenging terrain and/or severe cold temperatures. The guides use their local knowledge to help crews avoid/manage these hazards and protect themselves from the elements. In an emergency we rely on the guides to keep the team warm and safe while rescue/recovery operations take place.

 

Qualifications:

  • Must have NO felonies, be willing to submit to criminal background check and drug testing.
  • All applicants will demonstrate their knowledge of firearm safety and have a current firearms safety certificate. Annual certification is required.
  • All applicants must have annual or bi-annual wilderness first aid, CPR, blood-borne pathogens, and other required medical certifications.
  • All applicants must be healthy and strong, show a keen knowledge of the outdoors, wildlife and survival skills; have experience working in remote conditions for extended periods of time.
  • All applicants must be always CLEAN and SOBER while in training and in the field and willing to work as a team member with minimal support.

Required Equipment (some will be issued and must be checked-back in good condition)

  • 12-guage shotgun
  • Slugs, rubber bullets, cracker shells and aerial distress flares.
  • Bear spray
  • Day (or 2-day) backpack
  • Lighter or water-proof matches
  • Seasonal appropriate clothing, socks, gloves
  • Sleeping Bag (seasonal requirement)
  • Ropes, knife, saw
  • First aid kit
  • Other seasonally required gear, complete list provided for each call-out.

Applicants will participate in the company training and HSE program in Fairbanks

 

Work Schedule: 

March 1- 20, 2022 & May – September 2022

 

Reports to:
MDC Supervisor, or assigned

  

Application Process:

Email info@ambleraccess.org for more information.

Contractor: Minto Development Corporation  |  Position: Field Observer (Doyon Lands)  |  No. of positions available: 2  |  Downloadable Job Description pdf_icon


Field Observer (Doyon Lands) Job Description:

The Field Observer (FO) works with the survey, drilling and geophysical crews. The FO accompanies field crews to observe and document the field crews' activities while performing work on Doyon Lands.  

Essential Functions: 

  • Accompany survey, heli-drill and recorder crews to observe and document the field crews' activities while performing work on the Lands. 
  • Have read and understood the Doyon Land Access Agreement (will be provided). 
  • Understand and document prohibited Activities and Uses (section 1.7, et al.) 

Qualifications:

  • Must be willing to submit to criminal background check (no felonies or domestic violence in past 5 years) and drug testing.  
  • All applicants must be healthy and strong, show a keen knowledge of the outdoors, wildlife and survival skills; have experience working in remote conditions for extended periods of time. 
  • All applicants must be always CLEAN and SOBER while in training and in the field and willing to work as a team member with minimal support. 
  • Applicants may be required to participate in the company training and HSE program in Fairbanks. 

Required Equipment (some will be issued and must be checked-back in good condition)

  • Day (or 2-day) backpack 
  • Lighter or water-proof matches 
  • Seasonal appropriate clothing, socks, gloves 
  • Sleeping Bag (seasonal requirement) 
  • Ropes, knife, saw 
  • Camera, notepad, waterproof pencil 
  • Other seasonally required gear, complete list provided for each call-out. 

Work Schedule: 

March 1- 20, 2022 & May – September 2022 

 

Reports to:
MDC Supervisor, or assigned

 

Non-Supervisory:
Observes and records land use and activities.

 

Application Process:

Email info@ambleraccess.org for more info.
 

 

Contractor: Kuna Engineering  |  Position: Tribal Liaison (field based)  |  No. of positions available: Up to 12  |  Downloadable Job Description pdf_icon


Tribal Liaison (field-based) Job Description:
Individuals will provide support to the archaeological/cultural survey field teams during the 2022 field season. Activities will include daily mobilization from the field camp sites to the survey locations and participation in the field activities under the direction of the Archaeological Field Team lead. Field TLs will be knowledgeable in area geography, history, and cultural resources, including archaeological sites, historic use areas, and culturally significant places. TLs will help guide the survey activities in respect to these key cultural inputs. TLs will provide the link between the cultural survey team and the local communities and native organizations in the project area.

Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants must be knowledgeable in the historic uses of the region, cultural practices, and historical uses of the area. Individuals must be capable of performing remote field surveys, utilizing helicopter based travel, and working in the field under potentially adverse weather conditions; up to several miles of walking may be necessary each day. Appropriate field training will be provided to these individuals ahead of the team’s mobilization.

Work Schedule: 

Individuals will be hired for the summer field season, anticipated to run from June thru September; field rotations are anticipated to be 2 weeks on and 1 week off; each field day is anticipated to be 10-12 hours in length.

 

Starting Pay:

TBD

 

Application Process:

See NANA's website for job posting and application instructions. linkLink

 

 

 

Contractor: Kuna Engineering  |  Position: Archaeological/ Cultural Tech (intern) Field Based  |  No. of positions available: Up to 12  |  Downloadable Job Description pdf_icon


Archaeological/ Cultural Tech (intern) Field Based Job Description:

Individuals will provide support to the cultural survey field teams during the 2022 field season. Activities will include daily mobilization from the field camp sites to the survey locations and participation in the field activities under the direction of the Archaeological Field Team lead. Individuals will learn cultural/archaeological survey techniques, conducting field excavations, screening soils, and recording observations. Archaeological technicians will support the TLs with knowledge of the region and historic sites and practices.

 

Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants must be capable of performing remote field surveys, utilizing helicopter based travel, and working in the field under potentially adverse weather conditions; up to several miles of walking may be necessary each day. Appropriate field training will be provided to these individuals ahead of the team’s mobilization.

 

Work Schedule: 

Individuals will be hired for the summer field season, anticipated to run from June thru September; field rotations are anticipated to be 2 weeks on and 1 week off; each field day is anticipated to be 10-12 hours in length.

 

Starting Pay:

TBD

 

Application Process:

See NANA's website for job posting and application instructions. linkLink

 

 

Contractor: Kuna Engineering  |  Position: Tribal Liaison (community based)  |  No. of positions available: Up to 12  |   Downloadable Job Description pdf_icon


Tribal Liaison (community based) Job Description:
Individuals will provide support to the overall cultural/archaeological program. Individuals will provide support for the overall AAP Cultural Resource Management program under the requirements of the Programmatic Agreement. The community-based TLs will assist with the development and implementation of field contractor training, review of project documents/reports, maps, and other information. Community TLs will meet with community members to share project activities and solicit input on potential project conflicts with culturally significant locations or places/areas of ancestral use.

Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants must be knowledgeable in the historic uses of the region, cultural practices, and historical uses of the area. Individuals may be elders, traditional knowledge bearers, or oral historians from the communities in the region.

Work Schedule: 

Individuals will be hired for the summer field season, anticipated to run from June thru September; field rotations are anticipated to be 2 weeks on and 1 week off; each field day is anticipated to be 10-12 hours in length.

 

Starting Pay:

TBD

 

Application Process:

See NANA's website for job posting and application instructions. linkLink

 

 

Contractor: Kuna Engineering  |  Position: Survey Field Technician  |  No. of positions available: Up to 12  |   Downloadable Job Description pdf_icon


Survey Field Technician Job Description:
Survey field technicians assist Kuna land surveyors by operating survey instruments and collecting information in the field, and computations and data reduction in the office. Field work includes operating survey instruments and collecting information in the field, working under professional land surveyors and project surveyors, and by performing computations and data reduction in the field.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work primarily in the field on control, boundary, subdivision, construction staking and topographic surveys, on two-person field crew in remote areas of Alaska.
  • Accurately run and adjust survey measuring instruments including GPS equipment, total stations with electronic data collecting capabilities, and levels.
  • Take accurate and clear field notes and performs note reduction.
  • Perform mathematical calculations and checking of field data.
  • Perform office work for ROW, control, boundary, subdivision, and topographic surveys, i.e. data reduction, field note reduction, calculations, data checks and staking computations using survey programs and AutoCAD Civil 3D and TBC on a computer.
  • This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
  • Other duties that are pertinent to the survey department’s success also may be assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent required.
  • Strong background in mathematics and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of basic sources of measurement errors.
  • Knowledge of principles of monumentation, staking and marking.
  • Must be physically able to work long hours and carry heavy loads.
  • Must be able to work in inclement weather in an arctic environment.
  • A valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record for the past three (3) years to be eligible under company vehicle insurance policy.

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience working in remote areas of Alaska is preferred.
  • Previous experience working in construction.
  • Experience using AutoCAD C3D or other drafting programs.
  • Experience with ARCGIS or similar programs.
  • College education in related fields. (Geomatics, Engineering, Project Management.)

Competencies

  • Professional, highly self-motivated, passionate, energetic, creative and strategic thinker.
  • Dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers.
  • Always acts with customers in mind, knows how to establish and maintain effective relationships with customers/prospects and gains their trust and respect.
  • Desire to improve personally, increasing ability and skillset.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

  • Weather: Indoors/Outdoors – Frequent exposure to moderate to harsh weather conditions. Requires work to be done both inside and outside.
  • Noise level: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Description of environment: Frequently required to be outside at construction/project sites. Also occasionally inside in standard office setting.
  • Physical requirements: Employee is required to occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 lbs. Frequently required to sit, stand, walk, use hands/fingers to handle or feel, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk/hear, see, taste/smell, and carry weight/lift.
  • Travel: Travel required. Employee will travel to remote areas and may be required to use alternative modes of transportation, including but not limited to snow machines, boats, small airplanes and ATVs.

Required Language
Equal Opportunity Employer/Shareholder Preference
KUNA is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. NANA grants employment preference to shareholders of NANA and their spouses and descendants to the extent allowed by law.

 

It is KUNA policy to conduct background checks, drug testing and a physical assessment, as applicable, once an offer has been accepted, in accordance with company and/or contract requirements.

 

Accommodation Request

If you are a job seeker with a disability and require accessibility assistance or an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please submit a request by telephone or via email. In order to appropriately assist you with an accommodation, we ask that you please specify the assistance needed in order to access our jobsite and post for a position. The dedicated email and telephonic options are listed below and are reserved only for individuals with disabilities needing accessibility assistance.

 

To request an accommodation by telephone, contact us at: 1-800-478-2000 To request an accommodation by email, contact us at recruiting@nana.com

 

Work Schedule: 

May - September, 2 weeks on, one week off.

 

 

Contractor: HDR  |  Position: Junior/Mid - Level Environmental Scientist  |  No. of positions available: 1  |  Downloadable Job Description pdf_icon


Junior/Mid - Level Environmental Scientist Job Description: 

HDR is seeking junior-to mid-level environmental scientists to assist in field data collection efforts for the summer 2022 field season (between July-September). Field work will be based out of Coldfoot, Alaska. Successful candidates will work as a member of a high-performing team on wetland and stream delineations related to the Ambler Access Project. Remote field sites will be accessed by helicopter support and will require up to several miles of pedestrian overland travel each day. Responsibilities will include assisting in technical field data collection of wetland and stream data in remote settings. Field teams will return to base locations at the end of each field day.

Other duties may be involved as assigned by the field team lead. Strong attention to detail, ability to work well with others, willingness to perform strenuous work in remote settings in adverse conditions, and a willingness to learn are essential for this position. A strong commitment to safety and quality is required.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Support the field team leader in technical wetland and stream data collection in remote settings. Data collection methods will include a combination of digital devices (GPS, iPad) and paper forms.
  • Work includes hiking in adverse weather conditions for long periods of time, often on irregular and steep terrain. Conditions can frequently be wet, cold, hot, windy, buggy, and/or densely vegetated. Each field team will be supported by a bear guard.
  • Work up to 12-hours a day in the conditions described above for seven (7)-consecutive day periods.
  • Ability to dig several soil pits to 20-inches deep using a shovel and carry between 20-30 pounds of field gear throughout each day.
  • Have the required personal gear to perform remote field work successfully, including:
    • Heavy weight rain gear (e.g. Helly Hanson or Grundens)
    • Down or synthetic layers
    • Thermal layers (synthetic or wool; no cotton)
    • Xtratufs or other knee-high waterproof boots
    • Hiking socks (synthetic or wool; no cotton)
    • Warm hat
    • Baseball cap/Sun hat
    • Bug jacket
    • Bug head net
    • Sunglasses
    • Waterproof field pack
    • Water Bottles

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Natural Resources, Biology, or closely related field
  • Ability to work in the conditions and perform the responsibilities described above
  • Experience using GPS units and/or iPads for technical data collection purposes
  • Strong problem-solving and excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated commitment to safety and quality

Desired Qualifications:

  • General knowledge, practical understanding and previous educational coursework in plant identification, hydrology, soil science and/or geomorphic processes.
  • Ability to identify common Alaska plant species and/or characterize hydric soils.
  • Previous experience using the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 1987 Wetland Delineation Manual and 2007 Alaska Regional Supplement to conduct wetland delineations or assist in data collection.

Application Process:
Email info@ambleraccess.org for more information