Public Safety Technician


Public Safety Technicians I & II; Full time and Seasonal


Under supervision of a State Trooper performs routine field, maintenance and patrol duties to assist in the prevention of violations and the enforcement of laws and regulations concerning fish and wildlife protection.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This class is distinguished from State Trooper in that it is a noncommissioned assistant, working under specific constraints regarding the conservation and protection of fish and wildlife. Duties, policies and procedures are learned on the job and do not require application of prior police training.

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • High school graduation or GED
  • Possess current, valid Alaska driver's license at the time of employment
  • Must have the physical ability to perform the work
  • Performs patrol duties via foot, water or air; reports findings and provides documentation.
  • Maintains surveillance in assigned areas to detect and record violations; participates in stakeouts alone or as a team member.
  • Assists in gathering and preserving evidence; may appear in court to testify and present evidence.
  • Maintains radio communication to transmit information and receive instruction.
  • Dispenses general hunting and fishing information to the public; explains regulations, answers questions; performs general clerical duties as required.
  • Prepares equipment and supplies; establishes camps at remote sites; maintains camp and equipment in order to perform assigned duties.
  • Maintains log of daily activities, weather, tides and presence of resource users and movements in area. Prepares and submits reports.
  • Operates and maintains equipment such as cameras, radios, outboard motors, boats 25 feet in length or less, automobiles, power generators and gasoline stoves. May participate in aircraft patrols and serve as crew member on fishery patrol vessels.
  • Skill in the operation of motor vehicles.
  • Skill in performing general maintenance on a variety of gas powered equipment.
  • Skill in the use of basic hand tools.
  • Ability to learn and apply basic departmental enforcement policies and procedures.
  • Ability to survive in a remote camp under arduous or inclement conditions.
  • Ability to lift up to 100 pounds.
  • Ability to deal effectively with the public
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to observe and record actions accurately.
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