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    Summary

    This position is located in the Department of the Interior Region 11 - Alaska Regional Office in Anchorage, Alaska. The incumbent will report directly to the National Park Service Shared Beringian Heritage Program (SBHP) Manager.

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    Responsibilities

    This position supports and facilitates activities related to the National Park Service Shared Beringian Heritage Program (SBHP). This is a complex, cooperative international conservation program and fluency in Russian and English, in oral and written form, is a requirement of the position. Specific programmatic goals are to:

    • Improve conservation, sustainability, and knowledge of the region's natural and cultural resources.
    • Preserve subsistence opportunities and other historic traditions and practices.
    • Interpret and communicate about the region's unique and internationally significant resources and values.
    • Provide opportunities for cultural connections and knowledge exchange.

    As a Beringia Program Specialist (Russian Translator), the incumbent will:
    • Function as a program specialist, Russian liaison and translator, and communication and outreach coordinator for all activities related to the SBHP.
    • Support and coordinate communications between park managers, scientists, local citizens, and a multitude of outside interested parties including Russian government officials, representatives of Russian and Alaskan Native organizations, other federal, state, and local government agencies, and other interest groups and organizations.
    • Perform Russian to English and English to Russian translation and interpretation.
    • Summarize cultural and scientific research projects.
    • Maintain a government web site and social media accounts.
    • Coordinate meetings and work with local communities to identify and implement projects and activities that promote connections and knowledge exchange between the United States and Russia.
    For questions regarding the specific duties of this position, please contact Leigh Welling, Ph.D., Associate Regional Director, Science, Communications & Partnerships, at (907) 644-3503 or leigh_welling@nps.gov

    Travel Required

    25% or less - You may be expected to travel approximately 3 nights per month for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/558455700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.