UIC Alaska

Environmental Specialist - UMIAQ Environmental

Research & Scientific
Location : Location
Travel Requirement


Company Overview
Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC) is the village corporation of Barrow, Alaska and is recognized as one of Alaska's top 10 companies with approximately 4,000 employees nationwide and revenues above $700M annually. UIC is projected to grow substantially in the coming years to become a top 3 company in Alaska by 2030. 

As a proud Alaska Native Corporation, our success brings growth and benefits to our Inupiat shareholders. The size and diversity of our operations means we have a broad variety of career opportunities. We recruit only qualified people looking to join a workforce characterized by strong leadership, competent and hard-working staff, and a superior work environment with a focus on career development, great wages and benefits.


UMIAQ Environmental, LLC (UMIAQ Environmental) is an independent Small Business Administration (SBA) Certified 8(a) Small Disadvantaged Business, subsidiary company of the Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC) family of companies. UMIAQ Environmental provides a comprehensive suite of environmental consulting services, which include documentation of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance, construction and access permitting, environmental site assessments, stakeholder engagement, sampling and remediation of contaminated sites, management of hazardous waste, wetlands monitoring, and more. Our staff has decades of combined experience working in locations throughout Alaska.

UMIAQ Environmental is committed to protecting the health and safety of our employees and the environments where we conduct operations.  We recruit qualified people looking to join a workforce characterized by strong leadership, competent and hard-working staff, and a superior work environment with a focus on career development, great wages and benefits.

This is a full-time position located in Anchorage, Alaska. UMIAQ Environmental’s main office is in Anchorage, from which our talented professional, technical, and seasonal staff lead projects throughout the State.

The Environmental Specialist’s goal is to support development of NEPA documents including Environmental Assessments, assist in research, develop permit packages, and support projects within UMIAQ Environmental. Essential to this role is a love of writing and strong communication skills. 


Specific duties and responsibilities are as follows:

  • Analyzing environmental impact and providing detailed written analysis, supported by evidence-based research and best available science.
  • Writing work plans, safety plans, and wildlife interaction plans.
  • Develop detailed project descriptions based on information received verbally in meetings and on project drawings/ schematics.
  • Follow existing procedures for document review, organization, and file structure.
  • Communicate clearly and respectfully to all coworkers, clients, and stakeholders.  

Other duties may include wetlands monitoring, report writing, proposal writing, preparation of cost estimates, and more

  • Expertise in clear and concise writing is required.
  • It is essential that the Environmental Specialist works well with people and has demonstrated strong communication skills.
  • Extensive software skills are required, including working familiarity with MS Office Suite, Adobe, as well as Internet research abilities.
  • Planning, organizing, and prioritizing workload are primary duties. The Environmental Specialist must be flexible and capable of adapting to changing timelines.
  • Ability to work methodically and independently.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.


Required Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience applying NEPA, obtaining project authorizations in Alaska, or working in a similar position/ similar field.
  • Familiarity with environmental and regulatory requirements for construction projects in Alaska, including an understanding of the NEPA process.
  • General understanding of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act and landownership in the State.
  • Essential to this role are strong writing, grammar, and citation skills. Please provide a writing example.
  • MS Office Suite: Word and Excel, Adobe

Preferred Experience:

  • Bachelor Degree in Natural Resources, Biology, Earth Science, or related field.


Authorized Driver Requirement:  Employee must have a valid driver’s license and three (3) year clean driving record. Employee must follow all Authorized Driver Policy and Procedures regarding approved vehicle usage.

All Employees are subject to a Non-DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Program.  Employees must pass a Non-DOT pre-employment drug screening, and must follow all Non-DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Program requirements.

Candidates must apply online at www.uicalaska.com, and submit an application for all positions they wish to be considered.

UIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), persons unable to complete an online application should contact UIC HR for assistance.

Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, family responsibility, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran’s status or any other legal protected status. In furtherance, pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, UIC and its subsidiaries may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants, based on the provisions contained within The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V



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