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Old 04-25-2017, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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From what i read on the site, you can be a Wildlife trooper after you complete one year on being a regular State Trooper
The Alaska State Troopers are in the Public Safety Employees Association, that's their union. After a year you can bid on open postings. Since everything is done by seniority it could be years before you could become a Wildlife Trooper. It's a very sought after position.
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Old 04-25-2017, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Kenai Peninsula, AK
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I also chuckled a bit about the Kenai Peninsula feeling like a zoo. Buddy, have you visited Alaska yet? The only zoo here is Anchorage, and it's actually more of a funny farm.
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Old 04-25-2017, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Interior Alaska
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Once i graduate, im doing an apprenticehip to become a Line Repairman, but im interested in becoming a WIldlife trooper, so im gonna rent an appartment in Anchorage and apply for the Academy.
What degree is it exactly that you're going to have after you graduate?

You really need to have a job secured before you rent an anything anywhere in Alaska, and it would be wise to look for jobs in fields in which you have experience and/or education.

Jobs in both of the fields you've chosen are like unobtanium and the elusive sidehill siger. They don't exist. One of the jobs you chose is a state job. This state is broke. Fact: No greenhorn from the south is getting any stinkin trooper job. And, oh, you want to be a lineman? You want one of the best paid blue collar jobs in Alaska and you're just going to waltz up here, again, greenhorn AF, and get yourself all hired up?

Right on.

lol

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Old 04-25-2017, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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SE panhandle seems good too but ive seen a lot of people say panhandlers arent "True Alaskans."
What?
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Old 04-25-2017, 11:20 PM
 
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As far as true Alaskans. I've heard it two ways. Native. Or born here before statehood. Lol
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Old 04-26-2017, 04:35 AM
 
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What degree is it exactly that you're going to have after you graduate?

You really need to have a job secured before you rent an anything anywhere in Alaska, and it would be wise to look for jobs in fields in which you have experience and/or education.

Jobs in both of the fields you've chosen are like unobtanium and the elusive sidehill siger. They don't exist. One of the jobs you chose is a state job. This state is broke. Fact: No greenhorn from the south is getting any stinkin trooper job. And, oh, you want to be a lineman? You want one of the best paid blue collar jobs in Alaska and you're just going to waltz up here, again, greenhorn AF, and get yourself all hired up?

Right on.

lol
Have you heard what ive said? Ill already have a couple year of training and saved up enough after a couple years, theres a difference between a guy who wants to be a lineman and someone who already knows how to be one. Besides, Lineman's a high demand job, hardly any people A. want to or B. know how to do it.
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Old 04-26-2017, 04:46 AM
 
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Another reason im sceptical about SE Panhandle is while i dont mind rain, im not sure i wanna go swimming everytime i walk outside, lol
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Old 04-26-2017, 05:04 AM
 
Location: interior Alaska
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All the Alaska State Troopers I know were already MPs, local cops, etc., before applying to the academy, and/or have a bachelor's or better in criminal justice or a similar field. It's not an entry-level job.

I've heard Alaska's IBEW local can be challenging to get into if you didn't apprentice with a local member, because IBEW workplaces want to hire established IBEW, and you have to be hired by an IBEW workplace to join the IBEW, so it's circular. I don't know much about it, though.

If you haven't been to Alaska, you're not in love with Alaska - you're in love with your idea of Alaska. I recommend coming up for a roadtrip or seasonal job to get the actual lay of the land.
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Old 04-26-2017, 05:17 AM
 
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If you haven't been to Alaska, you're not in love with Alaska - you're in love with your idea of Alaska. I recommend coming up for a roadtrip or seasonal job to get the actual lay of the land.
Just what im planning to do. We were supposed to take a family trip last year but some issues came up so we couldnt and IDK when my mother plans on trying again, so i plan on going up myself once i get an established job.
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Old 04-26-2017, 07:43 AM
 
Location: SE Alaska
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Another reason im sceptical about SE Panhandle is while i dont mind rain, im not sure i wanna go swimming everytime i walk outside, lol
Overcast and light rain is the typical weather condition. Heavy rain is usually reserved for fall season.

Dunno about job prospects in the lineman field. It may be a possibility in small communities because, as you say, not many people are qualified.

Since you love forests, SE or S Central is where you'll want to be.
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