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The Kodiak Island Borough is accepting applications for the regular, full-time position of Director of the Engineering & Facilities Department. This is an executive position with the Kodiak Island Borough, under the direction of the Borough Manager.
Situated in the northern Gulf of Alaska, just east of the Alaska Peninsula, Kodiak is the second largest island in the United States. The Kodiak Island Archipelago is home to about 13,000 people, who celebrate their multicultural community. Despite the island’s isolation, residents enjoy a cosmopolitan lifestyle. Activities include the best in outdoor sport and recreational opportunities with access to secluded beaches; extensive wilderness trails; and easy mountain hikes. Downtown offers retail and coffee shops; restaurants and museums; and one of Kodiak’s two scenic boat harbors. Commercial fishing; seafood processing; logging; recreational hunting and fishing; tourism and government make up the economy of Kodiak. The island boasts the nation’s largest Coast Guard base; a commercial rocket launch facility; one of the largest Travelifts in the world; and six newly installed wind turbines on Pillar Mountain, overlooking beautiful Kodiak City. The Kodiak Island Borough was incorporated on September 24, 1963, and is a second-class Borough with a manager form of government.
The Director manages a department of 16 employees; an average annual budget of $9.5 million; and oversight of all Borough facilities to include school facility operations; the Kodiak Fisheries Research Center on Near Island; and the Borough Landfill/Leachate Treatment Plant. This position also provides technical advice and recommendations to the Manager, Assembly, Borough Committees, and advisory boards.
QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and seven years progressively responsible management experience directly related to the area assigned; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
The successful candidate will possess knowledge of principles and practices of applicable Federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations and/or ordinances; management and leadership principles; public administration and governmental operations; advanced theories and principles of assigned area; budget administration principles; financial management principles; contract administration; planning, managing and implementing capital project development; strategy development principles and procedures; program development principles and techniques; negotiation techniques; and public relations principles.
Position Open Until Filled...applicants are encouraged to apply early.
The Kodiak Island Borough was incorporated on September 24, 1963. It is a second-class borough with a manager form of government. The Borough has six departments, with 44 full-time employees. Municipal powers include Area-wide: education; taxation; planning; health; Non-Area-wide: parks & rec; solid waste; economic development; building inspections; animal control; service areas: roads; fire & emergency services; street lighting; solid waste disposal. Excellent benefits package.
THE KODIAK ISLAND BOROUGH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER