Director of Public Utilities
The City of Unalaska is seeking a results oriented Director of Public Utilities to provide dynamic leadership to a well-established Utility Department in the number one commercial fishing port in the United States, the International Port of Dutch Harbor. Unalaska is a coastal community located in the Eastern Aleutian Islands with a multi-cultural population of approximately 4,300 full-time residents with seasonal influxes from multiple commercial fishery operations.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: This executive level position functions as the general manager of public utilities for the City of Unalaska. Under the general direction of the City Manager manages and administers electric, water, wastewater, and solid-waste utilities.
EXAMPLES OF WORK: Provides effective leadership and direction while planning, directing, managing, and supervising all administrative activities and operations of the utility department. Develops and administers budgets. Determines short and long-range plans and priorities. Develops policies and procedures. Prepares work schedules, expedites work-flow, and makes staffing decisions. Supervises division managers or supervisors and support staff. Oversees departmental personnel matters. Participates during collective bargaining. Develops, implements, and evaluates workplace and facility training and safety programs. Prepares and presents studies, plans, and reports to City Manager, and Council. Prepares, reviews, and approves bid documents. Applies for, monitors, and administers required regulatory permits.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Extensive knowledge of the principles, concepts, theories, and practices of public utilities management and administration. Have knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration including budgeting, fiscal control, program planning and development, and strategic planning. Have knowledge of the principles and practices of employment supervision including employee development, training, labor requirements, performance evaluations, and progressive discipline. Excellent written and oral communication, problem solving, and interpersonal skills. Ability to maintain productive working relationships and confidentiality
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Four year degree in engineering or related field. A minimum of eight years of professional experience including three years in construction management and/or utilities management. Five years of supervisory level experience. Other combinations of education and experience providing the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the duties of this job may be evaluated on an individual basis.
LICENSES AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Valid Alaska Drivers License or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment. As a condition of employment, this position is subject to a back ground check and successful completion of pre-employment drug screening.
TO APPLY: Please submit a City of Unalaska application, resume, cover letter with five professional references, a reference release form, and a writing sample. Position is open for applications until January 16, 2004.
PAY RANGE: 15 $65,879 – $79,290 Regular Full Time Position. Excellent Benefits.
Must present work authorization identification within 3 days of hire (INS requirement). Job descriptions, applications, and reference release forms are available at City Hall, by calling HR at 581-1251, or by downloading at www.ci.unalaska.ak.us. Return completed applications and other required information to HR in City Hall or by one of the following methods: Mail to P.O. Box 610, Unalaska, AK 99685; e-mail to email@example.com; or fax to 907-581-4469.All applications will be kept on file for 90 days.