The City & Borough of Juneau, Alaska, is now accepting applications for their Public Works & Engineering Director!
Are you a strategic thinker with excellent analytical skills?
Are you highly skilled at presenting complex information in an understandable manner to the public?
Do you enjoy implementing new programs to increase operational efficiencies while providing quality public service?
Are you calm and enthusiastic, a good listener, and an excellent mentor?
Are you interested in a leadership position where you have the leeway to exercise independent judgement and initiative?
If you answered yes to the questions above, you may be the right candidate to become the next Public Works & Engineering Director for the City and Borough of Juneau.
The City and Borough of Juneau (CBJ) is the major population and economic center in southeastern Alaska and the capital of the state. The City is located in an extremely beautiful setting on Alaska’s Inside Passage, surrounded by tree-covered mountains in the middle of the largest temperate rain forest in North America. The CBJ encompasses an area of 3600 square miles and has a population of 30,000. Juneau is not on a highway system and is only accessible by air and by the Alaska Marine Highway system.
The City and Borough of Juneau is seeking an individual to lead an interdisciplinary team with broad responsibilities. Department activities include the planning, design, and construction of the municipal capital improvement program for streets, water and wastewater utilities, schools, recreation facilities & a wide variety of public facilities, maintenance of streets and potable and waste water utilities, operation of a transit system, operation of municipal recycling, hazardous waste and junk vehicle programs and operation of a fleet maintenance program.
The successful candidate will have expert level knowledge in management theories, principles and techniques, and the organization and administration of public works agencies. In addition, the successful candidate will possess strong oral and written communication skills, be skilled in building and maintaining effective working relationships with government officials and special interest groups, be able to resolve conflict and build consensus where there are differing opinions and interests, have a strong history of developing and implementing new programs or services to increase operational efficiencies, and the ability to lead a team of professional staff in delivering excellent services to the community we serve.
The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Public Administration, Engineering, Environmental Science or a closely related field. In addition, candidates should have a minimum of five years of experience in the planning, construction, maintenance, or operations of public facilities, utilities, or transportation systems. At least three years of this experience must have been at a managerial level and must have included responsibility for supervising professional level staff. Registration as a Professional Engineer is highly desirable.
Special Note: The successful candidate must be able to travel to various locations within the City and Borough of Juneau to meet program needs and to fulfill the job responsibilities. When driving on City business, maintenance of a valid Alaska driver’s license and satisfactory driving record is required.
Additional Salary Information: Starting salary is $112,049 - $119,600, DOQ. In addition, the CBJ has a generous benefits package that includes: 12 paid holidays, 26 days of personal leave the first year, exceptional health and wellness benefits, and participation in the State of Alaska Public Employee Retirement System. Both salary and leave accrual are subject to regular increases based on service with the organization.
Juneau, the capital city of Alaska, has a population of about 32,000 and hosts 1 million summer visitors a year. Juneau is geographically isolated on the Southeast Alaska panhandle and is accessible only by plane or boat. Located in the heart of the Tongass National Forest, flanked by snow-capped mountains and the Juneau Icefield, the city boasts immediate access to wilderness. Juneau offers a sma...ll-town feel with the benefits of a capital city – a thriving arts community, a bourgeoning entrepreneur scene, sophisticated medical services and other benefits not normally found in a city of its size.
Juneau has a Council-Manager form of government with an elected mayor and eight other Assembly (Council) members. The City and Borough of Juneau employs approximately 500 full-time people and about 400 temporary and part-time people, and operates with a $110 million budget. The City and Borough of Juneau aspires to provide world-class services to the community while cultivating an outstanding organizational culture for its employees. The City also places a high value on citizen input and strives to include them as fellow problem solvers whenever possible. Residents can expect to receive exceptional service, have the opportunity to engage with decision-makers, provide input regarding the allocation of City resources, and have access to government information in a timely and transparent manner. Visit www.juneau.org for more information.