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Unalaska, AK - City Manager

Unalaska, Alaska (4,700) Unique, beautiful and dynamic Unalaska is seeking a visionary and collaborative leader to become its next City Manager.  Located on an island of the same name, situated in the Aleutian Chain 800 miles southwest of Anchorage, Unalaska is the 12th largest city in Alaska and the largest in the Aleutians.  It is home to the International Port of Dutch Harbor, which consistently ranks first or second in the nation for the size and value of its seafood catch.  Unalaska’s 4,700 creative, friendly, culturally diverse and industrious people enjoy excellent schools, low crime and no unemployment.

The City of Unalaska is a professionally managed and financially healthy organization staffed by 166 talented, hardworking and successful people.  It operates under the Council/Manager form of government.  The City Council seeks candidates for the City Manager position who have vision and resilience, and who will exhibit a collaborative and welcoming approach with elected officials, residents, community organizations, business and industry, and employees.     

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration or related field. Graduate degree in public administration or related field preferred.
  • Ten (10) years progressively responsible experience in council/manager municipal government, with five (5) years at a management level.  Experience as a city manager, assistant city manager, or other executive level position highly desirable.  Rural community and Alaska experience a plus.
  • Strong experience in budgeting and financial planning, utilities management, public works administration, project management, community development and economic development highly desirable. 
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, communication and team-building skills essential.
  • Knowledge/experience in human resources and employee relations, environmental protection, emergency planning and operations, maritime law and marine operations desirable.

Starting salary $150,000 +/- DOQ/E. Attractive benefits package including health insurance (medical, dental, vision, audio) at no cost to employees and dependents, and participation in the Alaska Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS).  Alaska does not have a state income tax. 

Apply online with resume, cover letter and contact information for five (5) professional references to www.govhrusa.com/current-positions/recruitment to the attention of Stephen Veitch, Vice President, GovHRUSA, 630 Dundee Road, Suite 130, Northbrook, IL 60062.  Tel: 847-380-3240. Upon submission applicants will be asked to complete a City of Unalaska Employment Application.  The recruitment for this position will remain open until the position is filled, with a first review of resumes on November 15, 2017.

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