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Assistant City Manager

City of Valdez, AK

16 Oct 17
Open until filled
$91,000 - $97,000 (DOE/DOQ)
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Job Function
Deputy Chief Administrative Officer

Full Time

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PO Box 307 , Valdez, AK



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PO Box 307
Valdez , AK 99686-0307

Form of Govt

Council-Manager (City)


Chief appointed official position was recognized by ICMA in 1964 as a Council-Manager position.

City of Valdez—Assistant City Manager

The City of Valdez is looking for a dynamic professional who can appreciate working in an environment of unparalleled natural beauty and who can take advantage of the fabulous outdoor activities and quality of life a small rural Alaskan community can offer. This Director is a critical member of the City’s progressive executive level management team.

This position assists the city manager with all functions and requirements of city administration; manages the city’s grant program; coordinates the city-wide Emergency Management function; and conducts special projects as assigned. This position, as directed by the City Manager, may act as liaison to City Council, commissions, employee and citizen group discussions and meetings and assumes role of Acting City Manager when assigned.

Minimum qualifications:
Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Public or Business Administration or a combination of education and experience equivalent to Bachelor’s Degree in Public or Business Administration or Government, and a minimum of 4 years directly related work experience with 3 years of management and direct supervisory experience.

This is a full-time, FLSA exempt position working a minimum of 40 hours per week. Salary range: $91,000-97,000 – DOE/DOQ – with an excellent benefit package to include retirement plans, PTO, affordable health insurance, wellness program, and other executive level incentives.

Applications and full job description are available on the City of Valdez website ( or by calling 907-835-4313. Please send a completed application, letter of interest, and resume to Human Resources, City of Valdez, P.O. Box 307/212 Chenega Ave, Valdez, Alaska, 99686. Incomplete application packages will not be considered.

Position is open until filled; review of candidates will begin November 20, 2017.

The City of Valdez is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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City of Valdez, AK

Valdez, Alaska, population around 4000 is located in South Central Alaska on the northeast tip of Prince William Sound. The city is 305 road miles east of Anchorage. Valdez was founded just prior to the turn of the 20th century as a gateway to the “All American Route” to interior gold and copper fields. It is the terminus of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Valdez has an active boat harbor with 511 slips and is currently constructing a new harbor. Other Valdez amenities include a new hospital, the number #1 ranked school district in the state, churches, and Prince William Sound Community Campus. Valdez is regionally known for its Silver Salmon, Halibut, and Women’s Silver Salmon Derbies. It is ranked nationally as the snow capital of United States, and ranked #7 most outdoor cities in the U.S.

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