The Kodiak Island Borough Engineering & Facilities Department is accepting applications for the regular, fulltime position of Solid Waste Manager/Environmental Specialist. This position is directly responsible for the overall management and implementation of the Borough Solid Waste Management Plan and Leachate Treatment Plant activities. Direct responsibility for landfill/baler operations, personnel, and budget. Administers contracts for solid waste services including recycling, collection, and construction. Acts as liaison with federal, state and local agencies regarding EPA, OSHA, DEC and DOT requirements, and assures timely application and compliance with all required regulatory permits.
Kodiak is the second largest island in the United States. Situated in the northern Gulf of Alaska, just east of the Alaska Peninsula, the Kodiak Island Archipelago is home to about 14,000 people, and 3,000 of the world’s largest brown bears. Despite the island’s isolation, residents enjoy a cosmopolitan lifestyle. Downtown boasts shops, galleries, restaurants, coffee shops, museums, and our scenic boat harbor. Commercial fishing and seafood processing, logging, recreational hunting, fishing, tourism and government make up the economy of Kodiak. The island is also home to 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. Kodiak offers the best in outdoor sport and recreational opportunities with access to secluded beaches, extensive wilderness trails, and easy mountain hikes.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience directly related to the area assigned, including three (3) years of supervisory experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
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 seven departments, with 43 full-time employees. Municipal powers include Area-wide: education; taxation; planning; health; Non-Areawide: parks & rec; solid waste; Economic Development; Building inspections; animal control; Service Areas: Roads; Fire & Emergency Services; Street Lighting; Water & Sewer. Excellent benefits package.