The Kodiak Island Borough Community Development Department is accepting applications for the regular, full-time position of Associate Planner/Long Range Planning. This position performs professional level planning work including research, analysis, and problem identification to support long-range community planning. Duties include preparing reports for administrative appeals, variances, conditional use permits, appearance requests, rezones, subdivisions and code revisions; issuing zoning compliance permits; and providing a wide variety of information to the public on Borough land use regulations.
Kodiak: The Kodiak Island Borough was incorporated on September 24, 1963. It is a second-class borough with a manager form of government. Kodiak Island 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, less than 100 miles of mostly unpaved roads, 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 Planning and 3 years of community development planning experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Knowledge of principles and techniques of social, economic, and environmental impact analysis, subdivision review. Knowledge of state and local land use control and planning techniques; current state and federal legislation and programs affecting planning; and project management, including work program development and contract administration.