Job Details

City Administrator
City of Thorne Bay, AK
Job Description

Thorne Bay, pop. 524, is a friendly island community located in the heart of the pristine wilderness of the Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska. Thorne Bay is just 47 air miles northwest of Ketchikan on the east coast of Prince of Wales Island. It is a full-service community with dependable and regular air service and ferry transportation to and from the island, with float plane service directly to Thorne Bay. Mild winters and cool summers allow for residents and visitors to enjoy an abundance of outdoor recreational activities. Thorne Bay is a fisherman's paradise and offers saltwater sport fishing, as well as freshwater stream and lake fishing.

With a FY 2020 budget of approximately $1.5 million, the City of Thorne Bay is a full-service city with a workforce of 10 full time employees and 1 part time employee. The City operates under a Strong Mayor/Council form of government. The Mayor is the chief executive officer of the City and delegates authority to the City Administrator. City departments include: Administrator, City Clerk, Finance Officer, Accounts Receivable/Customer Service, Public Works, Water Utility, Sewer Utility, Solid Waste, Streets & Roads, Harbor, Parks & Recreation, Planning & Zoning, Emergency Services, and Law Enforcement.

The City Administrator, acting as the Chief Administrative Officer at the direction of the Mayor, oversees the day-to-day operations of the city and ensures that all functions of the city are carried out efficiently and effectively. The City Administrator directs, administers, and coordinates the activities and functions of the various city offices, departments, commissions and boards in implementing the requirements of city ordinances and the policies of the City Council.

A bachelor’s degree in public administration, business, or related field, and a minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible senior management experience in municipal government, or other governmental agencies directly related to municipal government, is required. Any combination of education and experience which would provide the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge, and ability to perform the job may substitute.

For a complete position profile and to apply online, visit Prothman at, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. To apply, click on "Apply Online" and follow the directions provided. For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Thorne Bay is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: December 8, 2019 (open until filled).

Job Details
$60,000 - $85,000
Job Function:
Chief Administrator (City, County, Town Manager)
Position Type:
Full Time
No preference
City of Thorne Bay
PO Box 19110
Thorne Bay, AK 99919
United States
Population: 524
Form of Government: Mayor-Council