Job Details

City of Unalaska, AK
Job Description

Open Date: June 16, 2020
Close Date: July 20, 2020

Hiring Wage: $45.35 - $48.11 / hourly

The City of Unalaska is accepting applications for the position of Utility Lineman Chief in the Department of Public Utilities. Located in the central Aleutian Islands, Unalaska, Alaska is a multicultural coastal community of approximately 4,500 full-time residents and is home to the number one commercial fishing port in the United States, the International Port of Dutch Harbor.

The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification. Shown are duties intended to provide a representative summary.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Under the direction of the Director of Public Utilities this position supervises the line crew with the purpose of ensuring that electricity is furnished to all City of Unalaska consumers in an efficient and cost effective manner.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Comprehensive knowledge of principles and practices as applied to electrical systems and plans. Ability to establish productive professional working relationships, both within the departments and the public. Ability to establish a good team environment, provide supervision, and prepare and conduct meetings of the line crew. Must be proficient in primary and secondary field engineering designs with input from the crew, including capital improvement projects. Ability to perform other duties such as tracking on-going projects, maintaining capital project files, updating electrical plans, meeting with the public and contractors, ordering equipment to include transformers and sectionalizing cabinets, and tracking inventory. Must be proficient with radio communications and able to coordinate from sub-station with line crew and Powerhouse during power outages. Ability to understand and monitor underground electrical distribution systems and equipment for replacement and/or repair and sign off on all electrical components of capital projects. Must be able to operate standard electrical equipment, testers, and instruments. Proficient in planning, organizing, directing, problem solving, and utilizing Windows environment including word processing, spreadsheet and database software. Must maintain confidentiality and have knowledge of or the ability to learn and comply with all required OSHA safety regulations, safety standards set by the City, the State of Alaska, and the National Electric Safety Code.

High school diploma or equivalent required; combinations of education and experience will be evaluated on an individual basis.
Required to have completed four (4) years’ electrical apprentice program and/or five (5) years’ experience in electric distribution.
Experience in electrical engineering design preferred.
Required to have minimum three (3) years’ supervisory experience.

Must be at least 18 years of age.
Required Journeyman Lineman Certificate of Fitness from the Alaska Department of Labor or the ability to obtain one within six (6) months of hire.
Required to have, or be able to obtain, an Alaska CDL Class “B” within 90 days of hire
Ability to pass all required pre-employment testing i.e. Criminal background history and random drug testing.
Must be eligible to work in the US; required by Federal Law if hired to complete an Employment Eligibility Verification form (I-9).
Required to work occasional emergency or non-traditional hours and or call outs.
Ability to work in all types of weather including dust, snow, darkness and cold.
Must maintain active and current certifications and licensing for the duration of employment.

Moving Expense up to $5,000 taxable plus one (1) way airfare including one (1) dependent (refer to IUOE for details)
Travel allowance $2,000 every year on your date of hire.
Medical premium 100% employer paid (employee & dependents)
Free LifeMed membership for employee and dependents / Paid Time Off starting at 16 hours per month
Free Parks, Culture and Recreation membership (employee only)
Up to 100% Tuition Reimbursement (must be taken while employed; refer to Title III for details)
Eligible for PERS retirement.

TO APPLY: Submit a City of Unalaska Application, CDL and Voluntary Self Disclosure Form. All necessary forms are available at City Hall, Administration Department at 907-581-1252, or by downloading at Return completed forms by emailing to or by fax at 907-581-4469.

Job Details
$45 - $48
Job Function:
Division Manager
Position Type:
Full Time
City of Unalaska
PO Box 610
Unalaska, AK 99685-0610
United States
Population: 4,500
Form of Government: Council-Manager

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