KODIAK COMMUNITY and BOROUGH
Situated in the northern Gulf of Alaska, just east of the Alaska Peninsula, Kodiak is the second largest island in the United States measuring more than 100 miles long and nearly 70 miles wide. Kodiak is home to about 13,000 people, and offers a charming small town atmosphere where residents take great pride and actively participate in their multicultural community.
The island’s temperate marine climate allows year-round outdoor fun to include the best in outdoor sport and recreational opportunities - with access to secluded beaches; extensive wilderness trails; and easy mountain hikes. Mountain climbing; cross-country skiing; boating; kayaking; bear viewing and whale watching are just a sampling of activities enjoyed by residents and visitors. Downtown offers retail and coffee shops; restaurants and museums; and one of Kodiak’s two scenic boat harbors. Commercial fishing; seafood processing; logging; recreational hunting and fishing; tourism and government make up the economy of Kodiak. The island boasts the nation’s largest Coast Guard base; a commercial rocket launch facility; one of the largest Travelifts in the world; and six wind turbines on Pillar Mountain, overlooking beautiful Kodiak City.
The Kodiak Island Borough is accepting applications for the position of Associate Planner/Long Range Planning in the Community Development Department. This is a regular, fulltime, non-exempt, union position.
The Community Development Department is responsible for a number of borough functions, the four primary functions being: administration of the Borough’s zoning and land use regulations, administration of the Borough’s subdivision/platting regulations, short and long-term planning on both an areawide and non-areawide basis, and the provision of technical expertise and administrative support to Borough boards and committees.
This position is part of the Community Development Department team and responds to inquiries regarding zoning, subdivision and real property codes, adopted plans, and other technical planning information; provides technical guidance and assistance in the issuance of required permits and the submission of applications for land use actions; performs analyses and other associated Planning & Zoning Commission, Parks & Recreation Committee, and Local Emergency Planning Committee activities; and participates in the development and implementation of various plans/grants. The position also provides technical advice and recommendations to the Manager, Assembly, Borough Committees, and advisory boards.
QUALIFICATIONS and EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s Degree in Planning and three years of community development planning experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
The successful candidate will possess knowledge of applicable Federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations and/or ordinances; planning and zoning principles; research methods; civics and public administration processes; and basic environmental, social and economic planning concepts and techniques; excellent community and interpersonal skills; and the ability to present and speak in public.