The City of Valdez is soliciting applications for the position of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Director. This Director is responsible for managing all staff and functions of the City’s Parks and Recreation Department, the City’s Convention/Civic Center, and the Municipal Library. Sample duties include, developing and implementing long range plans; short-term program development; marketing and promotion of programs, activities and facilities; facility and parks maintenance, capital planning, and personnel supervision.
Applications can be obtained at Valdez City Hall or the City’s website, www.ci.valdez.ak.us/jobs. Send completed application, resume and cover letter addressed to City of Valdez-Attn HR, P.O. Box 307, Valdez Alaska, 99686. This is an FLSA Exempt position. Open until filled – Review begins May 18, 2018.
The City of Valdez is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Public Administration, Facility Management, or related field; plus five (5) years’ parks and recreation program experience or related public sector facility management with three (3) years’ supervisory experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Municipal government experience preferred.
Internal Number: 18.05
About City of Valdez
The City of Valdez, population 4,454, is located in South Central Alaska on Prince William Sound. It is a home rule city, operating under a Council-Manager form of government. Valdez’s distinguishing characteristics are the incomparable rugged beauty of its natural mountain-ringed setting, and its extremely high average annual snowfall of 320 inches (26 feet), the most of any city in the world at sea level.
The Valdez economy is dominated by transportation, mostly related to the transportation of crude oil. America’s northernmost ice free port, Port Valdez is a deep water fjord with depths of 750 feet. Valdez is the southern terminus of the Trans Alaska oil pipeline where approximately 20% of U.S. oil - 90% of West Coast oil - is transported through Port Valdez.
The City also has a developed tourism economy, with between 150,000 and 180,000 people visiting Valdez annually, primarily in the summer time. Sport fishing, sightseeing and commercial fishing are significant sectors of the economy. Valdez is also developing its winter tourism, promoting its winter sports as a result of its abundant snowfall. Heli-skiing is a fast growing sport in the Valdez area, and Valde...z is the birthplace of the World Extreme Skiing Championships. Abundant snowmobiling opportunities have also resulted in championship competitions in Valdez.