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The City of Valdez is accepting applications for a Capital Facilities Director. This is a full-time, exempt position overseeing the Engineering and Building Maintenance departments.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Under supervision of the City Manager, the Capital Facilities Director will be responsible to:

• Develop, implement & evaluate Capital Improvement & Major Maintenance Programs; develops scope of work to comply with City/State/Federal standards.

• Evaluate CIP/MM projects requirements to meet Federal/State mandates and resource availability.

• Consult with engineers, designers, attorneys, builders, land owners, contractors, City departments and other outside agencies regarding project scope.

• Serve as City CIP/MM program manager for both in-house and hired consultant teams, performs preliminary engineers, environmental permitting, ROW acquisition and delivery of final engineering designs as well as construction management of City capital projects.

• Reviews contracts and proposals for accuracy, completeness and compliance.

• Coordinate ongoing maintenance of all City Facilities, establishes maintenance priorities, develops resources & plans to execute priority projects.

Minimum Qualifications

 Bachelor Degree in Civil, Environmental or Mechanical Engineering from and ABET accredited University;

 5 years of increasingly responsible civil engineering design and construction experience with demonstrated capital project/program management experience in a municipal, state or related setting;

 Minimum of 3 years staff supervisory, budgetary and management responsibilities in a municipal, state or related setting.

 Successful candidate must be able to obtain a State of Alaska valid driver’s license. State of Alaska PE registration preferred OR must meet qualifications for registration as a PE with the Alaska State Board of Registration within on e year of hire if licensed in another state.

To be considered for an interview return a completed City of Valdez application, resume and cover letter highlighting your experience as it pertains to the Primary Duties and Responsibilities and Minimum Qualifications listed in the job description. Application package should be returned to City of Valdez, Attention Human Resources, PO Box 307/212 Chenega Drive, Valdez, AK 99686. Application and complete job description can be downloaded at the City of Valdez website

Pay range $97,327.64-$104,193.24 DOE/DOQ. Position is open until filled.

GIS Manager

City of Valdez Information Technology Department - Valdez, AK

SCHEDULE: Full-time, Exempt


CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled

The City of Valdez has an opportunity for a GIS Manager in the Information Technology Department. This hands-on position requires advanced level GIS experience deploying and integrating GIS at an Enterprise level combined with outstanding leadership, communication, presentation, customer service, and project management skills.

The ideal candidate will be a team player that is able to lead, as well as collaborate effectively, with users, colleagues, vendors, management, external agencies and communities. They should be comfortable with integrating GIS at an Enterprise level and leveraging its capabilities to assist city departments.

The ideal candidate has a background of progressively responsible experience implementing and integrating GIS applications including considerable progressively responsible GIS work experience. Familiarity with financial and public safety systems is a plus.

To be considered for this position qualified candidates must submit a completed application package that includes a City of Valdez application, resume & cover letter highlighting their GIS experience, salary requirements and supplemental questionnaire. To view the complete position description and to download the application and supplemental questionnaire for this position; please visit the City of Valdez website at



There is one (1) upcoming vacancy on the Ports & Harbors Commission due to term expiration. The individual appointed to this commission shall serve a three (3) year term, expiring June 30, 2020.

Interested citizens may apply online through City’s boards & commissions portal Paper applications may also be obtained at City Hall. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 P.M., Monday, June 12, 2017 for appointment by City Council on Tuesday,

June 20, 2017.

Description of Duties

The Port and Harbor Commission may recommend to the City Council policies relating to the city’s ports, harbors, and transportation issues including, but not limited to seaport, airport and land terminals. The Ports and Harbors Commission advises the City Council on the following areas of public interest and concern:

• Valdez small boat harbors: Development, design, operation, maintenance, tariffs and fees;

• Valdez port, including all docks: Development, design, operation, maintenance, tariffs and fees and stevedore services;

• Valdez airport: Development, design, operation, maintenance, tariffs and fees;

• Alaska Marine Highway: Equipment, schedules, services and docks;

• Integration of systems: General integration of the air, highway and water transportation systems with the general and industrial development of the city;

• Vehicles for hire, taxicabs, buses and limousines: Franchises, fares, routes and services;

• Hostler and cartage: Service and tariffs within the city limits.

Posted May 17, 2016

Allie Ferko

Deputy City Clerk


The Regulatory Commission of Alaska (Commission) gives notice that on May 11, 2017, GCI Merger Sub, Inc., a Delaware corporation, and General Communications, Inc. (GCI), an Alaska corporation, to be reorganized as GCI Liberty, Inc. filed an application to acquire a controlling interest in GCI Cable, Inc. (GCICI). GCICI is authorized to provide cable television service under Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) No. 143 (Sitka); No. 144 (Ketchikan); No. 156 (Juneau); No. 157 (Cordova); No. 158 (Wrangell/Petersburg); No. 164 (Nome); No. 168 (Kodiak); No. 191 (Valdez); No. 245 (Kotzebue); No. 246 (Bethel); No. 252 (Fairbanks); No. 261 (Anchorage, Palmer, Wasilla); No. 287 (Kenai/Soldotna); No. 367 (Seward); No. 378 (Ruby, Tanana, Whittier); and No. 401 (Homer). Docket No. U-17-032 was opened to address this matter.

GCI states that the proposed transaction is one in which the former holders of Liberty Interactive Corporation’s (LIC) Liberty Ventures common stock ultimately would, through a series of steps, acquire control of GCI through a reorganization in which certain Liberty Ventures Group assets and liabilities will be transferred to GCI in exchange for newly issued shares of reclassified Class A Common Stock and reclassified Class B Common Stock of GCI. In addition, in the course of the reorganization, GCI will be renamed “GCI Liberty.” Upon consummation of the proposed transaction, the former holders of LIC’s Liberty Ventures common stock will hold approximately 77 percent of the undiluted equity interests and 84 percent of the undiluted voting interests of GCI Liberty, and the former shareholders of GCI will own approximately 23 percent of the undiluted equity and 16 percent of the undiluted voting interests in GCI Liberty.

GCI further declares that GCI’s communications operating businesses will continue to operate as indirect, wholly-owned subsidiaries of GCI Liberty. G CI’s leadership team, brand, operations, and products and services for its operating companies will not change as a result of the proposed transaction, nor will its Alaska-based focus. GCI Holdings will remain headquartered in Anchorage. GCI Holdings and its subsidiaries will be the primary operating assets in GCI Liberty’s portfolio of assets.

Finally, GCI adds that the proposed transaction therefore involves a change of control as to the ultimate parent of GCICC but does not include the transfer or consolidation of any of GCICC’s facilities or plant in Alaska used to provide cable television service to subscribers.

The Commission has not assessed the completeness of the application. The Commission may determine whether the application is complete by June 2, 2017.

You may obtain information about this application by contacting either Mark Moderow, GCI Senior Counsel, at 2550 Denali Street, Suite 100, Anchorage AK 99503; phone: (907) 868-5600, or Michael S. McLaughlin, Guess & Rudd P.C., Attorneys for LIC at 1029 West Third Avenue, Suite 400, Anchorage, AK 99501; phone: (907) 793-2200. The complete filing is also available for inspection at the Commission’s office at 701 West 8th Avenue, Suite 300, Anchorage, AK 99501; phone: (907) 276-6222, or may be viewed at the Commission’s website at by typing Docket No. “U-17-032” in the Find a Matter search box.

To comment on this filing, please file your comments by 5:00 p.m., June 19, 2017, at the Commission’s address given above or via our website at:

Please reference Docket No. U-17-032 and include a statement that you have filed a copy of the comments with GCI at its address given above.

Individuals or groups of people with disabilities, who require special accommodations, auxiliary aids or service, or alternative communication formats, please contact Joyce McGowan at (907) 276-6222, toll-free at 1-800-390-2782, TTY (907) 276-4533 or send a request via electronic mail to by June 12, 2017.

DATED at Anchorage, Alaska, this 19th day of May, 2017.


Steven J. Kramer

Common Carrier Section Manager


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