Finance Director

Organization: City of Unalaska, Alaska
Salary: Competitive salary and excellent benefits and no state income tax.
Close Date: Open until filled

Job Description:

Life is good in Unalaska, Alaska. The City is home to a thriving community of 4,768 creative, friendly, industrious people who enjoy excellent schools, low crime and no unemployment. Unalaska is located 50 miles from the Great Circle route and 800 miles southwest of Anchorage in the heart of the healthy and robust North Pacific/Bering Sea fisheries. Unalaska is the 12th largest city in Alaska and is a vibrant mix of industry and history connected by 27 miles of roads linking its port to its local businesses and thriving residential community. The City has one of the busiest and most prosperous stretches of coastline in Alaska. Its economy is based on commercial fishing, seafood processing, fleet services and marine transportation. The Port of Dutch Harbor is the only deep draft, ice-free port from Unimak Pass west to Adak and north to the headwaters of the Bering Straits. The port provides year-round protection for disabled or distressed vessels as well as ground/warehouse storage and transshipment opportunities for the thousands of vessels that fish or transit the waters surrounding the Aleutian Islands. Annually, more than 1.7 billion pounds of frozen seafood is shipped to domestic and export markets in North America, Europe and Asia thus making it the first in the nation in the quantity of catch landed and first or second in the nation in value of the catch for more than 20 years.

Unalaska has a Council-Manager form of government. The elected Mayor and City Council are responsible for the legislative functions of the City, developing overall vision, establishing policy, passing local ordinances and voting on budget appropriations. The City Council appoints a professional City Manager who oversees the administrative operations of the government, implements policies and advises the Mayor and City Council. City departments include the City Manager's Office, City Clerk's Office and the departments of Administration, Finance, Planning, Public Safety, Public Works, Parks, Culture and Recreation, Public Utilities and Ports and Harbors. The Cityís total FY-2013 budget is $66,720,426 of which $32,745,803 comprises the general fund and $4,853,719 supports enterprise funds. There are 147 full-time and 25 part-time employees.

The Finance Director reports to the City Manager and is responsible for the proper management of the Cityís twelve employee Department of Finance which performs the following functions: purchasing, payroll, budget, accounts payable, general accounting, utilities billing, controller/city treasurer, information systems and grants/fixed assets.

Requires a bachelorís degree from an accredited institution in accounting or a related field combined with at least 8 years of management level governmental experience including 3 years of financial management and 5 years of supervisory experience. Prefer a CPA and/or a graduate degree in finance, business or public administration. Other related combinations of education and experience will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Competitive salary and excellent benefits and no state income tax.

This position will remain open until filled: Please send a confidential resume with a cover letter and current salary without delay to:

Robert E. Slavin, President
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road A1
Norcross, Georgia 30071
(770) 449-4656 - Phone
(770) 416-0848 - Fax


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