Village Public Safety Officer

Job Description

Determination of duty station is based on the availability of qualified candidates.   Duty stations will be filled on a “first come first serve” basis.    

There are currently nine vacancies:     

  • Aleknagik
  • Chignik Bay   
  • Clarks Point
  • Ekwok
  • Iliamna/Newhalen
  • Levelock 
  • Manokotak
  • New Stuyahok
  • Nondalton
  • Port Heiden
  • Togiak (2)                                                                                                                     

Determination of duty station will be based on the availability of qualified candidates for job sites. Duty stations will be filled on a “first come first serve” basis.

OBJECTIVE: Provides a “First Response” to public safety emergencies such as search and rescue, fire protection, emergency medical assistance, crime prevention, basic law enforcement, and follow up written reports

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidate(s) must demonstrate their ability to accomplish the Essential Job Results stated in the detailed job description. Interested candidates should ask for a copy. Job knowledge / documentation required: Age requirement is 21 yrs. A strong interest in Public Safety. A non-official copy of your High-school diploma or GED, and a copy of your birth certificate, passport, or citizenship paperwork. Ability to complete legible written reports within critical timelines. Candidates who are selected for interview will be asked to submit a writing sample during the interview process. Familiarity with lifestyles and cultures in remote Alaska villages. 

Training & Time Commitments: Candidates must be willing and able to complete a 16 week ALET curriculum at the VPSO Training Academy in Sitka AK as scheduled by the Dept. of Public Safety. VPSO’s released from the Academy prior to graduation other than for medical reasons or family emergencies may not continue employment. You must also be willing and able to participate in other required training in order to meet established program goals and objectives, trooper law enforcement requirements or training set forth by Council.

Wage: $33.79-$62.94/hr., based on years of service. EEO. OPEN UNTIL FILLED.  FOR MORE INFORMATION: Explore the Department of Public Safety website,  or contact Human Resources, at BBNA. 1-800-478-5257.

APPLICATION PROCESS:  Submit a VPSO Certification of Eligibility Form to BBNA Human Resources. After eligibility is determined the applicant will then be provided with BBNA’s application for employment form. Once completed the applicant form you will then be asked to complete a Criminal Records Information Waiver. You will also be required to have Finger Prints taken (2 cards), and complete the CJIS Security Addendum Form and the Personnel Security Clearance and User Agreement Form. A detailed background clearance, will be conducted by the AK. Dept. of Public Safety. Truthful and full completion of these forms is necessary. The application will be evaluated by BBNA without regard to the applicant’s race, sex, age, color, ethnic or national origin, cultural affiliation, or religious belief.  A Medical Examination Form, certified by an AK. licensed physician is required following offer of employment. 

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