The Community Development Planner is responsible to conduct initial and continuing planning efforts with tribes, including grant writing.  Facilitating the development of the plans such as the long-range transportation plan (LRTP), safety plan, and other relevant plans within the community development division.  This position may require extensive travel throughout the region as needed and includes extensive work outdoors.  Position is subject to Native Preference per P.L. 93-638.

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS: including the following. Other duties as assigned.

  • Facilitate planning efforts for the programs within the CDD such as the Long-Range Transportation Plan, TTP safety plan, and other relevant planning efforts.
  • Work with various village entities to identify and assess future projects and to communicate related issues and needs.
  • Work with various village, regional, and statewide entities to identify economic development and infrastructure projects.
  • Develop community maps to support program delivery for the CDD programs.
  • Perform NEPA environmental review for the HIP and facilitate 106 reviews for project locations.
  • Work with design engineer to satisfy NEPA compliance for PS&E documents.
  • Facilitate CEDS committee and workgroup meetings
  • Assist with the CEDS initiative evaluation process.
  • Maintain working relationships with appropriate entities (tribal, municipal, corporate, funding agencies, government agencies, etc.) that have a role in the planning and construction process, inventory, and mapping.
  • Document existing and future infrastructure needs utilizing maps and other available data gathering methods.
  • Maintain awareness of relevant village developments, including proposed or pending local, state, federal and other agency infrastructure projects that impact the village or surrounding area.
  • Assist AVCP staff and tribes identify potential funding sources and partnerships to leverage local resources.
  • Provide written and verbal updates and reports to the Tribal Council(s), Engineer(s), and Division Director.
  • Assist AVCP and tribes in grant writing Other duties as assigned.


The position requires the ability to carry out the noted essential job duties as outlined above. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the Family Service Center Administrator.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Must be willing to work flexible hours as needed. Trustworthiness is required.  This position is subject to Native


Preference per P.L. 93-638.


Associate degree (A.A) or equivalent from a twoyear College or technical school. B.A preferred in Rural Development, Business Administration, or a related field



Three to five years related experience and/or training Project management (construction and/or non- construction)

Proven record of obtaining and managing grants and reporting concrete outcomes Proven record of planning, organizing and coordinating activities.

Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment is required.

Must have strong written and verbal skills.

Fluency in Yup’ik or Cup’ik is strongly preferred. Aware of building codes pertinent to single family homes.

Strong interpersonal skills are required.

Familiarity with Yup’ik lifestyles is preferred



Prioritizes and plans work activities.

Uses time efficiently.

Plans for additional resources when needed.

Sets goals and objectives.

Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks.

Develops realistic action plans.


Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, the individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software, e-mail, calendaring software such as Outlook, and Project Management software such as Microsoft Project.  


This position is a Grade 5 and has a Salary Range of:  $48,981 – $73,471

Job Posting Expiration Date: July 10, 2022

We hope to have this position filled by date listed above, if no qualified applicant is hired we may advertise an additional 30 days.