Summary Job Goal: 

Under the oversite and direction of the VPSO Sub-Regional Coordinator, the Regional VPSO will serve in an operational leadership position within the program. They will help support the supervisory responsibilities of the VPSO Manager or Sub-Regional Coordinator by ensuring that the Officers within their Sub-Region are supported via daily communications and visits to their officers’ communities throughout their sub-region and communities assigned. Must be willing to grow in the ranks to become a Commissioner appointed Regional Public Safety Officer.


Performance Responsibilities, including, but not limited to:

  • In addition to performing all the powers and duties of a VPSO defined in AS18.65.686, must be willing to accept supervisory responsibilities and duties as requested by AVCP
  • Must be willing to become a Field Training Officer and travel outside of traditional regional boundaries for the purpose of field training VPSO recruits and providing instruction at designated locations
  • Maintains daily communication with their assigned officers for any needs and/or assistance
  • Works with their Coordinator to develop work schedules of their officers to include TDY, 2on and 2 off travel.
  • Helps the VPSO Manager or Sub-Regional Coordinator assess equipment needs for assigned communities and maintains their Inventory Log.
  • Helps the VPSO Manager or Sub-Regional Coordinator in assessing their VPSO’s training needs and recommends training topics that would benefit their assigned officers.
  • Travel to villages within the region to orient city/tribal council members and residents.
  • Recruit and screen applicants for vacant VPSO positions
  • In cooperation with the governing body provide direction and support to his/her designated officers
  • Help the VPSO Manager or Sub-Regional Coordinator conduct annual evaluations
  • Works closely with the VPSO Manager or Sub-Regional Coordinator in all personnel matters that involve their assigned officers.
  • Maintain and protect privacy of confidential information.
  • Other duties as assigned


QUALIFICATIONS: Must have performed as VPSO for at least three years and received Department of Public Safety certification under AS 18.65.682.To perform this job successfully, the employee must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to successfully complete this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or GED required. Must hold a current Department of Public Safety VPSO certification signifying no disqualifications and all required training and experience have been met. Must be willing to gain the VPSO Sergeant, First Sergeant ranks, become a Field Training Officer, and become a candidate for a Commissioner appointed Regional Public Safety Officer. Must have proven leadership skills. Skilled in both written and verbal communication. Fluency in Yup’ik and English preferred. Must possess current Alaska driver’s license.

This position is based off the VPSO salary and has a minimum of:  $60,040.50

Job Posting Expiration Date:January 31, 2023

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