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Permitting Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Juneau, Alaska
  • $26-$36 per hour
  • Posting End Date: December 31, 2022

Website Alaska Power and Telephone

Wage or Salary:
$26-$36 per hour

Alaska Power & Telephone is seeking a Permitting Specialist to assist in the administration of
power and communications utility environmental regulatory program requirements. Under the
direct supervision of the Permitting Manger, this role assists with regulatory permitting including
but not limited to FERC hydroelectric licensing, USACE wetlands and navigable waters
permitting, Alaska DEC Air Quality Control and water quality permitting, Spill Response action
plans, State and federal utility easement and land use permitting (ie. BLM, ADNR, Alaska Mental
Health Trust Lands, US Forest Service, UA lands). This position also prepares, and files one-time
and periodic reports required under regulatory programs and responds to information requests.
As a small utility we offer a diversity of experience. We work together to safely integrate
innovative new resources including renewables and broad-band communications systems,
address day to day operational issues, ensure system stability, work with community
stakeholders, address regulatory requirements and other such tasks. The successful candidate
will enter as a trainee under the existing Permitting Manager and after a training period will take
leadership in permitting and compliance for the company.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Assists with company environmental and public lands permitting and compliance
• Prepare and manage affiliated contracts and contractors
• Prepare and submit applications, information request responses, and reports
• Set up and improve monitoring, recordkeeping and reporting systems for new and
existing approvals
• Provide regulatory support for planning, construction, operation and maintenance of
AP&T projects and facilities
• Liaison with regulators, subject matter expert consultants, legal counsel, and AP&T team
members on projects, process, program requirements, risk, and proposed programmatic
• Arrange training and assist AP&T team members as needed
• Create and maintain regulatory files and records

Required Qualifications
• Post-secondary coursework physical sciences, engineering, or natural resources
• 3-5 years + related job experience
• Ability to self-motivate, manage time, plan projects, communicate with other team
• Efficient with Microsoft office, photo editing software and other similar basic computer
• Current passport and ability to travel to other locations, up to 10% of workload will
involve travel, which is reduced if in or near AP&T served communities.
• Ability to pass pre-employment background check and drug tests
• Mental flexibility, willingness to learn unfamiliar parts of the job and a positive attitude

Desired Qualifications
• 4-year degree in a relevant area of study.
• Familiar with isolated Alaskan communities and challenges of travel and planning
projects in the region.
• Extensive background in regulatory permitting, compliance, or enforcement.
• Familiar with Alaskan regulatory offices and personnel and entities regulating utilities
and other operators in the energy sector such as FERC
Physical Requirement of the Job:
• Work will be performed in a standard office environment with regularly scheduled
working hours
• Must be capable safely lifting of up to 30 pounds on occasion
• Occasional travel may be required
• Overtime may be required

The pay range for this position is $26.00 to $36.00 per hour and is DOE. AP&T offers a generous
benefit package including (but not limited to) a $5000.00 annual medical travel reimbursement,
up to $125 annual medivac insurance reimbursement and employee stock ownership options.
Recognition of our employees is important to AP&T’s values. We like to continuously show
appreciation and recognition within our teams. AP&T is a small non-union utility serving over
40 Alaskan communities and villages. For more information about our organization, please visit
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