$25.27-$45.55/hr., based on years of service.
Open until filled.
Funding is limited to 2 positions.
There are currently 9 vacancies:
- Chignik Bay
- Port Heiden
- Clarks Point
Determination of duty station will be based on the availability of qualified candidates for job sites.
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.
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.
Age requirement is 21 yrs. A strong interest in Public Safety. High-school diploma or GED and preferably post-secondary education. 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 challenging fifteen week 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. Must also be willing / able to participate in 2 week fire training and one week ETT training in order to meet established program goals and objectives, trooper law enforcement requirements or training set forth by Council.
Submit a VPSO Certification of Eligibility Form to BBNA Human Resources. (Found here: VPSO Certification Eligibility Form or request from HR). After eligibility is determined the applicant will then be provided with BBNA’s application for employment form and the Alaska Police Standards Council form F-3 Personal History Statement. A detailed background clearance, will be conducted by the AK. Dept. of Public Safety. The F-3 also requests information needed for the applicant to attend the DPS Academy if hired, in addition to questions routinely asked of BBNA job applicants. 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, citizenship or religious belief. A Medical Examination Report, (F-2) certified by an AK. licensed physician is required following offer of employment.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Explore the Department of Public Safety website, http://dps.alaska.gov/ast/vpso/about.aspx or contact Carla Akelkok, VPSO Program Manager at BBNA, 1-800-478-5257.