City of Delta Junction/Delta Community Library
The City of Delta Junction is seeking a dynamic and experienced Library Director to manage the Delta Community Library at 2291 Deborah Street in Delta Junction, Alaska.
Responsibilities: The position reports to the City Administrator and exercises supervision over Library department and staff, to include all aspects of library management, budget and operation. Besides operation, the Director serves as a proactive community leader. The person holding it must be passionate about and thoroughly understand all aspects of a modern public library and be able to work with staff, volunteers, City administration, the Delta Library Association, the Delta Greely School District and various other funding partners, stakeholders and volunteers. The Director should also be creative and aggressive in seeking funding sources and in continually promoting and evaluating library services and programs. The job may include some evening and weekend hours.
- Minimum Qualification is a Bachelor’s degree in Librarianship or a course of study related such as Education, in accordance with the Alaska State Library guidelines for a Library Director in a community the size of Delta Junction. Master’s degree in Library Information Science preferred.
- Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the library field, sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions and to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, including one year of supervisory experience.
- Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Alaska for the type of vehicle or equipment operated is required.
Compensation: The starting salary range is $59,401 – $63,019, with placement based upon experience. The benefit package includes retirement and health insurance.
Application, with resume attached, should be brought to Delta Junction City Hall, at 2288 Deborah Street, Delta Junction, Alaska or mailed to City of Delta Junction, P.O. Box 229, Delta Junction, Alaska 99737, attn: City Administrator. Due to security risks, email attachments will not be opened. Do not email applications or resumes. Applications must be received by closing time (5:00pm) Monday, July 8, 2019.
The Community: Delta Junction, incorporated as a 2nd class city in 1960, is located at the junction of the Alaska Highway and the Richardson Highway. Ft. Greely, a U.S. Army base, is five miles south of the City; Fairbanks is 98 miles north. Delta has two medical clinics, two dentists, one pharmacy, one grocery store, two gas stations, four auto repairs, several restaurants, a sporting goods store, a powersports store, two banks, two building supply stores and a few State and Federal government offices (Fish & Game, Soil and Water Conservation, DMV, Alaska State Troopers) and several churches, as well as many home based businesses. There is a weekly newspaper (The Delta Wind http://www.deltawindonline.com/) and an online bulletin board (The Delta News Web https://deltanewsweb.com) that feature local weather, school sports, school lunch and community events. Delta High School operates KDHS radio at 95.5 FM which broadcasts school sports, City Council meetings and local events. A translator system broadcasts Public Radio and television (KUAC) and two Fairbanks commercial television stations. Internet and television are available through a variety of carriers from most, but not all, locations, depending on location, terrain and weather. The community has civic organizations and a Chamber of Commerce.
Population of the City is 1,200 people with areawide population closer to 5,000. The City of Delta Junction manages the community landfill, city park, Rest Haven Cemetery, ice rink, Delta Community Library and D-66 air strip. There are two volunteer fire departments, one emergency medical squad, all of who hold mutual aid agreements with Ft. Greely Fire Department and EMT squads. Delta Greely School District is a Rural Education Attendance Area, with separate elementary, junior high and high schools. The Delta Career Advancement Center provides university classes and distance education, test proctoring services and an annual Heavy Equipment Academy.
The greater Deltana area (where the Delta and Tanana Rivers meet) is known for hunting, fishing and many other recreational outdoor activities, including skiing, ice fishing, hiking, four wheeling, snow machining and more. The Trans Alaska Pipeline runs through the community and is visible at the bridge crossing the Tanana River eight miles north and at viewpoints to the south. Agriculture, game farming and gold mining are part of the area economy.
The US Army Alaska training area covers approximately 650,000 acres to the south and west of Delta Junction, to include training areas, the Cold Regions Test Center and the Ground-based Midcourse Defense missile system, which is operated by a National Guard unit. Locals who work on post have access to some facilities there, such as the swimming pool and Community Activity Center.
Annual temperatures can range from -40 F to +80 F and the Deltana area is known for its wind. The area is semi-arid arctic desert. On the average, there are 151 sunny days per year and 90 frost free days. The Tanana Valley is prone to strong winds.
The population of the Delta Junction-Ft. Greely area is diverse, with many languages, ethnicities and professions represented. Self-sufficiency and helping your neighbor are highly prized by residents.
For more information about Delta Junction – Ft. Greely area, some sites available are:
The State of Alaska provides this job information website.
Click on AK job bank and then Interior and look for Delta Junction job listings.
Delta Junction Job Center (Alaska Dept. of Labor)
P. O. Box 766, Delta Junction, AK 99737
Tel. (907) 895-3216
FAX (907) 895-3218
Job listings with America’s Missile Defense Agency.
The MDA also provides information for businesses
Boeing provides this information for job seekers.
Chugach Support Services
Chugach Support Services
560 East 34th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99503