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Alaska Native Program Manager

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Alyeska Pipeline
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Position Title:Alaska Native Program Manager
Salary Band:  N
Range:DOE(Salary will be determined based on experience, qualifications and attributes.)
Work Location & Schedule:AnchorageThis is a regular exempt Anchorage-based position on an urban schedule of a 40-hour week or 9/80-work schedule. Relocation benefits may apply.
Number of Positions:One (1) If you have already submitted a resume on the previous posting, there is no need to re-apply.
Recruiting Contact:Tracey Mueller, Employee Relations ManagerAlyeska Pipeline Service Company
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Minimum Qualifications:Applicant must meet or exceed these minimum job requirements to apply for this position.
  • Four (4) year degree or equivalent experience directly related to the job responsibilities may substitute for the education.
  • Five (5) years of related experience.
  • Broad knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures in discipline area.
  • Well developed leadership skills. 
  • Proven record of managerial success. 
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years involvement with Alaska Native Organizations
  • Advanced experience providing technical guidance to lower level staff and supervisors.
  • Experience in a corporate environment.
  • Strong technical writing and verbal communications skills
  • Proven ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Proven ability to deal positively with pressure and demanding internal/external clients
  • Ability to prioritize work and multi-task to meet critical schedules and deadline pressures while managing numerous assignments simultaneously
  • Proven project management skills
Accountabilities and Specific Requirements: This position reports to the Director of Human Resources (HR). The purpose of this position is to promote mutually beneficial relationships with good reputation and relations between Alyeska and the Alaska Native Community based on Section 29 of the Grant and Lease of ROW and the Alaska Native Utilization Agreement (ANUA).  The position’s main accountability is to develop, implement and maintain programs for employees and the community which will facilitate understanding of the Alyeska’s mission and vision.   

Accountabilities and Deliverables

  • Maintain and update ANUA as needed through amendments working with the Executive Team, Joint Pipeline Office primarily, as well as assistance from the Section 29 Advisory board on an as needed basis, with final approval from Owner companies.
  • Administer a $2.1M program with $750K in scholarships going to external organizations. 
  • Develop strategy to increase Alaska Native employee hire, and retention rates.
  • Represent the company to external stakeholders in the Alaska Native Community and business community with good reputation. 
  • Advisor and Subject Matter Expert on Section 29 for the company.
  • Manage the direction of Alyeska’s Native Utilization Agreement (Section 29).
  • Serve as liaison between the Alaska Native community and Federal/State agencies, including the Joint Pipeline Office (JPO).
  • Responsible for developing, hiring and maintaining the workforce renewal programs including the Building Foundations for Excellence Program (BFEP) and the Intern program (with five (5) authorized positions) annually. 
  • Overall accountability of Alyeska Summer Internship Program
  • Build Alyeska's reputation both internally and externally in administering the Alaska Native Program. 
  • Serve as Coordinator for the Section 29 Advisory Board and Blue Ribbon Panel member.
  • Meet with contractors, subcontractors and union representatives with employees working on TAPS to ensure their understanding and compliance with Section 29.
  • Increase Alaska Native awareness within the company and participation in the above listed programs.
  • Encourage mutual involvement in the Alaska Native Utilization Agreement with regional profit/non-profit organizations.
  • Develop strategies to advance the Alaska Native Program’s objectives and provide advice and training to Alyeska personnel regarding Alaska Native culture and diversity issues.
  • Set expectations, assess level of contribution, and motivate the APSC and contractor team members who work with the Alaska Native Program.
Knowledge,  Skills, and Abilities:
  • Analysis & Problem Solving            
  • Business Management                    
  • Contract Management                    
  • External Relations                           
  • Human Resource                           
  • Information Management                  
  • Interpersonal Communication          
  • Negotiations                                    
  • Personnel Management                 
  • Project Management                      
Contributor LevelManager
Expected Core Competencies:The successful candidate will be held to a detailed annual performance contract based upon the Expected Core Competencies listed below:
Professional and Technical Expertise
  • Demonstrates fundamental competence in discipline area
  • Maintains currency in technical knowledge areas required for successful work completion
  • Utilizes information and applies procedures to resolve problems
Business Acumen
  • Demonstrates awareness of business and budgetary strategies and issues 
  • Understands the financial implications of own actions
  • Understands business decision-making at Alyeska and how to add value to these decisions
  • Seeks to improve efficiencies of processes and procedures
Health, Safety, and Environmental Stewardship:
  • Participates in the Loss Prevention System®
  • Reports unsafe working conditions and operational problems
  • Checks safety of equipment and work area regularly
  • Follows safety, environmental and emergency response plan requirements and procedures
  • Satisfactorily completes safety, environmental, and other required training
  • Complies with laws and regulations, including company policies and procedures
  • Clearly conveys thoughts and ideas to others
  • Selects the best method of communication to avoid misunderstandings
  • Seeks to understand and respond to others appropriately
  • Seeks and responds appropriately to feedback
  • Supports opinions with relevant and accurate information
  • Treats all people with dignity and respect
  • Participates in activities that enhance understanding of people and differences
  • Seeks opportunities to gain a better understanding of diversity
  • Respects and values others’ differences in experiences and cultural backgrounds
  • Models high standards of ethical behavior
  • Adheres to codes of conduct
  • Accepts responsibility for personal behaviors and for meeting work commitments
  • Demonstrates personal commitment to team goals and teamwork
  • Seeks to promptly and appropriately resolve issues with others
  • Embraces and effectively adjusts to change
  • Works effectively and constructively with team members
  • Understands the importance of contributing to team success
  • Willingly shares information and ideas with other team members
 Pre-Employment Drug Screen Testing Alyeska Pipeline Service Company (APSC) requires pre-employment drug testing utilizing hair test collection for all positions. The preferred collection site is from the head (approximately 1/2 inch of hair length necessary).   Head hair testing provides an approximate 90 day window of detection that checks for illegal drug use.  In addition, for Department of Transportation covered positions, APSC will also utilize urinalysis testing. Any positive drug test makes you ineligible for APSC employment. 
Employment Verification using E-Verify Federal Law requires all employers to verify identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.  Alyeska Pipeline Service Company participates in E-Verify.
TWIC This position may include working in Alyeska’s Valdez Marine Terminal (VMT), a regulated facility, and the employee hired to work on the VMT or to provide emergency support or other approved work for the VMT will be required to have a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).  For more information about this Federal credential access the Web site listed below.  The successful candidate for this job will be notified if a TWIC will be required and will then be responsible for enrolling and obtaining a TWIC prior to their hire date.

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