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City & Borough of Juneau Director of Mountain Operations (24-0395) in Juneau, Alaska

*Eaglecrest is seeking an experienced Ski Industry Professional to join our team as the Director of Mountain Operations that will value teamwork, be willing to be a hands-on Manager with a progressive mind set and a can-do attitude.*

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR** Under general supervision of the Ski Area Manager, plans, directs, coordinates the activities of staff in the Snow-making, Grooming, Lift Maintenance, Vehicle Maintenance, Power Generation and Water Works Divisions of the Eaglecrest Ski Area. The Director of Mountain Operations in collaboration with the General Manager and Senior Staff will assist with planning and execution of Capital Projects and infrastructure improvements. Eaglecrest is embarking on a major expansion into year around summer operations with the installation of a new fixed grip pulsing Gondola. We are looking for someone that is excited to participate in this legacy project and drive the success of this expansion by supporting our contractors and looking for opportunities to recruit and train and mentor new staff to maximize this opportunity. Previous experience with heavy machinery, capital projects, lift maintenance/construction and snow-making operations are desired.

THE BENEFITS OF JOINING OUR TEAM Eaglecrest is one of the few community owned ski areas in North America and is Alaskas second-largest ski area. Juneau is a small community of 30,000 people that is passionate about their outdoor life-style especially skiing and snowboarding. Being a smaller community ski area, you will have an opportunity to interface and develop strong relationships with many community members during the winter months.

WORKING HOURS AND LOCATION You will be working out of the Maintenance Shop at Eaglecrest Ski Area. During the winter season you will typically be working Wednesday through Sunday 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. Overtime will be mandatory during holiday periods. The summer season will offer more flexibility on scheduling.

DESCRIPTION OF WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING You will be responsible for providing smooth consistent Mountain Operations by ensuring that the equipment is properly maintained, and staffing levels are adequate and proper training programs are in place. At times, you will have to plow snow in the parking lot, assist with snow-making operations, help fix chair lifts, perform light carpentry, run heavy machinery, and work outside in heavy rain. You will be part of the senior administrative team, regularly collaborating to meet our daily, as well as long-term goals by developing creative solutions to problems that arise throughout the operating day. You should be adaptable and able to pivot on a moments notice due to weather, equipment or staffing challenges. You should enjoy living the rural remote Alaskan lifestyle.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education:Graduation from high school or the equivalent.
  • Experience: Six (6) years of construction, engineering experience; or ski industry maintenance/repair experience.
  • AND Two (2) years of experience supervising staff (this may be concurrent with experience above).
    • Substitution:A Bachelors Degree from an accredited college in Engineering, Construction Management, or related field may substitute for four (4) years of the required experience. *No substitution for the required supervisory experience.
  • Licenses/Other:Valid Alaska Driver's license at time of appointment and for continued employment.
  • Current Small Treated Certification issued by the State of Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation within one year of appointment.
  • Must be able to work in high places, in adverse weather conditions, long hours, and be able to shovel snow for extended periods of time.

EEO Statement The City and Borough of Juneau complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternativ communication formats, please call (907) 586-5250 or TTY: Alaska Relay 711 or 1-800-770-8973, or correspond with the Department of Human Resources and Risk Management at employment@juneau.gov or 155 Heritage Way, Juneau, AK 99801. The City and Borough of Juneau is an equal opportunity employer.

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