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Department of Transportation and Public Facilities
Human Resources
P.O. Box 112500 (mailing)
3132 Channel Drive
Juneau, Alaska 99811-2500
(907) 465-3911 Voice
(907) 465-3412 TTY

Workplace Alaska Jobs Hot Line
(800) 587-0430 (in-state callers)
(907) 465-4095 (out-of-state or Juneau callers).

Alaska DOT&PF’s History

The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) is headquartered in the capital city of Juneau. The mission of Alaska DOT&PF is to "Keep Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure."

The Alaska Road Commission, was created in 1905 as a board of the U.S. War Department. It was responsible for the construction and improvement of many important Alaska highways, such as the Richardson, Alaska, Steese, Elliot and Edgerton Highways, among others.

The commission was transferred to the Department of the Interior in 1932, and was absorbed by the Bureau of Public Roads, a division of the Commerce Department in 1956. DOT&PF was established on July 1, 1977, merging the former departments of Highways and Public Works. Today, responsibility for road development and maintenance in Alaska lies with our department.

DOT&PF designs, constructs, operates and maintains the state’s transportation infrastructure systems, buildings, and other facilities used by Alaskans and visitors. These include more than 5,600 miles of paved and gravel highways; 237 airports; 839 bridges; over 800 public facilities; 16 harbors; and a ferry system covering 3,500 nautical miles serving 33 coastal communities.

The department is administratively divided into three regions:

  • The Northern Region, headquartered in Fairbanks, is the largest, most geographically diverse, and maintains more centerline miles of highway, including all of the Alaska, Richardson, Taylor, Denali, and Dalton Highways and portions of the Parks and Glenn Highways.
  • The Central Region, headquartered in Anchorage, includes the state’s most urban areas, as well as some of the most remote villages on the Kuskokwim delta, the Alaska Peninsula, and the Aleutian Chain. Central Region maintains the Seward and Sterling Highways, as well as parts of the Parks and Glenn Highways.
  • The Southcoast Region, headquartered in Juneau, serves the coastal communities of Alaska encompassing a population of 98,000. Currently, only four Southcoast communities are connected to the continental highway system – Skagway, Haines, Hyder, and Valdez.

The Alaska Marine Highway System is headquartered in Ketchikan. From there, AMHS management directs the operation and maintenance of our fleet of nine vessels, ranging in size from the 181 ft. M/V Lituya to the 418 ft. M/V Columbia.

Alaska DOT&PF’s Purpose

Keep Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.
  • DOT&PF serves every Alaskan, every day
  • DOT&PF provides a safe and efficient transportation system for Alaska to thrive
  • DOT&PF provides Alaskans with access to goods, services, economic opportunities, each other and the world
Core Values
  • Integrity: Doing the right thing even when no one is watching. Doing what you say you are going to do
  • Excellence: Commitment to continually improve
  • Respect: Positive regard for customers, stakeholders, investors and colleagues
  • Safety: Commitment to safeguarding transportation systems and users while promoting a safety culture in the workplace
DOT&PF Vision

Moving beyond Alaska’s challenges while meeting Alaskans’ distinct transportation needs through trust, teamwork, and results

Weekly Featured Position

Equipment Operator, Journey 2
(Anchorage International Airport)

Open until November 28, 2022 5:00 PM Alaska

Salary: $31.68 per hour

Location: Anchorage, AK

Job Type: Full-time

Position Open To: Alaska Residents Only

Bargaining Unit: Labor, Trades and Crafts

NOTE: The advertised salary rate of $31.68 includes a Mission Critical Incentive Pay. The base hourly wage of the position is $24.37.

The incumbent is a full-time permanent. Keeps runways, taxiways, ramps and roads clear of snow and ice utilizing specialized construction and snow removal equipment. Applies sand and chemicals to maintain safe surfaces. Does asphalt maintenance; including painting, sealing, patching and sweeping. Does erosion and vegetation control; includes mowing, sloping, culvert maintenance and drainage work. Maintains airport security perimeter fencing, security signs and markers. Maintains general aviation facilities to include float slips, tie downs, gravel landing strip and lake surfaces. Assists with emergency response for aircraft incidents and crashes. (Provides transportation for evacuation of passengers and equipment support for security personnel). Assists with pollution control and spill containment. Performs all levels of general labor required to keep airport operational.

Anchorage International Airport (ANC) is an award-winning airport in many categories. Our team works as a cohesive unit to ensure the safety and smooth operation of the airport. Our airport receives every kind of aircraft including small general aviation up to the largest cargo aircraft in the world. Our mechanics maintain the most advanced equipment. We maintain the largest airport in the state of Alaska which is the 4th busiest cargo airport in the world. The ANC Airfield Maintenance Station is made up of 109 staff who work cooperatively to operate and maintain regulatory certification and compliance of this important FAR Part 139 and TSA 1542 airport and roads. This also includes the busiest seaplane base in the world.

Vacancies in this job class are filled through Union referral, except for promotions, demotions, transfers, and emergency appointments.

Questions? Contact Nick Ebell via email or 907-266-2425

The competency specification for this job class is available here

Note: Requires moderate physical labor which includes lifting and carrying weights up to 50 pounds.