Human Resources

Our Mission: To attract and retain a high quality, and diverse workforce that reflects and protects the high standards of the public we serve - working together to promote a culture of excellence.

WORKING FOR THE CITY OF SOLDOTNA Work in local government is meaningful and challenging. Every day is an opportunity to make a difference in our community. At the City, we provide vital services like road maintenance, clean drinking water, public safety, parks & recreation, and a public library.

City of Soldotna employees have a long-term commitment to our community, a shared vision for collaboration, growth and innovation, and a commitment to public service. Soldotna’s stable financial footing allows the municipality to be innovative and forward thinking, while maintaining high-quality services and amenities that our residents rely on.

We are always looking for talented, creative, hard working, community-minded individuals to join our team!

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COMPETITIVE PAY & GENEROUS BENEFITSThe City of Soldotna offers competitive wages and great benefits for regular employees, including high-quality affordable healthcare, retirement and investment accounts, paid time off, and health and wellness benefits.

Benefits for Regular Full-Time Employees
Benefits for Regular Part-Time Employees
Benefits for Regular Full-Time Public Safety Employees Association (PSEA) Employees

STABLE EMPLOYMENT & WORK-LIFE BALANCEThere is a steady demand for the services provided by the city, which offers job stability for our employees. Working at the city provides for a great work-life balance, with generous personal leave, 11 paid holidays each year, and the option for flexible scheduling.

TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENTThe City encourages employees to pursue ongoing training and professional development, and offers paid opportunities to attend conferences, earn certifications, and receive further training and education.

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SOLDOTNA IS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE, WORK & PLAYSoldotna is located in Southcentral Alaska on the Kenai Peninsula, in an area referred to by locals as ‘Alaska’s Playground.’ The city sits along the banks of the world-renowned Kenai River, famous for its sport-fishing and outdoor recreational opportunities. Soldotna is also located on the western edge of the vast Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, a protected area spanning nearly 2 million acres and home to bears, moose, caribou, sheep, and many fish and bird species. Around 4,200 residents (1,800 households) live within Soldotna’s 7.4 square mile footprint, with approximately 15,000 additional residents living in nearby surrounding areas. Soldotna serves as a service, retail, educational and recreational hub for the broader region. Residents and visitors have access to top notch healthcare services, numerous shopping and dining amenities, and a wide variety of year-round outdoor recreation opportunities in every direction, including fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, berry picking, birding, wildlife viewing and more. The City of Soldotna boasts 11 parks - four with Kenai River access - and many maintained trails for walking, hiking, biking, running, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. Summers in Soldotna are beautiful with long hours of midnight sun, and our winters are relatively mild and generally snowy. Soldotna has a strong sense of community and is alive with activity throughout the year. A diverse cross section of community organizations ensure that our residents can choose from athletic events, scholarly talks and round-table discussions, film screenings and movie nights, and year round arts and food markets. Many local establishments offer evening bands and entertainment, and there is always live music at our many community festivals. 

CITY GOVERNMENTSoldotna is a home rule city, operating under a manager plan of government. The City Manager, appointed by a majority vote of the City Council, is the Chief Administrative Officer and administers the government of the city in accordance with direction and policies established by the City Council. The Soldotna City Council is the legislative body and is comprised of six members, all of whom are elected at large to designated seats. The office of Mayor is an elected position who serves as the ceremonial head of government, executing official City documents on authorization of the governing body. City of Soldotna services also include Economic Development and Planning, Public Works, City Clerk, Parks and Recreation, Airport, Library, Human Resources, Building Permits and Inspections, Streets and Maintenance, Police, Utilities, and Finance.

The City of Soldotna accepts applications and resumes for current open positions only. We do not accept or keep unsolicited resumes or applications. For more information, contact Human Resources at or 907-262-9107. The City of Soldotna is an EEO Employer.  Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws: Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
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