Village Public Safety Officer

Nanwalek, AK

Chugachmiut, the Native tribal consortium serving the Chugach Region, is recruiting for a:

Village Public Safety Officer (VPSO)

Location(s): Nanwalek, AK
Salary: DOE
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Employment Status: Full-Time
Number of Positions: One
Opening Date: 02/18/2022
Closing Date: Opened until filled


Dependent on funding from the State of Alaska for the VPSO program. Under direct supervision of the VPSO Coordinator, the community VPSO shall provide public safety services including the enforcement of state laws and local ordinances, participation in the development & emergency response to fire/medical, search & rescue, and participation in educational activities as related to public safety. Works closely with & reports to the VPSO Program Manager, the local village council, and the Alaska State Troopers.


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Successful completion of the TABE test at the 9th Grade level
  • EMT or ETT Certification or willingness to complete within six months of hire
  • Willingness to attend and complete all required training for CHP Certification

Hours Worked:

  • 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with one hour for lunch.
  • This is a full-time 37.5 hours per week, 1950 hours per year position.

Chugachmiut offers its employees a robust and comprehensive benefits package including:

  • 100% Employee paid benefits including medical, dental, and vision;
  • 50% Dependent coverage;
  • 401(a) Pension Plan with 8% company contribution;
  • 403(b) with Roth option;
  • Generous paid time off;
  • Subsidized gym membership;
  • And more!

Chugachmiut maintains a non-smoking, drug and alcohol-free working environment.

Moving Expenses:

Up to $5,000.00 for legitimate moving expenses per IRS regulations, for additional information on moving expenses, please visit the following:


Resumes not accompanied by Chugachmiut’s Application for Employment will not be accepted. Applications & position descriptions may be obtained by contacting Chugachmiut online at or by phone at (907) 562-4155.

For any questions, please e-mail


Chugachmiut participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with the Form I-9 information to confirm authorization to work in the United States once a candidate is hired. If E-Verify cannot confirm authorization to work, written instructions will be provided and an opportunity to contact the Department of Homeland Security or Social Security Administration for resolution.

This description is intended to describe the essential job functions and the essential requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a person so classified. Other functions may be assigned, and management may, with or without notice, add or change the duties at any time. Employees are employed “at will.”