Engineering Jobs

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The Department of Transportation & Public Facilities has several employment opportunities available in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau. The positions are in the Engineering Assistant, Engineering Associate, Engineer and Technical Engineer classifications.

Typically the work consists of the technical design and development of highway, airport, harbor and ferry terminal projects ranging in value from $50,000 to over $10,000,000. The work is unique, requires limited travel, and some of the jobs serve in a statewide function.

Salary varies by classification. Full-time employment with the State of Alaska includes competitive benefits such as medical, dental, vision and life insurance, eleven (11) paid holidays annually, two (2) days personal leave accrual monthly, two (2) retirement plans and other optional benefits. The State of Alaska offers an extended variety of training opportunities and keeps current with ever changing technological issues.

Match your qualifications with our stimulating and rewarding employment opportunities. Come join our team. You will work on some of the most complex environmental and infrastructure rehabilitation projects in Alaska.

Out of State Recruitment

These positions are also posted on the State of Alaska's on-line hiring system, WorkPlace Alaska.

Application Process

The department has a variety of engineering positions in multiple engineering disciplines. Specific vacancies are advertised on the State of Alaska on-line hiring system, WorkPlace Alaska.

Apply on-line at or call the Workplace Alaska Jobs Line at (800) 587-0430 or (907) 465-4095/4430 for a hard copy application. Individuals needing accommodation may call Relay Alaska at (800) 700-8973 (TTY/TDD).


Alaska’s estimated 2004 population of 655,000 residents is about 0.2 percent of the total US population of 297 million. Alaska has the lowest population density of all the states, with only one person per square mile. The US average is 74 persons per square mile.


Land Area and Ownership

Alaska consists of 365 million acres of land, of which the state owns about 100 million, Native corporations own 44 million, and the federal government owns 219 million. Slightly more than 1 million acres are in private ownership.


Compass Points

The farthest north point is Point Barrow, the farthest west is St. Lawrence Island, and by virtue of crossing the 180th meridian, the Aleutian Chain island of Semisopochnoi is the farthest east point in the nation.


Geographic Extent

From north to south, Alaska measures about 1,420 miles, and from east to west it measures about 2,500 miles. Superimposed over a map of the United States, Alaska stretches from Savannah, Georgia to Santa Barbara, California, and with Point Barrow somewhere in Minnesota.


Alaska’s Coastline

Point to point, Alaska’s coastline is 6,640 miles long, but adding up the multitude of islands, inlets and bays, the shoreline totals nearly 34,000 miles.


State Government

Alaska has the smallest bicameral legislature in the nation, with a Senate of 20 members and a House of Representatives of 40. Total state workforce is about 18,000.

The state budget in recent years runs about $7 billion from all sources. Approximately one-third of the budget derives from the state’s general fund revenues, of which about 80 percent come from royalties and taxes on North Slope crude oil production.

The Alaska Permanent Fund, which passed the $30 billion mark in 2005, produces income that is distributed to every eligible Alaskan in the form of an annual dividend.

The State of Alaska is an equal employment opportunity employer and supports workplace diversity. Individuals requiring accommodation may call 800-587-0430 x/800-770-8973 TTY/TDD (Relay Alaska).