Special Projects Coordinator

Special Projects Coordinator
City of Homer
 Homer, Alaska
Job Description

This is an exciting time to work with the City of Homer!

Homer is a full service city located at the end of the road system on the Kenai Peninsula. We are growing up as a city and have ambitious goals for the future. In March 2022 the Homer City Council completed a very productive visioning exercise which led to the identification of a series of impactful projects that will make a difference in how Homer grows into the next decade. In April of 2022, the Council approved funding for two Special Project Coordinator positions to work with the City Manager in pursuing these goals. If you're excited about local government, municipal modernization, and transformative change, this is a fantastic opportunity to join a team that feels the same way.

Experienced local government professionals are strongly favored. Alaska experience is preferred but not required. Individuals with municipal finance and city planning skills are highly desired. Someone with strong data visualization skills would be a very exciting prospect.

*** The positions are eligible for remote, hybrid, and in-person working arrangements. Full and part-time applicants considered.

*** Hourly wage will increase 7% due to Cost of Living Adjustment Effective July 1, 2022 wage will be $32.11 - $46.98 DOE

Types of positions that may have the right skills to step into these positions: Management analyst; Senior Planner; Finance Director; Financial and Policy Analyst; Program Manager; Project Manager; Capital Projects Manager; Deputy City Manager; Assistant to the City Manager; Economic Development Manager; Community Development Director; Grant manager


Conducts special project initiatives at City Manager request. Type of projects may include, but are not limited to: researching and writing grants; developing fiscal policy; analyzing city financial information; managing projects and/or programs; updating planning documents; rewriting sections of the zoning code; setting up new software programs and migrating data; human resource-related projects; support to capital projects and budgeting; etc. Completes analysis, studies and reports on special projects as assigned by City Manager.


  • Works collaboratively on projects with the City Manager, City leadership team, appointed commissioners/board members, the Mayor, and City Council.
    Performs research, analysis, studies and prepares reports on special projects as assigned by City Manager.
  • Manages projects and programs as assigned by the City Manager, and, as the City's point of contact on assigned projects, coordinates projects through systematic project management approach: conception, team selection, scheduling, monitoring, completion and evaluation.
  • Assists departments in preparation of the City's Capital Improvement Program and Legislative Request. Compiles, analyzes and presents information to the Council through the City Manager.
  • Serves as City Manager's representative at city functions, committee and task force meetings as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by City Manager.


Five years' experience in local government, special project initiatives, city planning, government finance, or related field. Bachelor's degree required. Proficiency with computers and publishing programs. Extensive knowledge and ability to research and plan, mobilize resources, project monitoring and community relations. Requires well developed writing and public speaking skills, judgment and tact in maintaining effective relationships with public and various agencies.


Requires independent judgment to formulate innovative techniques, presentation methods, etc. Responsible for accuracy and clarity of reports and plans. Activities are a moderate source of potential liability to the City. Develops procedures, plans, and strategies at a city-wide level. Moderate budget expenditure authority on unit level.




High frequency of contact with key City personnel, government officials, state and federal agencies concerning the capital improvement program and economic development issues. High frequency of attendance at public meetings. Moderate frequency of contact with the general public. Moderate frequency of contact with key service personnel.


Office environment. Travel to and/or digital attendance at evening meetings required.