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Occupational Licensing Examiner (PCN 2040M)

Occupational Licensing Examiner (PCN 2040M)

Occupational Licensing Examiner (PCN 2040M)

State of Alaska
Juneau, AK

Job details

Job Type

- Full-time


The Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development
Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing
is recruiting continuously to fill multiple Occupational Licensing Examiner positions.

Telework Option:
This position is well-suited to teleworking. During the initial training period, the successful incumbent will need to be in the workplace. However, after the incumbent has demonstrated success in the position, teleworking is a possible option.

What you will be doing:

In this position you will be performing a spectrum of assignments necessary to receive, examine, recommend and/or approve applications for licensure to ensure only qualified and competent individuals are able to offer services to the public of the State of Alaska. This staff member will do considerable amounts of data entry within our division database and maintain applicant/licensee files in a variety of formats. Our licensing examiners are the primary point of contact for the public and serve as liaison between the division and applicants, licensing boards, professional associations, and a multitude of federal, state and local agencies.

Our organization, mission and culture:
The mission of the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing is to ensure that competent, professional and regulated commercial services are available to Alaska consumers.

Our work is guided and informed by our beliefs and commitments to:

  • Respect - we respect people, value diversity and are committed to equality
  • Participation - we value and recognize the contributions of our staff
  • Quality - we strive for excellence through focus and attention to detail
  • Openness - we are committed to a culture of teamwork and a willingness to think outside of the box
The benefits of joining our team:
We foster personal growth, independent work, and exceptional judgement. Our office offers a fun, team oriented atmosphere with a strong emphasis on providing excellent customer service.

Where you will be working:
This position is located on the 9th floor of the State Office Building in beautiful downtown Juneau and overlooks the Gastineau Channel. Our daily working environment is challenging and extremely busy with a high volume of customer contact. Our staff is highly focused with exceptional attention to detail.

Positions with the State of Alaska offer paid leave accrual, paid holiday leave, a comprehensive retirement plan, and a competitive health, vision, and dental plan.

Who we are looking for:
To be successful in this position a candidate will need the following core competencies:

  • Skill in data entry, database programs, and standard work processing software to include methods of data recording, storage, and retrieval.

  • Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy, organizing time and materials efficiently, thinking critically and problem solving.

  • Ability to gather and analyze data, reason logically and accurately, comprehend written material, identify discrepancies or inaccuracies in data, research answers and make corrections.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, orally and in writing, to a variety of individuals in simple, understandable and precise terms.

  • Ability to learn, interpret, apply and explain complex and varied State and Federal statutes and regulations, policies and procedures relevant to the division, licensing programs and program procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

One year of technical or paraprofessional experience in an administrative field or in permit or license application review. Qualifying experience includes work such as examining, approving, and processing license applications; applying established regulations, requirements, procedures, and operations; reviewing the accuracy and completeness of routine documents; researching current accounts and source documents; assisting in the preparation of reports reflecting the examinations made, discrepancies noted, and the corrections needed; and/or researching federal and state laws and regulations. The required experience includes work such as Accounting Technician 1, Administrative Assistant 1, Insurance Licensing Examiner 1, PFD Technician 2, Wage-Hour Technician, or similar job classes with the State of Alaska or the equivalent elsewhere.
Two years of advanced level clerical experience or providing secretarial or administrative support with an agency executive such as a deputy or assistant commissioner, division director, or executive director of a board or commission. The required experience includes work such as Executive Secretary 1, Office Assistant 2, Motor Vehicle Customer Service Representative 1, Secretary, or similar job classes with the State of Alaska or the equivalent elsewhere.

Post-secondary education from an accredited college may be substituted for either technical/paraprofessional or clerical experience (3 semester/4 quarter hours equal one month).

Additional Required Information

Cover Letter:
Please attach a separate, professional cover letter to your application before submitting it online or, if unable to attach to your application, fax it to the contact number provided in the job posting.

Your cover letter should:
  • Be professionally written and include proper format, grammar, spelling and punctuation;
  • Explain how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position; and
  • Specifically address how your education and work experience meet the desired core competencies as listed above.
Your cover letter will be used to help determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process. If you do not attach a separate, professional cover letter, you will not move on to the interview phase.

Documents to be Attached to the Application:
  • A professional cover letter, completed per the instructions above
  • Post-secondary transcripts, if using to meet the minimum qualifications
Documents Needed at the Time of Interview:
If you are selected to advance to the interview phase of the recruitment process, you must provide the following at the time of the interview (if not already attached to your application):

  • Three (3) professional references who have had supervisory responsibility over you along with daytime contact numbers
  • Copies of your three most recent performance evaluations (if not attached to the application)

Teleworking Option:
This position is well-suited to teleworking. During the initial training period, the successful incumbent will need to be in the workplace. However, after the incumbent has demonstrated success in the position, teleworking is a possible option.


All positions may require infrequent travel for board meetings within the state and national conferences for no more than one week at a time.

If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials if used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position. Transcripts must be attached at the time the application is submitted.

Work Experience:
If using work experience in order to meet the minimum qualifications of the position and it is not already documented in your application, also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.

Multiple Vacancies:
The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.

EEO Statement:
The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or (907) 465-4095 in Juneau or TTY: Alaska Relay 711 or 1-800-770-8973 or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P.O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.

Workplace Alaska
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Contact Information

If you have specific questions regarding the position, please contact the hiring manager directly:

Cole Moniz
Administrative Assistant 3
Phone: (907) 465-2538

Careers with the State of Alaska offer MANY benefits

The following information describes typical benefits available to employees of the State of Alaska. Actual benefits received may differ by bargaining unit or branch of government, position type, or be prorated for other than full time work.

For a quick breakdown of the insurance, health, and retirement benefits available for State Employees you can view an orientation video from Division of Retirement and Benefits. (Please note this video is specifically designed for new State Employees.)

Insurance Benefits
  • Health insurance, which includes employer contributions toward medical/vision/dental
    • The following employee groups are under AlaskaCare Benefits administered by the State: See for additional information.
      • AVTEC
      • Confidential
      • Correctional Officers
      • Marine Engineers
      • Mt. Edgecumbe Teachers
      • Supervisory
      • Unlicensed Vessel Personnel/Inland Boatman's Union
      • Exempt employees (not covered by collective bargaining)
    • The following employee groups are covered by Union health trusts. Contact the appropriate Union for additional information.
      • General Government
      • Labor, Trades and Crafts
      • Public Safety Employees Association
      • Masters, Mates & Pilots
  • Employer paid Basic Life insurance with additional coverage available (amount depends on Bargaining Unit)
Optional Insurance Benefits
  • Group-based insurance premiums for
    • Term life (employee, spouse or qualified same sex partner, and dependents)
    • Long-term and short-term disability
    • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
    • Long-term care (self and eligible family members)
    • Supplemental Survivor Benefits
  • Employee-funded flexible spending accounts for tax savings on eligible health care or dependent care expenses

Retirement Benefits
  • Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Teachers' Retirement System (TRS)
  • Matching employer contribution into a defined contribution program (new employees)
  • Employer contribution into a defined benefit or defined contribution program (current employees)
  • Contributions to the Alaska Supplemental Annuity Plan in lieu of contributions to Social Security
  • Option to enroll in the Alaska Deferred Compensation Program
  • Note: The Defined Contribution Plan, Supplemental Annuity Plan and Deferred Compensation Program offer a variety of investment options
See for additional information
Paid Leave & Other Benefits
  • Personal leave with an accrual rate increase based on time served
  • Eleven paid holidays a year
  • Gym discounts at participating fitness providers in multiple locations throughout the state.

See for additional information

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