Energy and Climate Planning Specialist

Tanana Chiefs Conference

About the organization

We are organized as Dena’ Nena’ Henash or “Our Land Speaks”; an Alaska Native non-profit corporation, charged with advancing Tribal self-determination and enhancing regional Native unity. We work toward meeting the health and social service needs of Tribal members and beneficiaries throughout our region. Our programs and services range from direct healthcare services to tribal development services, the management of natural resources, public safety, community planning, Energy and transportation.


The TCC Infrastructure Division, recognized as a state leader in assisting rural tribal communities in developing their energy resources and remote infrastructure is hiring! Over the past 10 years the department has managed and received more than $100M in federal, state and local project funds aimed at reducing the region’s dependence on imported Diesel fuel and building out critical local infrastructure. Past projects have ranged from planning, design and installation of the first rural Alaskan solar-diesel-battery hybrid renewable system to the region’s first ground source heat pump and from bulk tank farms to super insulated community buildings. The TCC Energy program is looking for a “player-coach” style individual who is comfortable making decisions, can understand and handle complex tasks and think on their feet.

The employee will be responsible for communicating and working with tribe’s, rural utilities, municipalities, school districts, and other large energy users to create a climate action plan as well as the future implementation of this plan with new renewable energy projects. The TCC Infrastructure program regularly engages in on the ground project management of renewable energy, grant writing, community and regional energy planning, outreach and education to tribal members, contractor selection, contractor scheduling and logistics, energy loan financing preparation. Position is based in Fairbanks with Travel to remote native villages across Alaska.


1. Bachelor’s or Associates Degree or Certificated program showing experience in Engineering, Project Management, Business or related field or 5 years equivalent experience with project coordination and management, community development, Renewable Energy or energy efficiency, Engineering or related field.

2. Experience with project management and basic knowledge of construction techniques and heating/electrical systems.

3. Experience contracting and managing contractors in a rural setting is preferred.

4. Must pass background check pursuant to federal Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act requirements.



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

This position is based in beautiful Fairbanks, AK but requires work with Alaskan Native populations and frequent travel to remote Bush Alaska. Individuals with experience working in remote locations often times with limited resources are strongly encouraged.

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