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Chenega Corporation Overview

Anchorage, AK
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
Aerospace & Defense
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Chenega Corporation is a leader in the federal contracting marketplace, with operations throughout the United States and across the globe. With consistent year-over-year growth in revenue, staff, contract activity and diversification, Chenega is recognized as one of the top five ... Read more

Mission: Chenega Corporation has the dual mission of succeeding in business to assist its Shareholder, descendants and family members in their journey to economic and social self-determination and self-sufficiency, and to create and support comprehensive cultural, societal and community ... Read more

Chenega Corporation – Why Work For Us?

As the most successful Alaska Native Village Corporation, Chenega Corporation figures prominently in the diverse government services contracting marketplace, and in the forefront among other Alaska Native Corporations’ service to their Shareholders and their community. The Chenega Corporation began to participate in the government services marketplace in 1997. Today it performs on more than 250 federal contracts through a combination of negotiated best-value and full and open competition vehicles. Chenega Corporation’s diverse corporate capabilities and numerous contract vehicles, accommodate a myriad of customer requirements and partnership scenarios.

Well known in the industry as a socially and ethically responsible enterprise, Chenega's corporate culture is steeped in the values and ethics that flow from its Alaska Native leaders. Those values distinguish Chenega as “a corporation for a higher cause,” where a substantial portion of profits are dedicated to elevating the Chenega Community and its people to lives of self-sufficiency and a sustainable, productive future. The Corporation also leads the way among Alaska Native Corporations in providing consistent dividends and in supporting comprehensive cultural, social, religious and community, initiatives, programs and projects.

Chenega’s business model adopts a corporate-wide strategy of hiring extraordinary people who consistently deliver exceptional contract performance to our customers. It offers customer-centric solutions through a comprehensive portfolio of industry focused business units managed by seasoned industry leaders.

Chenega Corporation is distinguished as a valued team player in the federal government and commercial contracting markets because we do what we promised to do, with results consistently delivered at the agreed upon cost, at the specified time, within technical parameters, by employees who are diverse, innovative, creative and committed.

Faith, Fortitude, and Perseverance.

To know our history is to know pride, tragedy, hope and renewal.

The story of the Chenega (chen-nee’-gah) people is one of tenacity and endurance in the face of hardship. The People of the Chenega Tribe have lived in the area of the Prince William Sound for some 10,000 years. Fishing the Sound’s waters and harvesting the abundance of their land.  

For centuries, a village on the southern tip of Chenega Island was home to the Chenega people. The word Chenega means “beneath the mountain”. This area, in Prince William Sound, was the hub of the early history of the Chenega people. The rich waters of Prince William Sound provided well for the people, and also brought many changes. In the 1700’s, Russian trappers and explorers found their way into Prince William Sound, to the Village of Chenega. It was they who first introduced their Orthodox Christian religious practices which were eventually adopted by the Chenega people.

On Good Friday, March 27th 1964, the island Village of Chenega was destroyed by a tsunami created by a massive 9.2 magnitude earthquake. The loss of life was catastrophic. In this single event, centuries of history were washed away. Twenty-three, of the Chenega people, over 1/3 of them, lost their lives that day. With the village gone, the Chenega people were relocated to Tatitlek, Cordova and Anchorage. Chenega suffered the highest percentage of loss of life of any community in the earthquake.

In 1971, the US Congress enacted the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). This Act granted the original residents of Chenega title to over 70,000 acres of land in Prince William Sound, paving the way for the Chenega Corporation, which was established three years later in 1974. The tides of Prince William Sound came and went for twenty years following the tsunami without seeing a new home for the Chenega people. Then, in 1984, a group of former villagers established the village of Chenega Bay on Evan’s Island, in Prince William Sound. But tragedy was about to strike again.

In 1989, twenty-five years to the day, after the tragic tsunami and the devastation of the village, the EXXON Valdez oil tanker ran aground in Prince William Sound, spilling millions of gallons of oil into the ocean. The tides carried the slick black water to the beaches of the newly established Chenega Village, wiping out the Chenega People’s sole means of livelihood; commercial fishing. Damage to the natural environment and wildlife also crippled the subsistence life of the Chenega People.

The Chenega Corporation chose to participate in the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council Habitat Restoration Program, which protected large blocks of land harmed by the spill. In 1997, Chenega Corporation sold a portion of its native land to the United States Forest Service and the State of Alaska “Habitat Transaction” for $34,000,000. With this capital, the corporation developed a strategic plan, which included a substantial business development investment in Federal government services contracting as part of the United States Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Program. Beginning in 1998, the Corporation began to diversify its portfolio with investments in various commercial properties which today, include the Clarion Suites Convention Center hotel, the Quality Suites Downtown and the Voyager Hotel, Rodeway Inn, all in Anchorage.

Over time, the Village of Chenega Bay has also steadily developed. It has a fully operating medical clinic, a beautiful Orthodox Christian Church, a school and community hall, a subsistence center, airport and small harbor. A system of generators and fuel tanks keeps the residents in constant supply of power. There is also a ferry dock used by the State of Alaska ferry system as part of the Alaska Marine Highway System, and notably, the community also has a sophisticated response system for oil spills operated by the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company.

After taking a great leap of faith at considerable risk, Chenega Corporation today ranks among the top 5 most successful Alaskan owned businesses in the state, and continues to exemplify strength in its core values centered on faith, fortitude and sustainability for the Chenega Shareholder family.

Chenega Corporation has the dual mission of succeeding in business to assist its Shareholder, descendants and family members in their journey to economic and social self-determination and self-sufficiency, and to create and support comprehensive cultural, societal and community activities.

  • To be a nationally recognized provider of professional services
  • To earn a profit by delivering high-quality services to our customers
  • To invest wisely so as to provide distributions for Chenega Corporation Shareholders in perpetuity
  • To preserve and protect Chenega Corporation lands for future generations
  • To preserve and protect the right, livelihood and cultural heritage of our native people
  • To provide shareholder services that will build opportunity & capability for current and future Chenega Corporation shareholders, including: education, employment opportunities, training and development, and to foster individual growth and well-being
  • To ensure that Chenega Corporation engages in responsible business with our customers and partners in a visionary, innovative, competitive, and progressive manner, to provide for long term corporate stability
  • To attract, develop, compensate, reward, and retain a world-class workforce this is guided by our value system, and is focused on exceeding the expectations of our customers
  • To acknowledge the many opportunities, successes, and blessings that have been bestowed on the Chenega people and this Corporation
  • To assist the broader family of native and disadvantaged small businesses by promoting their development and engaging in responsible business pursuits with them
  • To be good citizens within our communities by being responsible and contributing to good causes

Why should you join the Chenega Team? Because working for Chenega offers a collaborative workplace that values your opinion, opportunities to grow in your career, a great 401K, and an appreciation for a work life balance.

Join Our Team!

Chenega is a premier Government and Commercial services provider to the security, healthcare, IT, environmental, military operations, construction, and tourism industries. Our integral business practices are rooted in the Alaska native culture of our shareholders. We are known for our exceptional employees, our fiscal strength, our creativity and innovation, and for providing excellent cost and performance value to our customers and business partners. Chenega returns all its profit to its native shareholders

Our EEO Policy
The Chenega Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on basis of disability. The Corporation's Affirmative Action Plans are available for review by employees and job seekers by contacting the EEO/AA Officer to schedule an appointment during business hours. Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Native Preference under PL 93-638. Drug-free workplace. We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.

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    I have worked for Chenega Corporation for 5 years and I have found it to be a very rewarding experience. The leadership at my Strategic Business Unit invests in growing employees within the organization. I have been able to attend several types of training as well as conferences to expand my knowledge within my field and apply back into my everyday work. Would recommend to anyone with a desire to work hard and grow!


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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Chenega Corporation (Minot AFB, ND).


    Online application via website and emails. This was followed up by in person interview and further email to provide HR with required documents to. Was contacted by site manager for both the interview and notification of job offer.

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