Release no. 16-012
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Jim Jeffords Jr. assumed responsibility as chief of the Engineering, Construction and Operations Division for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Alaska District in August.
In his new position, Jeffords oversees the organization’s engineering, construction and operations activities across Alaska and the Pacific Rim. He also serves on the district’s corporate board and is a member of the Corps’ Pacific Ocean Division Regional Management Board.
Jeffords has served with the Corps for about 27 years.
He was formerly the chief of the Operations Division for the Corps’ Jacksonville District in Jacksonville, Florida. He also served as staff supervisor for the district’s operations and maintenance program, which included water control and management; recreation; invasive species management; hydrographic surveys; government plant and hired labor; and operation and maintenance of government facilities, including locks and dams, recreation sites, flood control structures, maintenance dredging, snagging work and wreck removal.
He began his career with the Corps’ Vicksburg District in Vicksburg, Mississippi, where he served as chief of the River Operations Branch, Operations Division.
Jeffords is a native of Greenwood, Mississippi, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering in 1988 from Mississippi State University. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Mississippi.