• Waiting for supper to cook in the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes in 1917.

    Katmai

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

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Application Information

Before you apply for a position with Katmai National Park and Preserve, be sure to review the entire vacancy announcement carefully. Each vacancy announcement contains specific information about the duties of the position and the qualifications required.

After reviewing the vacancy announcement, if you are interested in the position and believe you meet the qualification requirements, follow the instructions for submitting your application.

Application Tips

Preparing an application for a Federal government job is a little different than preparing one for other employers.

REMEMBER: Several page long applications are common and preferred!

When you apply for a position with Katmai National Park and Preserve, you may submit either a Federal Government application form (OF-612, Optional Application for Federal Employment) or your own resume. The USAJOBS resume builder is a useful tool for writing a resume for federal jobs. Your application must include:

  • Job title and announcement number
  • The grade(s) for which you are applying
  • Your name, mailing address, phone number, and Social Security Number
  • Country of Citizenship
  • Veteran's preference eligibility
  • Eligibility for reinstatement based on previous Federal service
  • Work experience (including any relevant volunteer experience). Include specific starting and ending dates (month/day/year), job title, grade (if Federal employment), salary, hours worked per week, employer's name and phone number, supervisor's name and phone number, and detailed information regarding your duties and accomplishments in the jobs you held.
  • Education completed. List names and addresses of schools attended, major(s), degree(s) earned, and year(s) received.
  • Other information relevant to the position for which you are applying, such as job related training courses, job-related skills, current job related certificates and licenses, etc.

Note: No matter what form of application you decide to submit, be sure to sign and date the application!

In addition, most announcements also require that you submit your information in response to a list of knowledge, skills, and abilities directly related to the position being filled. Other forms may also be required, such as documentation supporting veteran's preference or reinstatement eligibility. Each announcement contains all the details about application procedures and deadlines and lists all the forms and information required for a complete application package.

Did You Know?

Sub-adult brown bear in the riffles below Brooks River Falls

In 1918, the scarcity of beef caused many Alaskans to call for the repeal of all legal protection for bears. Katmai park promoters were cautioned,"the word bear should never be mentioned in connection with establishing a National Monument." Ironically, today visitors flock here to view bears.