Work With Us

We fill positions in many fields, including interpretation, maintenance, administration, resource management, education and law enforcement. Some jobs are office-oriented, others focus on working with the public, and some involve working outdoors. Each job performs a vital function - that of providing visitors an opportunity to enjoy a unique experience, while working hard to preserve natural and cultural resources for future generations.

See the links below for information on applying and volunteering with the National Parks. All current openings are listed below. If you have additional questions about employment at Kenai Fjords National Park after you have read this information, please feel free to contact the park's Human Resources Assistant.

 

Current Local Hire Job Opportunities

There are two local hire jobs currently available. Please see the attachments below for job duties and application details. To be eligible for local hire, please carefully read the eligibility requirements:

ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY: Any U.S. citizen who has acquired special knowledge or expertise regarding the natural or cultural resources of Kenai Fjords National Park, by reason of having either lived or worked in or near the park. This level of knowledge would be acquired by having lived or worked in or near the park for at least 12 months, to include all four seasons. Short seasonal residency is not qualifying as this would not provide the level of knowledge or expertise that is gained through experiencing the range of climactic conditions and associated impacts on the resources. Areas considered "near" Kenai Fjords National park are the communities of Seward and Moose Pass extending north to Milepost 45 of the Seward Highway, as well as to the tribal villages with documented ties. These tribal villages include the Native Village of Nanwalek and the Native Village of Port Graham on the south western tip of the Kenai Peninsula as well as Seldovia Village Tribe.

For questions or additional information, please contact Lisa McClure at (907)422-0511.

Positions Available

Small Craft Operator, WG-5786-09

APPOINTMENT INFORMATION:
This is a full-time temporary position, approximately early to mid- April to mid-September. Appointments may be terminated at any time based on program needs and can be extended (up to 1039 hours) if workload and funding allow. May involve weekend work or performance of duties before or after "normal" working hours. Government housing is not available. The park's marine vessel will be required housing while away from port, however staying on the vessel while in port is not permissible. Must be at least 18 years of age.
DUTIES:
This position serves as boat operator of the 53-foot, M/V Serac for Kenai Fjords National Park. Duties include navigating vessel throughout the coastline of the park in varying sea conditions for the purpose of safely transporting personnel, equipment, supplies, and materials. Responsible for operating electronic and other navigational equipment, including Nobletec Navigational software, GPS, VHF, park radios, depth sounder, satellite phone, etc. Will perform preventative maintenance and emergency repairs on vessels and equipment including but not limited to engines, starters, alternators, battery chargers, generator set, etc. Duties also include beginning and end of season maintenance and preparation which include thorough cleaning of the vessel, vessel haul out, painting, zinc replacements, and other minor repairs. Will perform loading and unloading operations taking into consideration vessel capacity, weight distribution, and stability. Responsible for properly securing vessels, taking into consideration tides, sea and weather conditions and forecasts. Provides guidance and safety procedures to crew and passengers for duration of trips, during loading &unloading, and ship to shore assignments. Trips on the vessel will last upwards of 14-days out in the remote areas of the park (more than 70- miles from harbor). Proper trip planning and coordination for every trip is an important function and duty of this position. Minimum USCG license requirement is "Master of motor vessels of at least 50 gross registered tons upon inland or near coastal waters."

Salary:
$28.50 - $33.24/hr
Series and Grade:
Small Craft Operator, WG-5786-09
Location:
Seward, AK
Open Period:
1/11/16 - 1/25/16
Position info:
Full Time - Temporary NTE 1039 hours

Deckhand, WG-5788-06

APPOINTMENT INFORMATION:
Temporary, full-time, approximately early-April to mid-September. The appointment may be extended for an additional period (not to exceed 1040 hours total employment). Persons selected may be eligible for rehire in future years. Schedule may involve weekend work or performance of duties before or after "normal" working hours. Overtime will be required. Government housing is not available. The park's marine vessel will be required housing while away from port, however staying on the vessel while in port is not permissible. Must be at least 18 years of age. A driver's license is recommended.
DUTIES:
Primary duties as Deckhand aboard the M/V Serac, a 53' live aboard park support vessel providing park personnel access to the remote coastal areas of Kenai Fjords National Park. Serves as a host to the numerous passengers on board, ensuring their safety, preparing ship's menus, stocks supplies of food stores, prepares three meals a day for up to 10 passengers on multi-day trips (up to 14-days) without resupply. Will maintain interior and exterior of vessel, scrub decks, fiberglass hull and deck house with appropriate brushes, buffers, and cleaning agents. Cleans and sanitizes galley, food preparation and eating areas, as well as vessel's head. Will operate small inflatable skiff to deliver passengers, gear, and supplies from ship to shore;serves as cargo loader, transporting heavy loads up and down steep sloping docks, from vehicles to vessel. Lift and loads gear, supplies, and equipment onto deck from dock, and secures. Will make many trips up and down ship ladders with supplies and gear for storage while underway, must access gear while underway, often while in rough seas. This is a very physically demanding job. Incumbent should be prepared for heavy lifting, climbing, and other laborious tasks on a daily basis, in a variety of weather and sea conditions.

Salary:
$23.26 - $27.12/hr
Series and Grade:
Deckhand, WG-5788-06
Location:
Seward, AK
Open Period:
1/11/16 - 1/25/16
Position info:
Full Time - Temporary NTE 1039 hours

 

Current Job Opportunities

Applications for jobs with the National Park Service are accepted via www.usajobs.gov, the federal government's official source for federal job listings and employment opportunity information. The jobs listed below are being drawn from www.usajobs.gov, and clicking on any of them will take you to the detailed announcement for that job on www.usajobs.gov.

 

Park Profiles Video Series

Are you interested in learning more about what it's like to be a park ranger? Would you like to learn more about how the NPS manages the special places of the American people?

Check out this series of short videos about the experiences of several park staff who get to live and work in Kenai Fjords National Park.

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