Working for the National Park Service can be a rewarding experience. Sitka National Historical Park occasionally has paid temporary and permanent positions available. Volunteer opportunities are available at all times.
Positions Currently Open:
We are currently seeking local hire applicants for both our park guide and our park ranger seasonal interpretive positions. Any U.S. citizen who, by reason of having either lived or worked in the Sitka area of consideration, has acquired special knowledge or expertise regarding the natural resources of the park may apply. More details and application instructions available here
These positions can not exceed 1039 hours in a calendar year, or about six months; employees hired in temporary positions generally work May-September. Vacancy announcements will be posted on USAJobs. The following positions are typically available each summer:
Park Ranger and Park Guide (Interpretation)
Presents formal interpretive programs such as talks and walking tours. Conducts guided tours of the Russian Bishop's House. Provides information to the public at the Visitor Center.
Park Ranger (Law Enforcement)
Provide protection for the park resources and visitors.
Duties may include the maintenance of roads, trails, equipment, buildings, and grounds.
Operates the Visitor Center and greets visitors at the Russian Bishop's House. Collects and verifies use fees.
Applying for federal jobs involves filling out an application form (OF-612) or submitting a resume. The resume must respond to questions listed in OF-510 "How to Apply for a Federal Job."
You can download application forms and resume preparation instructions in Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat portable document file format below. The forms are also available at the Office of Personnel Management website.
OF-612 (Microsoft Word)
Federal Employment Sites
National Park Service
This link provides basic information on jobs available with the National Park Service.
Office of Personnel Management
This clearing house for federal job information is updated daily. You can search for jobs by specific federal agency. By typing "park" as a keyword, you can search listings for jobs with the National Park Service.
Sitka National Historical Park depends on its volunteers. Our volunteer program allows the site's staff to accomplish a wide range of activities that can not always be done with limits of money and staff. more...