• Sitka National Historical Park Visitor Center Mountains


    National Historical Park Alaska


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:

Permanent Administrative Officer (Local Hire): As the leader of the park’s administrative team and a member of the park’s management team, the Administrative Officer is a key player at Sitka National Historical Park. Apply online at USAJobs.gov or pick up an application packet from 103 Monastery Street, Sitka, Alaska 99835. Application deadline: September 16, 2014.

Temporary Positions

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.

Maintenance Worker

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.

Application Forms

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 (PDF)

OF-612 (Microsoft Word)

OF-510 (PDF)

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.

Volunteer Positions

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...


Did You Know?

Historic photograph of the Russian Bishop's House

The Russian imperial government maintained colonies in Alaska devoted to a lucrative fur trade. The Russian Bishop's House is one of a few remaining buildings from the Russian colonial period. More...