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    Sitka

    National Historical Park Alaska

Seeking Local Hire Applicants for Summer Park Guides

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Date: January 22, 2013

PIO or Contact Person:Becky Latanich

Telephone Number:907-747-0132

E-mail address: becky_latanich@nps.gov


Seeking Local Hire Applicants for Summer Park Guides


Sitka National Historical Park, (January 22, 2013)- Sitka National Historical Park is now accepting applications for GS-0090-04 park guides for the summer 2013 season.These full-time, temporary appointments are expected to last from approximately April 22nd through the end of September, 2013.

As a member of the park's interpretation and education team, the park guides will research, develop and present guided walks, talks, and tours on the natural and cultural history of Sitka National Historical Park and Southeast Alaska.They will staff the visitor center, operate a cash register, complete shift reports for the park's cooperating association bookstore, and answer telephone inquiries.

Any U.S. citizen who, by reason of having either lived or worked in the Sitka area of consideration, who has acquired special knowledge or expertise regarding the natural or cultural resources of the park may apply.The "Sitka area of consideration" includes all of Baranof Island, the communities of Sitka and Port Alexander, and small communities of a seasonal nature including Little Port Walter, Baranof Warm Springs, Biorka Island and Warm Springs Bay. Applicants will not qualify for this position if they have only lived and worked in the areas considered on a temporary seasonal basis.

Park guides will earn $15.70/hr and are entitled to paid holidays, annual and sick leave. These positions may involve weekend work or performance of duties before or after "normal" working hours.Government housing is not available.Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.A driver's license is recommended

Application packets are available at 103 Monastery Street, Sitka, Alaska 99835 or by contacting the park's administrative office at 907-747-0102 or 907-747-0107.All applications must be postmarked or received by February 6, 2013.If the application package is postmarked on the closing date it must be received in this office no later than 7 calendar days after the closing date.Hand delivered applications must be received by close of business on the closing date.Faxed or scanned applications will not be accepted.Veterans' preference applies.

About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 397 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.

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