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    Wrangell - St Elias

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

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  • Wrangell-St. Elias Visitor Center to close for the winter on Nov. 1st.

    Wrangell-St. Elias's main visitor center, located near Copper Center, AK, will be closed for the winter starting November 1. The visitor center will re-open on April 1, 2015.


Ranger on patrol!
Hiking on one of many glaciers within the park.

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve Employment

Thanks for your interest in employment at Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve. The National Park Service seeks students, professionals and other qualified individuals from numerous academic disciplines and trades for a wide variety of internship, seasonal, and permanent positions available nation-wide. We encourage all interested and qualified persons to apply for jobs. We want a workforce that reflects the diversity of America. You must be a United States citizen to be eligible for consideration for employment. Certain jobs may also have age and physical qualifications. Generally, you must be at least 18 years of age. The National Park Service fills all positions in accord with U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regulations. Normally, a person seeking an initial appointment to a permanent position must gain eligibility on an appropriate OPM register.

How Jobs Are Filled:

Federal agencies fill jobs in several ways, but most jobs are filled via the federal government's official jobs site: USAJOBS. This is where most seasonal (temporary) positions are posted. Permanent positions are posted here as well, but not all permanent jobs are open to external applicants. Agencies can: promote an employee, hire an employee who wants to transfer from another agency, reinstate a former Federal employee, or request the names of applicants from an OPM register. Most career employees begin as seasonal or temporary.

If you are pursuing your first federal government position, the best source of information is the job announcement. It will explain what the job duties are, what experience or education is necessary to qualify, the pay, and where to send your application. For more help with your application, visit USAJOBS, the Federal Government's one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information, at www.usajobs.gov or call 1-478-757-3000 or TDD 1-478-744-2299.

More info on permanent employment with the National Park Service...

Job Openings at Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve

In general most seasonal, summer positions are posted between the months of January and April. However, please check this webpage periodically throughout the year for new positions.

Here are jobs that are currently posted to USAJOBS. Positions are open to all US citizens. Most of these positions are seasonal (temporary).

Click on the announcement (left-most column) to view more details of each position.

Announcement # Title Issue Date Closing Date Pay Rate


Here are jobs that are currently posted under Alaska's local hire program. To qualify, you must be a local rural resident. Most of these positions are seasonal (temporary).

Click on the announcement (left-most column) to view more details of each position.

Announcement # Title Issue Date Closing Date Pay Rate

Work Opportunities for Youth:

2014 Youth Conservation Corps jobs are now closed. Follow the link below to find out more about this program.
If you are between the ages of 15 and 18 and would like to work for Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, the YCC (Youth Conservation Corps) provides exciting, paid opportunities. For more information, follow this link.


What is it like to work & live here?
Facilities & Housing
Guide to area communities, park offices, and housing options for each district.

Important Application Forms:

Optional Form For Federal Employment

Declaration For Federal Employment

Volunteer Opportunities at Wrangell St. Elias

The park has volunteer and internship positions available each summer. Many of these positions are posted through the Student Conservation Association (SCA). To find out more information about volunteering in Wrangell-St. Elias, please click here: Volunteers in the Wrangells.

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