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Ranger waving at the camera from in front of Russian Bishop's House
Ranger greets visitors outside the Russian Bishop's House on a sunny day.

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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 may be available at any time.

Jobs Available through Local Hire

Sitka National Historical Park is accepting applications for a permanent, full-time, Supervisory Park Ranger (Chief of Interpretation) now through September 9th, 2016. This positions supervises subordinates carrying out the park's interpretive programs; manages the day-to-day operations of the visitor center and other interpretive contact facilities; manage interpretive planning, annual budget and operational requirements; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with park staff, park stakeholders, other government organizations and local communities. Any U.S. citizen having lived or worked in the Sitka area of consideration has acquired special knowledge or expertise regarding the natural or cultural resources of the park, and is encouraged to apply for this position. Applications can be picked up at the park administration office at 103 Monastery Street, Sitka, Alaska or online. Questions can be directed to 907-747-0107.

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.

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 (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 cannot always be done with limits of money and staff.

 
Ranger standing on Castle Hill presenting a downtown walking tour.
Ranger presents interpretive program to Sitka visitors.

NPS

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 may be available at any time.

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.

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 cannot always be done with limits of money and staff.

 

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

103 Monastery St.
Sitka, AK 99835

Phone:

(907) 747-0110
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