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Current Job Opportunities

Applications for jobs with the National Park Service are accepted via USAJOBS, the federal government's official source for federal job listings and employment opportunity information. The jobs listed below are drawn from USAJOBS, and clicking on any of them will take you to the detailed job announcement on USAJOBS.


Please click on the job title, which takes you to the USAJobs website, to view ALL position locations in the park, including Copper Center (Headquarters), Glennallen (Maintenance Facility), McCarthy (Kennecott), Nabesna (Slana), Chitina and Yakutat.

Announcement #
Job title
Pay grade
Application period

Supervisory Park Ranger (Protection) Chief Ranger at Copper Center, AK

Feb 20
March 5, 2019

Current Local Hire Opportunities

Please click on the Announcement # to view the position description and application instructions.

Announcement #
Job Title
Application Period
Park Guide (Interpretation) GS-0025-05 Full time, temporary, at Chitina
Feb 12 - 26, 2019

Employment Details

A wide variety of exciting and challenging employment opportunities await you at Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve. We fill positions in many fields, including interpretation, maintenance, administration, resource management, education, law enforcement, and visitor services. Some jobs are office-oriented, others focus on working with the public, and some involve working outdoors. Each job performs a vital function - that of providing visitors an opportunity to enjoy a unique experience, while working hard to preserve natural and cultural resources for future generations.

Wrangell-St. Elias hires employees a variety of ways. Most jobs are announced nationwide through the federal government job website: USAJobs.gov. In addition, some positions are hired separately through a "local hire" job authority and are available to qualified local residents only (typically residents of the Copper River Valley area).

  • National Park Service Employment Website
  • USAJobs Vacancy Announcements. All US citizens, electronic application process only. Applications for these positions are taken only via www.usajobs.gov.
  • Local Hire Job Openings
  • Volunteer Opportunities: International and US citizens may apply.

Jobs with Park Partners

Alaska Geographic, non-profit bookstore.

Ahtna Cultural Center, Ahtna Heritage Foundation.

The Federal government is an equal opportunity employer. Selections will be made solely on the basis of merit, fitness, and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, political affiliation, national origin, physical handicap, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factors.

Last updated: February 20, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve
PO Box 439
Mile 106.8 Richardson Highway

Copper Center, AK 99573


(907) 822-5234

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