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Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Alaska Conservation Corps

Alaska State Parks has seasonal jobs for Alaskans through the Alaska Conservation Corps (ACC). Tasks will vary and may include trail work, maintenance, fee station, or office work. ACC workers work a 20 - 40 hour week. To apply, fill out the application and return it to the park office(s) of your choice (addresses listed below). Most positions begin in late May or early June. Some offices will start recruitment as early as March. You may wish to call the office in the area you wish to work in, to find out what positions they are offering this year and when applications are being accepted. Some position information is below.

To qualify, you must be an Alaska resident and at least 18 years old when you apply.

You can not submit an application electronically. The application is in PDF format and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader version 3.0 or later to view and print. Acrobat Reader can be downloaded for free by clicking on the button to the right. Follow the instructions and choose the the appropriate type of Acrobat Reader for your computer. Once Acrobat Reader is on the computer, click on the document title below to access the document of choice. Please print the application, fill it out, and send by fax or postal mail.

Southeast Alaska (Haines to Ketchikan)
Contact the local ranger stations in Ketchikan (907) 247-8574, Haines (907) 766-2292, Juneau (907) 465-2482 or Sitka (907) 747-6249.

Park Aid
1 full-time in Haines

Under the supervision of the park ranger or technician, perform a wide variety of maintenance and office duties.

Taking Applications

Park Aid
1 full-time in Juneau

Under the supervision of the park ranger or technician, perform a wide variety of maintenance and office duties.

OPEN

Park Aid
1 full-time in Sitka

Under the supervision of the park ranger or technician, perform a wide variety of maintenance and office duties.

OPEN

Fee Station Attendant / Visitor Information:
2-3 positions in
Ketchikan

Under the supervision of the Natural Resource Specialist will staff a fee station, gather use statistics and provide information to the public. May assist with park maintenance projects and janitorial service. Secondary duties include: Staffing the Visitors Information Center, meeting and greeting visitors, providing park orientation and information. May provide interpretive tours. Must be an Alaska resident with dependable transportation and be available to work flexible schedules including weekends and holidays. Applicants with experience in customer service and cash sales are preferred. Applicants should have an interest in historic and cultural resources. For more information contact Aaron Ostby at: aaron.ostby@alaska.gov or call 907-247-8574.

Taking Applications

Park Aid / Visitor Information:
1 position in
Ketchikan

Under the Supervision of the Natural Resource Specialist performs a wide variety of resource management duties. Primary duties include: Light maintenance, such as picking up trash, emptying garbage receptacles, cleaning latrines, brush cutting, lawn mowing, trail work, painting, and general repairs. Secondary duties include: Meet and greet visitors, provide park orientation and information; perform daily visitor counts, provide information on area recreation and support fee collection staff. Applicants should have some experience with parks, facility or grounds maintenance and good customer service skills. Must have a valid Alaska Driver's License and dependable transportation. For more information contact Aaron Ostby at: aaron.ostby@alaska.gov or call 907-247-8574.

Taking Applications

Trail Crew
Members

2 in Juneau, 2 in Haines, 2 in Sitka

Alaska State Parks is hiring trail crew members for the 2020 season in the Southeast Region (Haines, Juneau, and Sitka). The ability to lift and carry 60 lbs. for long distances over difficult terrain and to work/live in remote settings while operating hand and power tools is required for this field position. Applicants should possess a valid driver's license, a strong work ethic, positive attitude, and an ability to work independently. Desired experience includes knowledge of trail construction/maintenance, familiarity with trail tools and backpacking/group camping. For more information call the Juneau area parks office @ 907-465-2482

Taking Applications



Kodiak (Kodiak Archipelago)
Contact: Kodiak Area State Parks, 1400 Abercrombie Dr., Kodiak, AK 99615,
(907) 486-6339.

Trail Crew
2 or more full-time
$20/hr

The Kodiak Region State Parks Trail Crew helps manage and maintain over 30 miles of trail, dozens of trail structures, over a dozen trailheads, 10 Public Use Cabins, 8 picnic sites, and 3 campgrounds in 6 different state park units. Nine of the ten public use cabins and twenty miles of trail are accessible only by boat or float plane. Work includes but is not limited to: trail clearing, brushing, tread repair, trail bridge repair, sign replacement, cabin repairs, carpentry, painting, and grass cutting. Field work occurs outdoors in all types of weather.

All candidates must:
- Have a valid driver’s license
- Be an Alaska Resident, 18 years of age or older
- Be able to lift 50lbs and hike several miles a day
- Be willing to travel by boat and small engine aircraft
- Be willing to work at remotes sites and overnight in a tent or dry cabin
- Be willing to learn how to operate chainsaws and other equipment

Preferred experience: prior park and trail work experience, chainsaw experience, carpentry skills, and first aid certification.

OPEN



Kenai Peninsula (Soldotna to Homer and Seward)
Contact: Kenai Area State Parks, PO Box 1247, Soldotna, AK, 99669,
(907) 262-5581, fax: (907) 262-3717.

Trail Crew
Member

3 full-time
May 3 - Sept 4
$15 -$16/hour

Kachemak Bay State Park is seeking 3 trail crew members for a trail repair/improvement project. Desired experience: Sustainable trail construction and/or trail maintenance; Chainsaw and brushcutter operation; Familiarity with a variety of trail hand tools; Crew camping for extended amount of time. This is a field position, working outdoors in all types of weather. All candidates must have a strong work ethic, be able to work/live with others in remote settings, be able to lift and hike up to 60 lbs. over difficult terrain, and operate hand and power trail tools. Wilderness first-aid/CPR desired. For more information contact Eric Clarke at Alaska State Parks, Homer Office at 226-4687 or eric.clarke@alaska.gov

FILLED

Trail Crew
Supervisor

1 full-time
Apr 29 - Oct 4
$17/hour

Kachemak Bay State Park is seeking a field supervisor for a trail repair/improvement project. Must have knowledge of sustainable trail construction and/or trail maintenance principles; basic rigging principles; log structure construction; erosion control principles; chainsaw and brushcutter operation and maintenance; safe use and maintenance of trail tools; and remote field operations in bear country. Must have a strong work ethic; ability to work with minimal supervision; and ability to work/live with others in remote settings in a safe manner. Will have to lift and hike up to 60 lbs. over difficult terrain. Knowledge of Leave No Trace ethics preferred. This is a field position, working and hiking outdoors in all types of weather. Wilderness first-aid/CPR needed. For more information contact Eric Clarke at Alaska State Parks, Homer Office at 226-4687 or eric.clarke@alaska.gov

FILLED

Park Aid
1 full-time
$18-$20/hr
Seward

Alaska State Parks-Seward is seeking a park aid to assist park staff with a variety of general maintenance duties including carpentry, painting, brush cutting, trail tread maintenance, lawn care, digging holes, installing signs and janitorial services. Familiarity with hand and power tool operation/maintenance and working on or around boats is preferred. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, have valid driver's license, basic carpentry skills, a strong work ethic and the ability to work independently. For more information, contact Jack Ransom at Alaska State Parks, Seward office at 907-224-3434 or jack.ransom@alaska.gov.

FILLED

Trail Crew Member
2 full-time seasonal
$16/hour
Seward

Alaska State Parks-Seward is seeking 2 trail crew members for a trail maintenance and improvement project. Trail crew members will perform manual labor in remote settings. Applicants must have a strong work ethic, a willingness to learn, ability to carry out oral and written instructions, be willing to work/live with others for extended periods of time, be able to lift and hike over rough terrain with up to 50lbs., work/camp in inclement weather and be responsible for and maintain state equipment. Prior experience with sustainable trail construction/maintenance, chainsaw/brushcutter operation, various hand tools, basic carpentry, and WFR/WFA and CPR is desired. For more information, contact Michael Burmeister at Alaska State Parks, Seward office at 907-224-3434 or michael.burmeister@alaska.gov.

FILLED

Trail Crew Supervisor
1 full-time
$18/hr
Seward

Alaska State Parks-Seward is seeking a trail crew supervisor for a trail maintenance and improvement project. Must have prior experience with sustainable trail maintenance/construction principles, log structure construction, basic carpentry, erosion/drainage principles, chainsaw (S-212 certification preferred)/brushcutter operation and maintenance, trail hand tool use and maintenance, ATV operation, managing crew members in remote settings, field camp operations, Leave No Trace ethics, and traveling/camping in bear country. Applicant must have strong work ethic, ability to work with minimal supervision, be willing to work/live with others for extended periods of time, be able to lift and hike over rough terrain with up to 50lbs., work/camp in inclement weather and be responsible for and maintain state equipment, a valid driver's license, and Wilderness First-Aid/CPR training. For more information, contact Michael Burmeister at Alaska State Parks, Seward office at 907-224-3434 or michael.burmeister@alaska.gov.

FILLED

Park Aid
1 full-time
$18-$20/hour
Ninilchik

Under the supervision of park staff, conduct a variety of general park duties including light facility maintenance and carpentry, painting, mowing, brush clearing, cleaning restrooms, digging holes, and installing signs. Must possess a valid driver's license, have basic carpentry skills, a strong work ethic, and able to work independently. Desired experience: knowledge of lawn care, and familiarity with hand and power tools. Contact Ranger Melissa Smith for more details at melissa.smith@alaska.gov. Position is open until filled.

FILLED

Park Aid
3 full-time:
Ninilchik
Soldotna
Seward

Under the supervision of a park ranger perform a variety of maintenance duties such as painting, brush cutting, lawn mowing, light carpentry, and janitorial service.

FILLED



Chugach State Park (Anchorage)
Contact: Chugach State Park, 18620 Seward Highway, Anchorage, AK 99516,
(907) 345-5014, fax: (907) 345-6982.

Park Aid
Eagle River Campground
1 Position
$20/hr

Under the supervision of park staff, conduct a variety of general park duties, including light facility maintenance and carpentry, painting, mowing, brush clearing, cleaning restrooms, digging holes, installing signs, and assisting area campground hosts. Must possess a valid driver's license, have basic carpentry skills, a strong work ethic, and be able to work independently. Desired experience: knowledge of lawn care and familiarity with hand and power tools. Contact Park Superintendent Ben Corwin for more details at ben.corwin@alaska.gov. The position is open until filled.

FILLED

Trail Crew
5 full-time seasonal
Eagle River
May 3 - August 19
$20-22/hr

Chugach State Park is seeking 2 motivated Trail Crew Members to preform trail construction and maintenance throughout the park. These positions will be based out of Eagle River. Trail members will perform arduous manual labor in remote settings Tuesday through Friday (4 days). Frequent overnight travel is required, accommodations will be in a backcountry camp.

Candidates must;

- Be willing to perform arduous manual labor in remote settings, this includes, but is not limited to, lifting 50lbs, hiking several miles a day over rough terrain, using hand tools to construct and maintain trails.
- Be willing to work in adverse weather conditions.
- Have a valid Alaska Driver's License.
- Be willing to travel overnight frequently while being responsible for State Equipment.
- Maintain effective working relationships with park staff, crew members, and the general public.
- Have a willingness to learn about park management and sustainable trail design.
- Be willing to learn how to safety operate chainsaws and other power equipment.
- Possess the ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.

If you are interested, please contact Sean Cook at sean.cook@alaska.gov. For additional information, call 907-694-1074.
Applications are available here.

OPEN

Ranger Maintenance Assistant
1 temporary

Under the supervision of the Hillside Area Ranger, the Alaska Conservation Corps (ACC) Ranger Maintenance Assistant will perform a wide variety of janitorial maintenance duties including litter patrols, latrine cleaning, facility cleaning and upkeep at trailheads and fee stations, and other duties including greeting park visitors, supporting park volunteers, and spending time within the park on the trail systems. This position may also require light facility maintenance, such as grounds keeping, emptying garbage receptacles, painting, replacing signs, cutting brush, repairing picnic tables, and any other tasks as assigned. Must have a valid Alaska Driver's License, reliable transportation, and be able to work flexible schedules including weekends and holidays.

FILLED



Mat-Su/Copper Basin (Wasilla/Palmer to Talkeetna and Glennallen)
Contact: Mat-Su Area State Parks, 7278 East Bogard Road, Wasilla, AK 99654,
(907) 745-3975, fax: (907) 745-0938.

Trail Crew
4 full-time seasonal
Nancy Lake Office

The Matanuska Region is seeking 4 motivated Trail Crew Members to preform trail construction and maintenance throughout park units in the Matanuska Susitna Region. These positions will be based out of Nancy Lake SRA. Trail members will perform arduous manual labor in remote settings. Overnight travel may be required, accommodations will range from backcountry cabins to tents. Please note; shared rustic housing may be available.

Candidates must:

  • Be willing to perform arduous manual labor in remote settings, this includes, but is not limited to, lifting 50lbs, hiking several miles a day over rough terrain, using hand tools to construct and maintain trails.
  • Be willing to work in adverse weather conditions.
  • Have a valid driver's license.
  • Be willing to travel overnight as needed while being responsible for State Equipment.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with park staff, crew members, and the general public.
  • Have a willingness to learn about park management and sustainable trail design.
  • Be willing to learn how to safety operate a chainsaw and other power equipment.
  • Possess the ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.

Preferred experience:

  • First Aid
  • S212 (Wildland Fire Chainsaws)
  • Prior experience backcountry camping.

Must be an Alaska resident & at least 18 years old with a valid AK drivers license. If you are interested contact Park Specialist, Vic Stanculescu at victor.stanculescu@alaska.gov or call 907-495-6212.

FILLED

Park Aid
(Janitorial/Maintenance)

1 full-time position
Palmer/Wasilla

The Matanuska District is looking for 1 responsible, self-motivated individual to participate in the daily operations of the East Hatcher Pass Management Area and the Finger Lake State Recreation Site. This individual will be responsible for the cleaning and light maintenance of all the State Park facilities in the assigned area. Duties will include the servicing of restrooms/latrines, light maintenance (painting, mowing, trimming, repairs), and litter control. Candidates should be willing to work in all weather conditions and cover varying shifts including weekends and holidays. Must be an Alaska resident & at least 18 years old with a valid AK drivers license. Contact Heather Langendorf heather.langendorf@alaska.gov. Please note, housing will not be available at this location.

OPEN
(6 weeks starting July 18th through September 6th)

Janitorial
Position

1 Seasonal Position
Denali State Park

Denali State Park is looking for 1 responsible, self-motivated individual to join our team. This individual will be responsible for the cleaning and light maintenance of all the State Park facilities in the assigned area. Duties will include the servicing of restrooms/latrines, light maintenance (painting, mowing, trimming, repairs), and litter control. Candidates should be willing to work in all weather conditions and cover varying shifts including weekends and holidays. Other park duties as assigned. Place to park R.V. or Rustic housing may be available Must be an Alaska resident & at least 18 years old with a valid AK drivers license. Contact Justin Dipaola-Allen at justin.dipaola-allen@alaska.gov

FILLED

Park Janitorial/
Maintenance

1 full-time position
Nancy Lake

Under the supervision of the park specialist performs a wide variety of maintenance duties that include assisting hosts with hauling water, stocking firewood, picking up trash and cleaning latrines. Collect water samples. Small maintenance projects including painting, brushing, and campground maintenance. Must be able to work flexible schedules including weekends and holidays. Rustic housing may be available. Must be an Alaska resident & at least 18 years old with a valid AK drivers license. Contact Vic Stanculescu at victor.stanculescu@alaska.gov.

FILLED



Interior Alaska -(Fairbanks to Tok)
Contact: Northern Area State Parks, 3700 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99709,
(907) 451-2695, fax: (907) 451-2754.

Trail Crew/
4 full-time positions

Trail maintenance and construction at Chena River State Recreation Area. Chainsaw, brushcutter, and ATV operation. Ability to live and work in remote settings operating hand and power tools. Be able to hike, lift and carry up to 60lbs.

Position Filled

Trail Crew Supervisor/ 1 full-time

Supervise the 4-person trail crew on a wide variety of work projects including felling / bucking / and swamping trail corridor. Hiking 15 miles or more to clear trails. Knowledge of sustainable trail construction and familiarity with trail tools. Chena River State Recreation Area.

Position Filled

Janitorial / Maintenance Staff / 5 Seasonal Positions

Under the supervision of the Park Specialist, perform Janitorial and facilities maintenance. Other park duties as assigned.

All positions to start ASAP.

Must be an Alaska resident & at least 18 years old with a valid AK drivers license. Call 451-2695, or stop by our office at 3700 Airport Way for more info.

FILLED

Park Aid
3 Full-Time Positions (40 hrs/week)
$18-$20/hr

Under the supervision of park staff, conduct a variety of general park duties including light facility maintenance and carpentry, painting, snow plowing, brush cut trails and parking lots, clean restrooms, dig holes, and install signs. Must possess a valid driver's license, have basic carpentry skills, a strong work ethic, and able to work independently. Desired experience: ability to operate large trucks and familiarity with hand and power tools. Contact Ranger Sam Braband for more details at samuel.braband@alaska.gov. Position is open until filled.

OPEN





Office of Interpretation & Education (Anchorage)
Contact: Shawna Popovici, 550 W 7th Ave, Suite 1340, Anchorage, AK 99501,
(907) 269-8742. shawna.popovici@alaska.gov

Interpretive Media Specialist
1 full-time

$16-$20/hr

The Interpretive Media Specialist will develop interpretive panels, brochures, bulletin boards, maps, and other publications for Alaska State Parks and its clients. The successful applicant will receive or research and write text, then depict the text and subject matter creatively (layout and design) in a digital format – ready for fabrication.

Research is often required. Interpretive writing experience is preferred. The specialist will work on media with diverse topics from cultural to natural. This can include geography (e.g. maps, orientation), flora, fauna, as well as military, Alaska, and Native history.

The position requires the ability to communicate effectively with the team, field staff, and clients.

The successful applicant will be expected to act in a professional and positive manner, with the primary purpose of creating a final product that will enhance the experience for site visitors while sharing the mission of Alaska State Parks and/or meeting the goals of the client.

Minimum Qualifications:
- Be an Alaska resident
- Be at least 18 years old
- Possess a valid Alaska driver’s license

Desired Skills and Abilities:
- Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite
- Able to follow directions
- Work with a team and independently with limited oversight
- Can interpret information visually, orally, and in writing
- Experience developing interpretive materials
- Knowledge of Alaska natural and cultural history preferred

Desired Qualities:
- Motivated
- Personable
- Professional
- Reliable

Schedule:
Up to 40 hours per week; Monday through Friday 8:00-5:00pm
*Some exceptions can be made for student schedules

Transportation:
Transportation to and from the Atwood building is the successful applicant’s responsibility. A SOA vehicle can be used for required site visits when available.

To Apply:
Complete the following items and email/submit to address below:
1. Alaska Conservation Corps Job Application
2. Cover letter explaining how you meet the minimum qualifications and desired skills listed; cover letter will be considered a writing sample.
3. If granted an interview applicant must present:
  a. Two writing samples, preferable interpretive
  b. Two samples of digital designs, preferably interpretive
  c. Sample illustrations considered a plus
4. Three business references.

Email/submit to:
Shawna Popovici
shawna.popovici@alaska.gov
550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1340, Anchorage, AK

OPEN



Office of History and Archaeology (positions statewide)
Contact: Office of History and Archaeology, 550 W 7th Ave, Suite 1310, Anchorage, AK 99501-3565, (907) 269-8711, fax: (907) 269-8908.

Field Archaeologist Assistants
2-6 full-time

Under the direction of a staff archaeologist, assist with fieldwork, laboratory analysis, and miscellaneous office duties.

Taking Applications

Historian Assistants
2 full-time

Under the direction of a staff historian, assist with research and computer database entry.

Positions Filled



Office of Boating Safety (Anchorage)
Contact: Office of Boating Safety, 550 W 7th Ave, Suite 1380, Anchorage, AK 99501,
(907) 269-6042. joseph.mccullough@alaska.gov

Education Assistants
1 full-time

Primary responsibility will be to deliver quality boating safety programs to children (Kids Don't Float School Program) and to assist with delivery of adult programs (Alaska Water Wise, Cold Water Immersion and Paddling Alaska). Majority of classes will be in Anchorage, but occasional travel outside of Anchorage may be required. Schedule is very flexible- 20-30 hours a week is typical. Pay starts at $14 an hour. Position starts in mid to late February. Must be able to pass a background check. Please call or email contact for more information.

Position Filled

Mission Statement

"The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation provides outdoor recreation opportunities and conserves and interprets natural, cultural, and historic resources for the use, enjoyment, and welfare of the people."

Accessibility Notice

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Atwood Building
550 West 7th Avenue
Suite 1380
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 269-8700
Fax: (907) 269-8907