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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 receive $8.00 - $16.00 per hour and 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.

Position Filled

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

3 full-time in Juneau

Juneau will be hiring a trail crew member for the 2018 season. 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 for 2018 Season



Kodiak (Kodiak Archipelago)
Contact: Kodiak Area State Parks, 1400 Abercrombie Dr., Kodiak, AK 99615,
(907) 486-6339, fax: (907) 486-3320.

Park Aid
1 or more full-time

Under the supervision of park staff, performs a wide variety of public service and resource management duties; primarily performing light facility maintenance, such as grounds keeping, picking up trash, emptying garbage receptacles, cleaning latrines, and general repairs. Other duties include visitor contacts, staffing visitor center office and trail work.

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 6 - Sept 36
$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

OPEN

Trail Crew
Supervisor

1 full-time
Apr 29 - Oct 4
$18 -$20/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

General Maintenance
1 full-time

Alaska State Parks Seward seeks applicants for a seasonal Alaska Conservation Corps (ACC) position performing general maintenance and labor. You must be an Alaskan resident at least 18 years old. Pay is $14 an hour and successful applicant can start work immediately. For more information, call District Ranger Jack Ransom at 907-224-3434. Position open until filled.

FILLED

Trail Crew
Member

3 full-time

The Seward office is currently hiring three trail crew positions for a trail construction project in Caines Head State Recreation Area. Ability to lift and carry up to 60 lbs. for long distances over difficult terrain and to work in remote settings operating hand and power tools is required. This is a field position with food stipend and housing provided. Must possess a valid drivers license, a strong work ethic, and able to work collaboratively. Desired experience: Knowledge of trail construction/maintenance, carpentry, familiarity with trail tools, familiarity with ATV operation, comfortable working on boats, backcountry travel. For more information contact Park Specialist Andrew Bacon at Alaska State Parks, Seward Office at 224-3434. Or submit your application to. Deadline to apply is April 3, 2017.

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.

OPEN



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

Trail Crew

Chugach State Park is recruiting ACC members for its 2019 Trail Crew. The Trail Crew will work on various trail maintenance and construction projects throughout the park. Some tasks will include: new trail construction, boardwalk and bridge construction, clearing and brushing trails with chainsaws, and trail rehab and restoration. The Trail Crew will also spend the majority of the season working out of a backcountry field camp, with an 8 days on, 6 days off schedule.

Trail Crew will need to work flexible schedules including weekends and holidays. Must be able to lift and carry heavy objects, work in adverse weather and provide own transportation to and from the Eagle River maintenance shop. Previous backcountry, trail work and manual labor experiences preferred. Positions start late May and run until late September. OPEN TO ALASKA RESIDENTS ONLY. Email applications to joe.hall2@alaska.gov. For more information call 907-694-1074.

Taking Applications

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 Lead
1 full-time Trapper Creek/Denali

The Susitna District is looking for an experienced person to lead a trail crew in Denali State Park. The crew lead will serve as the daily supervisor and perform the physical work with the help of his/her team. They will be responsible for recording daily progress, staff hours, and filling out daily production logs. Candidates must be able to safely lift and carry loads in excess of 70 pounds over long distances and perform work in all weather conditions. Previous knowledge of sustainable trail building, wilderness emergency medicine, and the ability to safely operate powered equipment is required. Must have a valid driver’s license. Contact Park Ranger Chris Love at 907-355-7742 chris.love@alaska.gov. Applications also available at the Finger Lake Office.

FILLED

Trail Crew
3 full-time /Denali

Denali State Park is looking for experienced people to help construct and maintain trails damaged by flooding and new trails associated with the South Denali Project. Duties include trail surveys, clearing flagged trails with brush cutters and chainsaws, constructing trail tread. Work will be in remote areas for multiple days at a time. Crews may be required to live in backcountry spike camps. Send completed applications to Chris Love chris.love@alaska.gov.

FILLED

Trail Crew
3 full-time /Palmer/Wasilla

The Matanuska District is looking for experienced people to work in the Palmer/Wasilla park units including the East Hatcher Pass Management Area. Trail crew duties will include tread construction and repair, installation of water control structures, brushing of trail corridors, installation and repair of signage, and other work associated with trail building and repair. Candidates must be able to safely lift and carry loads in excess of 50 pounds over long distances and perform work in all weather conditions. Contact Park Ranger Mario Pagni at 745-8936 mario.pagni@alaska.gov. Applications also available at the Finger Lake Office.

FILLED

Trail Crew Lead
1 full-time /Palmer/Wasilla

The Matanuska District is looking for an experienced person to lead a trail crew in the Palmer/Wasilla park units including the East Hatcher Pass Management Area. The crew lead will serve as the daily ground supervisor and perform the physical work with the help of his/her team. They will be responsible for recording daily progress, staff hours, and the drafting of reports documenting work accomplished. Candidates must be able to safely lift and carry loads in excess of 50 pounds over long distances and perform work in all weather conditions. Previous knowledge of sustainable trail building and the ability to safely operate powered equipment is required. Must have a valid driver’s license. Contact Park Ranger Mario Pagni at 745-8936 mario.pagni@alaska.gov. Applications also available at the Finger Lake Office.

FILLED

Janitorial and Maintenance
1 full-time /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 high energy 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), litter control, fee compliance, talking with park guests, handling conflicts, and problem solving. Candidates should be willing to work in all weather conditions and cover varying shifts including weekends and holidays. Must have a valid driver’s license. Contact Park Ranger Mario Pagni at 745-8936 mario.pagni@alaska.gov. Applications also available at the Finger Lake Office.

OPEN

Janitorial
Position

1 Seasonal Position - Denali State Park

Under the supervision of the Natural Resource Technician, perform Janitorial duties focusing on outhouse maintenance and brushing. Other park duties as assigned.

All positions to start May 16 and end after Labor Day. $16.00 / hr. Place to park R.V. or Rustic housing available.

Must be an Alaska resident & at least 18 years old with a valid AK drivers license. Call 355-7742, email Ranger Chris Love at chris.love@alaska.gov, or stop by our office at 7278 E. Bogard Rd, Wasilla for more info.

FILLED

Park Janitorial
Maintenance Assistant

1 full-time/Willow

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 have a valid Alaska Driver’s License and dependable transportation. Must be able to work flexible schedules including weekends and holidays. Contact Ranger Damon Hampel at 465-6211, damon.hampel@alaska.gov.

OPEN

Park Aid
4 full-time Independence Mine State Historical Park

The Matanuska District is looking for outgoing and self-motivated individuals to participate in the daily operations of Independence Mine State Historical Park (IMSHP). Under supervision of the park specialist, these positions serve as the ambassadors for Alaska State Parks in Hatcher Pass. Duties include fee station operations, interpretive functions (large and small group tours, talking with individual park guests, handling conflicts), cleaning and janitorial including servicing of restrooms/latrines, light maintenance, litter control, and fee compliance. Candidates should be willing to work in all weather conditions and cover varying shifts including weekends and holidays. Must have a valid driver’s license and dependable transportation as this position reports daily to IMSHP in Hatcher Pass. Contact Park Ranger Mario Pagni at 745-8936 mario.pagni@alaska.gov. Applications also available at the Finger Lake Office.

OPEN

Park Aid
3 full-time
Little Susitna Public Use Facility

The Matanuska District is looking for outgoing and self-motivated individuals to participate in the daily operations of the Little Susitna Public Use Facility. Duties include fee station operations, interpretive functions (talking with individual park guests, handling conflicts), cleaning and janitorial including servicing of restrooms/latrines, light maintenance, litter control, and fee compliance. Candidates should be willing to work in all weather conditions and cover varying shifts including weekends and holidays. Must have a valid Alaska Driver’s License and dependable transportation as this position reports daily to the campground/boat launch at the end of Ayrshire/Burma Road off Point Mackenzie Rd. Contact Park Ranger Mario Pagni at 745-8936  mario.pagni@alaska.gov. Applications also available at the Finger Lake Office.

OPEN



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 Staff / 2 Seasonal Positions

Under the supervision of the Park Ranger, perform Janitorial duties focusing on outhouse 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.

Position Filled



Office of History and Archaeology (positions statewide)
Contact: Tamara Holman, 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 Design and Construction (Anchorage)
Contact: Rys Miranda – 550 W. 7th Avenue, Suite 1380, Anchorage, AK
907-269-8736 or Fax: 907-269-8917 or Email: rys.miranda@alaska.gov

Office Assistant ACC
1 full-time

The Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation an Alaska Conservation Corps position in the Design and Construction section. This entry-level position will assist Design & Construction staff with the constructing bidding process, state vehicle fleet management, filing, archiving drawings and documents into electronic format, and general clerical work.

We are seeking a versatile, well-rounded, and self-motivated individual with strong communication skills who is interested in hands-on office work in a design and construction setting supporting parks and outdoor recreation. All duties and activities are performed under the immediate supervision of Design & Construction section chief and project managers. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

The successful candidate will possess some or all of the following KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, and EXPERIENCE: (Your experiences and skills with each of these traits must be documented in your cover letter. If you do not have experience in a particular area, simply say so)
• Operate PC type computers and office equipment such as printers, copiers, and scanners;
• Basic working knowledge of word processing software like Microsoft Word and e-mail programs like Microsoft Outlook;
• Maintaining and updating office files;
• Strong organization skills;
• Work independently to accomplish assigned tasks;
• Communicate effectively in writing and verbally; and
• Able to work in a small, close-knit organization and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the public.

Please include a cover letter with your application that highlights your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience as they pertain to the key responsibilities and desired traits listed in the job description above.

OPEN



Office of Boating Safety (Anchorage)
Contact: Office of Boating Safety, Attn: Kelli Toth, 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