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.

 

Alaska Conservation Corps Application


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.

Position Filled

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.

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

Park Aid
1 full-time in Ketchikan

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

Taking Applications



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

Park Aid
1 full-time

Under the supervision of a park ranger, 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.

Position Filled



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.

Park Aid
1 full-time

Kenai River State Recreation Area: Duties include working under the supervision of the Park Ranger or Technician performing maintenance tasks such as painting, cleaning facilities, replacing signs, cutting brush and repairing picnic tables and any other tasks assigned.

Taking Applications

Park Aid
2 full-time

Caines Head State Recreation Area: Duties include working under the supervision of the Park Ranger or Technician performing maintenance tasks such as painting, cleaning facilities, replacing signs, cutting brush and repairing picnic tables and any other tasks assigned.

Taking Applications

Park Assistant
1 part-time

Assist Natural Resource Technician with Park operations. Basic knowledge of: Carpentry and plumbing, boat operations, back country travel, chain saw operation, and trail work desired. Ability to lift 40-50 pounds, work in all types of weather, familiarity with basic hand and power tools and basic chain saw operation. For more information call Alaska State Parks, Homer Office at 235-7024.

Taking Applications

Trail Crew
2 full-time

Trail maintenance of the Caines Head Trail, specifically the section from North Beach to Fort McGilvray. Trail work will include integrating grade dips, tread work, shoveling gravel, root removal, sign board installation, installing turnpikes, and other trail related tasks such as tool maintenance. Must possess a valid (current) driver's license; must possess a strong work ethic; able to live and work together with others in a remote setting; be in good physical condition and able to lift and carry tools and packs up to 45 lbs. in weight; working knowledge of basic hand and power tools. 37.5 hour/week by way of an altered work schedule consisting of eight days on followed by 6 days off. The crew will commute via 22' Landing Craft from the Seward small boat harbor to North Beach. Weather days may require the crew to overnight at the ranger station. Desired Skills include experience and/or training in powerboat operation, prior trail-crew experience and/or training. Training experience in back country travel, camping and survival. First-aid/CPR or higher level certification (current). The position begins June 1-August 31.  To apply please submit an application by April 8th to:

Tom Kain
Alaska State Parks
Kenai/Prince William Sound District
P.O. Box 1578
Seward, AK 99664
phone: (907) 224-3434 fax: (907) 224-3434
mail: thomas.kain@alaska.gov

Taking Applications

Volunteer Trail Crew Supervisor
1 full-time

Supervise 3 volunteers in trail maintenance and/or construction, and natural resource projects. Ability to lift and carry up to 60 lbs. for long distances over difficult terrain and to work/live in remote settings operating hand and power tools. This is a field position. Must possess a valid drivers license, a strong work ethic, and able to work independently. Desired experience: Working with and/or supervising volunteers, knowledge of trail construction/maintenance, chainsaw and brushcutter operation, familiarity with trail tools, backcountry travel, and backpacking/group camping. First aid/CPR training preferred. For more information contact Eric Clarke at Alaska State Parks, Homer Office at 235-7024. email: eric.clarke@alaska.gov

Taking Applications

Trail Crew
4-5 full-time

Kachemak Bay State Park: Trail crew in all aspects of trail maintenance and /or construction. Ability to lift and carry up to 60 lbs. long distances over difficult terrain and to work /live in remote settings operating hand and power tools. This is a field positions. Desired experience: in trail construction/maintenance, chainsaw and brush cutter operation, familiarity with trail tools, backcountry travel, backpacking/group camping , and map and compass skills. First aid/CPR training preferred. For more information call 235-7024.

Positions Filled



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

Park Maintenance Assistant 1 seasonal worker

Under the supervision of the Chief of Maintenance perform a wide variety of maintenance duties.

Positions Filled

Trail Crew

This is a field position. Ability to lift and carry up to 60 lbs. long distances over difficult terrain and to work/live in remote settings operating hand and power tools. Desired experience: in trail construction/maintenance, chainsaw and brush cutter operation, familiarity with trail tools, backcountry travel, backpacking/group camping, and map and compass skills. First aid/CPR training preferred. Transportation to Field sites required. No bunkhouse provided. Mandatory 2 weeks training in Late May. For more information call 345-5014.

Taking Applications

Park Janitorial Maintenance Assistant-Front Country
1 temporary

Under the supervision of the Chief of Maintenance, perform a wide variety of janitorial maintenance duties including litter patrols and latrine cleaning and services. Other duties include performing light facility maintenance, such as grounds keeping, emptying garbage receptacles, painting, replacing signs, cutting brush and repairing picnic tables and any other tasks assigned.

Positions Filled

Temporary Office Clerk
1 temporary

Chugach State Park is seeking a short term temporary office clerk working in the Potter Section House in South Anchorage.  The ideal candidate will have good customer service skills both in person and on the telephone; is very familiar with the park and with MS Word and Excel.  Job duties will include greeting the public, answering questions about the park and trails, light clerical and janitorial duties.

Positions 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.
2 full-time

Under supervision, performs a wide variety of public service and resource management duties; primarily performing trail work, but also light facility maintenance, such as grounds keeping, picking up trash, and general repairs.   Job location in Willow at Nancy Lake State Recreation Area.  For more information call Chris at 495-6212.

Positions Filled

Trail Crew Leader/Natural Resource Tech II
1 full-time

Short-term non-perm Nancy Lake State Recreation Area Trail Crew Leader/Natural Resource Technician II (range 12 , $18.89 per hour) located in Willow, AK. No OT, no leave accrual, no pension and no insurance benefits come with this position. The successful applicant will be covered under workers comp. for on the job injuries and will also receive accrued SBS annuity. This short-term position is 120 maximum calendar days with an end date of 9/19/13. All applicants must submit a hard copy Workplace Alaska application and Pre-Employment Certification form through Job Center www.jobs.state.ak.us (907) 352-2500
• Lead person on trail crew of up to 6 members that will be repairing and constructing new portions of trail in the Willow Parks area.
• Responsible for training Alaska Conservation Corps (ACC) crew in use of tools and materials. This includes chainsaws, Pulaski`s, 4 wheeler, shovels, power barrels, 6 wheeler, brush cutters, personal protection gear, concrete, portable radios, structural lumber, rebar, rock, timbers, pvc pipe, building bridges.
• Order and ensure the following materials and equipment needed for trail construction and repairs are on-site in a timely manner. Chainsaws, brush cutters, PPE, Pulaski`s, 4 and 6 wheelers.
• They will have their own LDAP and do bid abstracts, vendor contacts and if bids over $5000, work with Admin. Officer to go through procurement.
• Liaison between ACC crew and area ranger on the project. Communication will be via emails, portable radios, and weekly meetings.
• This position requires a valid Alaska driver’s license and proof of a clean driving record.

Taking Applications

Trail Maintenance
5 full-time /Denali

Denali State Park is looking for experienced people to help construct and maintain trails damaged by flooding. 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.

Taking Applications

Park Janitorial Maintenance Assistant- Front country
1 full-time/Denali

Under the supervision of a park ranger perform 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. Pick up trash at the Veteran's Memorial and Denali View South on Environmental Specialist days off.

Taking Applications

Park Janitorial Maintenance Assistant
1 full-time/Willow

Under the supervision of the park ranger, perform a wide variety of janitorial maintenance duties including picking up trash and cleaning latrines.

Position Filled

Fee Station Attendants
Hatcher Pass, Willow Creek & Little Susitna Public Use Facility

Under the supervision of a park ranger and/or Natural Resource Technician and are required to staff a fee station and give information to the public. Applications also available at the Finger Lake Office.

Taking Applications

Trail Crew
4 full-time/Hatcher Pass

Trail maintenance and construction. Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. long distances over difficult terrain and to work in remote settings operating hand and power tools. This is a field position. Desired experience in trail construction and maintenance, chainsaw and brush cutter operation, familiarity with trail tools, backcountry travel, and camping. First aid/CPR training preferred. For more information call 745-8950.

Position Filled

Trail Crew Lead
1 full-time/Hatcher Pass

May 16 thru mid-September, four -10 hour days per week. Duties include maintain and build park trails, campsites, and trailheads.  Trail maintenance includes hand and power tool, chainsaw and brush cutter operation, trail layout, erosion control, tread work, campsite inspection and maintenance, and trailhead maintenance. Provide ongoing sustainable trails training, oversight and instruction to first time and experience trail workers. Direct daily work tasks of two concurrent trail projects at Hatcher Pass: the mile 16 downhill bike trail and the Archangel snowmobile corridor. Oversee crews working in remote settings.  Other duties may include public contact and assistance, assist with maintenance needs and other staff projects as assigned.  Complete end of season crew evaluations and grant reports. Required Skills: Sustainable trails knowledge and experience. Two+ years trail building experience. Backcountry hiking, camping and survival skills. Ability to work independently without direct daily supervision. Valid driver’s license. Ability to commit to entire season. Ability to work in remote field settings or “spike camps.” Demonstrated leadership ability and conflict resolution skills. First aid and CPR. Desired Skills: Education and/or experience in resource/recreation management. Outgoing personality and willingness to make public contacts. Have a strong background in the use and maintenance of hand tools, trail building tools, power tools, chainsaws, trailers and equipment. Specific knowledge of bike trail construction and maintenance principles and design. For more information please contact Ranger Amy O’Connor: (907) 745-8943.

Position Filled



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

Park Technician/
1 full-time

Under the supervision of a park ranger, perform a wide variety of public service and resource management duties, primarily performing light facility and janitorial maintenance including grounds keeping, cleaning latrines, painting, litter patrol, and general repairs at Harding Lake State Recreation Area.

Taking Applications

Park Technician/
1 full-time

Under the supervision of a park ranger, perform a wide variety of public service and resource management duties, primarily performing light facility and janitorial maintenance including grounds keeping, cleaning latrines, painting, litter patrol, and general repairs at Chena River State Recreation Area.

Taking Applications

Park Technician/
1 full-time

Under the supervision of a park ranger, perform a wide variety of public service and resource management duties, primarily performing light facility and janitorial maintenance including grounds keeping, cleaning latrines, painting, litter patrol, and general repairs in the Delta Junction Area.

Taking Applications

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.

Taking Applications

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.

Taking Applications



Office of Interpretation and Education (Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge)
Contact: Office of Interpretation and Education, 550 W 7th Ave, Suite 1340, Anchorage, AK 99501-3565,
(907) 269-8742, fax: (907) 269-8917.

Interpretive Naturalist
2 full-time

The Interpretive Naturalists will develop and present oral interpretive programs to guests of the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge. Deliver professional interpretive walks and presentations inside the hotel and along the outdoor walking paths. Work at the Denali State Park information desk in the hotel, answering questions and administering the Junior Ranger Program. More Information

Taking Applications



Office of History and Archaeology (positions statewide)
Contact: Office of History and Archaeology, 550 W 7th Ave, Suite 1310, Anchorage, AK 99501-3565,
(907) 269-8721, 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.

Position Filled



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.kelli.toth@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