Job Overview


Experience your America by building a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service. The National Park Service preserves unimpaired, the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.

The Seasonal Recruitment Operations Center is currently accepting applications to fill up to two (2) temporary position at Bering Land Bridge National Preserve, Nome, Alaska.  Appointments made under this announcement are limited to 1039 hours (six months) in a service year and may be terminated at any time. Appointments under this announcement are eligible for rehire and/or extension (when initial appointment is less than 1039 hours) if workload and funding allow. Individuals selected under this vacancy announcement are eligible for rehire in subsequent service years.  Anticipated Entry on Duty: May 2014

Nome, Alaska, is a remote rural community of approximately 3,500 people in northwest Alaska.  Transportation to and from Nome is via commercial airlines only.  There are no roads from any major city to Nome; however, there is a 260 mile gravel road system around Nome, which is accessible by vehicle during the summer months.  Services including a small regional hospital, dentist, grocery stores (3), schools (K through 12 and charter), and a community college are available in Nome, but costs are high.  Other community amenities include a small city museum, public library, recreation center and an indoor swimming pool. There are also many churches and community groups in Nome. Summers (May to September) are relatively mild (50's to low 70's) with long periods of daylight (up to 22 hours).  Government bunkhouse style housing is available. For additional information about housing or the area, call the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve headquarters at (907) 443-2522.

This announcement is being advertised under delegated examining procedures and is open to all U.S. citizens.

This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.



This position is in the Interpretation Program at Bering Land Bridge National Preserve in Nome, Alaska. Duties include researching, developing, and presenting original interpretive programs to facilitate visitors forming emotional and intellectual connections to park resources. The format for these programs includes talks, hikes, and junior ranger programs. The position also works at the park's visitor center to provide information and informal interpretation about the park and the surrounding area by responding to visitor questions and information requests. The position requires knowledge of interpretive techniques, scientific methods and processes, and park natural and cultural history.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work involves extensive periods of standing and walking, in some cases over rough surfaces or inclines, carrying backpacks, tools, rescue equipment, etc.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is performed in settings in which there is regular and recurring exposure to moderate discomforts and unpleasantness, e.g., high or low temperatures, confined spaces or adverse weather conditions.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No