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Denali National Park and Preserve hosts the largest volunteer program in the Alaska Region, and we need your help!
We're looking for a volunteer to fill a dual role, with Natural Resources (12-16 hours per week) and Administration (10-12 hours per week).
Description of duties:
Entomology (12-16 hours per week): Volunteer will assist park entomologist in processing and databasing insect specimens collected during summer of 2018. This will include:
washing and blow-drying bees, pinning and labeling insects,
cataloging/databasing specimens into project database.
The work is detail-oriented and requires a steady hand. The volunteer must be someone who can maintain focus with tasks that can get tedious at times.
Work schedule can be flexible, the project should take about 100 hours total, 12-16 hours per week. Some activities will be performed in the lab in the park's resources building in the headquarters area, but the bulk of the work will be performed at the Murie Science and Learning Center, which is located in the park, approximately two miles from park headquarters.
If interested, the volunteer can also be trained in basic taxonomy of bees and help in identifications.
For more information about the entomology half of this position, please contact:
Jessica Rykken Entomologist Denali National Park and Preserve PO Box 9 Denali Park AK 99755
Administration/Volunteer Program Office (10-12 hours per week):
The Denali National Park Volunteer Office also serves as the Alaska Region Volunteer Program Office. We assist, serve and advise the other 14 volunteer program managers at National Park Service sites in the state which have volunteer programs.
We need to process personnel paperwork, welcome and orient volunteers, respond to inquiries, support volunteer supervisors, staff Winterfest, celebrate volunteer accomplishments, and organize all of our program materials in various office and storage locations.
This is generally an office position. The Volunteer Program/Administrative Assistant would:
Assist with the maintenance and update of two internal websites (Google sites) for the Alaska Region's volunteer program and for Denali National Park and Preserve's volunteer program
Welcome new volunteers and provide orientation to the park and volunteer program
Assist volunteers and supervisors in completing volunteer service agreements and other paperwork
Enter information from individual and group volunteers into the program database (currently in Microsoft Access)
Answer phones, e-mail and other inquiries as appropriate
Provide support to volunteer supervisors
Provide support at special events
Maintain the volunteer uniform and supply cache
Deliver and post NPS and U.S. mail at least once per week (Mondays)
Assist with administrative duties (property, procurement, etc.) as needed
Wear the Denali National Park and Preserve volunteer uniform and represent the park and the NPS proudly.
Duty Station / Living Accommodation Information:
The primary work place for this part of the position, would be in the Volunteer Program Office at park headquarters (mile three on the Denali Park Road). The office is in the Administrative Building with full office facilities (phones, electricity, heat, Internet access, bathroom, break/lunch area, etc.)
Housing is located in C-Camp, the seasonal housing area. C-Camp cabins generally have two bedrooms, a shared living area, and a cold water kitchen (however, water to the cabins is turned off in the winter). C-Camp residents share a cabin with one other person. All efforts are made to place same gender residents in each cabin, but it is not always feasible. Restrooms, showers, laundry and dish washing facilities are located in the common shower house. C-Camp is located at approximately mile three on the Denali Park Road, near park headquarters.
The C-Camp housing area is located at approximately mile three on the Denali Park Road, near park headquarters. The closest urban area is Fairbanks, AK, approximately 120 miles north and there is a full grocery store in Healy, AK, approximately 11 miles north.
Skills and Requirements:
Volunteer in this position must be age 18 or older.
Volunteer for this position is subject to a background investigation in order to have access to federal computer networks.
Volunteer will be required to wear the official volunteer uniform while performing administrative duties.
Computer experience and competency on all office automation software (Word, Excel), and excellent keyboarding and software navigation skills for data entry in Access.
Ability to learn how to maintain and update web pages in Google sites
Ability to communicate orally and in writing. Ability to transcribe handwritten materials while performing data entry.
Work schedule is 24-32 hours/week
Tour of duty is November 2018 through March 2019, however, start and end dates are negotiable if the volunteer would like to arrive earlier or stay longer
Volunteer must possess a valid state driver's license, s/he will be required to drive a government vehicle.
This is primarily an office position, however, the Denali Volunteer Program is developing and expanding and there may be opportunities to lead volunteer groups (girl scout troops, etc.) on volunteer projects away from the office
Accommodations for those with physical limitations are feasible.
Living and working at one of the most beautiful places on Earth!
Reimbursement for some travel expenses may be available
Opportunity to gain office administrative skills
A supervisor who understands the term "the care and feeding of volunteers," and adheres to it, literally.
The incumbent is expected to track time using volunteer timesheets and is responsible for ensuring that the minimum time commitment is met.
The position is open until filled. However, the first set of candidates will be considered and interviewed starting mid-October.
Spending a winter in Alaska can be a transformative experience. Thank you for considering volunteering in one of your parks.
For more information about the park itself, please visit nps.gov/dena.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Cabins Description: Housing is located in C-Camp, the seasonal housing area. C-Camp cabins generally have two bedrooms, a shared living area, and a cold water kitchen (however, water to the cabins is turned off in the winter). C-Camp residents share a cabin with one other person. All efforts are made to place same gender residents in each cabin, but it is not always feasible. Restrooms, showers, laundry and dish washing facilities are located in the common shower house. C-Camp is located at approximately mile three on the Denali Park Road, near park headquarters. Three Bears grocery store is located in Healy, AK, approximately 11 miles north of the park entrance road. The closest urban area is Fairbanks, AK, approximately 120 miles north.