Denali National Park and Preserve is looking for a motivated volunteer who works well independently, is organized and communicates well with others.
The project is to create and update Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for the Maintenance/Facilities Division and Safety Committee.
A safety data sheet, or SDS, is a standardized document that contains occupational safety and health data. The International Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) mandates that chemical manufacturers must communicate a chemical’s hazard information to chemical handlers by providing a Safety Data Sheet. SDS's typically contain chemical properties, health and environmental hazards, protective measures, as well as safety precautions for storing, handling, and transporting chemicals.
Employers must ensure that employees have access to safety data sheets for all of the hazardous chemicals they handle. Employers may fulfill this requirement in a variety of ways. For example, SDS binders are quite common as are computer-based SDS databases. What’s important is that employees have access to the safety data sheets for all of the chemicals that they are using. If the employer does not have an SDS for one of these chemicals they should contact the manufacturer to obtain the current version of the SDS for that chemical. In this sense, the online SDS databases have a clear advantage over binder-based systems since the database vendor usually takes care of indexing and updating the safety data sheets.
The bulk of the volunteer's duties will be administrative and custodial.
Duties will include: Follow safety protocols. The volunteer must follow all safety procedures and report safety violations or concerns to his/her supervisor immediately.
Project duties. The volunteer will:
Inventory all chemical assets throughout Denali National Park and Preserve
S/he will update electronic inventory sheets
Update and convert current MSDS libraries to the new SDS system.
Administration. The volunteer will require network access as well as unsupervised access to federal spaces and buildings, therefore, the volunteer will be required to submit to and successfully adjudicate a background investigation.
Transportation. The volunteer will be required to operate a government-owned vehicle.
Cooperative stewardship. The volunteer will work with park staff, including other volunteers, to maintain stewardship of the park.
Position Requirements: Time Commitment. The volunteer is expected to work 30 hours per week. Season late May through late-September.
Driving. The volunteer is required to drive a government vehicle and, therefore, must possess a current valid state driver’s license.
Uniform. This is a uniformed position. The volunteer will be provided with uniform items and s/he will wear them, on duty, in accordance with park volunteer uniform standards.
Caretaker should be certified in basic First Aid and CPR. The park will coordinate and pay for this training during the season if the applicant is not currently certified. Volunteers with current certification cards may provide copies of the card(s) to his/her supervisor in lieu of training.
Self-Motivated. This position requires the volunteer to work independently. There may be opportunities for the volunteer to work on projects and cross-train with other work teams.
Reimbursement: If funds are available, the volunteer may be reimbursed for some expenses related to travel to and from the park at the beginning and end of the season. All reimbursements are made through direct deposit, therefore, the volunteer must have an account into which funds may be deposited.
For more information contact Dave Lundgren at 907-683-9579 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.