Wilderness Ranger Placement (PO-00732262)

Interns will assist with field and office work specifically related to federally designated wilderness areas. In addition interns will help with wilderness monitoring, wilderness trail work, and update wilderness records. Other duties include assisting a wilderness kayak ranger for up to 10 days in the field to collect data and also assist with other duties associated with the Petersburg Ranger District Recreation program. This position takes place predominately outdoors, in a cool and wet environment. 

Compensation amounts:

  • $1,500 – RT travel allowance to work site and back
  • $300 – weekly living allowance
  • $200 – PPE boot stipend
  • $1,500 – duty related travel/per diem
  • AmeriCorps eligibility (Education award of $2,474)
  • Housing

*All allowances are subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes

Please provide a 1-2 page professional resume as an attachment to your SCA application. 

It is SCA's policy that all AmeriCorps-required background checks must return cleared prior to the position's start; this includes being fingerprinted for the FBI check. Otherwise, the AmeriCorps award will be removed or the position's start date will be delayed due to non-compliance.

*For SCA's COVID-19 guidance, please refer to www.thesca.org/covid  

Position ID: PO-00732262

Expected Dates: May 15, 2023 - October 1, 2023

12 N Nordic Drive
Petersburg, AK 99833

Training Provided: Wilderness Awareness Training will be provided. Training will also be available for traditional tools including basic axe skills, crosscut saw and Pulaski. Kayak training will be provided and Leave No Trace camping practices.

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: The intern will have the opportunity to learn about management of federally designated wilderness areas. The intern will have the opportunity to learn about the local flora and fauna. Recreation activities include kayaking, hiking and camping.

Handicap Accessible?: Yes

Main Area of Focus: Backcountry/Trail work

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible

Driving Logistics: Not needed

Housing or Stipend Provided?
A. Partner will provide suitable housing for the member

Shared apartments within a bunkhouse. Each apartment has a shared bedroom with two separate beds and a full bath. Apartments have fully furnished kitchens, living room and telephone. Laundry facilities are provided on-site.

Indoor/Outdoor: Outside

US Citizenship: Yes

Student Conservation Association