Recreation Placement

Expected Dates
May 23, 2022 to September 11, 2022
Tongass National Forest
Position ID
This position is located in Southeast Alaska, in Ketchikan.  Main duties of this position include; trail maintenance (work with hand tools and power tools, such as chainsaws) including brushing trails and trail repair on boardwalk systems, installing non-skid material, etc. 

Cabin maintenance tasks include, but are not limited to: general cabin and outhouse cleaning (assist with outhouse pumping)
, painting, repair of structure, algae and moss removal, other improvements.  This work entails backcountry stays, use of boats, and may entail occasional trips in small float planes. 

Campground/day use maintenance tasks include cleaning facilities (including outhouses), removing trash, picking up litter, weed eating, mowing, painting, etc. This work would be mostly intown. 

Compensation amounts:
  • $1,500 - one time RT travel allowance
  • $280 - weekly living allowance
  • $200 - PPE/boot allowance (reimbursable)
  • $500 - duty related travel fund (for work related gear and work related trip expenses)
  • AmeriCorps eligbility (Education award of approximately $2,360)
  • Housing

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

*Please provide a 1-2 page resume with your application

Conditions of Employment:
Beginning on 1/18/22, all new SCA volunteer program participants are required to be fully vaccinated. Full vaccination is defined as having received a booster shot six months after the Pfizer and Moderna primary series and two months after the Johnson & Johnson primary series.

  • Ketchikan, AK
  • CPR/First Aid, Bear Behavior, Boating, ATV operation, chainsaw operation, more opportunities likely available, informal training as well.
  • Unlimited outdoor recreation, including fishing, hiking, camping, canoeing, kayaking; opportunity to enhance and develop backcountry skills
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Backcountry/Trail work
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
Recreation Management
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
competent without supervision
competent without supervision
Chain Saw Skills
competent with supervision
Hand Tools
competent without supervision
Trail Maintenance
competent with supervision