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Posted: 01/19/2010

Employer
National Park Service


Position
Preservationist
GETT-10-23DEU
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Gettysburg, PA
Details
$21.01 - 24.50 USD /hour
 

This position being advertised is located at Gettysburg National Military Park.

Applications will be accepted from United States citizens and nationals.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, or 16 years old and graduated high school.

This is a 1,039 hour appointment. Selectee may only work 1,039 hours in a service year. This position may be terminated at any time due to lack of work or lack of funds. Appointment may be extended for additional period(s) of 1,039 hours per service year (non-competitively rehired) if work demands and budget resources allow. Selectee may be eligible for non-competitive rehire in future seasons depending on work demands and budget resources.

The work season normally begins in March and ends late September. The selectee will work 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 7 AM  3:30 PM. The work schedule may be adjusted due to fluctuating work demands or budgetary reasons.

Later selections may be made from this vacancy announcement.

Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid.

Government housing is not available.

APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT SUBMIT THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION WILL NOT RECEIVE FULL CONSIDERATION.

Please See Full Announcement on usajobs.com.

Key Requirements:

* U.S. Citizenship Required

* Background Investigation

Major Duties:

This position is located in the Gettysburg National Military Parks Maintenance Division and is under the direct supervision of the Supervisory Exhibits Specialist, Structures Preservation Branch. The branch is responsible for the maintenance and preservation of historic and non-historic structures throughout the park. This position requires skills applied to the maintenance, stabilization, restoration, repair and/or reconstruction of various historic and non-historic structures that range widely in historic period, architectural style, construction materials, and existing condition.

Incumbent will perform carpentry/woodworking tasks such as reconstructing, restoring, or rehabilitating wood structures (rafters, doors, windows, floors, staircases, trusses and beams, interior and exterior trim, etc.) Incumbent will perform masonry tasks such as repairing, reconstructing, restoring, or rehabilitating masonry structures (foundations, walls, chimneys, fireplaces, etc.) Incumbent will also perform painting tasks which include surface preparation and mixing of paints to approximate color and texture of historic paints. Incumbent will select appropriate materials and use a variety of instruments and tools to accomplish the above stated tasks. The incumbent will assist with the inspection of historic structures/sites/landscapes onsite to determine physical condition and the type and amount of maintenance required to maintain them in the proper condition; makes technical recommendations to higher-level specialists and professionals regarding type of preservation treatment required to maintain ongoing and/or preventative maintenance.

Physical demands  Incumbent performs work at construction sites. There is considerable physical exertion related to actions such as lifting, pushing, pulling, or carrying objects of various sizes, weights, and shapes. There is considerable standing, stooping, lifting, and bending.

Working conditions  Work is performed in and outdoors, either on site or in the shop and in temperatures from 0 to 100+ degrees Fahrenheit. Incumbent is exposed to poison ivy, a variety of biting and stinging insects, wild animals (deer, fox, rats, skunks, etc.) and occasional repitles. Work surfaces may be uneven and in excess of 10 feet in height.

Gettysburg National Military Park encompasses roughly 6,000 acres mostly in Federal ownership surrounding the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It is the site of the 1863 conflict between the Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of the Potomac during the American Civil War. Eisenhower National Historic Site, a 690-acre site containing the Home of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, is also administered by the park. The park has an annual visitation of approximately 1.9 million people. The town of Gettysburg is economically dependent upon tourism and the surrounding area is primarily agricultural. Full range of shopping, medical, dental, religious and recreational facilities are located in the Gettysburg and surrounding area. Elementary and secondary schools are located in Gettysburg. Gettysburg College and Harrisburg Community College are also available in town. Apartments are available at variable rates in the surrounding community and housing costs are about average.

Qualifications:

All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement Friday, January 29, 2010.

Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience regardless of whether compensation was received or whether the experience was gained in a part-time or full-time occupation. Full-time work is generally considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position, the starting and ending dates of employment (month/year), and the number of hours scheduled to work per week.

As required in the Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Handbook X-118C, applicants must possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities as listed.

Although a specific length of time and experience is not required, you must show that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which you are applying. Qualification requirement emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.

Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience regardless of whether compensation was received or whether the experience was gained in a part-time or full-time occupation.

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How to apply
see additional information and apply online at usajobs.com

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