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Posted: 12/14/2017

National Park Service
Gettysburg National Military Park

Maintenance Division, Structures Preservation Branch

Professional Opportunity
Gettysburg, PA


This position is located in the Gettysburg National Military Park's 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, beams, interior and exterior trim 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 specialist and professionals regarding type of preservation treatment and/or preventative maintenance.

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