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Job Opening: NPS– Historic Preservation Training Center -– Preservation Maintenance Worker/Masonry – Frederick, MD
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Contributed By: Emma Savely
Website: http://www.environmentalstewards.org/

Job Opening: NPS– Historic Preservation Training Center -– Preservation Maintenance Worker/Masonry – Frederick, MD
Length:  Full-time, 10 + week positions, (2 positions being offered)

Location:  Based out of Frederick, MD at HPTC Training Center

Living Allowance:  $492 per week, plus AmeriCorps Ed Award upon successful completion

AmeriCorps Award:  Environmental Stewards are eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program.  Value of the education award is $1212.44 to $1,515.15.

Ages:  Participant must be between the ages of 18 and 35

Start Date:  6/27/2016 or sooner

Specific training:  In-person training for all trainees, hands-on work experience

Application Due Date:  Applications Accepted until 6/30/2016 or until positions are filled

Introduction:
The Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC) is administered under the WASO Associate Director of administration, through the Division of Training. The HPTC’s mission is to provide preservation trades training for the maintenance workers of the National Park Service. The majority of the HPTC preservation trade training is accomplished by preservation project work performed for the NPS and other federal agencies and state governments.

This position is duty stationed at the Historic Preservation Training Center shop facility in downtown Frederick MD.

Major Duties:
Tasks are performed in a variety of different work environments, involving historic and/or contemporary buildings, features, structures, or large exterior or interior objects. The work may also include elements of new construction and/or demolition. The preservation masonry worker, work includes, removing damaged portions of masonry walls or raking out mortar joints in preparation for repairs, and supplying masons with mixed mortar that matches historic mortars. The incumbent is responsible for the care and maintenance of all tools and personal protective equipment issued to him/her. He/she is responsible for keeping tools used in clean, safe and working order. The incumbents work practices adhere to established national, local and bureau safety regulations and programs. He/she identifies to the
supervisor unsafe equipment and working condition.

Physical Effort:
The physical effort required is considered heavy to moderate and requires occasional lifting of handling of objects or materials over 100 lbs., while using the proper lifting procedures to avoid injury. The incumbent must frequently stand while working, climb ladders, work from scaffolding or platforms, and crawl beneath buildings. He/she is required to stop, bend, kneel, climb, and walk while performing the work in all manners of environmental conditions such as snow, mud, heat, and rain.

Working Conditions:

General work is performed at a particular site of at the Center Facility. Often the structures are extremely deteriorated and are structurally unsound and are therefore considered hazardous. The work is often extremely dirty in such nature that protective equipment and clothing such as hard hats, safety shoes, goggles, respirators, and ear protectors are required whether working indoors or out. Work outside is in all types of weather or in greasy, noisy, dirty, drafty, or otherwise unpleasant conditions. Other environmental factors such as stinging and biting insects, snakes, and poison plants can be encountered.

Qualifications and benefits:
- Must be a US Citizen, National, or legal resident.

-- Specific skills and abilities sought include: 

Strong communications skills

Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively as part of a larger team

Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure

Possession of a current valid driver’s license 

Willingness to work outdoors

Masonry/construction maintenance experience preferred

How to Apply:
Please fill-out the application at this site: http://www.environmentalstewards.org/join/current-openings


Posted: June 7, 2016
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