Dec 05, 2019

ACE EPIC NPS CA: Point Reyes National Seashore -Traditional Trades Apprenticeship Program (TTAP) - AmeriCorps

$545 weekly
  • American Conservation Experience
Intern Construction Environment Entry Level Science Skilled Labor

Job Description

Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service, is seeking four (4)Members to work directly with the historic preservation staff and assist with carpentry, roofing, and woodworking projects on historic properties throughout the park including the Pierce Ranch and the Lifeboat Station.

This opportunity intended for enthusiastic individuals with a background in construction who possess an interest in gaining experience in the field of historic preservation and resource management.

*Military veterans strongly encouraged to apply*


Start Date: 1/6/2020

End Date: 5/23/2020

* A minimum 20-week commitment is required *


Location: Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California

Point Reyes National Seashore is located along the west coast of California approximately 30 miles north of San Francisco. Point Reyes Station, Inverness, and Inverness Park are the nearest towns to park headquarters, and cities including Petaluma, Novato, and San Rafael are within commuting range. Park headquarters is located at 1 Bear Valley Rd., Point Reyes Station, CA.


Project Website: For more information about TTAP, please visit ( For more information about Point Reyes National Seashore, visit

For more information regarding the ACE Internship Program, please


Compensation: ACE Member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $545/week to cover the costs of food and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.


Housing: Park housing will be provided for ACE Members located outside of the commuting area or for whom commuting is impracticable at no cost for the duration of the individual placement.


AmeriCorps: This position may be eligible for a 675-hour AmeriCorps Education Award ($2321.90) upon successful completion of service hours. Additional enrollment is required.


Training and Scheduling: ACE members will participate in a mandatory 2-week orientation/training at the Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC), Frederick, MD from 2/3-2/14, and then stay afterwards for the balance of their 20-week commitment at Point Reyes National Seashore.  Daytime schedule will typically be 10 hour days, 4 days per week.


Position Description: This position is within the Division of Integrated Resource Management at Point Reyes National Seashore, in Marin County California. The incumbent will work with the Seashore's Historic Preservation Team under the supervision of the Exhibit Specialist. The work consists of shop, and fieldwork on structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The position is geared toward hands-on treatment of historic structures and preservation practices as they apply to the carpentry and millwork trades, and will involve working with park preservation team on this year's projects.


Project Background and Objectives: This year's major projects will include window restoration work at the historic Lifeboat Station. The other project will include replacement of wood shingle roofs and fencing at Historic Pierce Ranch. Members will develop hands-on techniques in historic fabric repair and conservation on structures ranging from historic agricultural buildings and a National Historic Landmark Lifeboat Station.


To Apply: Please submit your resume, thoughtful cover letter, and contact for three professional/academic references to the online application page for this position here:


NOTE: Early consideration will be given as resumes are received. This position may close at any time. If you have any questions regarding this position please feel free to contact ACE EPIC Recruitment specialist, Dave Hecker at 801.386.1629 or


EOE: American Conservation Experience provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, American   Conservation   Experience   complies   with   applicable   state   and   local   laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.


Environmental Protection-Conservation,   Carpentry-Framing,   Concrete and Masonry,   Electrician,   Flooring-Tiling-Painting-Wallpapering,   General-Other: Construction-Skilled Trades,   Ironwork-Metal Fabrication,   Plumbing-Pipefitting,   Roofing,   Sheetrock-Plastering,   Surveying  




$545 living allowance per week

Security Clearance

NO Security Clearance

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Job Requirements

Qualifications: Applicants for the position must hold or be pursuing a minimum of a high school diploma and/or have relevant experience in subject areas such as construction or historic preservation.


  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Must be 18-30 years of age, or military veteran 18-35
    • (Interns must be 21+ to secure ACE position that requires operation of NPS or ACE vehicles for duties. Applicants 18-21 are still encouraged to apply.)
    • A valid driver's license and an insurable driving record are required (documentation to be provided upon request).
  • Ability to work alone and in a group
  • Proficient in English
  • Ability to undergo a federal criminal background check is required


  • Knowledge of basic construction techniques
  • A career interest in building trade skills and/or historic preservation 
  • Is comfortable working outside in varying weather conditions and at heights 
  • Have a willingness to work hard and get dirty 
  • Have a serious attitude toward safety all day, every day 
  • Have the ability to think critically and creatively 
  • Have positive attitude 
  • Have ability to communicate effectively 
  • Have a professional and respectful manner and works well within a team

ACE Members must be willing to represent ACE and the partner organization in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner.  

Please note: Marijuana and other controlled substances are not allowed at any time during the performance of duties or while on federal property, regardless of State law or qualified medical marijuana card status.

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