Dec 05, 2019
Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service , is seeking 3 Members to work directly with the Pinnacles maintenance staff and assist with an assortment of historic preservation projects.
These opportunities are intended for enthusiastic individuals with a background in construction trades who possess an interest in gaining experience in the field of historic preservation.
*Military veterans strongly encouraged to apply*
Start Date: 1/6/2020
End Date: 5/23/2020
* A minimum 20 -week commitment required - and 2-week offsite training in MD*
Location: Pinnacles National Park, Paicines, CA Pinnacles National Park is located in California's Central Coast region of the Gabilan Mountain Range east of the Salinas Valley. The surrounding landscape is largely chaparral with areas of oak savannah and grasslands. The position is located at the eastside park headquarters in Paicines, CA. Nearest communities for shopping, doctors, hospitals, and other amenities are Hollister (40 miles, population 34,400), King City (40 miles, population 11,000), Gilroy (65 miles, population 41,400), Salinas (70 miles, population 151,000), and Monterey (90 miles, population 30,000).
Pinnacles National Park is fairly remote. Applicants must have a personal vehicle, as the nearest services are a one-hour drive in any direction. Additionally, there is no cell-phone service in the park.
* Housing is NOT provided by NPS - candidates who are reasonably local or within commuting distance are highly preferred. *
Project Website: For more information about TTAP, please visit (go.nps.gov/ttap). For more information about site name, visit https://www.nps.gov/pinn/index.htm
For more information regarding the ACE Internship Program, please visit: www.usaconservation.org.
Compensation: ACE Member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $545 /week to cover the costs of housing, food and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.
Housing: Housing is the responsibility of the member and not provided by ACE or NPS.
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 Pinnacles National Park. Daytime schedule will typically be 10 hour days, 4 days per week (Monday - Thursday).
Position Description: Traditional Trades Apprentices will work closely with park maintenance and trails divisions. Apprentices will work in support of building maintenance and trail projects to preserve historic sites throughout the national park. Primary tasks will include large scale painting and siding projects on historic structures. Trails work will largely be based on structures and historic masonry tasks on the High Peaks Trail. Much of the masonry work along the trail will be based in the preservation of existing stone stairs and switchback retaining walls.
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: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/
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 email@example.com .
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.
American Conservation Experience