Length: Term of positions is 26 weeks; full-time 40 hrs/wk
Location:Glen Jean, WV
Living Allowance: $550/week
AmeriCorps Award: Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $2,960 (pre-tax).
Application Due Date: Preference given to applicants that submit application by 5/10/2019
New River Gorge National River Maintenance Division has been charged to conserve and protect historic sites and structures, maintain the visitor centers, offices, and other buildings necessary for park operations, look after almost a hundred miles of trails and vistas, and insure that all of these structures and sites are safe to visitors and staff alike. Many park buildings and trails have developed a backlog of deferred maintenance and long standing infrastructure needs. Stewards members would work hand in hand alongside New River maintenance employees, regional and national NPS subject matter maintenance experts, other Federal agencies, and volunteers to address the infrastructure concerns and deferred maintenance around the park and this work will greatly help and improve the park for everyone.
Stewards members will work alongside park maintenance staff to reduced deferred maintenance backlog on park structures and sites. Infrastructure work will be done to improve assets' conditions and sustainability for enhanced life cycle of the assets. Stewards duties would include performing construction and maintenance duties on buildings, trails, and other park assets. Intern should have a working knowledge of several trade skills, positive work ethic, attention to detail, and ability to work well with others. Park staff will be able to train interns on job specifics, but duties may include utilizing skills and tools in the areas of building construction/demolition, general carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, trail work, general vehicle operation, and require some heavy lifting and physical effort.
The physical effort required is considered moderate to heavy and requires occasional lifting or handling of objects and/or materials over 75 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 step, bend, kneel, climb, and walk while performing the work in all manners of environmental conditions such as snow, mud, heat, and rain.
Ability to think critically and creatively
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Willing to work outside in various conditions
Ability to work effectively with a variety of people and develop strong partner networks
Safety You will be expected to take a serious attitude toward safety all day and every day.
Substance Free In accordance to a drug free workplace, alcohol, tobacco and drugs are prohibited while participating in any Stewards or Stewards partner activities
Flexibility and adaptability to sudden changes in work priorities
Punctual and reliable
Ability to meet deadlines and communicate to supervisor when assistance is needed/desired.
Minimum age is 18, maximum age is 30.
Possession of a current valid drivers license
Must be a US Citizen, National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the United States
How to Apply
Apply on-line at: https://stewardslegacy.org/open-positions. In addition to your resume, please submit a one page cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this position and how your background and experience will help you succeed in this position.
Members will be required to submit semiannual reports and a final report during their year of service.