Topic ID #35699 - posted 5/14/2015 2:26 AM

Preservationist, WG-09 - 2 vacancies, Bandelier National Monument, NM

Jennifer Palmer

Job Title:Preservationist
Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:National Park Service
Hiring Organization:Bandelier National Monument
Job Announcement Number:IMSF-15-213 1399622 NS
SALARY RANGE:    $22.06 to $25.74 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD:    Thursday, May 14, 2015 to Wednesday, May 20, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:    WG-4701-09
POSITION INFORMATION:    Full Time - Temporary NTE 1039 hours
DUTY LOCATIONS:    2 vacancies in the following location:
Los Alamos, NM View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:    United States Citizens
Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service, as we prepare for a second century of Stewardship and Engagement.  Become a part of our mission to connect with our past and create important connections to the future by building a rich and lasting legacy for the next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates. For more information about the National Park Service, click National Park Service Website.
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Open to all qualified U.S. citizens. You do not have to be a current or former government employee to be considered for this position.
Appointments made under this announcement are limited to 1039 hours (six months) in a service year and may be terminated at any time. Appointments under this announcement are eligible for rehire and/or extension (when initial appointment is less than 1039 hours) if workload and funding allow.  Individuals selected under this vacancy announcement are eligible for rehire in subsequent service years.

Number of Vacancies: Two. This announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies if necessary.
Bandelier National Monument is comprised of over 32,817 acres, including a designated wilderness area of 23,267 acres and an 800-acre detached archeological section.  The Monument was created to preserve the numerous archeological features of a late prehistoric period which represents the transition of the Pueblo Indians from  the prehistoric Ancestral Puebloan to modern traditions.  Annual visitation exceeds 350,000.
Not Required
U.S. Citizenship Required
Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
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Incumbent repairs, restores, rehabilitates, and reconstructs various forms of historic structural elements.  As directed by a Supervisory Exhibits Specialist, the incumbent independently (1) identifies, documents, and evaluates various historic fabric types; (2) repairs, restores, rehabilitates, and reconstructs masonry structural elements; (3) repairs, restores, rehabilitates, and reconstructs wooden structural elements; and (4) records the location, time, materials, and labor involved in the treatment process.
Physical Effort: The incumbent performs work at construction sites. There is considerable physical exertion related to actions such as lifting, pushing, pulling, or carrying objects of various sizes, weights, and shapes.  There is considerable standing, stooping, lifting, and bending.  Because of the multi-faceted craft aspects of this position, work is frequently performed under structures, which requires the incumbent to work overhead or in a stretched, cramped, or awkward position.  Fieldwork magnifies the physical effort required to perform the duties of this position and reflect actual restoration project environments.  
Incumbent is required to perform craftsman work in the investigation of historic structures and in working with other employees in restoration techniques.  Inspections may require working in cramped, close quarters underneath structures or on rooftops several hundred feet above ground level. The incumbent occasionally may lift and carry items that weigh 50 pounds or more.  Backcountry work may require the incumbent to hike or ride by horseback to the job site in remote locations over rough terrain.
Working Conditions: Work is performed throughout the Park, where the incumbent is subject to cuts from hand or power tools and danger from flying splinters or chips.  In the shop the incumbent is exposed to noise and sawdust in the air.  The presence of lead paint on historic fabric may require special knowledge and handling and the use of protective equipment in the shop or at the job site, and require special attention and the use of safety equipment.  Work is both inside and outside, in all types of weather. The incumbent must work at elevations from sea level to above 4,000 feet.  Temperatures vary from -20 to 90+ degrees.  Winter snow depths may vary from two to six feet with icy driving conditions involved.  The incumbent may be exposed to snow and ice conditions in winter and rain and wind in summer.   Work is performed in all types of weather, both indoor and outdoors.     Considering the nature of historic structures and the unknown structural characteristics, field inspections may contain some hazardous conditions (e.g., asbestos, PCBs). 
AREA INFORMATION/HOUSING INFORMATION: The Monument is located 45 miles from Santa Fe, 32 miles from Espanola, and 12 miles from Los Alamos.  Elevation ranges from 5,300 to 10,199 feet with headquarters located at 6,000 feet.  Good medical facilities, schools and  shopping are available in Los Alamos.  Local cost of living is considered high.  Government housing may be available.  Please visit the web site for additional area information.

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