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Job opening: Maintenance Worker (Historic Preservation)

Salary: $21 - 25 per hour
State: UT
Published at: Apr 19 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This Maintenance Worker (Historic Preservation), WG-4749-05 position will be located at Hovenweep National Monument in Montezuma Creek, UT but will work throughout the Southeast Utah Group of parks and monuments (Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Hovenweep National Monument, and Natural Bridges National Monument). Be a successful applicant. Watch this 5 minute video to learn how to create or improve your federal resume.


This is a permanent, full-time, Career-Seasonal position. Career-Seasonal appointments are permanent positions and include the same benefits as Career appointments, but do not provide work on a year-round basis. The selectee will be in non-pay status for up to two pay periods (4 weeks) each year, scheduled sometime between late December to late January. Major Duties: This position is responsible for providing prehistoric standing architecture maintenance for Arches and Canyonlands national parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments with diversified infrastructure and operational complexity. The incumbent's primary duties are performed outdoors, assist journeyman, or higher level employees with masonry, carpentry, mixing soils, water, and amendments for mortar to remove and repair damaged portions of wall or similar architectural structures. Implement prescribed preservation treatments (capping, veneering, re-pointing, resettling and new laying) to alter, maintain, repair, construct and/or stabilize a variety of assets including historic structures, foundations and ruins, contemporary buildings, trail and road drainage structures, etc. made of adobe, stone block and wood components. Although the majority of work will be performed at either Hovenweep or Natural Bridges national monuments, overnight travel to Arches and Canyonlands national parks, in Moab, UT will be periodically required. When working at other SEUG units, travel and perdiem will be issued in accordance with NPS policy. Physical Demands: The physical effort required is considered heavy to moderate and requires lifting or handling of objects or materials up to 50 pounds unassisted, and occasionally lifting or moving heavier items with the assistance of a lifting device or other workers. The incumbent is required to work while standing, stooping, bending, crouching and climbing in tiring, awkward, and uncomfortable positions, and in all manners of environmental conditions. When working from a ladder or scaffolds work involves reaching overhead, stretching or other awkward positions. Occasionally work is performed beneath building where the work is cramped and dark, or work may be done from highly elevate platforms. Sometimes long hikes while carrying a backpack may be essential as is the possibility of technical climbing into some sites. Working Conditions: General work is done at prehistoric and historic structures throughout the park. Often these are in backcountry locations with difficult access that may require rappelling and the use of scaffold and ladder systems. The structures may be extremely deteriorated and structurally unsounds, and therefore considered hazardous. The work is often extremely dusty and of such nature that protective equipment and clothing such as hard hats, safety shoes, goggles, respirators, and ear protection are required, whether working indoors and outdoors. Some work is performed in the shop area where incumbent is exposed to moderate or high noise levels from operating machinery, saw dust in the air, fumes, and hazards associated with power equipment or preservations. Occasionally the work may be performed outside under adverse weather conditions. Other environmental factors such as stinging and biting insects, snakes, and poisonous plants can be encountered. Assignments could involve working with hazardous materials, such as rodent nests, asbestos, and lead-based products, etc. To reduce the dangers, the incumbent is required to follow prescribed safety practices.



To qualify for this position, you must have sufficient knowledge and ability in the following job-related factors: 1. Ability To Do The Work Of a WG-4749-05 Maintenance Worker (Historic Preservation) Without More Than Normal Supervision (SCREEN OUT), to include the following skills: Assisting others in the repair, reconstruction, restoration, or rehabilitation of masonry structures. Restoration of historic properties, and ability to follow construction documents when completing restoration and preservation projects. 2. Ability To Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc. (includes blueprints reading) 3. Ability to Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment 4. Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation Repair, etc. 5. Knowledge of Materials 6. Technical Practices (theoretical precise, artistic) 7. Use of Measuring Instruments If your knowledge and ability in the SCREEN OUT factor above is not sufficient, you will receive no further consideration. In preparing your application, describe in detail the experience and training which you have had that specifically prepared you for this job and to perform the duties described for this job. Experience should be clearly described and documented in your resume. The qualifications reviewer will not assume performance of such duties by Job Titles alone. Address your knowledge, skills and/or abilities in the areas shown in the job-related factors. Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Be a successful applicant. Watch this 5 minute video to learn how to create or improve your federal resume.


There is no substitution of education for experience for Wage Grade (WG) positions.


  • Address Hovenweep National Monument City Road 213 Montezuma Creek, UT 84534 US
  • Name: Terry Boren
  • Phone: (432) 837-4088
  • Email: [email protected]


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