C&O Canal National Historic Park Towpath Crew – Hancock, MD (PO-00733987)

C&O Canal National Historic Park Towpath Crew – Hancock, MD
Schedule: Monday – Friday 6:00 am – 3:30 pm (A Week)
Monday – Thursday 6:00 am – 3:30 pm, Friday off (B Week)
Pay Rate: Weekly allowance: $550

Transportation and Site Locations: Members must provide their own transportation to and from the maintenance shop at the Hancock, Maryland site. The Hancock shop is located at; 441 East Main Street Hancock, MD.

Position Description: Members will support the C&O Canal maintenance staff with routine daily activities along the towpath. This crew will be based out of the Hancock maintenance shop. The two members will work alongside an SCA crew leader. Primarily, this project requires SCA members to remove vegetation from historic stone culverts, locks, flumes, abutments, walls, and any other historic stone structure within the park boundaries that the NPS deems the need for vegetation removal. This crew will assist the NPS staff with the removal of fallen trees in the park and along the towpath. In addition, members will support projects related to carpentry, masonry, and GIS mapping. If members do not already have basic first aid and CPR training, they will receive this training during the program.  Members of this crew may receive chainsaw certification- dependent upon the capacity of NPS staff to host the training.

If the position is successfully completed, members maybe eligible to earn the Public Land Corps (PLC) Hiring Authority giving them eligibility to apply to merit vacancy announcements within the Federal Government for two years.

Once you have submitted your application and at least two references, please email [email protected] to confirm your application has been received. 

We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible so be sure to apply now!

Conditions of Employment
Beginning on 1/18/22, all new SCA volunteer program participants are required to provide proof of up to date vaccination against COVID-19. Per CDC guidance, up to date vaccination now includes all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including any booster dose(s) when indicated. For example, if someone has completed the primary series but is not yet indicated for a booster shot, they are considered up to date. Once a person is indicated for a booster (6 months after Pfizer or Moderna primary series, 2 months after J&J primary series), full and up-to-date vaccination includes the completed booster shot. Visit the following website for more information: www.thesca.org/covid.

Tag: SCA1957

Position ID: PO-00733987

Expected Dates: September 12, 2022 - April 14, 2023

441 East Main Street
Hancock, MD 21750

Handicap Accessible?: No

Main Area of Focus: Natural Resources Mgmt

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Not Eligible

Driving Logistics: Required

The park is only accessible by car, no public transportation is available. Walking/biking to work would include several miles or more in each direction depending on location of residence.

Housing or Stipend Provided?
D. No housing is available

Indoor/Outdoor: Combination

US Citizenship: Yes

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