C&O Canal National Historic Park Towpath Crew – Potomac, MD (PO-00735436)

C&O Canal National Historic Park Towpath Crew – Potomac, 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: $600

Transportation and Site Locations: Members must provide their own transportation to and from the maintenance shop at the Palisades, Maryland site. The Palisades shop is located at; 11710 Macarthur Blvd Potomac, 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 Palisades maintenance shop in Potomac, MD. The three 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. 

Position ID: PO-00735436

Expected Dates: October 16, 2023 - April 14, 2024

11710 MacArthur BLVD
Potomac, MD 20854

Handicap Accessible?: No

Main Area of Focus: Natural Resources Mgmt

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: 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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