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American Conservation Experience
Position title :ACE: Traditional Trades Apprenticeship Program (TTAP) - Pinnacles National Park - AmeriCorps Eligible
Deadline to apply :11/27/2020
Start Date :01/26/2021
End Date :06/11/2021
Town, City, Park, etc :Pinnacles National Park- Paicines, CA
State / Territory :California
Benefits :AmeriCorps,Education Award,Public Land Corps Hiring Authority
Project/Program Focus :Construction/Masonry,Historic Preservation
Position Description :
Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service, is seeking two (2) members to work directly with the Pinnacles maintenance staff and assist with an assortment of historic preservation projects.
*Housing is not provided. Local candidates or those within commuting distance are strongly encouraged to apply*
For more information about TTAP, please visit (go.nps.gov/ttap).
For more information about ACE, please visit: www.usaconservation.org.
Start Date: 1/26/2021
End Date: 6/11/2021
* A 20-week minimum commitment is required*
Location: Pinnacles National Park (PINN), Paicines, CA
Pinnacles National Park is located in California’s Central Coast region of the Gabilan Mountain Range east of the Salinas Valley. The surrounding landscape is largely chaparral with areas of oak savannah and grasslands. The position is located at the eastside park headquarters in Paicines, CA. Nearest communities for shopping, doctors, hospitals, and other amenities are Hollister (40 miles, population 34,400), King City (40 miles, population 11,000), Gilroy (65 miles, population 41,400), Salinas (70 miles, population 151,000), and Monterey (90 miles, population 30,000).
Pinnacles National Park is fairly remote. Applicants must have a personal vehicle, as the nearest services are a one-hour drive in any direction. Additionally, there is no cell-phone service in the park.
For more information about site name, visit https://www.nps.gov/pinn/index.htm
Living Allowance: The ACE Member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $545/week to offset the costs of food and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.
Housing: Housing is the responsibility of the member and not provided by ACE or NPS. Those living nearest to the park and within commuting distance are strongly encouraged to apply since housing is not provided.
AmeriCorps: This position may be eligible for a 675-hour AmeriCorps Education Award (~$2500) upon successful completion of service hours. Additional enrollment and volunteer service is required.
Scheduling: Daytime schedule will typically be 10 hour days, 4 days per week (Monday Thursday).
Position Description: Traditional Trades Apprentices will work closely with park maintenance and trails divisions. Apprentices will work in support of building maintenance and trail projects to preserve historic sites throughout the national park. Primary tasks will include large scale painting and siding projects on historic structures, though the majority of project time will be spent with historic trails stonework. The stonework will largely be based on structures and historic masonry tasks on the High Peaks Trail. Much of the masonry work along the trail will be based in the preservation of existing stone stairs and switchback retaining walls.
Public Land Corps Hiring Authority: Members serving under this agreement may be eligible for a hiring authority upon completion of their term of service. Eligible members must meet standard requirements of completing at least 640 hours and utilize their certificate before the age of 31.