SkillBridge Maintenance Intern

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

Position Duties: The DOD Skillbridge program allows Service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through specific industry training, apprenticeships, or internships during their last 180 days of their service. For more information on the DOD Skillbridge program, visit DOD SkillBridge (osd.mil).

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park (ABLI) seeks a Skillbridge intern to work with the Facilities and Maintenance team. The SkillBridge intern will have a chance to learn and gain experience and knowledge, skills and abilities associated with working at a national park. Duties will include maintenance and repair of grounds, exterior structures, buildings, and related utilities.

As a uniformed volunteer with the National Park Service, the volunteer serves as a front-line representative of the agency working in the maintenance division. Volunteers will work with other volunteers and maintenance staff to help in the routine grounds maintenance and custodial duties of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park. This could include mowing, cleaning structures, cleaning signs, painting, staining, and more. Required trainings will be provided. Volunteers may also perform landscape maintenance, including, but not limited to: operating a variety of mowers, trimmers and other hand tools, assist in fertilizing, weeding, planting trees, shrubs and grass, tree trimming/ pruning, mulching, and related tasks. The volunteer may assist in work requiring carpentry, electrical repair, painting, plumbing, and masonry. The volunteer will be trained on the use of UTVs and may operate them. This will include an introduction to the parkas well as the history of the park. Also included will be safety training.

Requirements: Volunteers are required to wear the provided park maintenance uniform and represent the National Park Service by acting in a courteous and professional manner with visitors, park staff, and other volunteers. The ability to learn to use various powered and/or hand tools and train using proper safety practices such as wearing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is mandatory. Experience or knowledge with the position duties stated above are a plus.

Work Environment: The volunteer will work indoors and out, and will be exposed to a variety of conditions.

Physical Demands: Walking, stopping and bending in conditions varying from heat, cold and precipitation. May be required to lift items weighing 50 lbs or more.

Training: The supervisor will provide an orientation to the site, its mission, and its staff. The volunteer will get on-the-job training from maintenance staff regarding park operations, workplace safety and will receive proper training and certifications to operate various equipment. Volunteer will be assigned a separate supervisor in the maintenance division who will oversee and evaluate their work.

´╗┐Housing: Park Housing may be available.

Please note the park is flexible on hours/days that a volunteer can work at the park.

Start Date - 2024-06-03

End Date - 2025-06-02

Activities include: Construction/Maintenance

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The U.S. National Park Service, www.nps.gov, cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage. We care for more than 400 national parks and help communities preserve their historic places and open spaces.

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Arts & Culture
Environment
Sports & Recreation
Arts & Culture, Environment, Sports & Recreation

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2995 Lincoln Farm RoadHodgenville, KY 42748

(37.53091,-85.73592)
 

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