Job Description

Job Summary

Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service, as we prepare for a second century of stewardship and engagement. Become a part of our mission to connect with our past and create important connections to the future by building a rich and lasting legacy for the next generation of park visitors, supporters, and advocates.

The George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP) preserves the natural scenery along the Potomac River. It connects the historic sites from Mount Vernon, where Washington lived, past the nation's capital, which he founded, and to the Great Falls of the Potomac where the President demonstrated his skill as an engineer. Developed as a memorial to George Washington, the Parkway may be used on any day to travel to exciting historical, natural, and recreational areas.

This position is located in the Division of Lands, Planning, and Design at the George Washington Memorial Parkway in Arlington, VA.

The incumbent will use historic architecture skills and techniques for preserving historic and prehistoric structures with the focus on preserving the physical structure's attributes and materials.

This is a term position not to exceed 1 year with possible extensions in 1 year increments up to a total of 4 years without further competition. Appointment to this position will not confer permanent status in the Federal service.

This position is being announced at the full performance level.

The position may require strenuous physical activity including periods of standing, walking, climbing, and lifting and carrying heavy objects. Some activities will occur in physically dangerous areas or settings. Documentary research and report writing work is sedentary, which requires the ability to concentrate and write for long periods of time.

The work is performed in both an office setting and occasionally in the field as required to perform on-site investigations and inspections.

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The duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Identify, research, plan and manage the treatment and preservation maintenance of historic structures.
  • Perform historic architectural duties associated with review, design, treatment, and monitoring of historic structures.
  • Apply the provisions of National Environmental Policy Act, (NEPA), National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), the Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standards (ABAAS), the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), and agency guidelines to the preservation, maintenance, and treatment of historic structures.
  • Represent the park and prepare written documents on historical architecture matters.
  • Prepare or oversee preparation of scopes of work that clearly define the objectives and requirements of the project.
  • Review contractor shop drawings, samples, and material certification for contract and performance compliance and recommend them for approval or rejection.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel may be required to visit other sites or to attend meetings or training

Relocation Authorized

  • No