Job Overview


Who May Apply: Open to all U.S. citizens.

The NPS is one of the most visible and most beloved of all Federal agencies.  We care for and conserve special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.  From the Statue of Liberty to the geysers of Yellowstone, to the vistas of the Grand Canyon and the volcanoes of Hawaii, the National Park Service is part of the fabric of American life.  You can be part of this exciting and important mission.

In support of the NPS mission, Work Force, Relevancy and Inclusion, ensures the NPS has people with the right skills, at the right place and at the right time.  The employees of the National Park Service care for the special places that are the heritage of America.

This work requires a wide range of skills in a variety of disciplines. Learning and Development activities are designed to help employees fulfill our mission through education, performance improvement and knowledge management. Whether it is in traditional classrooms, self-paced computer programs, classes delivered by satellite television or blended models, we are committed to meeting the charge Director Horace M. Albright gave us in his farewell message in 1933, "Do not let the service become just another Government bureau, keep it youthful, vigorous, clean and strong."

The Horace Albright Training Center is currently accepting applications to fill up to two (2) temporary positions in Grand Canyon, Arizona.  Appointments made under this announcement are limited to 1039 hours (six months) in a service year and may be terminated at any time.  Appointments under this announcement are eligible for rehire and/or extension (when initial appointment is less than 1039 hours) if workload and funding allow.  Anticipated Entry on Duty: Oct/Nov 2014


As a Maintenance Worker you will be responsible for various duties.  You will perform simple and routine maintenance and repairs of grounds, exterior structures, buildings, equipment and related utilities.  Assist higher graded maintenance workers or tradesmen in the performance of their work.  Perform minor carpentry repairs using simple measures and hand tools on such tasks as replacing broken planks on picnic tables; broken windows using precut stock; minor adjustments or replaces hinges, latches and catches.  Perform minor painting using brush and roller according to specific instructions on projects where appearances are not critical such as staining picnic tables and trash barrels. Perform minor plumbing repairs such as tightening or replacing in-kind fittings and fixtures which do not require custom fitting and solder joints; replaces faucet washers; unplugs drains using a plunger; replaces liquid petroleum gas bottles.  Receives, unloads and processes incoming shipments according to established procedures.  Reports discrepancies and damage to others responsible for such items.   Performs routine maintenance on campground sites and trails using hand tools to re-grade and reset barriers to restore areas to original appearances. Collect trash.  Operates a light truck to pick up supplies and to transport materials to and from work sites while assisting on project work.  Cleans and services chemical toilets, restrooms, and other campground or visitor facilities.  Makes minor repairs as needed and refers problems to higher graded workers.  Operates a forklift to load and unload supplies and light equipment not requiring special rigging.  Will also perform other duties as assigned.

Physical Demands: Working from ladders, scaffolds and platforms and where surfaces to be coated, or the parts of systems worked on are hard to reach that require incumbent to stand, stoop, bend, kneel, climb and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions.  Frequently lifts, carries and sets up parts and equipment that weigh up to 40 pounds unassisted.

Working Conditions:  Exposed to a variety of seasonal weather conditions while working outdoors and/or wearing protective equipment and clothing that are sometimes heavy and uncomfortable. Worker is subject to cuts, abrasions, and insect bites.  Work is performed inside and outside where dirt, spray and fumes are present.

NPS housing may be provided. Per diem will NOT be provided.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No