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    Summary

    The Pacific West Region is recruiting for summer seasonal Deckhand, WG-5788-5 positions intended to assist permanent staff with deckhand field work.
    The duty stations for the parks are:
    San Francisco Maritime NHP

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    Responsibilities

    Perform routine maintenance, preservation, stabilization and restoration of historic ships such as apply various marine coatings to surfaces, tar and slush rigging, pump bilges and wash down decks. Assist journeyman level workers in carpentry, rigging and metal work. Go aloft to assist with installation and maintenance of standing and running rigging. Operate small motorized work boat/tender to inspect exterior of larger vessels. Perform other standard housekeeping/maintenance duties such as sweeping and washing the ships and facilities, emptying trash bins, moving dumpsters, and other general maintenance duties as assigned.

    PHYSICAL EFFORT:
    Frequently exerts heavy physical effort by lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling objects up to 100 pounds independently. Incumbent works with and around power equipment in close, narrow, confines and from decks, masts, booms scaffolds, ladders and yards up to 140 feet above decks. Also works aloft in a boatswain's chair as required.
    WORKING CONDITIONS:
    Incumbent works inside, outside and aloft in all types of weather, usually in and around ships on docks. Temperatures range from 35 to 100 degrees and there is frequent fog, rain and heavy winds. Incumbent must use care in working with specific tools and equipment to prevent serious accidents. Incumbent may be required to work various days and hours, shift work including swing and midnight shifts and to operate a motor vehicle and forklift as an incidental part of these duties. Must wear prescribed NPS uniform and safety equipment, according to prescribed standards.
    Considering the nature of historic vessels and their structural characteristics, there may be some exposure to hazardous conditions (asbestos, toxic fumes, etc..) work involves potentially hazardous proximity to heavy construction equipment such as trucks and cranes, as well as masts, yards and booms while on deck and aloft.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

  • Job family (Series)

    5788 Deckhand

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