Position Details


ID: NPSSMHS-002-001 Location: Manhattan, NY Posted Date: 1/1/2024 Agency: NPS
Wage/Hr: $50.00 Hours/Week: 18     Minimum Age: 55

This position supports the Stephen T. Mather Building Arts and Craftsmanship High School. • The NPS Experienced Services Program is a unique partnership created to help solve the workforce issues facing government agencies. The program connects experienced workers (age 55+) to the NPS to provide scientific, technical, and administrative support. • NPS ESP positions are meant to provide temporary, project-based support. This position is currently funded for an estimate of 33 weeks. • A background security investigation may be required prior to the start date. Only those positions with 30+ hours per week are eligible for health insurance benefits; all positions will accrue sick leave. • The experienced workers participating in the Program are referred to as "Enrollees" and are not employees of the NPS or NEW Solutions. NEW Solutions is the ESP non-governmental organization responsible for administrative aspects of the program, and the Enrollees work under NPS direction to assist the Agency staff in carrying out their mission. NPS ESP Enrollees benefit from the opportunity to keep technical skills current; to access new training opportunities; to engage in gainful project-based positions; and to undertake meaningful tasks using their experience and talent to contribute to the environment, the national economy, and their own financial security.


Log builder will work with students to develop skills in carpentry and log construction of soldier huts for MORR NHP

  • Enrollee will plan and conduct hands-on work with 6-8 senior students and 2 post grads 3 days a week for 15 weeks. 40%
  • Enrollee will plan, organize and conduct a 4-day intensive program with 6-8 students during February and/or spring break. 10%
  • Enrollee will run a 1 day Family Program on a holiday or weekend. 5%
  • Enrollee will provide a one day Mather Staff professional development program. 5%
  • Enrollee will plan, organize, and run a 24 day summer program. 40%


Minimum of 15 year(s) of experience in carpentry and log building OR BA/BS Degree

  • specialized expertise in log construction or heavy timber construction.


  • Travel Requirements: Travel will be required for the presentatin of programs at different locations.
  • Overnight travel: 3-4 day trips several times during the agreement.
  • Rental cars: Rental cars may be required if they are en economical means of travel
  • Health and Safety Considerations: enrollee must follow trade safety practices.
  • Required Safety Gear: personal protective gear such as coveralls, gloves, safety glasses, repirators
  • Physical requirements: Enrollee will be in the field teaching and operating machinery and equipment and moving heavy materials.

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NEW Solutions is committed to promoting equal opportunity and to an environment free from discrimination and harassment in any form administering Experienced Worker Programs under cooperative agreements with federal agencies. It is NEW Solutions’s policy to comply with all applicable laws that provide equal opportunity and to prohibit unlawful discrimination in enrolling participants in the federal programs.