Overview

Title: Sign Shop Individual Placement

Location: Blue Ridge Parkway (Vinton, VA)

Position Dates: August 5th, 2024 – March 7th, 2025 (31-week term)

Pay: $600/week ($565/stipend + $35/housing allowance)

Status: This is a full-time, temporary, AmeriCorps National Service position.

Questions? Contact [email protected]

Appalachian Conservation Corps:

Our Individual Placement program works to connect young people to conservation service work across Appalachia and neighboring communities in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, DC, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. ACC is a program of Conservation Legacy, a nationwide network of conservation organizations.

Individual Placements gain hands-on experience at their placement site, and ACC supports them through their term, as well as provides a variety of benefits to help them succeed in achieving their career goals. ACC welcomes national applicants, but also emphasizes the engagement of local individuals who represent the communities in which they serve. 

Placement Site:

The Blue Ridge Parkway, (BLRI), Division of Maintenance & Engineering, seeks one Sign Shop intern to work 40 hours per week in a paid internship position for a duration of 31 weeks. Upon successful completion of this internship, the selected partner-hire could become eligible to apply for future positions under the Public Lands Corps Act non-competitive hiring authority.

Preference will be given to recent-era military veterans.

This is a unique opportunity to learn a skilled trade in one of the treasures of the Southeast! Appalachian Conservation Corps and the Blue Ridge Parkway are seeking an Individual Placement to serve with the sign manufacturing facility. This position is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Maintenance Division, Plateau District, Vinton Sub-district. The intern will work under the maintenance supervisor and maintenance mechanic leader (sign maker). This position will assist the maintenance mechanic leader (sign maker) and will develop skills and knowledge of sign making duties including both sign maintenance and sign manufacturing.

The incumbent will learn to perform a variety of sign making methods and processes including but not limited to:

Maintaining an electronic database of the sign inventory which is updated regularly and/or as shipments arrive. The database is used to generate reports for creating vendor orders. Prepares and places orders to maintain an inventory of sign making materials.

Utilize computer aided design (CAD) software (Gerber or similar) to lay out and fabricate printed or cut vinyl graphics or text, as well as computer-aided routing. Utilizes plotter and computerized routers.

Conduct periodic visual inspections of signs throughout the park to determine repairs and/or service required. Inspections may include the following activities: repair, refurbish, or replace.

Repairs and refurbishes signs brought in by other Park staff.

Tagged as: Conservation

Required Skills:

To qualify for this AmeriCorps position, you must be between the ages of 21 and 30, and a US citizen that has received a high school diploma or GED. All offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check. Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award.

Possess a valid driver’s license.

Comfortable working in an office environment and independently (remotely).

Preferred Skills:

Knowledge and ability to develop digital media content on a variety of platforms.

Knowledge and experience with building interactive reports in Excel

Knowledge and ability to develop SharePoint Online content, Power apps, and Power BI.

Knowledge and ability to develop content from a variety of application sources.

About Appalachian Conservation Corps

Appalachian Conservation Corps (ACC) works to connect young people to critical conservation service work across Appalachia and neighboring communities in Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Maryland, DC, and Pennsylvania. As a corps program, ACC partners with public land managers to identify, plan, and complete projects that improve public access, habitat quality, and economic development. ACC is a program of Conservation Legacy, a nationwide network of conservation service organizations. Our programs focus on service, place-based learning, life skills development, appreciation of diversity, civic responsibility, and career development. ACC also provides an opportunity for members to learn about the local environment and issues affecting it and introduces individuals to recreation and resource management careers. ACC welcomes national applicants, but also emphasizes the engagement of local individuals who represent the communities in which they serve.

Application Instructions

Apply here: https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/5200