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Historic Preservation - Indian Youth Services Corps - Southern Four Corners Group


Individual Placement/Internships

Job Location

Shonto, Arizona

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National Park Service – Traditional Trades Advancement Program - Indian Youth Services Corps – Southern Four Corners Group


Term of positions is 26 weeks; full-time 40 hrs/wk


This position will take place at the Southern Four Corners Group

Housing is available.

Shonto, AZ

Living Allowance:

$550 /week

AmeriCorps Award:

Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $3,192 (pre-tax).

Start Date:7/19


Application Due Date:

Preference given to applicants that submit application by 8/5/2022

Currently recruiting for 4 positions

Title of Position

Historic Preservation - Traditional Trades Advancement Program - Indian Youth Services Corps - Southern Four Corners Group



Position Details

Stewards Individual Placement Program (SIPP) provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. Participants work with federal agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofits building institutional capacity, developing community relationships, and supporting ecosystem health.


SIPP in partnership with the National Park Service and Historic Preservation Training Center are seeking individuals to participate in the Traditional Trades Advancement Program.  The participant works primarily on the backcountry and front country trails. The primary purpose of the position is to assist journeyman level tradesmen in all areas of trails maintenance in the park unit.


The parks are located on the Navajo Reservation which requires a understanding of the government difference of the sovereign Navajo Nation, Park Service is a unique organization charged with preservation and stewardship over ancestral sites, historic sites, and habitat in the distinct areas, Cultural diversity.

Indian Youth Service Corps - Historic Preservation Training Center (U.S. National Park Service) (

Position Responsibilities will include:

  • Masonry and carpentry techniques to preserve at-risk components of the historic built environment.
  • Adobe structure preservation
  • Trail building and maintenance
  • Water bar installation
  • Retaining wall installation


Minimum Requirements:

  • Moderate to heavy physical effort is required for this position, including occasional lifting or handling of objects over 75lbs using proper techniques.
  • Standing or kneeling for long periods and will be required to climb ladders, work from scaffolding or platforms, work on uneven or angled surfaces such as a roof, and/or be able to work in confined spaces.
  • Ability to stoop, bend, kneel, climb and walk in all manners of environmental conditions such as rain, mud, and extreme heat or cold.
  • Must be 18-30 years of age, maximum 35 for Veterans with DD-214
  • Full vaccination against COVID-19 by the first day of employment and ability to provide proof of vaccination before starting


 Preferred Qualifications:

  • A career interest in building trade skills and/or historic preservation
  • Is comfortable working outside in varying weather conditions and at heights
  • Have a willingness to work hard and get dirty
  • Have a serious attitude toward safety all day, every day
  • Have the ability to think critically and creatively
  • Have positive attitude
  • Have ability to communicate effectively
  • Have a professional and respectful manner and works well within a team
  • Ability to commit to a six-month experience of combined training and hands-on work
  • Flexibility to work outside of traditional hours may be required
  • Have the desire and ability to complete all program training requirements in order to receive NCCER and OSHA certifications including assessments and all classroom and online coursework.



  • Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $3,192 (pre-tax).
  • Living Allowance: $550/week (pre-tax)
  • Core curriculum through the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), an industry leading certification program for maintenance and craft professionals.
  • OSHA-10 Safety Training
  • Historic Preservation Fundamentals Training
  • Participants who complete the program will receive Public Land Corps status for two years that can be used for securing employment with the federal government.


Please be prepared to upload your resume as part of this application. 


For More Information Contact:

Contact Gwennan Richmond – Stewards Program Coordinator


Stewards Individual Placements Program does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.

This position is located in Shonto, AZ. View the Google Map in full screen.