Fort Union National Monument Opens Summer Jobs

Courtesy photo
FUNM News:
Fort Union National Monument, announces recruitment seminars at several towns to acquaint local applicants with federal hiring websites and procedures.   
“We are delighted to announce that we are recruiting for summer jobs performing maintenance and ruins preservation with the National Park Service. This is a great opportunity for local craftspeople and Laborers to begin an exciting career with Las Vegas’ Backyard National Park” Superintendent Charles Strickfaden said. “This is an especially exciting time as 2016 is the 100th Anniversary of our agency.”
Fort Union will be filling several Laborer and Mason Helper positions this summer. The public is invited to these workshops that will explain the federal hiring process. Laborers assist in maintaining historic structures including adobe walls, applying protective material coatings, masonry work, repairing trails and walkways, grounds keeping, painting, and maintaining modern structures such as the visitor center, housing units and roads.
(Hourly rates for these positions – Laborer WG-3502-03/01 – $11.79, Mason Helper WG-3603-05/01 – $15.25)
Resume and recruitment workshops will be held at the following locations:  
  • 6-8 p.m., Feb. 16, Tuesday, Las Vegas, 116 Bridge St., Santa Fe Interpretive Center;
  • 6-8 p.m., Feb. 17, Wednesday, Wagon Mound, City Hall Chambers, 600 Catron Ave.; and
  • 6-8 p.m., Feb. 18, Thursday, Mora, Tapetes de Lana, Mora Spinning Mill, Hwy 518 Junction 434.
In this workshop National Park Service staff will provide you with resume writing techniques, federal resume submittal procedures, and how to successfully apply for seasonal Laborer and Masonry Helper positions on
You are encouraged to bring a copy of your current resume. Applicants must use the USAJOBS federal website to create or download a resume, and apply to these positions. Applicants must have access to a computer and include a complete work history.
Fort Union (1851-1891) was the largest frontier military post and supply center of the southwest. The National Park Service preserves and protects the historic Fort Union and ruts of the Santa Fe Trail. To visit the monument, take Exit 366 off I-25 at Watrous, NM, onto State Hwy. 161, 8 miles. Park hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, contact Fort Union National Monument at (505).425.8025 X 0, or visit here. Like us on Facebook.