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Date: April 18, 2017
Contact: Katherine Lynn, 864-936-7921
Contact: Will Caldwell, 864-461-2828
Contact: Ben Richardson, 864-461-2828

Summer Work for Teens at Cowpens National Battlefield and Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail

Gaffney, SC –Cowpens National Battlefield and the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail are accepting applications for the Youth Conservation Corps.
For eight weeks local students will work and play at the NPS sites with Youth Conservation Corps (YCC). As members of the YCC, the students have a personal role in protecting the nation’s precious resources during this summer program. The YCC was established by Public Law 93-408 and is a summer employment program for young men and women between the ages of 15-18 who work, learn and earn together on projects that further the development and conservation of the natural resources of the United States.
Applicants must be a permanent resident of the United States, have a Social Security card, a willingness to work outdoors and the ability to work well with others. Those chosen for employment will be paid minimum wage for a 40-hour work week and must be available to work from June 12 – August 4, 2017.
Previous projects at Cowpens include trail construction and maintenance, brush clearing, weed-eating and erosion control projects. The work this summer for both crews will be similar to these previous projects. In addition to these tasks, the parks will provide environmental education and field trips to other parks, and a working/camping trip in another park.
Applications are available at Cowpens NB Visitor Center, located at 4001 Chesnee Hwy, Gaffney, SC from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. For more information contact Katherine Lynn at 864-936-7921 or e-mail us. Applications are due by May 26, 2017.

Cowpens National Battlefield and the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail are units of the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution Parks Group within the National Park Service. The group mission is to protect, preserve, and interpret the significance of the decisive battles where America earned its freedom. For more information about activities at Cowpens National Battlefield and the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail, call 864-461-2828 or visit the parks’ webpages at www.nps.gov/cowp/ and www.nps.gov/ovvi/. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CowpensNationalBattlefield  and www.facebook.com/overmountainvictoryNHT.
 
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Date: April 25, 2017
Contact: Sarah Cunningham, 864-543-4068
Contact: Sheila O'Dell, 864-936-7921

Southern Campaign of the American Revolution Parks Group

Hosts Veteran Job Fairs

 

Gaffney, SC – The Southern Campaign for the American Revolution Parks Group will host three veteran job fairs for several open seasonal positions. In keeping with the National Park Service’s commitment to increasing the employment of veterans within the workforce, veterans interested in the seasonal employment opportunities listed below are encouraged to attend one or more of these job fairs.

 

Group Superintendent John Slaughter said in statement, "We are proud to coordinate these employment opportunities at our amazing National Park Service Revolutionary War Battlefields to connect our first veterans and today's veterans in their shared heritage of service to our nation."

 

Cowpens National Battlefield will host on Tuesday, May 2 from 4-7 pm in the park visitor center which is located at 4001 Chesnee Highway, Gaffney, SC 29341. Kings Mountain National Military Park will host on Wednesday, May 3 from 4-7 pm in the park visitor center located at 2625 Park Road, Blacksburg, SC 29702. Ninety Six National Historic Site will host on Thursday, May 4 from 4-7 pm in the visitor center located at 1103 Highway 248, Ninety Six, SC 29666.

 

Available positions:

Seasonal WG-04 Laborer (Motor Vehicle Operator) at all three sites 

Seasonal GS-04 Park Guide at all three sites

Part-time WG-02 Custodial Worker at Kings Mountain National Military Park

1 year term (NTE 4 years) WG-05/06 Laborer at Kings Mountain National Military Park

Please bring copies of the following: resume, DD 214, and a list of references. Requests for further information about each available position should be sent to Sarah Cunningham, Chief of Integrated Resources and Facilities, via email at Sarah_Cunningham@nps.gov. Questions may also be referred to Administrative Officer, Sheila O’Dell via email at Sheila_O’Dell@nps.gov.

Last updated: April 25, 2017

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Cowpens National Battlefield
338 New Pleasant Road

Gaffney, SC 29341

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