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Current Job Opportunities

Locomotive Engineer - Announcement open 7/9/2024 - 7/23/2024

In this position, you will operate and maintain historic steam and diesel locomotives for passenger excursions of up to 120 miles roundtrip on a high-speed, heavy grade mainline railroad, as well as operating these trains around the rail yard and in routine railroad switching.

For specific duties and conditions of employment, visit:

Resources for Applying to Federal Jobs

USAJOBS – What Should I include in my resume

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Office of Personnel Management – Writing an Effective Federal Resume

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Department of the Interior - Careers

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The CVA program is a 48-week professional internship program managed in partnership by the National Park Service's Washington VIP Office along with the Stewards Individual Placement Program of Conservation Legacy (Stewards).

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Community Volunteer Ambassador (CVA) - Stewards Individual Placements, a program of Conservation Legacy, provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. The Community Volunteer Ambassador Program combines the strength of a national leader in conservation service with the National Park Service to train a diverse group of emerging leaders to assist park units in building lasting connections to communities.

Application window for the September 2024 cohort has now closed.

Additional CVA opportunities in the Northeast

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The Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program (CRDIP) introduces students and recent graduates to career opportunities within Cultural Resource Management in the National Park Service.

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NPS Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program (CRDIP) - In partnership with the American Conservation Experience (ACE) and the NPS Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program (CRDIP), the park is hosting a curatorial assistant. The selected ACE member will assist curatorial staff with collection management activities and participate in professional development opportunities.

The CRDIP introduces students and recent graduates, from backgrounds historically underrepresented in the National Parks, to career opportunities within Cultural Resource Management in the NPS. "Underrepresented" and "diversity" are broad terms in this context meant to reach as many students and recent graduates as possible from all backgrounds.

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Interns Joe and Tyler look on as a Locomotive Shop employee demonstrates a task.

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Traditional Trades Advancement Program (TTAP) - a partnership between the National Park Service and the Student Conservation Association.

Over the past several months, two apprentices have been immersed in a hands-on environment within the locomotive shop working on a variety of projects, honing their skills, and learning tricks of the trade. This apprenticeship is a fantastic opportunity for these apprentices to learn, grow, and develop their talents in a field that keeps the wheels of innovation turning. Learn more about TTAP.

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From working with the public to working in the shop or on the rails, Steamtown offers a variety of job opportunities throughout the year.

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Last updated: July 9, 2024

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150 South Washington Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503-2018


(570) 445-1898
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