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Work for the Smokies

Local applicants are wanted for facilities management jobs in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 

Positions include:

Carpenter (WG-4607-09): serves as a carpenter for construction, rehabilitation, and preservation projects on park structures. $23.45/hour.

Custodial Worker (WG-3566-04) or Laborer (WG-3502-04): conducts janitorial and maintenance tasks such as sweeping, cleaning, disinfecting and maintaining park facilities in visitor use areas and administrative areas. $17.19/hour.

Positions are available in Townsend, Gatlinburg and Cherokee. Resumes will be accepted through Aug. 31 and must include relevant work or volunteer experience. Include name, address, phone number and email address, but do not include sensitive information like social security numbers. Resumes and questions can be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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