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RELOCATION EXPENSES: Relocation expenses are not authorized.
The employee in this position performs a variety of maintenance and repair work at the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge, located in Mohave County, Arizona and San Bernardino County, California.
NOTE: This position is also being advertised under Merit Promotion Procedures and is open to status candidates. To be considered under merit promotion procedures, you must submit a separate application and supplemental documentation to vacancy announcement number R2-13-843029-CL-MP.
All application materials and supporting documentation must be received by the closing date of this announcement (including Veterans Preference documentation). KEY REQUIREMENTS
U.S. Citizenship Required
One-year probation period
Medical examination and drug test
Possess and maintain a valid State driver's license
Wear the official U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service uniform as prescribed DUTIES:
- Repair and install generators heating systems, and other maintenance equipment; install electrical fixtures according to specifications; clean, replace or adjust brakes, steering, regulators, water/fuel pumps, carburetors, cooling systems, and attachments on automotive vehicles.
- Operate wheeled equipment or vehicles such as hydraulic brush cutters, bulldozers with attachments such as drum choppers, farm tractors with attachments, boom mowers, crawler tractors with attachments, front end loaders or back hoes with attachments
- Maintain and repair tools and equipment, diesel, gasoline and or aircraft motors, check, service, repair and perform preventive maintenance to equipment and attachments.
- Operate water control equipment and facilities for the purpose of managing wetlands for waterfowl habitat, and agriculture or aquiculture crops such as rice, fish, or crawfish.
- Control nuisance plant species using mechanical and chemical means.
By the closing date of this announcement , you must meet the requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Handbook X118C, Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupation.
Although no specific amount of experience, education or training is required, applicants must meet a minimum level of ability in relation to the position and the Assessment Questionnaire in order to be rated qualified for consideration. To be qualified candidates must meet any screen out element(s) listed at an acceptable level, and must achieve an average rating of at least acceptable on all of the elements. Only education, training, or experience acquired before the closing date will be considered.
To preview the Assessment Questionnaire, click the following link: View Occupational Questionnaire
Shift work may be required. Emergency overtime may be required. The employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Must be able to pass the State administered pesticide applicator license examination.
Must be able to obtain heavy equipment certification prior to operating government heavy equipment.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Work areas can be dusty, dirty, greasy, noisy, or bad smelling. The incumbent is exposed to eye hazards, and
there is potential for electrical shock, cuts, strains, burns, bruises, and broken bones. Incumbent is also exposed
to fumes, heat, smoke, sparks, jolting machinery, poisons, pesticides, herbicides, chemical solvents, chemicals,
and petroleum products. When necessary, the incumbent will be requires to wear protective clothing, gloves,
shields, or goggles, hard-toe shoes, respirators, hard hats,.
The position necessitates both inside and outside work and exposure to all kinds of weather. Duties are
performed in a manner consistent with U.S. Fish and Wildlife safety policies.
Note: Summer temperatures reach 110 degrees Fahrenheit as early as May and continue as late as October,
with mid summer temperatures reaching 120 frequently and occasionally up to 125.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. Best Qualified, Well Qualified or Qualified. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
1. Knowledge of equipment assembly, installation, repairs, etc.
2. Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment, to include the use of measuring instruments.
3. Knowledge of materials and technical practices (theoretical, precise, artistic).
4. Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc.
5. Ability to operate water control equipment and facilities including pumps, dams, weirs, and water control structures for the purpose of managing wetland habitat for waterfowl and other wildlife species.
6. Knowledge of and skill in pest plant control including chemical and mechanical treatment of nuisance plant species.
NOTE: You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verifications. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and capability. If a determination is made that you rated yourself higher than is supported by your application, or your application is incomplete, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience or you may be considered ineligible. BENEFITS:
The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp OTHER INFORMATION:
1. If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans preference see
2. If you have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position . To be well-qualified for the position and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 90 or above on the rating criteria for this position.
Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible. For more information on CTAP/ICTAP see
3. Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see www.sss.gov ).