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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 Delegated Examining Procedures and is open to all qualified U. S. citizens. To be considered under delegated examining procedures, you must submit a separate application and supplemental documentation to vacancy announcement number R2-13-842885-CL-DEU.
If you are a current or former federal employee with reinstatement eligibility, you must submit a copy of your last Notification of Personnel Action (SF50) showing your position, title, series, grade and eligibility.
All application materials and supporting documentation must be received by the closing date of this announcement (including Veterans Preference Documentation).
U.S. Citizenship Required
Time in Grade Requirements Apply
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:
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.
- 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. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
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:
You will be evaluated to determine if you meet the basic qualifications and on the extent to which your application shows you possess the particular knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. Your ranking is based on your responses to the occupational questions, the information you provide in your Resume, and supplemental materials. Please follow all instructions carefully. the occupational questions are based on the following knowledge, skills and abilities.
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. To find out more click here:
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 http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx
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 http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ctap
3. Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service
(see www.sss.gov ).
4. You can apply for a non-competitive appointment if you meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible for special appointment such as those authorized for the severely disabled; certain Vietnam era and disabled veterans; returned volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc. Please indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking, if any, on your application and follow all other instructions for applying shown in this announcement. http://www.opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp .
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