Maintenance Worker
Department Of The Interior - Poplar, MT

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The Bureau of Indian Affairs is the lead agency for the United States in carrying on a government-to-government relationship with the tribal nations and carries out the responsibility to protect and improve the trust assets of American Indians, Indian tribes and Alaska Natives.

Established in 1824, Indian Affairs is the oldest bureau of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Within the government-to-government relationship, Indian Affairs provides services directly or through contracts, grants, or compacts to 566 federally recognized tribes with a service population of about 1.9 million American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Are you interested in Joining;

  • An agency whose responsibilities touch the lives of all Americans, and contributes to the Nation's environmental quality, economic vitality, and the well-being of communities, including those of Native Americans, Alaska Natives and affiliated Islanders?
The U.S. Department of the Interior has a multifaceted mission that combines natural resource protection, recreation, natural resource use, services to communities and individuals, and biological and earth sciences. Indian Affairs offers an extensive scope of programs that covers the entire range of Federal, State and local government services. Indian Affairs is seeking individuals who share a passion for our country's most valuable resources and a commitment to obtaining, training and retaining a highly skilled and diverse workforce needed to accomplish our exciting and challenging mission.

This position is located in the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Rocky Mountain Region, Fort Peck Agency, Branch of Facilities Management, and you can find more information specific to our organization at http://www.bia.gov/WhoWeAre/index.htm

INDIAN PREFERENCE : Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification of Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Indian Preference eligibles that are not currently employed with the Federal service will be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority Schedule A, 213.3112(A)(7).

FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES : Former federal employees are required to indicate whether they received a Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment (VSIP) buyout in their previous employment with the Federal government, and are required to submit a copy of the applicable Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) regarding the VSIP. The majority of individuals, who accept reemployment with the Federal government within 5 years of receiving the VSIP amount, must repay the gross amount of the separation pay prior to reemployment.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED.
BACKGROUND SECURITY INVESTIGATION WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL NEW HIRES.
APPOINTMENT MAY INCLUDE A REQUIREMENT FOR TWO YEAR PROBATIONARY PERIOD.
APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED ONLINE OR BY FAX. "HOW TO APPLY"
A VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE IS REQUIRED

CAREER SEASONAL AGREEMENT STATEMENT DUTIES:
As a Maintenance Worker , you will;

Carpenty work to measure, cut, construct, install, repair and modify wood, composite and wood substitute.
Plumbing work to remove, clean, replace, pack and seal defective parts of utility, supply and disposal systems.
Electrical work to replace broken electrical outlets, light switches and thermostats and perform other minor repair work.
Painting work to perform standard coating methods such as brushing, rolling and spraying.
Roofing work to install or repair composition shingle and shake roofs.
Grounds maintenance to work grass, gravel and leaves, repair fences, operate riding and push and self propelled lawn mowers. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS : No specific amount of experience required. You will be rated on the quality of your experience and training as it pertains to your Knowledge, Skills, and Ability in the Following Elements:

Element A (1) - Ability to do work of the Position without more than Normal Supervision. ( Screen Out Element )

Element B (6A) - Ability to operate construction and maintenance equipment

Element C (25A) - Work Practices (Taking care of equipment, keeping it clean and in working order).

Element D (75C) - Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc. (Pertaining to the kind of equipment being operated).

Element E (86A) - Ability to safely operate Construction and Maintenance Equipment.

Element F (87) - Reliability and Dependability as an Engineering Equipment Operator

Element G (86) - Dexterity and Safety

Element H - Troubleshooting

Element I - Operation of a Motor Vehicle

NOTE: If you are not in the series for which applying, your application package must show evidence of meeting the OPM Qualification Standards; i.e., required course work (transcript/listing of courses); specialized experience; etc.

WORK EXPERIENCE:
Give the following information for your paid and nonpaid work experience related to the job your are applying for. (Do not send job descriptions.)

  • Job title (include series and grade if Federal job)
  • Duties and accomplishments
  • Employer's name and address
  • Supervisor's name and phone number
  • Starting and ending dates (month and year)
  • Hours per week
  • Salary
Indicate if we may contact your current supervisor.

Part-Time or Unpaid Experience : Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience regardless of whether compensation was received or whether the experience was gained in a part-time or full-time occupation. Full-time work is generally considered to be 35 to 40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT (VEOA) : Preference eligibles may apply for permanent positions (career or career-conditional appointments) under merit promotion procedures for VEOA appointments; however, veteran’s preference is not a factor in these appointments. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be a preference eligible OR veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. Applicants must submit a copy of their DD-214 for verification of eligibility. For more information, click here: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/index.aspx#veoa

To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts with your name, school name, credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. If transcripts are not included in your application package, education will not be credited. Transcripts do not need to be official but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify then you will need to provide official transcripts before you enter on duty.

Evaluation of Foreign Education : Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation upon request. Failure to provide such documentation when requested will result in lost consideration.

For more information regarding evaluation of foreign education for federal employment, please visit the U.S. Department of Education webpage .

SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS : A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant’s successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

OTHER : Incumbent is required, as an incidental duty, to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle, in the performance of duties, therefore, a valid driver’s license is required. Incumbent must have a safe driving record within the three-year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607 and be able to meet the safe driving requirements of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Career Seasonal Statement will be required for signing, prior to being appointed to this position.

NOTE : This is a permanent Full-Time Seasonal position and subject to placement in Non-Pay Status when services are not needed due to lack of work, funds, or unforeseen circumstances. HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

BASIS OF RATING : Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Job Qualifications System for Trades and Labor Occupations (X-118-C) will be used in determining applicants' qualifications. There is no specific length of training or experience required; however, you must be able to demonstrate through the experience shown in your written resume and your responses to the questionnaire that you possess sufficient competencies to perform the duties of this position without more than normal supervision. The judgment of qualifications will be based on the material submitted; therefore, it is to the applicant’s advantage to give complete and thorough responses and to present information in a neat and orderly fashion. Qualifications and veteran’s preference eligibility will be determined on the basis of information submitted. BENEFITS:

The Bureau of Indian Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp#icc

Additional Links provided for benefits information; http://www.opm.gov/retire/retire_jobseekers.asp or http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc

Travel and relocation expenses are not authorized: Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.

OTHER INFORMATION:
ICTAP/CTAP ELIGIBILITY

Federal employees seeking Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (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.

CTAP/ ICTAP eligibles must submit the following (all four are required):

An SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, or other official documentation, which shows that you were declared displaced or surplus while serving as a career or career conditional competitive service employee, in tenure group 1 or 2, OR are a current or former Executive Branch agency employee in the excepted service serving on an appointment without time limit, at grade levels GS-15 or equivalent and below, and who has been conferred noncompetitive appointment eligibility and special selection priority by statute for positions in the competitive service;
An SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, or other official documentation which shows the position you may be or are being separated from has the same or higher promotion potential as that of the vacancy;

CTAP eligibles : a copy of your Reduction in Force (RIF) separation notice; a notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function outside the local commuting area; a Certificate of Expected Separation; your agency's certification that you are in a surplus organization or occupation (this could be a position abolishment letter, a notice of eligibility for discontinued service retirement, or similar notice).
ICTAP eligibles : a copy of your RIF separation notice, a notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function outside the local commuting area; an OPM notice that your disability annuity has been (or will be) terminated; certification from your former agency that it cannot place you after your recovery from a compensable injury; or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for a disability retirement and will receive the special OPM annuity.
A copy of a current (or last) performance rating of record of at least fully successful or equivalent (not required if you are an ICTAP eligible due to compensable injury or disability retirement).

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE : If you are entitled to veteran's preference, you should indicate the type of veteran's preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veteran's preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.

For 5-point veteran's preference, please provide your DD-214 ( Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, Member-4 Copy ), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.

For 10-point veteran's preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15 , Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference , DD-214, and the required documentation.

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