Maintenance Worker
Department Of The Interior - Vian, OK

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RELOCATION EXPENSES: Relocation expenses are not authorized.

The employee in this position will serve as a permanent, full-time, Maintenance Worker at the Ozark Plateau National Wildlife Refuge located in Vian, Oklahoma. As such, the incumbent will perform a variety of duties in support of the station maintenance and operational program.

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 R2-13-844312-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
Background Investigation
One-year probation period
Pre-Employment Medical Exam

Pre-Employment & Random Drug Testing DUTIES:
  • Performs a variety of automotive, boat, generator and equipment maintenance and repairs.
  • Performs routine maintenance and service on refuge water and electrical systems beyond established meters.
  • Performs carpentry work necessary for maintenance of buildings and other structures or facilities.
  • Operates 2 and 4 wheel drive passenger cars and light trucks up to one ton capacity.
  • Operates field type gasoline or diesel powered tractors with attachments such as mowers, cutter bars, augers, plows, harrows, sprayers, discs, front-end scoops and backhoes.
  • Applies a variety of herbicides and pesticides using hand-held and mechanical sprayers.
  • Operates wheeled and tracked equipment such as motor-grader, dozer, excavator, backhoe, front-end loaders, crawlers, tractors, angle dozer, and related equipment.
  • Applies a variety of electric, gas, or other manual welding processes or methods to carry out standard welding operations.
  • Performs routine-maintenance on the station’s electrical systems including servicing diesel/natural gas generators.
  • May perform station biological census work, fire suppression, prescribed burning, wildlife inventories, and invasive species control. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
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

  • A background investigation is required for this position.
  • Pre-appointment medical exam AND drug test is required.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class C state driver’s license.
  • Must wear the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service uniform.
  • Required to wear protective clothing, gloves, shields, or goggles.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
  • Requires a considerable amount of standing, stooping, bending, climbing, and working in tiring or uncomfortable positions.
  • Works frequently from ladders, on scaffolds, in open fields, or in trenches in stretched, cramped or awkward positions.
  • When operating heavy equipment, the work is under a great deal of strain by constantly reaching, bending, turning and moving hands, arms, feet, lets and torso, and by the vibration and jerking of equipment.
  • Lifts up to 100 pounds.
  • Must be able to pass annual agency fire program physical fitness tests and maintain physical fitness to agency standards to assist in prescribed burning and fire suppression programs.
  • Work is performed indoors and outdoors.
  • Work areas can be dusty, dirty, greasy, noisy, or bad smelling.
  • Exposure to eye hazards and potential for electric shock, cuts, bruises, burns, and broken bones; also exposed to fumes, heat, smoke sparks, jolting machinery, poisons, pesticides, herbicides, chemical solvents, chemicals and petroleum products. 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. Ability to do work of the position without more than normal supervision.

2. Knowledge of equipment assembly, installation, repairs, etc.

3. Ability to use and maintain tools to include the use of measuring instruments.

4. Ability to use and maintain equipment.

5. Knowledge of materials and technical practices (theoretical, precise, artistic).

6. Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc.

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. 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 ). - 19 months ago - save job - block
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