Maintenance Worker
Department of the Army - Ahsahka, ID

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Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:

This is a permanent seasonal position located at Dworshak Dam and Reservoir, Ahsahka, ID, a multi-purpose hydropower project, with missions that include operation and maintenance of the facility for flood control, hydroelectric power generation, recreation and natural resources management. Dworshak Project has approximately 50 employees.

Dworshak Dam and Reservoir, found in North Central Idaho along the North Fork of the Clearwater River, is located in scenic forested and mountainous country. Orofino, ID is located seven miles from the dam and has a population of approximately 4,000 and is at an elevation of 1,025 feet. With an average temperature of 29 degrees in January and 73 degrees in July, Orofino is known for it's mild weather and long growing season. Additional information about Orofino and the area may be found at:

Who May Apply: US Citizens
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is not authorized.
  • Pre-employment physical is required.

DUTIES: As a Maintenance Worker, you perform a variety of semi-skilled and unskilled tasks involving standard methods related to the operation and maintenance of physical plant facilities and public use areas at a completed reservoir. The facilities include, but are not limited to: levees, shop facilities, water supply, toilets, picnic tables, operating equipment, sewage treatment plants, fireplaces, parking lots, trailer handstands, roadways, sidewalks, playground equipment, bulletin boards, directional signs, shelters. etc. The work requires some adaptation of standardized trade and craft processes and techniques so as to permit regular performance of a variety of sub journeyman skill level trade tasks. Properly handles and cares for the hand and powered tools that may be used. Is required to be tactful in contacts with the public and to perform work in accordance with safety procedures and regulations so as to prevent injury to self and others or damage to material, equipment, and facilities. Performs a combination of the following typical, but not all inclusive, assignments with or without the assistance of the supervisor: Carpentry, Painting, Plumbing, and General Maintenance and Labor. Motor Vehicle and Boat operation are required.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: SCREEN OUT ELEMENT: Without more than normal supervision, must have the ability to perform routine maintenance to include carpentry, painting, and plumbing repairs; experience building and repairing fences, pruning trees, finishing concrete, warehousing supplies, etc.; have experience using a variety of hand and power tools safely and correctly.
Failure to meet the screen out element will result in an ineligible rating.

Application packages will be reviewed and screened for experience and/or raining which provided the knowledge of:
  • Equipment Assembly, Installation, and Repair
  • Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)
  • Use of Measuring Instruments
  • Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specifications (includes blueprint reading)
  • Knowledge of Materials
PHYSICAL EFFORT: Exerts very heavy physical effort in doing such tasks as lifting and moving objects weighing over 50 pounds and pushing wheelbarrow loads of cement. Physical dexterity is needed to handle tools and work around machinery or equipment. Work requires special care to avoid injuries.

WORKING CONDITIONS: The majority of the work is performed outside in all kinds of weather and temperatures. There is exposure to insect and snakebites. Subject to cuts and bruises common to users of hand and power tools. Some tasks may be performed inside. Is exposed to traffic hazards while driving on both improved and unimproved road surfaces. At times, works in cramped quarters and in water. May be required to work under wet and muddy conditions on steep or uneven terrain.

Other Requirements:
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Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

One year trial/probationary period may be required.

Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.


Required to have and maintain a valid state driver'slicense.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the q uestionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences.

Basis for Rating : Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at .

BENEFITS: The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

  • Comprehensive health and life insurance
  • Competitive salaries
  • Generous retirement programs
  • Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
  • Flexible work environment to include use of telework and alternate work schedules
  • Paid employment related training and education
  • Possible student loan repayment
  • Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
  • Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.

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    Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.

    The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at

    In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at .)

    Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

    Further certification from this announcement may take place up to 180 days beyond the closing date of this announcement.

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