Maintenance Worker
Department of the Army - Carlyle, IL

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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:

Located fifty miles east of St. Louis, Carlyle Lake offers the peaceful retreat of a small town combined with the grandeur of Illinois' largest manmade lake. With 26,000 acres of water and 13,000 acres of surrounding public land, Carlyle Lake, a multi-purpose project offers diverse recreational opportunities and is the perfect scenic getaway for millions of visitors each year.

Who May Apply: US Citizens
  • This is a Drug Testing Designated Position.
  • This position is a TERM position.
  • This position is temporary and may be extended up to a max of four years.

DUTIES: Assigned to a Lake Project Office with responsibility for performing a variety of tasks incidental to maintaining and operating the administrative and recreational facilities within the Project area. Facilities involved include roads, beaches, trails, fencing, picnic and camping areas, comfort stations, shower buildings, boat launching ramps and areas, parking areas, an administrative complex containing facilities for the public, offices, and garages; the Lake Dam and appurtenant control house; and pump stations.

The incumbent will also serve as an inmate monitor for the Carlyle Lake Project Office. Receives inmates brought to the project by guard in a van from the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Works along with inmate crew, setting the pace. Passes on to other workers instructions received from supervisor, and starts work by assigning the immediate tasks to be performed by individual members of the group led.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Screen Out Element: Ability to do the work of this position with minimal supervision. After receiving a work order, I determine tools; methods and sequence of work with no additional supervision. Typically working at a remote area with no additional supervision until task completion.

K,S,A,Cs - Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies
  • Ability to Monitor Inmates Performing various Maintenance tasks for the Lake Project.
  • ApplyTechnical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic).
  • Ability to use Measuring Instruments.
  • Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc. (includes blueprinting reading)
  • Ability to Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
  • Knowledge of Materials

Physical effort: Works from ladders, scaffolds, and on platforms in cramped and hard to reach places. Stands, stoops, bends, kneels, climbs, and works in awkward, tiring and uncomfortable positions. Moderate to heavy physical effort is involved, frequently lifting, moving, and carrying items up to 50 pounds while loading and unloading cargo, handling heavy equipment, parts, tools and materials, pushing wheelbarrows and running power mowers. Considerable arm movement in painting, carpentry and engineering equipment operating work.

Working Conditions: Works inside and outside exposed to all weather conditions. Exposed to dust, dirt, grease, oils, and noisy conditions. Inside work is usually performed on concrete floors. Area is frequently inadequately heated and cooled. May be required to work an uncommon tour of duty including evenings, holidays and weekends. Appropriate protective clothing and/or equipment is provided to minimize or eliminate hazardous conditions and its use is mandatory

Other Requirements:
Click here for more information. 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 submit to Random Drug Testing.

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 an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described at

  • 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
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. - 16 months ago - save job
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