Maintenance Worker
Department of the Army 26,725 reviews - Concord, MA

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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:

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (USACE) New England District is responsible for managing the Corps' civil works and military program responsibilities in a 66,000-square mile region encompassing the six New England states east of the Lake Champlain drainage basin. The region has: 6,100 miles of coastline, 171 harbors with Corps improvements, 13 deep draft commercial waterways, 13 major river basins, and thousands of miles of rivers and streams. The District employs over 500 professional civilian employees, with several military officers serving in key management positions. Seventy-five percent of the staff is stationed at the Concord, Massachusetts headquarters, while others serve at Corps project and area offices throughout the New England region.

Who May Apply:

US Citizens

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)
  • Must be a U.S.Citizen
  • Personnel Investigation is required
  • Defense National Relocation Program (DNRP) will not be authorized
  • Moving expenses allowances may be authorized

DUTIES: You will be assigned to Hop Brook Lake Unit with responsibility performing a variety of tasks incident to maintaining and operating the administrative and recreational facilities within the area. Facilities involved include roads, beaches, trails, fencing, picnic and camping areas, beach dressing rooms, boat launching ramps and areas, parking areas, public toilet facilities and restrooms; an administration building containing facilities for the public, offices, and garages; dam and appurtenant control house; and one hurricane barrier. Employee normally performs work as part of a crew which includes supervisor or other higher-graded workers, who can provide advice on unusual problems, but at times performs apart from crew or supervision with similar guidance available through radio or phone.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Screen Out Element: To Qualify applicants must show in their resume the knowledge skills and abilities to perform the work independently of a Maintenance Worker WG-4749-07. Applicants must show in their resume that they possess the following: 1). Maintaining and repairing various public use facilities to include general construction, carpentry, plumbing, painting, roofing, landscaping, and masonry work. 2). Repairing and fabricating repair parts by welding and brazing. 3). Maintaining grounds and buildings to include mixing and pouring concrete, repairing doors, windows, gutters, roofs, and plumbing systems. 4). Operate vehicles, mobile equipment and machinery such as riding mowers, forklifts, tractors, loaders, backhoes and one ton trucks.

Note: There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate, through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the sufficient knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the work of the position without more than normal supervision.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
  • Knowledge of Plumbing, Carpentry painting, roofing, use of tools, and cement finishing.
  • Knowledge of the assembly, installation, modification and repair of structures or equipment, grounds areas.
  • Ability to operate industrial and farm-type tractors with accessories.
  • Ability to operate maintenance motor vehicles, tractors, truck and auxiliary equipment operator/user maintenance.
  • Knowledge of safe working and operating procedures and practices .

PHYSICAL EFFORT: Majority of work requires light to moderate physical effort in the handling of equipment and tools, while working from scaffolds, standing, stooping, bending, working overhead, operating equipment, etc. On occasion, may be required to lift and carry items or materials weighing in excess of 50 pounds.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Majority of work requires light to moderate physical effort in the handling of equipment and tools, while working from scaffolds, standing, stooping, bending, working overhead, operating equipment, etc. On occasion, may be required to lift and carry items or materials weighing in excess of 50 pounds.

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.

Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.

Conditions of Employment:

This position requires to possess a valid State motor vehicle driver's license and must be qualified to drive Government vehicles in accordance with Corps of Engineers standards.

Employees are required to observe established safe working procedures. Appropriate protective clothing and/or equipment is provided to minimize or eliminate hazard conditions, and its use is mandatory.

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. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered. 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.

  • OTHER INFORMATION: • 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.

    • Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work experience.

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