Maintenance Worker
Department of the Army - Nevada City, CA

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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.

NOTE: Due to Federal budget sequestration, the incumbent of this position may be subject to a DoD 22 work day (176 hour) non-sequential Administrative Furlough, beginning on/about 26 April 2013 and ending on/about 26 September 2013. Should the incumbent be appointed after the effective date of furlough, furlough days/hours will be prorated for the remainder of the period.

General information on Federal Administrative Furloughs is available at:

About the Position:
Martis Creek Lake is located a few miles from Truckee, CA. Nestled in the Sierra Nevada near Lake Tahoe, was created upon the completion of Martis Creek Dam in 1972. The dam, 113 feet high and 2,670 feet long, holds back a lake with a capacity of 20,400 acre feet of water. When full, its surface covers 770 acres. The lake is normally maintained at minimum pool covering 70 acres. The dam and lake provide flood protection. The lake, operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, also provides a focal point for a host of recreation activities. The scenic campground has quiet, shaded, well spaced campsites and is close to the large variety of activities offered by the Lake Tahoe-Truckee area during the summer.

Who May Apply: US Citizens KEY REQUIREMENTS

Moving Expenses (PCS) will NOT be authorized.
Business Travel (TDY) will be required 10% of the time.
Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical.
Must comply with DA/USACE Random Drug Testing program requirements.
Weekend and Holiday work schedule MAY be required.

Must be able to wear required uniform. DUTIES:
Serves as a Maintenance Worker for the park office to which assigned. Maintains and repairs project facilities such as dams, buildings, public restrooms, campsites, picnic areas, park road, etc. Performs dam operation and maintenance duties including computing and making flood releases, inspecting, repairing and maintaining the appurtenant structures and systems of the dam and participating in the annual dam inspections. Performs maintenance duties to include mechanical, electrical, welding, carpentry, plumbing, painting, and water treatment operation. Applies a variety of standardized methods, procedures and techniques to maintain and repair equipment such as hydraulic gates, hoists, hangers, hydraulic pumps, water system pumps, and stand-by generators. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:


I have the ability to perform the duties of this position without more than normal supervision. The duties are: Perform common water management, maintenance inspection and repair work on a continuing basis on mechanical equipment, utility systems, buildings, and/or other appurtenant structures and property at park and flood control dam facilities under the normal supervision of a work leader or journey-level maintenance worker who observes tasks in progress to ensure they are properly performed.


Knowledge of equipment assembly, installation, repair, etc.

Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)

Use of Measuring Instruments.

Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc.

Ability to Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment common to the trades.

Knowledge of materials.


Possession of or ability to obtain and maintain a state Driver's License.

Possession of or ability to obtain and maintain a Corps of Engineers Boat Operator's License.


Uses moderate physical effort to stack, load, unload, move and carry tools, equipment and materials ranging in weight from 10 lbs to 50 lbs unassisted. Occasionally lifts heavier objects with assistance (e.g., using a hand truck). Required to reach, walk, stand, stoop, bend, kneel, crawl and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions. Occasionally works in cramped quarters, or from ladders, scaffolds or platforms.


Work is performed inside and outside in all types of weather (e.g., heat, cold, rain, wind, etc.) and usually in a dirty, dusty and/or greasy environment. Incumbent is exposed to the possibility of broken bones, electrical shocks, burns, cuts, bruises, maimed fingers and scrapes. Occasionally is required to wear uncomfortable protect clothing.

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 probationary period may be required.
•Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
•Personnel security investigation required.
•Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
•Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work.
•Moving expenses will NOT be authorized.
•Relocation/Recruitment Incentive will NOT be authorized.
•This is Career Program (CP) 17 position.

•Work schedule will be Full-Time in the Summer months, Part-Time during the Winter months.

•A pre-employment phsical is required.
•May be required to obtain a water treatment plant, Class II Operator's License.
•May be required to work in both non-permit and permit required confined space and implement proper rescue and entry techniques.
•Weekend and Holiday work schedule required.
•Required to wear prescribed uniform as identifed in regulation, ER 1130-2422, dated 01 October 1991.
•Possession of or the ability to acquire and maintain a State driver's license.
•Possession of or the ability to acquire and maintain a Corps of Engineers boat operator's license.
•If you are claiming Veterans Preference or Military Spouse preference (MSP), to verify your preference claim you MUST submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to: for MSP claims, PCS orders and marriage certificate; for verification of Veteran Preference, DD214 (which indicates character of service) SF-15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.
•If you are currently serving on active duty: A certification from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.
•If you supply a certificate at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. For more information about Veteran's Preference, please click this link: . Please upload veteran's documents under the appropriate category.

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 .

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 issued March 18, 2004 will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is 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 .)

• Due to Federal budget sequestration, the incumbent of this position may be subject to a DoD 22 work day (176 hour) non-sequential Administrative Furlough, beginning on/about 26 April 2013 and ending on/about 26 September 2013. Should the incumbent be appointed after the effective date of furlough, furlough days/hours will be prorated for the remainder of the period.

General information on Federal Administrative Furloughs is available at:

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