Maintenance Worker
Department of the Army - Plainview, AR

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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 Maintenance Worker, WG-4749-05 position with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District, Operations Division. This position is temporary not to exceed September 30, 2013 and extensions may be made without further competition.

Who May Apply:

• United States Citizens
• Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)
    KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • Moving expenses are not authorized
  • Personnel background investigation may be required

DUTIES: You will serve as a Maintenance Worker for the park office to which you are assigned. As part of the maintenance staff, you will maintain and repair park facilities such as, campsites, picnic areas, public restrooms, and park roads. You will perform routine tasks such as the following:

• Changing light switches
• Checking for blown fuses or defective breakers
• Completing simple repairs to hydraulic gates, hoists and stand-by generators (e.g., bolting down parts of machinery, checking fuel lines and lubricating systems)
• Replacing faucets, hose connections and lawn irrigation devices
• Repairing items such as cabinets, shelves, bookcases, etc.
• Patching sidewalks
• Collecting water samples and conduct routine tests (e.g., chloride and pH levels)
• Checking water storage levels and pressures

You may occasionally assist higher-graded employees in more complicated electrical, mechanical, plumbing and carpentry work. In addition, you will operate a variety of vehicles to transport personnel, supplies and equipment.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: To qualify, you must have the ability to do the work of a Maintenance Worker, WG-4749-05 without more than normal supervision. This includes performing routine maintenance to equipment of recreation facilities involving carpentry, masonry, cement finishing, electrical, mechanical, painting, or plumbing work.

Applicants will be screened for:

• Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, and Repair
• Technical Practices
• Use of Measuring Instruments
• Ability to Interpret Instructions and Specifications
• Ability to Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment

Applicants who do not meet this qualification will be screened out and will not receive further consideration.

PHYSICAL EFFORT: 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.

WORKING CONDITIONS: 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 protective 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 trial/probationary period may be required.

Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.

Possession of or the ability to acquire the following licenses: a state driver's license; a Corps of Engineers boat operator's license; and a fork lift operator's license.

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 http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp .

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: Click here for more 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 http://www.cpms.osd.mil/ASSETS/E8AB932EA1E44617BAC7222922E42A62/DoDl140025-V300.pdf.

    • 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 http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives .)

    Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

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