Maintenance Worker
Department of the Army - Sam Rayburn, TX

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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, Fort Worth District, Operations Division. This position is temporary not to exceed September 30, 2013.
Who May Apply:

US Citizens
  • Moving expenses are not authorized
  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Background investigation may be required
  • Must remain in good academic standing

DUTIES: As a Maintenance Worker, you perform a variety of tasks common and typical to the various trades which are basic and routine to the occupation, working with and under the instruction of the journeyman trades person, maintenance supervisor or others as assigned. Your work consists of a maintenance and repair of facilities such as roads, beaches, trails, fencing, picnic and camping areas, restroom facilities, office areas, garages, mechanical equipment, and similar items at a recreation site. The following are some of the duties you will perform in this position:
  • Carrying tools, equipment and other materials to the work site
  • Preparing sites or areas for equipment installation
  • Accomplishing job completion, cleanup, storage of tools and materials
  • Driving vehicles such as sedans and pickup trucks

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:

Screen out:

Knowledge of Equipment Installation and Repair

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Competencies:
  • Technical Practices
  • Use of Measuring Instruments
  • Ability to Interpret Instructions
  • Knowledge and Ability to Use Tools, Equipment
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, etc. On occasion, may be required to lift and carry items or materials weighing in excess of 50 pounds.

Working Conditions:

Depending upon type Of duties being performed, works either Outside Under complete variety of weather conditions typical of the geographic area or inside normally in heated or semiheated areas. May be subject to working in cramped quarters, normal cuts and bruises associated with handling a variety of handtools, and/or more serious injury associated with power tools, mobile equipment, etc.

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.

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.

  • 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

    • 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.

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