Maintenance Worker
Department of the Army 26,739 reviews - The Dalles, OR

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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 Corps of Engineers, while a component of the U.S. Army, is mostly a civilian organization. The Corps works to reduce flood damage in communities across America; improve the environment for fish and wildlife; generate clean, renewable electricity; and provide recreational opportunities. If you are selected for this position you will support these important missions and become an important part of the Portland District team. For additional information about Portland District and our unique mission go to For more information about The Dalles Lock and Dam visit

The Dalles Lock and Dam is located 87 miles east of Portland, Oregon, spanning the Columbia River from Oregon State to Washington State. The area is well known for providing excellent outdoor recreation opportunities to include boating, camping, fishing, hiking and winter recreational activities.

Who May Apply: US Citizens


Must obtain, and maintain, a valid driver's license

Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs and occasionally over 75 lbs

Must be a US Citizen

PCS benefits may be paid

1. Equipment Operation. Operates motor vehicles up to and including 2 1/2 ton stake body trucks, and 5 and 10 cubic yard dump trucks, and 5 ton tractors with semitrailers. Also operates farm tractors, back hoes and front end loaders, maintainer, D-4 and D-6 crawler tractors, throughout the project area.
2. Boat and Vessel Operation. Incumbent is required to be licensed and skilled in the operation of Class A motor boats up to 26 feet in length to transport individuals and equipment. May also be required to operate a utility scow, landing craft at full performance level. Assignments include collecting and removing floating debris, transporting farm equipment to remote sites.
3. Sub-journeyman Duties to include carpentry, painting, plumbing, welding and a variety labor tasks such as building and repairing fences, pruning trees and shrubs, picking up litter, collecting debris, stocking warehouse items and other manual tasks.

SCREEN OUT ELEMENTS: Qualified applicants must have the ability to perform the duties of a Maintenance Worker without more than normal supervision. This includes the ability to maintain and repair various public use facilities such as carpentry, plumbing, painting, landscaping, irrigation, septic, and masonry work; repairing and fabricating repair parts by welding and brazing; maintaining grounds and buildings, to include mixing and pouring concrete, repairing doors, windows, gutters, roofs, septic systems and plumbing systems; operating small boats, vehicles, mobile equipment and machinery such as riding mowers, forklifts, man lifts, scissor lifts, trenchers, tractors, plows, loaders, backhoes, and 5 ton trucks. Failure to meet the screen out element will result in an ineligible rating.

The following knowledges, skills, and abilities should be possessed to adequately qualify for this position:
  • Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision
  • Knowledge of Assembly, Installation, and Repair
  • Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)
  • Use of Measuring Instruments
  • Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc (includes blueprint reading)
  • Ability to Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
  • Knowledge of Materials

Work involves considerable standing, stooping, bending, working on ladders or platforms that require overhead or stretched or awkward positions. Must be able to lift and carry materials and equipment

Majority of work is performed outside in all kinds of weather and temperatures. There is exposure to insect and snake bites. Is subject to cuts and bruises common to users of hand and power tools. Some tasks may be performed inside. Is exposed to traffic hazards while driving on both improved and unimproved road surfaces. At times, works in cramped quarters and in water. The use of a respirator may be necessary to the performance of this position, and its use will conform to the requirements of Section 1910-34, Respiratory Protection, Occupational Safety and Health Standards, sub-part 1, Personal Protective Equipment.

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.

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 questionnaire 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 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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