Maintenance Worker
Department Of The Interior - Grand Canyon, AZ

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The National Park Service, Albright Training Center in Grand Canyon National Park (GRCA) is seeking a Facility Maintenance Worker to provide support to the facilities program by assisting with preventive maintenance on the Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems; operate the energy management systems control (EMSC) system; provide structural maintenance on all buildings; operate safely the different types of utility vehicles (UTV), standard automobiles/vans, and a pickup truck; provide support to the maintenance supervisor advising of new projects and /or supplies needed; provide standard maintenance procedures safely on all buildings, adhere to the National Electric Code (NEC), International Building Code (IBC), International Mechanical Code (IMC), and International Pluming Code (IPC), and attend annual training to stay current with new maintenance practices. The position is locate at Grand Canyon, AZ.


You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position

Male applicants must meet the Selective Service requirement

You must submit your complete application and all supporting documents

You must complete the questionnaire and/or knowledge, skills &

abilities/competency statement

You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination

This position serves as a Maintenance Worker with responsibility for various duties. You will be responsible for recurring building and/or utility maintenance and operation duties, and assisting journeymen and other higher graded maintenance workers: Electrical Work: Install and operate electrical fixtures, wiring, controls, and read and follow wiring diagrams. Remove and replace electrical fixtures and controls; make repairs; rearrange old or installing new outlets, relays, breakers, switches, and light fixtures; test circuits, troubleshoot; measure, cut, and bend wire and conduit to specified lengths and angles; repair, replace, and install electrical materials and system components. You will be conducting weekly generator inspections, minor repairs, and maintenance. Heating and Air Conditioning (Hydronics): Assist with preventative maintenance to heating and cooling systems. Determine condition of system parts and components; install, align, adjust, and repair propane burners, heating boiler components, chiller system parts, motors, pulleys, fans, valves, wiring. Calibrate thermostats, perform hydronic corrosion tests and add corrosion inhibitor chemicals to heating and cooling systems based on results. Bleed air out of systems, conduct trouble shooting and minor repairs to Energy Management Control System. Plumbing: install and operate various utility systems and equipment, such as water and gas systems, and water closets. You will be utilizing standard plumbing methods and techniques to remove, clean, reinstall, or replace joints and fixtures, and clean out sewer lines. Responsible for painting, drywall repair, carpentry, roofing repair, custodial, and motor vehicle operation.

Working Conditions: You will perform work inside and outside with exposure to all kinds of weather. Work area may be dirty, wet, dusty, and greasy, with inadequate lighting, heat, or ventilation. Incumbent is subject to cuts, abrasions, burns, broken bones, electrical shock, infections, bites, exposure to inhalation or harmful chemical fumes, irritation of eyes, skin and respiratory tract, and the hazards of operating power tools and equipment. Discomfort is encountered when wearing protective clothing, gloves, or eye goggles.

To qualify for this position you must meet the demonstrated ability and Job Element requirements for a Maintenance Worker WG-4749-07 position. Applicants must be physically fit and as required in the Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Handbook X-118C, must possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the elements listed in Section 25 of the Online Occupational Questionnaire to perform the duties of the position at the level for which they are applying. A specific length of time and experience is not required. Qualification requirement emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time

Working Conditions: Heavy physical labor and exertion are involved with this position, carrying and lifting up to 100 pounds. Work routinely involves considerable standing, bending, kneeling, reaching, crawling, working on and moving ladders and scaffolding and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions.

Requirements when selecting Specialty Codes

Please refer to the specialty code requirements below when selecting a specialty code for consideration.

001 - All United States Citizens

  • United States Citizens who have never been permanent employees of the Federal government.
  • Current or former employees of the Federal government who would like to be considered under Delegated Examining procedures.
Once you complete and submit your application package, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made to ensure you meet the basic job requirements. In addition, we will evaluate your response to the assessment questionnaire to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position. Please follow all instructions carefully. To preview the assessment questionnaire click on the View Occupational Questionnaire .

Applicants will be rated in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management Qualification Standard for Trades and Labor Occupations. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required, you must meet any screen-out element listed, and show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties at the level for which you are applying. Emphasis is placed on how you gained the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time, and you have the required ability or potential to perform the job. Applicants who do not meet the screen-out element (SOE) will be eliminated from further competition.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, and abilities) in the following areas:

  • Ability to do the work of a Maintenance Worker without more than normal supervision (Screen-out Element)
  • Plumbing; Ability to install new piping (copper- sweat, synthetic, steel, black pipe), and valves, clean out sewer lines and install bathroom fixtures. (Screen-out Element)
  • Knowledge General of Construction
  • Knowledge of Plumbing
  • Ability to operate and maintain small equipment
  • Knowledge of materials
  • Knowledge of Heating and Cooling Systems (hydronic)
  • Knowledge of safety, code requirements, mathematics and understanding blue prints.
  • Knowledge of Electrical Work
You will be scored based on your responses to the assessment questionnaire. If you rated yourself higher than what is supported by your application material, your score may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

If you meet the qualification requirements and based on your score, your application will be placed in one of three categories; Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for Veteran's Preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

  • Best Qualified - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates exceptional experience in most of the requirements of the position.
  • Well Qualified - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates strong experience in most of the requirements of the position.
  • Qualified - Meets the minimum qualification requirements of the position either through experience or education.
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming 10-point preference must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference . Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference.

For more information on Veterans' Preference, please review the VetGuide .

Working for the National Park Service offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees. To find out more click here .

If you use public transportation, part of your transportation costs may be subsidized. Our human resources office can provide additional information on how this program is run.

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 this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be in the well qualified category for this position. 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 .

You may be required to serve a probationary period of 1 year.

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

Travel Relocation Expenses

Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid in accordance with Travel Regulations.


NPS housing is available