Maintenance Worker, WG-4749-04 (HRF 12-085)
Department Of The Interior - Baker, NV

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Who May Apply: All U.S. Citizens

The employees of the National Park Service care for the special places that are the heritage of all Americans. Since its inception in 1916, the National Park Service has been dedicated to the preservation and management of this country's outstanding natural, historical, and recreational resources.

Experience Your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service. The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.

This is an announcement for a temporary seasonal position, with part-time work not to exceed 1039 hours in a service year. Under this type of appointment, selectee(s) may be eligible for rehire in future seasons.

Number of Vacancies: We expect to fill 3 vacancies at this time; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies.

Full Performance Level: WG-04

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U.S. Citizenship is required.

Pre-employment background investigation is required.

Pre-employment National Agency Check (NAC) must be completed.

Must provide Social Security Number to be considered.

All supporting documents must be received by the closing date.

Performs custodial duties in the Visitor center, administrative offices, and in the campgrounds within the park. Performs painting, plumbing, electrical and carpentry work on an independent basis and more complex work as an assistant to higher graded maintenance workers. Operates vehicles up to 1/2 ton to accomplish assigned duties. Works as a laborer using picks, shovels and rakes in both roads and trails maintenance.

Position Location: Great Basin National Park, Baker, Nevada. Please visit for area information.

For specific area and housing information, or information directly pertaining to vacancy status, contact: Glen Dearden, Chief of Maintenance, 775-234-7331 X253.

FACTOR: Ability to do the work of a Maintenance Worker without more than normal supervision (Screen Out).

This experience must have included independently following general oral and written instructions performing routine custodial work such as sweeping, mopping, waxing floors; emptying wastebaskets; washing walls; cleaning and maintaining restrooms; dusting and polishing; etc.; AND performing very basic work in support of two or more of the basic building trades. Work required frequent lifting and moving of objects and materials weighing up to 50 pounds; occasional lifting and moving of objects weighing more than 50 pounds; using a variety of both light and heavy hand and power tools used in cleaning and custodial work and in lawns and gardens work, common hand and basic power tools used in the building trades; and a variety of basic cleaning and other custodial products.

Additional information on the qualification requirements can be viewed on the OPM web site at:

Your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic job requirements. In addition, we will evaluate your responses to the attached online Assessment Questionnaire to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position. To preview the Assessment Questionnaire click here: View Assessment Questions

The Assessment Questionnaire is designed to measure your ability in the following competencies needed to successfully perform on the job:

FACTOR: Ability to do the work of a Maintenance Worker without more than normal supervision.

FACTOR: Ability to perform maintenance and sanitation of buildings and grounds.

FACTOR: Knowledge of equipment, assembly, installation repairs, etc., and technical practices.

FACTOR: Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment with dexterity and safety.

FACTOR: Ability to safely operate up to 1/2 ton vehicles.

Basis for rating:
Applicants who meet the qualification requirements specified above for this position will be evaluated, and a score assigned, based upon the responses provided on the job specific questionnaire that is required as part of the application process for this position.

Applicants who meet the qualification requirements based on responses provided in the Applicant Assessment Questionnaire will be placed in one of three categories: Best-Qualified, Well-Qualified or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants referred to the selecting official that are eligible for Veteran’s Preference will receive selection priority over Non-Veterans.

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Once the basic qualifications have been met, you will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of this position. The evaluation will be based on information you provide in your on-line resume, your answers to the job element questions for this announcement, and a review of the application material requested as part of this announcement.

You must provide information about your experience and/or education that supports the answers you give in the questionnaire, and the job elements required for this position.

Temporary employees are eligible for sick leave, annual leave, and transportation subsidies.

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Travel, transportation, and relocation will not be paid by the National Park Service.

Government housing may be available.

Applicants must possess a valid state driver’s license.

Wearing a uniform is required.

Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service Law.

Physical demands: Work requires the ability to stand, stoop, crawl, kneel, bend, climb and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions. Works overhead in stretched, awkward positions on systems in hard to reach locations. Manual dexterity is required. Required to lift and carry heavy objects of up to 75 pounds or more.

Work environment: Work is performed indoors and outdoors in all kinds of weather conditions ranging from 0 degrees in winter to over 90 degrees in summer. The incumbent may be exposed to the hazard of electric shock when working on electric systems in the damp environment of the cave and in other locations requiring caution. Normal hazards are present when working close to equipment, tools, vehicles, and other machinery and cuts, bruises and falls may be encountered if proper cautions are not frequently present. Work in the cave is required where the temperature is a constant 50 degrees and humidity is at 95 percent, and slippery or extremely sharp rough surfaces are present. Radon gas, a radioactive substance which occurs naturally in cave and mine levels range from 0.10 to 1.60 working levels (WL). Cumulative exposure shall not exceed 4.0 WL per month in any calendar year.

ICTAP/CTAP - Qualified individuals applying based on special priority consideration rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Program (ICTAP) must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. To be considered well-qualified for this purpose, you must clearly meet all qualification requirements specified for this position including any selective factors, and must also clearly meet the fully satisfactory or equivalent level for each of the rating factors ( job elements) required for this position as specified above.

Individuals claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of your most recent Performance Rating, and a copy of your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible.

Veteran's Preference - If you are claiming Veteran's Preference, you MUST clearly identify your claim on your application and provide specific required evidence such as: DD-214, Certificate of Release of Discharge from Active Duty, or Standard Form 15 (SF-15), "Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference" and proof requested on the form. Failure to submit appropriate supporting documentation will result in NOT granting Veteran's Preference.

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