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Job Title:  Utility Systems Repairer Operator, WG-4742-09 MP
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:  PWROPI-13-010-MP

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$26.83 to $31.32 / Per Hour
Friday, November 16, 2012 to Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Makawao, HI United States
Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)


Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service. Become a part of our mission to unite our past, our cultures, and our special places, to establish important connections to the present, and build a rich and lasting legacy for future generations.

About the position:  


Haleakala National Park has an immediate Permanent Career Seasonal employment opportunity for a Utility Systems Repairer-Operator, WG-4742-9.    


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 784525


This is a career-seasonal position.  


This announcement has been amended to extend the closing date of this announcement to January 22, 2013. 

Work Schedule:


Position is Full time, Career-Seasonal, 25 pay periods in pay status  


This position is subject to shift rotation, night and/or weekend work.


Number of Vacancies:  We expect to fill 1 vacancy at this time; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies.

This announcement is open to applicants eligible for consideration under National Park Service merit promotion procedures (current Federal employees with career/career conditional status, VEOA eligibles may apply.   (to be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed three or more years of continuous active service)

Park Contact: Peter Kafka, Supervisor
Haleakala National Park
Facilities Management Division
(808) 572-4421


Area Information:   Haleakala National Park is located on the island of Maui, approximately 30 miles from Kahului, the island's largest commercial center (population approximately 25,000).   The Summit District is located at 7,000 feet elevation where weather is often cool, wet and windy. Summer temperatures vary from 50-70 degrees and in winter range from the low 30's to mid 60's. Complete shopping and medical facilities are available in Pukalani/Makawao area, about 19 miles from park headquarters.   Elementary schools are located in Kula, Makawao, Pukalani and Haiku.   High schools are located in Pukalani, Kahului and Wailuku.   Public transportation is not available to the park; personal transportation is essential.  Rental prices for an average 1-bedroom cottage range from $800-$1000/month, $1400-$1600/month for a 2-bedroom cottage and $1800+ for a 3-bedroom house; median price of a home is $650,000.

The USRO position will be duty stationed at the summit district of Haleakala National Park with offices at the 7,000 foot elevation.   Park housing is not available and accommodations can be found 10-20 miles down the mountain in neighboring towns.  All shopping and medical facilities can be located in the towns of Pukalani, Makawao and Kahului, HI. This position is located at Haleakala National Park on the island of Maui, approximately 30 miles from Kahului, the island's largest commercial center (population approximately 25,000).  


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This position is being announced concurrently under PWROPI-13-011DE, VIN#785192.   Applicants wishing to be considered under both recruitment sources must apply separately to each announcement.


  • Applicants must be U.S. citizen
  • Successful completion of background investigation prior to employment
  • State Wastewater License Grade 2
  • State Water Operator's License Grade 1
  • All Required documents must be submitted by the closing date


The incumbent will have primary responsibilities for the management of the Park’s wastewater systems.  These include a wastewater reuse filtration system in the summit district that is subject to considerable testing protocol and record keeping. This system provides filtered and disinfected wastewater to the restrooms for toilet flushing at the 9,500 ft. elevation visitor center.  There is also a constructed wetlands wastewater system in the Kipahulu district that requires a weekly testing and monitoring protocol.  Additionally the Park has numerous septic systems and vault waste toilets that require regular pumping and disposal of wastes.  Incumbent will also be responsible for the monitoring of three injection wells in the Park’s summit district and filing timely reports on their performance. 


Secondary responsibilities will include oversight and daily testing and monitoring of the Parks two public drinking water systems.  Responsibilities will include all daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and annual reporting to the Hawaii Dept. of Health for wastewater and drinking water operations.  Maintenance and oversight of a small wastewater laboratory facility in the Park.  Coordination of annual testing of back flow prevention devices throughout the park. Plumbing repairs and maintenance of a potable water catchment collections system and a solar powered well providing potable water to the Kipahulu district.  The incumbent will work directly under the supervision of the Maintenance Mechanic Supervisor for buildings and utilities.


OPM Job Qualifications System for Trades and Labor Occupations will be used in determining applicant’s qualifications.  There is no specific length of training or experience required; however, the applicant must be able to demonstrate through experience shown in the resume materials, that they possess the skill level that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of a Utility Systems Repairer Operator, WG-4742-09 without more than normal supervision.


Experience that demonstrates the ability to independently perform the work of a primary operator for a water and wastewater treatment system and related collection and distribution system to assure effluent meets the requirements established by state and federal agencies; this included performing laboratory tests to assure regulatory compliance, evaluating a plant or system’s efficiency and  process control; determine operational adjustments needed to achieve desired effluent quality meets Environmental Protection Agency and Public Health Service standards based on laboratory testing including BOD, pH, dissolved oxygen, suspended solids, total solids, fecal coliform settled solids, chlorine residual, alkalinity, turbidity, and temperature; experience includes work as an operator for a wastewater treatment facility which includes a collection system, lift station and treatment plant; served as an operator for a potable water treatment plant and distribution system, monitored, maintained, and repaired all facets of sewer and water operation including repair work on plumbing fixtures, service lines, water mains, and valves under general supervision.


Time in Grade: Status applicants must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement.  The time in grade requirement for this position is at least 52 weeks of employment as a federal civilian career or career conditional employee at the next lower grade level. 


Applicants must meet qualifications as specified in the Office of Personnel Management Handbook X-118C Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations.  All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.


Selective Placement Factor: Possess a minimum of a Grade 2 current State of Hawaii Wastewater Operator and a Grade 1 Water Treatment Operator license or current licenses from other states that share reciprocity agreements with the State of Hawaii.




Background Investigation: If you have not had one, completion of a background investigation with favorable adjudication is required prior to entry on duty.


Probationary Period: A probationary period of one-year shall apply to all new federal employees.


Selective Service: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System or provide proof that they are exempt from Selective Service Law.


Uniform: Incumbent must wear the prescribed National Park Service Uniform.


Driver's License: You may be required to operate a government motor vehicle as part of your official duties. Please indicate in your application whether you possess a valid state driver’s license.


Working Conditions: Working conditions vary from that of strenuous manual labor to laboratory activities where little physical effort is necessary.  Discharge of duties requires considerable walking, standing on concrete floors, bending, climbing stairs and ladders.  Physical exertion is required in turning valves and controls; heavy lifting is routine in lifting manhole covers, unloading and stacking of chemicals and lifting heavy equipment and tools.  Maybe required to fly in a helicopter and work in cramped or strained positions.  Incumbent is exposed to infectious disease organisms, hazardous chemicals, gases and fumes.  Works alone on routine duties, with assistance provided when necessary.  Outside work involving hiking may be performed in all kinds of weather some of which will be performed under the most adverse conditions.  Incumbent will primarily work at elevations above 9,000 feet but often will be required to travel to most areas of the park covering altitudes ranging from sea level to 10,000 feet and temperatures ranging from 25-90 degrees Fahrenheit.


Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the eligibility requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric score you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. Your ratings are subject to change if discrepancies exist between your responses and supporting documents.


Ratings will be based on responses to the occupational questions in this document. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your score. To receive credit, information submitted in your Occupational Questionnaire MUST relate to specific work/experience block in your resume. Your answers to the occupational questionnaire must be documented in your resume. Only educational and experience acquired by the filing deadline will be considered.


Your rating will be based on both your responses to the Job Specific Assessment Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume.   The Job Specific questions relate to the following knowledges, skills abilities and/or competencies (KSAC's) required to do the work of this position:


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities//Factors/Job Elements

1. (SCREEN OUT)Possess a minimum of a Grade 2 current State of Hawaii Wastewater Operator and a Grade 1 Water Treatment Operator license or current licenses from other states that share reciprocity agreements with the State of Hawaii.


2. Technical knowledge and ability to operate wastewater and water treatment facilities and possess or obtain state licenses to operate both(Selective Factor).

3. Knowledge and ability to perform routine preventative maintenance of equipment associated with the operation of wastewater and water treatment facilities.

4. Ability to conduct laboratory tests and collect samples to insure compliance with state and federal regulations for both wastewater and water treatment plant operations.

5. Ability to work safely in all environments and lead others on projects.

6. Ability to interpret instructions and specifications.


NOTE: DO NOT respond to the KSAs listed above.   Your application will be evaluated using your resume and responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine if you possess the required KSAs.  


Pay and Benefits:


Salary Range for:
WG-4742-09: $26.83 per hour to $31.32 per hour

NOTE: New Federal employees with no prior paid Federal civilian experience will start at the lowest step of the salary range for the grade for which they qualify.


The NPS may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government to attract high quality candidates.


All Federal employees are required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.


The Federal government offers a number of benefits to its employees. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.


This is a permanent SEASONAL appointment.   It is expected that the incumbent will work at least 26 weeks (13 pay periods) per year, but not more than 50 weeks or 25 pay periods on a full-time basis.   The incumbent will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave, and coverage under a Federal Retirement system.   Incumbent's service will not be required at certain times due to lack of work, lack of funds, weather conditions or for other reasons.   During these periods, incumbent will be placed in a non-work, non-pay status.


Moving and/or relocation expenses are authorized in accordance with Federal Travel Regulations 41 CFR Chapter 302 and Departmental policy.


This position requires extensive travel, extended hours, and widely varied work environments, including remote physical areas, high altitudes, and some degree of physical danger.


Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas.


Career Transition Assistance Plan and Interagency (CTAP/ICTAP): Current surplus and current or former displaced Federal individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection.  For CTAP and ICTAP, well-qualified means that the applicant is eligible, qualified, and clearly exceeds qualification requirements for the position as demonstrated by either:  (1) meeting selective and quality ranking factor levels as specified by the agency; or (2) being rated above minimally qualified under the agency's specific rating and ranking process.

Federal employees seeking 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 their most recent Performance Rating, and a copy of their 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.


To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:


1.   Your Résumé.

2.   A complete Assessment Questionnaire

3.   Additional Required Supporting Documents (see Required Documents section below)


A complete Application Package must be received by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time, on the closing date of Tuesday, January 22, 2013.


To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link:

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID784525 .  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.


If you cannot apply online:


1.     Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and

2.     Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire and

3.     Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY THE CLOSING DATE.   Failure to submit required documents, if applicable, will result in you not being considered.   You will not be contacted for additional information.   If you have questions regarding what is considered appropriate supporting documentation, email


  1. Resume (complete with documentation that supports your questionnaire responses)
  2. SF-50 – All status candidates and reinstatement eligibles (current and former government employees) must submit a copy of your SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action", which shows your status; career, career-conditional or reinstatement eligible.   Note - The following items must be listed on the SF-50 you submit:   position, series, grade level, duty station and if applicable, highest grade held
  3. DD-214 – Veterans' Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) of 1998 allows preference eligibles or veterans to compete for vacancies under merit promotion procedures.   VEOA eligibles are veterans who have been separated under honorable conditions from the armed forces with 3 or more years of continuous active service.   You must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 to verify eligibility.   The veterans will be rated and ranked with other merit promotion eligibles.   Those who are among the best qualified may be selected by the appointing official, but veteran's preference is NOT a factor. PLEASE NOTE: veterans who have career status or are reinstatement eligible are not eligible for VEOA appointments.
  4. Special Hiring Authorities - If you are applying for consideration under a special hiring authority such as a person with a disability (Schedule A), Peace Corp or VISTA volunteer, you MUST submit the appropriate supporting documentation to be considered.


Submitting Documents

If you upload your documents using Application Manager, DO NOT FAX the same documents. To verify uploaded documents have been processed, please wait one hour to ensure they have cleared the virus scan. You can verify that your uploaded documents are attached to your application by checking the Details tab of your Application Manager account for this vacancy announcement. Your documents will display under the Details tab in the Document area.


Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process. To fax documents, you MUST use the special cover page. Print the pre-populated cover page on the upload documents screen of Application Manager. Or, you may click this link to print a copy of the cover page.


Note: If you have documents in your Application Manager account from a previous vacancy announcement they can be opened, copied and saved then reused as an upload file for this vacancy. Uploading your documents will speed the processing of your application for this announcement.



Applicant Inquiries
Phone: (000)000-0000
Agency Information:
Haleakala National Park
PO Box 369
Makawao, HI


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Once this announcement closes, candidates will be evaluated using the automated system.  If you are found to be a highly qualified candidate, you will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration and possible interview.  You will be notified by email of the outcome.



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