This Position Is No Longer Available

Job Title:  Maintenance Worker
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:  NY-LN-13-855741 DE

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$16.67 to $19.44 / Per Hour
Friday, March 08, 2013 to Friday, March 22, 2013
Full Time - Seasonal NTE 1,039 hours
2 vacancies in the following location:
Seneca Falls, NY United States
United States Citizens


Experience your America, join 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.

This announcement is recruiting for seasonal Maintenance Workers, WG-4749-05 not to exceed 1,039 hours in a service year for Woman's Rights National Historical Park. 

Women's Rights National Historical Park is located in Seneca Falls and Waterloo, NY in upstate New York situated between the two major cities of Rochester and Syracuse and is just 110 miles east of Buffalo. The Finger Lakes is in a beautiful part of the country with gorgeous lakes, farms, vineyards, and scenery. The park is in a part of the country with lots of farms enabling abundant and affordable fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the summer months. The region's cost of living is very reasonable. 


Additional positions may filled from this vacancy. 

Appointments under this announcement are eligible for non-competitive rehire in subsequent service years and individuals hired may be non-competitively rehired.





  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Background investigation
  • Incumbent is required to wear the NPS uniform
  • Holidays, evening and weekend work may be required
  • A valid States Driver's License is required


Performs simple and routine maintenance and repair of grounds, exterior structures, buildings, equipment and related utilities. Assists higher graded maintenance workers or tradesmen in the performance of their work.Performs minor carpentry repairs using simple measures and hand tools on such tasks as replacing broken planks on picnic tables; broken windows using precut stock; minor adjustments or replaces hinges, latches and catches. Performs minor painting using brush and roller according to specific instructions on projects where appearances are not critical such as staining picnic tables and trash barrels. Performs minor plumbing repairs such as tightening or replacing in-kind fittings and fixtures which do not require custom fitting or solder joints; replaces faucet washers; unplugs drains using a plunger; replaces liquid petroleum gas bottles. Receives, unloads and processes incoming shipments according to established procedures. Performs routine maintenance on sites and trails using hand tools to re-grade and reset barriers to restore areas to original appearances. Collects trash. Operates a light truck to pick up supplies and to transport materials to and from work sites while assisting on project work. Cleans and services chemical toilets, restrooms, and other campground or visitor facilities. Makes minor repairs as needed and refers problems to higher graded workers.


No specific length of experience is required. However, your application must show sufficient experience and/or training to indicate that you can perform the work of the position without more than normal supervision. 


You must meet the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Handbook X-118C for the WG-4749 series.


All eligibility and qualification requirements must be met, and all application materials received by the closing date of this announcement.




CTAP/ICTAP: Qualified individuals applying based on special priority consideration rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must score high enough to be considered well-qualified (85) for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible for this position and submit all the required documentation to support your eligibility under 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.


Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure that you meet all eligibility requirements including any special status or veterans preference claimed. A review will then be conducted of your responses and application materials to determine if you are qualified for this job. Finally, a review and comparison of the information in your resume and supporting documentation will be made to your responses in the occupational questionnaire. The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position.

If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or factors in the following areas:

  • Ability to do the work of the Maintenance Worker without more than normal supervision.
  • Technical Practices (Knowledge of tools and equipmentrelated to a variety of trades such as electrical, plumbing, painting, carpentry and builind and trail maintenance).
  • Work Practices (Abillity to use and maintain hand and power tools, equipment and motor vehicles).
  • Ability to perform sanitation maintenance on grounds and buildings.


ALL US Citizens - Category Rating will be used for all Competitive Applicants: All eligible qualified applicants will be placed in one of three Quality Categories (Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified) based on your score.
Best Qualified: Those candidates who possess demonstrated ability that well exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective factors and quality ranking factors. Candidates must score high enough to be considered highly proficient in requirements of the job and be able to perform effectively in the position.
Well Qualified: Those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications of the job including selective placement factors, score high enough to be considered proficient in most of the requirements of the position, and should be able to perform effectively with some additional training.
Qualified: Those candidates whose score reflects that they meet the minimum qualifications of the job including any selective placement factors required for the position.

Veterans Preference under Category Rating: Within these categories, applicants eligible for veterans preference are ranked in their appropriate categories without preference points but receive selection priority over non-veterans within their category. In addition, qualified preference eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of at least ten percent (CP/CPS) are
moved to the highest (Best Qualified) category (except for scientific and professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher).

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION FOR VETERANS: In order to receive consideration based on
military service you must submit all the supporting documentation required (DD-214, SF-15, VA letter, etc as applicable) to verify your eligibility and/or status. Additional information explaining what documentation is needed can be found at OPM's VetGuide website at:




The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees. This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.







Government housing is NOT available. 

Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid if the person selected for the position is from outside the local commuting area and is otherwise eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses under the Federal Travel Regulations [such as current permanent Federal employees]. 








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

  • Your Resume, Curriculum Vitae, or any other written format you choose to describe your job related qualifications.
  • A complete Occupational Questionnaire
  • Supporting Documents required to verify qualifications, special status eligibility, veterans preference, etc. (such as college transcripts, Forms SF-50 showing tenure and time in grade, most recent performance evaluation, DD-214, SF-15, VA letter, etc.).

Your complete Application Package must be submitted by: Friday, March 22, 2013

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button (you can either create a new account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account). Then follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit button at the end of the process.

You can also use Application Manager to track your progress to a Complete Application Package using the My Application Packages checklist and status displays in Application Manager. To return to Application Manager at any time, simply go to

You can choose to attach your USAJOBS resume and supporting documents (previously saved in USAJOBS) to the Application Package immediately after you click the Apply Online button or you can upload or fax your resume and supporting documents as described below.

If it is not possible for you to apply online, you can write your answers on paper and submit them via fax by following the steps below:

1. Print a copy of this job announcement and the on line questionnaire so that you can read the questions off line using the links below.

2. Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850 or by clicking on this link: 

Then obtain and print a copy of the on line questionnaire by clicking on this link: View Occupational Questionnaire

You will need to refer to them both (the printed copies of this announcement and the on line questionnaire) as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.

3. Submit the Form 1203-FX, your resume, and any supporting documents by fax using the instructions below.

To submit you application by Fax: If you are faxing a completed Form 1203-FX, do not use a separate cover page. Simply make sure that all six pages of the Form 1203-FX are on top of any other documents you are faxing. The fax number is 1-478-757-3144. Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.

You must submit all of your application package components to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) at the above fax number so that they will be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.

If you cannot submit all application materials online, you may submit some documents online and some documents off line. For example, you may be able to submit the questionnaire and resume online but do not have an electronic copy of your transcripts. In this case, you may submit the questionnaire and resume online and send the transcripts via fax to the Office of Personnel Management. If you are only submitting supporting documents see the Submitting Documents instruction below.


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.

When faxing documents, follow the procedures outlined below.

  • Include the 8-character Vacancy Identification Number FT855741
  • Provide your Social Security Number and full name in the spaces provided or we will not be able to associate your document(s) with the rest of your application.
  • You may submit multiple documents for the same vacancy announcement using one cover page.
  • Fax your cover page and documents to 1-478-757-3144.

Faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed. The following will prevent your documents from being processed: Not using the special cover page mentioned above; Missing, incomplete, or invalid Vacancy Identification Number; Missing or incomplete Social Security Number or name.



NPNH Servicing HR Office
Phone: (718)354-4542
Agency Information:
National Parks of New York Harbor
National Parks of NY Harbor
Servicing Human Resources Office
210 New York Avenue
Staten Island, NY


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

To preview the occupational assessment questions click on the following link: View Assessment Questions

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