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Job Title:  Maintenance Worker WG-4749-05
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:  MWW-EX-14-016 (1077812)

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$15.16 to $18.25 / Per Hour
Thursday, March 20, 2014 to Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Full Time - Excepted Service Temporary NTE 1 Year
1 vacancy in the following location:
Interior, SD
U.S. Citizens Contiguous to the Area ONLY
Not Applicable


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. For more information about the National Park Service, click Badlands National Park.

WHO MAY APPLY:  Applicants must maintain a permanent and exclusive residence within or contiguous (within 35 miles of Badlands National Park boundaries).  The applicant must document that their place of residence for the last 2 years lies within the 35-mile limitation, and the applicant must be dependent for livelihood primarily upon employment available within the Badlands National Park.

This is a full time temporary position, not-to-exceed 1 year, located at Badlands National Park, Interior, South Dakota. 

AREA INFORMATION: Badlands National Park is located in southwest South Dakota, 75 miles East of Rapid City (population 67,000), and 30 miles from Wall, Kadoka, and Phillip. Limited grocery shopping, service station, K-8 school and Post Office are located in interior, 2 miles from park headquarters. Shopping, medical and dental facilities, and schools K-12 are available in Wall, Kadoka, Phillip, and Rapid City. P ark housing will not be available. The area is a beautiful place to live and raise a family but winters can be harsh with occasional very cold temperatures, high winds and blizzard like conditions. Summers can be hot and dry with temperatures occasionally topping 100 degrees. For additional information, contact (605)433-5361.

Review the complete job announcement to assure you have submitted all requested documentation.  Failure to submit ALL application materials may result in a low or ineligible rating. 

Number of Vacancies:  One position will be filled from this job opportunity announcement.

Anticipated entry on duty date: May 2014


  • Not Required


  • No


  • U.S. citizenship required
  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
  • Holiday, evening, weekend, early morning and overtime work required
  • Required to wear uniform and comply with NPS uniform standards
  • Government housing is not available
  • Most possess valid state driver's licenses


Performs cleaning of vault toilets, collection of Solid Waste and recycle materials. Picks litter along roadsides, in pull outs, on board walks and in remote campground.  Removes snow by shovel, backpack blower, ATV plow, ATV broom and by walk behind snow blowers. Chips ice as directed, spreads ice melt chemicals by procedure. Cleans buildings as required.  Provides Housekeeping services for seasonal housing during the Motel season. Moves furniture and appliances as directed. Rarely assists other journeymen in Maintenance work. Operates various power equipment and various cleaning tools. Maintains tools and equipment according to instructions and performance of basic operator maintenance on park vehicles, and other power equipment. Will be required to lift and carry objects, tools, and equipment weighing up to 40 pounds over uneven terrain. Operates vehicles up to 9,000 lbs GVW in transporting of personnel and materials to and from work locations over park road and outside of the park boundaries. Maintains daily records of work and hours in accordance to park policy and submits to FMSS team in a timely manner. Must be proficient in the operation of ATV with broom and similar type equipment.



All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement Wednesday, March 26, 2014.  Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors.  Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) handbook for Trades and Labor Occupations (X118C) for the WG-4749 series at

To qualify for this position, you must possess the basic qualifying experience listed below as well as selective factors as described in the occupational/assessment questionnaire.

Applicants must be physically fit and, as required in Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Handbook X-118C, and 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.   Qualification requirement emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.

Experience: There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate, through your experience shown in your written application, that you possess sufficient knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.  In addition to your application or resume, you MUST submit the Assessment Questionnaire form described further in this announcement in order to be considered for this position.  The qualification (Screen-out) statement is designed to assess the degree to which your experience and/or training meet the qualification requirements.  

Applicants are required to have the knowledge's, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position such as indicated in the following:

Job Elements:  

  • Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision..
  • Ability to operate motor vehicles.
  • Ability to follow appropriate work practices (custodial)
  • Knowledge of different relevant lines of work (grounds maintenance).

Selective Placement Factors: In addition to job elements listed above the applicant must

  • Possess a valid state driver's license.
  • Must be contiguous to the area: reside within 35 miles of Badlands National Park boundaries, for the last 2 years (based on entry on duty date, April 2014)
  • Livelihood must be primarily dependent on employment within Badlands National Park.

    Your application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.


    Physical Effort: The nature of this position requires climbing on ladders, scaffolds, and platforms and where surfaces to be coated, or the parts of systems worked on are hard to reach that require considerable standing, stooping, bending, and kneeling. It requires working overhead or in stretched, cramped, awkward, tiring, and uncomfortable positions for extended periods of time. Frequently lifts and carries items up to 40 pounds unassisted.

    Working Conditions: Work is performed inside and outside. Outside work exposes the employee to inclement weather, which includes, heat, cold, rain, and wind. Work entails frequent exposure to dirt, dust, and fumes may be present. Tasks require the employee to work under structures and on scaffolding, ladders, rooftops. Worker is subject to cuts, abrasions, and insect bites and wearing protective equipment and clothing that are sometimes heavy and uncomfortable.

    Driver's license: Applicants must possess a valid state driver's license. This position requires that you operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties. A valid State driver's license is required. As a condition of employment, you will be required to submit a completed GSA Form 3607, Motor Vehicle Operator's License and Driving Record. You must also submit (within a State sealed envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that discloses all valid driver's licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you. If you are tentatively selected for employment in this position, you will be required to complete GSA Form 3607 and submit the above State issued documents. Your employment, after your tentative selection, will be contingent upon receipt of these documents in a timely manner and that those documents establish, to the satisfaction of the selecting official, that you possess a valid driver's license.

    Will be required to work nights, early mornings, rotating shifts, holidays, and weekends.

    Overtime work required.


    Applicants will be rated according to responses to the occupational questionnaire. A review of the resume and other supporting documentation of the highest scoring applicants will be conducted and compared against the responses to the occupational questionnaire to determine qualifications.  Applicants will be rated according responses to the occupational questionnaire.  The score, based on responses to the questionnaire, is a measure of the degree to which an applicant's background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the position.  If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that qualifications and/or experience have been inflated, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating you ineligible, not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work. Your resume and supporting documentation will be verified.

    You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies".

    Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. Candidates will be ranked into 3 categories:
    Best Qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position. 
    Well Qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job.
    Qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job.  

    VETERANS PREFERENCE: Veteran's preference applies to category rating.  Within each quality category, veteran's preference eligibles are listed first, including CP, CPS, XP, and TP.  In addition, veterans who have a 10% or more service-connected disability, (CP or CPS) are placed at the top of the highest quality category.  Applicants referred are listed on the selection certificate (veteran's preference eligibles before non-veterans) without scores.

    The occupational questionnaire is designed to measure your ability in the following areas needed to successfully perform the duties of this position:

    - Ability to do the work of a Maintenance Worker without more than normal supervision – Screen Out

    - Operate vehicles and equipment

    - Ability to perform grounds maintenance

    - Ability to perform custodial duties


    Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: Leave


    If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 member 4 copy.  If claiming 10 point preference, submit an SF-15 and required documents as specified on the SF-15.  The SF-15 can be obtained by clicking this link  Applications lacking a DD-214 and/or associated SF-15 documentation will not receive veteran's preference.

    All federal employees are required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments made by direct deposit.
    Government housing will not be available.

    Male applicants born after 12-31-1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ).
    Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.

    Additional vacancies for the same position title, series, and grade may be filled from this announcement.


    NOTE: Applicants must submit their application packages electronically or by fax.  Applications/resumes and supporting documentation sent by mail (including email) WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, March 26, 2014.

    Applicants are advised that a variety of public facilities such as schools, public libraries, state employment offices and regional job centers provide access to computers at no charge.  Help may also be available to targeted groups through a variety of public assistance agencies.

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes all the following parts:
    1. Resume/Application
    2. Complete Occupational Questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
    3. Other Supporting Documents (See Required Documents Section Below)

    1. 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 a resume, and complete the occupational questionnaire. 
    2. You must click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process to submit your application package.
    3. It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date (Wednesday, March 26, 2014).

    4. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, , select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    5. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

    Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

    You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

    NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

    If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

    1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page: and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1077812.

    2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

    If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

    To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

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

    2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items .

    3. Fax all six pages of 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.


    NOTE:  It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed are received, legible, and accurate.

    For Résumé and Application Tips visit:

    DO NOT SEND PHOTOGRAPHS.  Any resume or documents with photographs will not be forwarded to the hiring official.


    Resume -- We encourage you to use the USAJobs online resume builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume. If you choose to use your own resume make sure it lists all of the required information needed (including hours per week worked and month and year of employment).
    Qualifications -- example, typically used for licenses or other documents that attest to the qualifications of the applicant
    Veterans Preference Documentation -- Legible copy of DD-214 (Member 4 copy) that shows honorable discharge, VA letter dated 1991 or later, SF-15 plus proof required by that form, if applicable. You must submit the required documentation to verify/confirm your claim, or you will NOT be given veteran's preference. Additional veteran's information is found at
    Response to Assessment Questionnaire.

    SF-50: showing current grade and tenure if applicable. (Award SF-50 will not be considered as proof of status.)
    Selective Factor Documentation (for example, licenses, certifications, etc.)

    NOTE: If you receive an email stating that there was a technical problem uploading your documents, you should fax the applicable documentation to OPM at 478-757-3144. Be sure to use the fax cover sheet that was linked in the vacancy announcement; include the VIN (six digit code) so that the fax is processed properly and promptly.


    MWR West SHRO
    Phone: (605)745-3620
    Agency Information:
    Midwest West SHRO
    National Park Service
    please email or call with questions
    Thank You, SD


    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.


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