Job Description

Job Summary

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 on the National Park Service, click:

This is a full time, temporary appointment not to exceed 1039 hours, located at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Bayfield, Wisconsin.   

Area Information: Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is located in rural Northern Wisconsin approximately 75 miles east of Duluth, Minnesota. The Lakeshore headquarters and duty station is located in Bayfield, Wisconsin. Rental housing is scarce, but park seasonal housing may be available 16 miles away at Little Sand Bay on a shared-occupancy basis. Moderate priced homes are available in Washburn and Ashland. Temperatures range from mid-80's in the summer to sub-zero in the winter. Summer and winter recreational activities are numerous. Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

WHO MAY APPLY: SURPLUS OR DISPLACED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES (ICTAP AND CTAP): If you are an eligible Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for this position. Individuals must be well-qualified for this position to receive consideration. ICTAP eligibles will be considered well-qualified if they earn a final score on the job examination questions of 85.0 or higher, not including points for veterans preference. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles are required to submit proof of eligibility. This includes a copy of the agency notice; a copy of your most recent Performance Rating; a copy of your most recent or separation "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) noting position, grade level, and duty location; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C.8837(h) or 8456. You must submit proof of this eligibility with your application

This announcement is being advertised under merit promotion procedures, the candidates listed above may apply.

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.

Anticipated entrance on duty (EOD) date:  May 2014.  




Welding work will include the setting-up and operating of welding machines using gas and electric processes. Will use manual welding processes to weld material of various sizes and shapes. Will use jigs and fixtures to clamp pieces together for welding ensuring that welds meet required specifications. Will perform welding operations based on written and oral instructions, blueprints, sketches, and work orders. Will utilize shop and trade mathematics. Will plan work sequences, select the proper tools and equipment, and otherwise carry out assignments through to completion.

Performs custodial services, routine grounds maintenance, trail maintenance, dock maintenance and repairs. Uses a variety of hand and power tools, including chainsaws, brush saws, and hand saws. Will operate push and riding lawnmowers to maintain historic landscapes and housing areas. Will assist in the construction of board walks, foot bridges and tent pads. Will assist higher grade employees with the construction of new vault toilets.

Operate trucks up to 10,000GVW.   Will assist other divisions as directed.

Will operate boats up to 28 feet with twin outboards in the transportation of personnel, supplies, and materials upon the waters of Lake Superior.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Additional Information

What To Expect Next

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  Based upon your score, you may/or may not be referred to the hiring official.  You will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you may be contacted directly.  You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed.


The federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at

Temporary employees are entitled to limited benefits such as sick leave and annual leave.

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, unless otherwise eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses under the Federal Travel Regulations (i.e., current career/career-conditional federal employee).

Other Information

This vacancy announcement is open to Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program individuals who have special priority selection rights for competitive service vacancies.  For more information visit: If you were never a federal employee, you are not eligible for this position. (ICTAP) eligibles within the commuting area of the duty location. ICTAP provides current, surplus and current or former displaced Federal Current surplus and current or former displaced Federal individuals seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(2) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency separation notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating of at least "full successful" or equivalent, and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department of National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C 8337 (h) or 8456. For additional information go to

Government housing is not available.

You may be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties.   Prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year thereafter (or more frequently if management determines such need exists), you will be required to sign an affidavit certifying to your possession of a valid State issued driver's license that is current and has not been revoked, suspended, canceled, or otherwise disqualified in any way to prohibit your operation of a motor vehicle.   You will also submit a photocopy of your valid State issued driver's license prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year or more frequently if management determines such need exists.   Lastly, you may be required to 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.

Please indicate in your application whether you possess a valid State driver's license.  

Male applicants born after 12-31-1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see

Due to current budgetary limitations and/or workload requirements, this position may be changed to a part-time or intermittent schedule during the period of employment at agency discretion.

EEO Policy Statement

Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement 

Veterans Information

Legal and Regulatory Guidance


How to Apply

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 Friday, Wednesday, April 02, 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
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. View 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, April 02, 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.

1. To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID: 1082304. 

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144. If you upload your documents, DO NOT FAX the same documents.
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, April 02, 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 assessment questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire

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

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 documents with photographs will not be forward to the hiring official.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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 to 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. 

Category based rating will be used for this vacancy. Category rating combines the applicant's total qualifying experience and education/training into a single category. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire will be used to determine the quality of your experience, education, training etc. for placement in one of the following categories, 1) Best Qualified = 95 or above, 2) Well Qualified = 85 to 94, 3) and Minimally Qualified = below 85. This evaluation determines which candidates will be referred to the selecting official for final consideration.

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.  

Minimally 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.

Please follow all instructions carefully.   Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment. To preview the Assessment Questionnaire, click on the following link  View Occupational Questionnaire.

- Ability to do the work of a Welding Worker, WG-3707-08, without more than normal supervision. (Screen-out)

- Selective Factor - Motorboat Operator/Instructor Certification (Screen-out) 

- Selective Factor - Valid state driver's license (Screen-out)

- Knowledge of welding practices.

- Knowledge of carpentry and maintenance practices.

- Knowledge of painting practices.

- Knowledge of grounds maintenance.

- Knowledge of trail maintenance.

- Knowledge of janitorial services.

- Knowledge and skills of safe boating operations.

Required Documents

Resumes should include personal information, education, work experience (including dates of employment-month and year, and hours worked per week), and other qualifications pertinent to the position.  Applications lacking required information may be considered ineligible. 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: lowering your score, rating you ineligible, not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.

The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

·    Resume - Showing detailed relevant experience. Your experience must verify the answers given on the assessment questionnaire. YOU MUST USE YOUR FULL LEGAL NAME (Do not use nicknames or shortened names).

·    Transcripts (To meet basic education requirements transcripts must be included or if using education to qualify you must submit college transcripts)

·    Qualifications (assessment questionnaire)

·    SF-50:   showing current grade and tenure if applicable. (Awards SF50 will not be considered as proof of status.)

·    Veterans Preference Documentation (DD-214 (Member 4 copy), VA Letter, SF-15, etc.) see veterans' preference under the other information section.

·    CTAP/ICTAP documentation.  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.

.    Selective factors, if applicable (licenses, certifications, etc.)