Located in the Facility Management Division, Utility Section. The Utility Section is comprised of multiple facilities which are located at the South Rim, Desert View, North Rim, Roaring Springs, Phantom Ranch, and Indian Gardens developed areas of the Park, and at other small, developed and undeveloped areas within the Park boundaries. You may be asked to preform work tours or assist with repairs on the North Rim or within the Inner Canyon. Travel typically does not exceed 10% of timeLearn more about this agency
-Operates and maintains potable and reclaim water treatment and equipment including: microfiltration equipment, pumps, valves, meters, monitors and chemical feed equipment
.-Operates and maintains wastewater treatment and collections systems such as: sanitary sewage lift stations, facultative lagoons, activated sludge wastewater treatment plants, aeration equipment, valves, meters, monitors and transfer pumps.
-Troubleshoots and repairs pumps, valves, meters, monitors and chemical feed equipment
.-Practices safe work techniques, use personal protective equipment as needed and practice good housekeeping so as to contribute to a safe working environment.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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Conditions Of Employment
This announcement has been extended until April 8, 2021
- U.S. Citizenship required.
- Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
- Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males.
- Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.
- You will be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties; a valid driver's license is required.
- You may be required to complete training and operate a four-wheel drive vehicle.
- You will be required to wear a uniform and comply with the National Park Service uniform standards. A uniform allowance will be provided.
- You may be required to work on-call, evenings, weekends, and holidays.
- You must be at least 18 years of age not later than the entrance date for duty.
- If you are a new employee or supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.
- You will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.
- You must CURRENTLY possess and maintain a current Arizona Department of Environmental Qualify (ADEQ) certification or equivalent in one of the four disciplines (e.g., field of water, wastewater treatment, water distribution, or wastewater collection). You must submit a legible copy of your certification with your application.
- You may be required to travel overnight away from home occasionally for work and training. You must obtain a government charge card for travel purposes.
- Government Charge Card: You may be required to complete training and obtain/maintain a government charge card with travel and/or purchase authority.
- Applicants must possess a valid State Driver's license and must be able to acquire a State of Arizona Class B Commercial driver's license including endorsements for HAZMAT and for tanker truck operations within 6 months of employment.
- May be required to occupy Government furnished quarters or trailer sites with the National Park, depending upon the work assignment location.
- Will be required to respond to emergency situations or alarms at any time, thus is subject to call-out to respond to utility system issues and to assist others.
QualificationsTo qualify for this position you must meet both the Qualification requirement and the Selective Placement Factor as indicated below:
Qualification Requirement: To qualify for this position, you must have sufficient knowledge and ability in the following job-related factors:
- Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision (SCREEN OUT). Operates and maintains potable and reclaim water treatment and equipment including: microfiltration equipment, pumps, valves, meters, monitors and chemical feed equipment; Operates and maintains wastewater treatment and collections systems such as: sanitary sewage lift stations, facultative lagoons, aeration equipment, valves, meters, monitors and transfer pumps; Troubleshoots and repairs pumps, valves, meters, monitors and chemical feed equipment; Practices safe work techniques, use personal protective equipment as needed and practice good housekeeping so as to contribute to a safe working environment.
- Technical Practices (Theoretical Precise, Artistic).
- Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation Repair, etc.
- Use of Measuring Instruments.
- Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, (includes blueprints reading)
- Knowledge of Materials.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: This position requires a special qualification that has been determined to be essential to perform the duties and will be used as a screen out element. Applicants must CURRENTLY possess and maintain in an active status an Arizona Department of Environmental Qualify (ADEQ) Certification or equivalent, in one of the four disciplines (e.g., field of water, wastewater treatment, water distribution, or wastewater collection). You must submit a legible copy of your ADEQ Certification or equivalent with your application. If you provide a legible copy of your certification/licensure which depicts a photo, your application will be screen out and deemed not eligible for consideration. DO NOT SUBMIT DOCUMENTS WITH PHOTOs. If the documentation is not submitted with your application you will be deemed as not meeting the selective placement factor and you will be removed from further consideration.
Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
HELICOPTER CREWMEMBER CERTIFICATION: As applicable, the incumbent will be required to acquire a Helicopter Crewmember Certification in order to perform all work requirements associated with inner Canyon duties and pipeline repairs.
There is no substitution of education for experience for Wage Grade (WG) positions.
A Recruitment Incentive May Be Authorized for a newly selected employee when appointed to a permanent, temporary, or term position. A Federal employee who is transferring to the National Park Service from another component, bureau or Federal agency and who does not meet the conditions under 5 CFR §575.102 is not eligible for a recruitment incentive.Grand Canyon National Park (South Rim) Housing Information: Permanent employees are eligible for government housing that is located within the park boundaries. If the employee's pay scale is WG-09 and higher, that employee can be assigned housing, only if housing is available. If housing is available and ready for occupancy, that employee can have family members accompany them. Permanent employees that are WG-08 and lower will be assigned to shared government quarters. And they will have a roommate or roommates. Employees in shared quarters cannot have family members or pets. Shared quarters will be furnished with government furniture and appliances. If quarters do not have laundry appliances, the park has provided a laundromat located in the old maintenance area. Permanent and term employees can move from shared quarters to other single family or singles quarters through the bidding system. To be awarded other housing options, the bidding system is based on time in service. time in the park, and paygrade.
A Relocation Incentive May Be Authorized for a Federal employee when the employee must move, as directed by the National Park Service (NPS) either through a management directed reassignment or selection for employment, to a different location at least 50 miles away from the one where his/her position of record held at time of selection is currently located, due to a need of the NPS. A relocation incentive is not the same as a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move and, as such, may be granted in conjunction with one another.
Physical Demands:Incumbent may frequently lift up to 50 and materials heavier than 100 pounds with the help of others, working under conditions of extreme heat 100 degrees F or -10 Degrees F in the winter, may requires hiking long distances on steep trails and to remote sites, requires considerable standing, stooping, bending, pulling, pushing and crawling. Work can be performed both during the day and night, exposed to weather elements including heat, cold, rain or snow.
Working Conditions: Incumbent may be exposed to insect bites, bruises, cuts, falls, burns and scrapes, will be exposed to raw and treated sewage, constant exposure to moving machinery and chemical feed systems and equipment typical of work performed in the water/wastewater industry. Must work around hazardous chemicals, gases, liquids and reagents, biological hazards, hearing and electrical hazards and other potentially dangerous conditions.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses provided in the Assessment Questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation, you will be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score will be adjusted accordingly. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you can lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions can affect your rating.
Candidates will be rated and ranked using Category Rating procedures. These procedures place candidates with veteran's preference above non-preference eligibles within each category. Veterans with a service connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. Under Category Rating, candidates will be rated and ranked into one of three categories:
- Best Qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and 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 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 are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job.
- Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision (SCREEN OUT)
- Ability To Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc. (includes blueprints reading)
- Ability To Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
- Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation Repair, etc.
- Knowledge of materials
- Technical Practices (theoretical precise, artistic)
- Use of Measuring Instruments
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
The following documents are required and must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 04/08/2021:
- Resume which includes a list of all significant jobs held and duties performed. If military or civilian, please include your rank and/or grade.
- A complete Occupational Questionnaire
- Other Supporting Documents, if applicable, such as:
- Veterans Preference Documentation:
- If you are a Discharged, Non-Disabled Veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character of discharge (Member 4 copy), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions, as listed on the SF15. If you don't have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from the National Archives.
- If you are a veteran within 120 days of discharge, you must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, & 6) dated within 120 days of your separation.
- If you are a Disabled Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, or Mother or Spouse of a Disabled or Deceased Veteran, you must submit all additional proof required by the SF15, and if applicable, a completed SF15. You may request a copy of your Department of Veterans Affairs letter from www.ebenefits.va.gov or call 1-800-827-1000 to establish proof of disability.
- Applicants who are eligible to be considered based on a Noncompetitive or Special Hiring Authority (i.e. Schedule A, VRA, Peace Corps, Americorp Vista, former PLC member, certain Military Spouses, 30% or More Disabled Veterans, Pathways Interns who have met the eligibility requirements for noncompetitive conversion, etc.) must submit appropriate documentation to verify your eligibility.
- Veterans Preference Documentation:
- Documentation that you meet Selective Factors.
- Documentation for Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Plan consideration if you are a displaced Federal employee within the local commuting area. You must include: 1) Proof you are a displaced Federal employee, e.g., RIF Separation Notice, Notice of Proposed Removal, etc; 2) SF-50s (Notifications of Personnel Action) showing career/conditional tenure competitive status, promotion potential and duty location; and 3) your most recent performance appraisal. To exercise selection priority, displaced or surplus Federal employees must be rated well-qualified or above 85 on the rating criteria for this position.
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If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
To apply for this position: You must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To receive consideration, the complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 04/08/2021. WE DO NOT ACCEPT HARD-COPY OR E-MAIL APPLICATION PACKAGES.
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Agency contact information
AddressGrand Canyon National Park
PO Box 129
20 South Entrance Road
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023
Please visit find a park for additional park information.
The South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park located in northcentral Arizona. approximately 60 miles north of Williams and 85 miles northwest of Flagstaff at an elevation of 7000 feet. Temperatures range from approximately 85 degrees in the summer to below zero in the winter.
The Grand Canyon Village has a K-12 school, medical clinic, recreation center, general store, and several restaurants. The restaurants and general store cater to the park visitors. but some offer local residents a discount. The park community consists of some 3,000 employees and family members. There are often employment opportunities for family members in the park and surrounding areas. The park community is small enough that many employees choose to walk to work.
Flagstaff is the closest town that offers reasonable shopping, colleges, medical and professional services. The town of Williams has a medical clinic, K-12 school. grocery store. and some shops that also cater to park visitors. The city of Phoenix is about 170 miles south of the park, 3-4 hour drive. Phoenix is a great place to escape the cold of winter. Recreational opportunities include hiking, river rafting, fishing, cross country and downhill skiing, and golfing in the nearby communities. The park offers hiking, bicycling, and some team sports sponsored by the recreation center.
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