The qualification requirements listed below must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.
Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualification Standard. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most trade and labor occupations, you must meet any screen-out element listed, and show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which you are applying. Qualification requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.
Work may be performed in any imaginable setting, including but not limited to:
- Outside during summer and winter months in all kinds of weather.
- In damp, drafty, cold, and poorly lighted areas.
- In the presence of dirt, grease, and continuous noise.
Incumbent may be exposed to hazardous conditions and subject to experiencing cuts, abrasions, bruises, and electrical shock.
Incumbent is subject to call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and may be required to work in excess of 8 hours a day. Travel by air and other means may be required on short notice and for extended period.
- Must be able to lift weights up to 45 pounds and be physically and medically capable of performing all task and duties characteristic of the position.
- Work requires standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, lifting, and climbing; work may be tiring and have to be performed in uncomfortable positions.
- Work may be performed in enclosed, confined quarters or under extreme environmental conditions.
- Incumbent is required to undergo periodic physical examinations to satisfy the CDL requirements of his/her state of residence.
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.
NOTE: Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience. In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/YY to MM/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time. As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume. For a brief video on How to Create a Federal Resume, click here.
Current or former FEMA Reservists/DAE employees: To accurately credit your experience for these intermittent positions, make sure to list the dates (from MM/YY to MM/YY) of each deployment, along with the job title and specific duties you were responsible for during each deployment. Failure to provide this information may result in disqualification.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.