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Job Title:Welder

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs

Job Announcement Number:NRO-12-22 (R1) READVERTISEM

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$25.12 to $29.29 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 to Friday, October 12, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-3703-10

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Seasonal

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Farmington, NM United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Application will be accepted from Indian Preference applicants, US Citizens, from current and former competitive service Federal employees, and people eligible under special hiring authorities. Position will be filed in accordance with the Indian Preference Policy.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is the lead agency for the United States in carrying on a government-to-government relationship with the tribal nations. A challenging and dynamic place to work, it enhances the quality of life, promotes economic opportunity, and carries out the responsibility to protect and improve the trust assets of American Indian, Indian tribes and Alaska Natives.

Vacancy ID: 755508

WELDER, WG-3703-10
PD# 3720108, Navajo Region, Indian Services
Division of Transportation, Branch of Construction
Force Account Section
Farmington, New Mexico

WG-10: $25.12 - $29.29 Per Hour

NOTE:

  • READVERTISEMENT: APPLICANTS WHO PREVIOUSLY APPLIED WILL NEED TO RE-APPLY FOR THIS POSITION.
  • TRAVEL WILL BE REQUIRED.
  • TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES ARE NOT AVAILABLE. ANY RELOCATION EXPENSE ASSOCIATED WITH THE REPORTING FOR DUTY IN THIS POSITION WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE SELECTED EMPLOYEE.
  • GOVERNMENT HOUSING IS NOT AVAILABLE.

INDIAN PREFERENCE: Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification of Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Indian Preference eligibles that are not currently employed with the Federal service will be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority Schedule A, 213.3112(A)(7). Consideration will be given to non-Indian applicants (Status or Reinstatement eligibles) in the absence of a qualified Indian Preference eligible.

VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT (VEOA): Preference eligibles may apply for permanent positions (career or career-conditional appointments) under merit promotion procedures for VEOA appointments; however, veteran’s preference is not a factor in these appointments. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be a preference eligible OR veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. Applicants must submit a copy of their DD-214 for verification of eligibility. For more information, click here: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/index.aspx#veoa

    KEY REQUIREMENTS

    • US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED.
    • A BACKGROUND SECURITY INVESTIGATION WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL NEW HIRES.
    • APPOINTMENT MAY INCLUDE A REQUIREMENT FOR ONE YEAR PROBATIONARY PERIOD.
    • APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED ONLINE AND BY FAX TO 1-478-757-3144.
    • SUBJECT TO ANNUAL MEDICAL SCREENING.
    • TESTING DESIGNATED POSITION DOI DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE PROGRAM

    DUTIES:

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    MAJOR DUTIES: as Welder, you will:

    • Performs fabrication, repair, and maintenance work by welding with acetylene equipment, electric, or other process requiring familiarity with welding properties of metals.
    • Plan, lay out work and accomplishes assignments in accordance with sketches, blueprints, technical orders, work orders, manuals, and written or oral instructions.
    • Performs spot, flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead welding on fabrication of special item for motor grader, various earth moving equipment, water truck tanks, snow plows, truck bumper and fenders and construction support equipment.
    • Uses techniques such as preheating, heat sinks, and stress relieving to maintain specified dimensions and to prevent distortion or burning of the parts being welded.
    • Welding work may include several related trade procedures, for example brazing, soldering, flame and arc-cutting, surface hardening, annealing, and metal spraying.
    • Welding in flat, horizontal, overhead, and vertical positions.
    • Reacts to different welding processes and techniques.
    • Welds that requires complete penetration as well as complete fusion of base and filler metals even when welding in hard to reach places.


    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C, and will be evaluated on their ability to perform the duties of the position rather than length of experience. Eligibility will be determined by the relevance, scope and quality of all experience and training.


    SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS: A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant’s successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.  Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

    PHYSICAL EFFORT: The incumbent must work in tiring or uncomfortable positions for long periods. Incumbent often works on top or under vehicles in cramped or awkward positions such as when welding in hard to reach places. Work requires standing, walking, stooping, bending, kneeling reaching, stretching, climbing and crouching. Frequently carries or lifts objects weighing 50 pounds or more and puts forth similar effort in pushing and pulling. Incumbent will be required to pass physical examination.

    WORD CONDITIONS: Works indoors or outdoors depending on the work load and priorities for equipment repair. Outdoor working conditions are sometimes dusty and extreme hot or cold temperatures may be encountered. Inside working conditions are dirty, noisy, and smoky and at times, drafty and cold in the Winter. Incumbent is exposed to the possibility or receiving eye injury, electrical shock, burns, broken bones, bruises, sprains and chance of cuts when working with sharp objects. There is discomfort when wearing protective clothing, gloves, and flash shield or eye goggles.

    OTHER: Incumbent must possess a valid State Commercial Drivers License (Class B, with a hazardous material endorsement). Incumbent must have a safe driving record within the three-year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607 and be able to meet the safe driving requirements of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    As part of the application process, you are required to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following job elements:

    • Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision (Screen Out Element)
    • Knowledge of equipment assembly, installation, repair, etc.
    • Technical practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)
    • Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc.
    • Use of measuring instructions
    • Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment
    • Knowledge of metals

    We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your resume, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.


    BENEFITS:

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    The Bureau of Indian Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp#icc



    OTHER INFORMATION:

    Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) participants who are well qualified may apply for this position. To be eligible for consideration under CTAP, an applicant must provide written notification that they will be losing their current federal position. To be eligible for consideration under ICTAP, an applicant must provide proof that they have lost their federal position within the last year. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 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 their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible. For more information regarding CTAP & ICTAP, please visit http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp

    NOTICE TO MALE APPLICANTS: Section 1622 of the Defense Authorization Act of 1986, prohibits any male born after December 31, 1959, from being appointed to a position in an executive agency if he has knowingly and willfully failed to register with the Selective Service System. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, will be required to complete a certification document to confirm their Selective Service registration status, if selected for appointment.



    HOW TO APPLY:

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    PLEASE NOTE:  THIS OFFICE DOES NOT ACCEPT APPLICATIONS BY ELECTRONIC MAIL (E-MAIL), REGULAR MAIL, OR IN PERSON. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE PROCEDURES FOR APPLYING MAY RESULT IN LOSS OF CONSIDERATION FOR THE POSITION. IT IS THE APPLICANT'S RESPONSIBILITY TO VERIFY THAT INFORMATION ENTERED, UPLOADED, OR FAXED (I.E., RESUME, VETERAN'S OR INDIAN PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION, ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS, AND SF 50'S) IS RECEIVED AND IS ACCURATE.

    To Apply Online:

    • Click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register
    • Answer the Questionnaire and click on SUBMIT my answers
    • UPLOAD all required documents and other supporting documents
    • To return to a previously saved or incomplete application go to https://applicationmanager.gov/.

    We strongly encourage you to apply online. However, if you cannot apply online, you may FAX your assessment questionnaire, resume and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144 by following the steps below.

    To Apply by Fax:

    • Print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf
    • Answer the assessment questionnaire         View Occupational Questionnaire
    • When faxing a completed OPM Form 1203-FX, this will serve as your fax cover and must be placed on TOP of your application and other supporting documents. No other fax page is required. Simply make sure all six pages of the completed OPM Form 1203-FX are on top of all other documents being faxed

    Combination Online/Fax:

    • Log into or create your Application Manager account at https://applicationmanager.gov/
    • ANSWER the Questionnaire and click on SUBMIT my answers
    • Print the  US Government Application Cover Page Include the Vacancy Identification Number 755508, SSN, and full name to ensure that your documents are associated with the rest of your application
    • Fax your US Government Application Cover Page, application, and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144

    Please note that it is the applicant's responsibility to verify that all information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., questionnaire responses, resume, and any supporting documents) are complete and accurate.

    All electronic submissions and/or faxes must be completed and received by 11:59 PM EST; Friday, October 12, 2012.

    NOTE: Submission of a resume alone is not a complete application. This position requires the submission of additional forms as described under the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS section. Failure to provide the required information and/or documentation may result in your application not being considered for employment.



    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    The following forms must be submitted in order to have a complete application:

    1. Resume- Must contain the following:

    • Job Announcement Number
    • Work experience, include Position TItle; Dates - from (mm/yy) to (mm/yy); Salary, Hours per Week; and Current Supervisor's name and Telephone number
    • Education
    • References

    2. Form BIA 4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment, is required for claiming Indian Preference. No other form will be accepted.  This form may be obtained at your Tribal Enrollment/Census Office.

    3. Form DD-214, if claiming 5 pt. veteran's preference or Standard Form 15 with required proof of entitlement, if claiming 10 pt. veteran's preference.

    4. College Transcript is required for verification/documentation of qualifying education.

    5. Occupational/Assessment Questionnaire, listed in announcement.  Failure to respond to the questionnaire will result in loss of consideration.

    6. Copy of most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, current or former Federal employees.

    7. GSA Form 3607, Motor Vehicle Operator's License and Driving Report, available at www.gsa.gov/forms. (Optional during the application process; however, selectee will be required to submit as part of the pre-appointment process.)

    NOTE: Persons submitting incomplete application will be given credit only for the information they provide. The applicant is responsible for submitting all required documentation in support of their application in order to receive full credit for their Indian preference, veteran preference, experience, training, and/or education. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL NOT BE SOLICITED FROM THIS OFFICE.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Navajo Region HR Office
    Phone: (505)863-8211
    Fax: (478)757-3144
    Email: NRHUMANRESOURCES@BIA.GOV
    Agency Information:
    BIA Center for Recruitment Navajo
    DO NOT MAIL APPLICATIONS
    PLEASE FAX TO 478-757-3144
    XXXXX, NM
    87301 Fax: (478)757-3144

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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


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    Job Announcement Number:

    NRO-12-22 (R1) READVERTISEM

    Control Number:

    327493500