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Job Title:Maintenance Worker

Department:Department Of The Treasury

Agency:Bureau of the Fiscal Service (BPD)

Job Announcement Number:13-BPD-017P

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

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$16.75 to $19.52 / Per Hour


Monday, November 05, 2012 to Monday, November 19, 2012




Temporary appointment NTE one year, may be extended for a total of up to two years. - Full-time




6 vacancies - Parkersburg, WV, USView Map


U.S. citizens; no prior Federal experience is required.


The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.

The Bureau of the Fiscal Service promotes the financial integrity and operational efficiency of the federal government through exceptional accounting, financing, collections, payments, and shared services. The incumbent performs a variety of craft and trade related duties in a helper capacity.  This position is located in the Office of Management Services, Division of Administrative Services, Facilities Management Branch.

Key Information:

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    As a Maintenance Worker, you will:

    *Assist higher graded Maintenance Mechanics in performing various electrical and related services such as:

    • Drilling holes for electrical receptacles and communications outlets and installing electrical conduits and after sets;
    • Pulling electrical wire and installing floor and wall mounted outlets, wall switches, motion sensors, light fixtures, and associated electrical apparatus; 
    • Removing and capping electrical and communication outlets;
    • Replace light tubes and bulbs, ballasts, starters, etc. in lighting fixtures.

    *Assist higher graded Maintenance Mechanics in performing various construction, assembly, and carpentry services such as:

    • Installing or replacing carpet title, resilient vinyl floor tile, and ceramic tile;
    • Installing or removing movable steel wall panel systems, assembling and disassembling system furniture, assembling newly acquired furniture and equipment such as printer stands, coat closets, supply cabinets, work tables, desks, bookcases, chairs, various custodial equipment, and other items of a similar nature;
    • Constructing picture frames, bulletin boards, display cases, racks, trays, and other miscellaneous items;
    • Making alterations and repair to office furniture, chairs, desk, tables, system furniture, carts, shelves, bookcases, etc.;
    • Installing, removing, or changing locks on doors, furniture, file cabinets, etc.,
    • Gluing or reinforcing loose or damage parts on furniture and equipment and constructing pieces and parts to replace worn or defective parts in various furniture and equipment,
    • Replacing and/or making minor repairs to doors, door checks, locks, latches, and repairs torn wall fabric and floor moldings.

    *Assist higher graded Maintenance Mechanics in performing miscellaneous plumbing services, such as minor repairs to plumbing fixtures and lines, replacing defective pumps and sight glasses in soap dispensers, and unclogging sinks and commodes.

    *Assist higher graded Maintenance Mechanics in performing miscellaneous painting services such as painting doors and frames, cabinets, walls, various racks, suggestion boxes, hand rails, parking stripes, curbs, etc., preparing surfaces for painting by removing old paint using scrapers, sander, or paint removers; cleaning and removing rough spots on surfaces using wire brush and sandpaper; applying paint, varnish, urethane, etc., utilizing paint rollers, brushes, or sprayers.

    *On more complex or difficult projects requiring journeyman expertise, hand tools to Maintenance Mechanics, hold work, and provide other helper type duties commensurate with individual skills or abilities in the trade or craft being performed.

    *As directed, perform lower grade laborer and ground maintenance tasks using power driven ground maintenance equipment such as gasoline powered tractors, snow blowers, lawnmowers, weedwackers, hedge trimmers, lawn vacuums, etc., and various hand tools such as shovels, racks, hoes, wheelbarrows, etc. Incumbent is responsible for the safe and proper operation and care of tools and equipment used in the performance of assigned tasks.

    *In performing assigned tasks, the incumbent uses a variety of hand and powered tools and equipment.  Incumbent assist in maintaining all tools and equipment in good condition and assist in proving for their safekeeping while not in use.

    *Other duties as assigned.


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    You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

    ***You must show in your resume and in your responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire that you possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position.

    ***Applicants must meet the screen-out element and an average score of two (2) points on all the other elements in order to be considered minimally qualified for the position.


    Your application includes your: 1. Resume, 2. Responses to the online questions, and 3. Required supporting documents. We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:

    1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible.
    2. Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: **ABILITY TO DO THE WORK OF THE POSITION WITHOUT MORE THAN NORMAL SUPERVISION** (SCREEN OUT ELEMENT); KNOWLEDGE OF EQUIPMENT ASSEMBLY, INSTALLATION, REPAIR, ETC.; KNOWLEDGE OF TECHNICAL PRACTICES (CARPENTRY, PAINTING, ELECTRICAL, MASONRY, CARPET LAYING, PLUMBING AND GENERAL MAINTENANCE; ABILITY TO USE MEASURING INSTRUMENTS IN PERFORMING MAINTENANCE/REPAIR FUNCTIONS; ABILITY TO INTERPRET INSTRUCTIONS, SPECIFICATIONS, PROCEDURES, ETC. (INCLUDES BLUEPRINT/FLOOR PLAN READING; ABILITY TO USE AND MAINTAIN TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT; and KNOWLEDGE OF MATERIALS. We may lower your rating if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application. Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three categories, Superior, Good, or Satisfactory, depending on your experience and education related to this position. Veterans'preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category.
    3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview. If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)), you must be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.

    We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.

    To preview questions please click here.


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    We offer a workplace that is respectful, fair, and values diversity. Our comprehensive benefits are very generous - helping you to reach your personal goals by supporting your professional growth, health, well-being, and your family needs. Our benefits package includes:
  • Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards;
  • Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year;
  • Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire;
  • A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.
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  • A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.


  • We will not pay relocation expenses.
  • This is a bargaining-designated position covered by BPD.
  • This position is a non sensitive position.
  • The incumbent will not be able to work an AWS/Flexitime schedule.
  • Typical work schedule will be 7:00am to 3:30pm with the possibility of occasional shift work.
  • Fiscal Services may select candidates for this vacant position under this Job Opportunity Announcement and/or any other appropriate source of hiring authority (examples include, but are not limited to, competitive examining sources; non-competitive sources, reinstatement, or transfer of current or former competitive service employees; and direct hire authorities). Further information about these other sources of hiring authority is available from the Office of Personnel Management at

    In order to comply with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reporting requirements, the Bureau of Fiscal Services is asking applicants to complete the Race and National Origin (RNO) information during the application process. This information will be kept confidential and anonymous, and will only be used for demographic reporting purposes.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to:

  • Complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • Wear required safety clothing and/or equipment required by the position. This may include safety shoes, hard hats, hearing protection, gloves, masks, etc.
  • Successfully complete a background investigation.
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
  • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.

  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
  • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 ( Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.

    Work is performed in a workshop setting, various office areas, and outdoors.  The incumbent is subject to dirt, dust, and inclement weather conditions as a result of outside work.  Good distant vision in each eye, with or without glasses is essential.  Because some activities are performed above ground levels or floor levels, the incumbent must have use of both hands and both legs.  Specific physical requirements include:

    • The ability to stand, bend, stoop, and lift materials equipment, and machinery in the 80-100 pound range with occasional lifting and carrying of items up to 150 pounds;
    • The ability to read without strain printed material the size of typewritten characters, glasses or contact lenses permitted;
    • The ability to distinguish basic colors; and
    • The ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid.


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    The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date. Treasury provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.

    Step 1 - Create or Upload a resume with USAJOBS ( - We suggest you go to the end of the Qualifications & Evaluation section of the job announcement to preview the online questions that you will answer in Step 3. You may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. For more resume tips click here. - You may create a resume in USAJOBS or upload one of your own choosing. Although you must enter your Social Security Number (SSN) for USAJOBS, we will only see the last four digits for identification purposes.

    Step 2 - Apply Online Click the "Apply Online" link of this announcement and then select the resume you wish to submit with your application. You will be redirected to the Department of the Treasury's CareerConnector website to complete the application process.

    Step 3 - Answer the Online Questions and Submit Your Online Application If this is your first time on Treasury's CareerConnector website, you will be prompted to register by answering questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. The system will save these responses and take you back to the main screen so that you can answer the job-specific questions. Select "Take me to the assessment" and click on the "Continue" button to answer the job-specific questions. You must answer all the questions and click the "Finished" button.

    Step 4 - Review and Confirm Your Submission You will now have the option to upload a document or print fax cover-sheets for your required documents (see step 5 for details). Once you click "Done," you will see a summary of your application for your review. You may also print a copy for your records. When you click "Finished" at the bottom of the page, you will then be directed back to USAJOBS where you can confirm that your application has been submitted and track your application status.

    Step 5 - Submit Required Documents You can submit any required documents (discussed below) by document upload or fax. Whichever method you choose, please include the job announcement number with your documents. To protect your privacy, we encourage you to remove your SSN from any documents that you submit. Document Upload: You may upload supporting documents in one of two ways: 1. Once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement, you will be prompted to upload your document(s) to your application. You will be given the choice to either upload the document as part of the application process or you can select a document that you've already loaded on USAJOBS. or 2. You can upload a document to an existing application by logging into your USAJOBS account profile. Click on "My Applications" and search for the vacancy. Once you've located the vacancy, click on the vacancy and select "Apply Online." Move through your existing application to the Documents page and select Upload in order to add a document to your application. Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation that the document uploaded. In the Application Review section, you may verify acceptance of your documents in CareerConnector if you see them listed on the "Vacancy Documents" screen. Then, click on "Finished" to be returned to USAJOBS. Fax: Create a fax cover-sheet in CareerConnector by following the "Faxing Supporting Documentation" instructions. The fax number will be on the cover-sheet.


    Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

    ALL APPLICANTS: All applicants are required to submit a PDF 4828-1 OR a resume.

    CTAP/ICTAP DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must submit proof of eligibility. For a detailed list of documents, click here.

    VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, SF-15, along with required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. An SF-15 may be found at For more information on veterans' preference click here.

    Recommended Documents: In addition, we recommend that you submit the following:

  • A performance appraisal.

    Eric Dowler
    Phone: 304-480-7300
    Fax: 000-000-0000
    Agency Information:
    Bureau of Public Debt (BPD)
    ***See the How to Apply Section***
    Parkersburg, WV
    Fax: 000-000-0000


    You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My Account" tab and clicking on "Application Status." Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate, or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

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