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Job Title:Motor Vehicle Operator

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:National Park Service

Job Announcement Number:NPS-NCR-13-GWMP-816051-KLH

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$21.15 to $24.67 / Per Hour


Thursday, January 03, 2013 to Thursday, January 17, 2013




Full Time - Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Arlington, VA United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


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 about the National Park Service, visit



This position is also being advertised for candidates with Merit Promotion eligibility.  It can be found on http://www.usajobs/. Search for Vacancy Announcement number NPS-NCR-13-GWMP-816084-KLH or by title/series and location.


This position is located in the Division of Maintenance for George Washington Memorial Parkway, in Arlington, VA.


The George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP) preserves the natural scenery along the Potomac River. It connects the historic sites from Mount Vernon, where Washington lived, past the nation's capital, which he founded, and to the Great Falls of the Potomac where the President demonstrated his skill as an engineer. Developed as a memorial to George Washington, the Parkway may be used on any day to travel to exciting historical, natural, and recreational areas. 


The purpose of this position is to operate one or more motorized vehicles, which typically have a gross vehicle weight of more than 26,000 pounds to 32,000 pounds. 


Moderate physical effort is needed by this position in operating, turning, backing, and controlling vehicles which carry heavy loads or a large number of people.  Considerable effort may be required to change tires and make limited emergency repairs.


Incumbent is required to work outside and is exposed to extreme hot or cold temperatures.  Operates vehicles in all types of traffic and weather on public roads and is exposed to the danger of serious accidents.



  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Svs.
  • Relevant experience and/or education (See Qualification and Evaluations).
  • Suitable for Federal employment as determined by a background investigation
  • Incumbent must wear a National Park Service Uniform
  • Possess and maintain a valid State or District of Columbia driver’s license


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Operates one or more motor vehicles including platform trucks, van trucks, stake trucks, dump trucks, specialty pumping equipment, trash removal trucks, rubber-tired back hoes, front-end loaders, trucks equipped with up to 8 1/2 foot wide snow plows, and vibratory rollers over public and park roads at up to highway speeds to transport passengers, supplies, materials, or equipment and tools, to tow equipment throughout rural or urban areas, to plow snow, and for road and trail maintenance and repair.  Operates vehicles over rough terrain, in close quarters, and in heavy traffic.  Operates compressed-air jack hammers and tampers, air compressors, shovels, rakes, and hand tampers, to perform road maintenance and repairs. Digs ditches, levels grades and fill holes in road repair projects. Performs simple electric-arc and oxy-acetylene welding and cutting to repair or modify trucks and equipment.  Performs routine and preventive maintenance on vehicles, tools and equipment.


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In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following by the closing date of the vacancy announcement:Thursday, January 17, 2013


Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most Wage Grade positions, you must show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of this position.   Qualification requirements emphasize the quality of experience, not necessarily the length to time.  Must possess a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) (Screen Out).


Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire must be reflected in your resume.




Appointment will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation. Under the requirements of the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12), all new Federal Employees must pass a background investigation. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.


New employees of the Department of the Interior must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of net pay within 30 days of entrance on duty.


NPS uniformed position. Employee will be required to wear a uniform and comply with National Park Service uniform standards.


Applicants must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license or District of Columbia driver's license.


This is a drug tested position.


Applicant must be able to work alternative work schedules, shift rotations, including night shift, holidays, and weekends.


Incumbent will be required to work outdoors, often under adverse conditions.








We will review your application, including an online assessment questionnaire, to ensure you meet the job requirements and assess your ability to perform this job.  Your ratings are subject to change if discrepancies exist between your responses and your supporting documents.


All applicants will be rated on the following Skills or Competencies:


  • Vehicle Operation
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Mechanical
  • Reading

If you meet the qualification requirements, based on your score your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified.  Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.



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


Annual and Sick Leave: Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit:


If you use public transportation, part of your transportation costs may be subsidized. Our human resources office can provide additional information on how this program is run and provide you with the appropriate forms.


Veterans Preference: If you are claiming veterans preference, you must submit proof of eligibility. See for more information.


Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/ Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible visit


Travel, transportation and relocation expenses will be paid if the person selected for the position is from outside the local commuting area and is otherwise eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses under the Federal Travel Regulations.



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The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 pm EST on Thursday, January 17, 2013.


To begin click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register and submit all required documents and complete the assessment questionnaire.


To return to a previously saved or incomplete application you may use the following link:


We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you cannot apply online, you may FAX your application materials to (478) 757-3144:


  1. Complete the official FAX coversheet (
  2. Use Vacancy ID 816051
  3. Print and complete a copy of OPM Form 1203-FX  (
  4. Document your responses to the assessment questionnaire (click here to View Occupational Questionnaire).
  5. FAX your resume, assessment questionnaire (OPM Form 1203-FX) and supporting documents (See Required Documents below) to (478) 757-3144.


  1. Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional)
  2. Completed Assessment Questionnaire .
  3. Veterans' Preference Documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, and SF-15 if claiming 10-point Veterans' Preference; DD-214 if claiming  5 point preference) if applicable
  4. ICTAP/CTAP Documentation (see "Transition Assistance Plan" in online questionnaire) if applicable
  5. Documentation supporting eligibility for non-competitive appointment (e.g. severely disabled, eligible veterans, etc.), if applicable
  6. College transcripts or acceptance letter from accredit institution.


NOTE: If you receive an email stating that there was a technical problem uploading your documents, you should fax the applicable documentation to OPM at 478-757-3144.  Be sure to use the fax cover sheet that was linked in the vacancy announcement, include the appropriate Office Code (OV) and VIN (six digit code) so that the fax is processed properly and promptly.  For further questions regarding applying options online or by fax, please contact OPM at



Katina L. Harkless
Phone: (703)754-1652x1117
Agency Information:
NPS National Capital Region
Manassas, VA


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted. After making a tentative job offer we will conduct a suitability and/or security background investigation.

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