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Job Title:Laborer Leader

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Bureau of Land Management

Job Announcement Number:BLM-TEMP-2013-0035

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$18.67 to $22.58 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, January 07, 2013 to Saturday, August 31, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

WL-3502-05

POSITION INFORMATION:

Work Schedule is full-time. - This is a temporary appointment. These positions have no promotion potential.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

05

DUTY LOCATIONS:

MANY vacancies - Susanville, CA, USView Map
MANY vacancies - Dillon, MT, USView Map
MANY vacancies - Havre, MT, USView Map
MANY vacancies - Malta, MT, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All U.S. citizens - No previous Federal Service is required.

JOB SUMMARY:

BLM is seeking dynamic and energetic individuals to join our temporary seasonal workforce. The BLM manages more land - 256 million acres - than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estates throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

For additional information about the BLM, please visit Our website . All positions may not be filled or they may be filled at different times depending on budget, hiring needs, and requirements. These positions are temporary and are expected to last for approximately 6 months. These positions have no promotion potential.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Security Clearance/Background Investigation is required;
  • Direct Deposit required;
  • U.S. Citizenship is required;
  • Read the "How to Apply" & "Required Documents" sections;
  • You cannot hold an active real estate license, nor can
  • you have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land.

DUTIES:

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The Labor Leader leads a seasonal labor crew to accomplish work. The leader works with laborers that perform manual tasks involving little or no specialized skill or prior work experience. Typical work includes grounds maintenance to include lawn mowing, trimming, fertilizing, and watering. It also includes custodial duties to include laundry, cleaning, stripping, waxing and buffing floors, vacuuming, removing stains, washing walls and windows, collecting and discarding trash and debris. This position requires a motor vehicle over primitive, unpaved roads in a rural setting in all types of weather conditions. The position may also perform administrative duties. In some location Laborers will be handling chemical compounds and operating noxious weed spraying equipment for the benefit of wildlife and livestock. Laborers will locate and spray noxious weeds by gas powered pump mounted on vehicle or by backpack. Involves the safe handling of chemicals used for spraying noxious weeds; and maintenance of spray equipment. In some locations laborers will be a member of a Cadastral Survey crew. Work will involve surveying, resurveying and subdividing sections of the Public Land Survey System; including loading, unloading, packing, unpacking equipment and supplies including technical equipment; performing minor repairs and maintenance of equipment and tools; operating chain saws and other power tools to clear brush and small trees along random survey lines; can include digging holes for survey monuments, blazing, tagging, posting and painting trees along a survey line to mark the true boundary line. The work is performed outdoors in rugged terrain; to include very steep, wet, muddy, rough, uneven or rocky surfaces; positions require physical exertions, such as, bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities. Individuals should be capable of working alone, or with other people, during early morning hours, night, or during the day. Weather conditions include rain, wind, sunshine and extreme temperature variations. Outdoor work conditions include muddy, dusty conditions that may soil clothes and skin. Work Conditions include loud noises and vibrations from working with power tools and survey equipment. Contact with stinging and biting insects and toxic plants.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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THE SCREENOUT FACTOR FOR THIS POSITION: You must be able to lead or supervise. WL-05 Labor Leaders must have the ability to lead three or more other workers to accomplish labor work, including as a paramount requirement, sufficient skill in and knowledge of labor work performed by the group led to effectively carry out the duties. Working leaders also perform regular nonsupervisory (i.e., non-leader) work that is usually of the same kind and level as that done by the group led. Typical duties of a working leader are: passing on to other workers the instructions received from supervisors and getting work started, e.g., by assigning the immediate tasks to be performed by individual members of the group led; working along with other workers and setting the pace; demonstrating proper work methods; seeing to it that needed plans, blueprints, materials, and tools are available, and that needed stock is obtained from supply locations; obtaining needed information or decisions from supervisors on problems that come up during the work; maintaining a current knowledge, and answering questions of other workers on procedures, policies, written instructions, and other directives (for example, technical orders); seeing to it that there is enough work to keep everyone in the work crew busy; checking work while in progress and when finished to see whether the supervisor's instructions on work sequence, procedures, methods, and deadlines have been met; urging or advising other workers to follow instructions received from supervisors, and to meet deadlines; assuring that safety and housekeeping rules are followed (for example, assuring that limits of safe machine operation are not exceeded and that all tools are used properly); reporting to supervisors on status and progress of work, and causes of work delays; and answering questions of supervisors on overall work operations and problems (for example, concerning, additional on-the-job training requirements for individual employees).

Please be sure that you state your qualifying education and experience in your resume.


You will be rated on your experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position. In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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Pay may vary depending on the location of the position. Typically new Federal employees with no prior paid Federal civilian experience will start at the lowest step of the salary range for the grade for which they qualify. Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas You will not be eligible for benefits under this temporary appointment.

OTHER INFORMATION:

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

As a condition of employment, male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Click here to register or verify your registration.

Direct Deposit: All new employees of the Bureau of Land Management must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of funds prior to appointment.

If appointed to this position, while a BLM employee you cannot hold an active real estate license, and you cannot have an interest in Federal lands, or hold stocks in firms that have interest in Federal lands. Employees of the Federal Government are prohibited by criminal statute, 18 USC 208(a) and 5 CFR section 2635 subpart D, from participating personally and substantially in an official capacity in any matter in which, to his/her knowledge, he/she or any person whose interests are imputed to him/her under this statute has a financial interest, if the particular matter will have a direct and predictable effect on that interest. In accordance with 43 USC section 11 and 43 CFR section 20 subpart D all employees of the Bureau of Land Management are prohibited from obtaining and holding, directly and indirectly, an interest in any Federal Lands. This includes the obtaining and holding, directly and indirectly, a financial interest in an entity that hold an interest in Federal Lands.

If tentatively selected for this position you will be required to complete and submit a OF-306 Declaration for Federal Employment prior to being appointed to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. The person tentatively selected for this position is subject to completion of a favorable background investigation. Failure to satisfy the preliminary background check will result in cancellation of the tentative job offer. Failure to satisfy the full investigation requirements may be grounds for termination, once you are placed in the position.

A valid driver's license is required for some positions. If you are selected for one of these positions you must be 18 years old and have a current driver's license.

MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT: Employees required to operate a motor vehicle must be 18, otherwise, you must be 16 at the time you report for work.

A pre-employment physical may be required.

Overnight travel may be required on a regular and recurring basis and employee will be required to obtain and use a government charge card, when travel is necessary.

If you are selected for this position, prior to appointment, you may be subject to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug uses.

Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To receive consideration for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes ALL of the following items: 1. Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire; 2. Your resume; and 3. Applicable supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement. Click on the button "Apply to this Vacancy" and login to MY USAJOBS. If you haven't already registered with USAJOBS, the system will require you to create a user name and password, complete a questionnaire and paste or type a resume into USAJOBS. If you have already registered with USAJOBS and forgot your login information, select the "Did you forget your username and/or password." Your application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time by the closing date of this announcement. If applying on-line poses a hardship for you (i.e. you do not have access to the internet) you must contact us prior to the closing date of the announcement for an alternative method of applying. If you need assistance in applying on-line, please contact an appropriate State Coordinator identified in the What to Expect Next section of this job announcement.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Different locations begin hiring at different times. The following cutoff dates are interim dates before the closing date of the vacancy announcement when candidates can be referred to the different locations for consideration. Therefore, ALL required documentation must be received at the time you apply, or before 11:59 P.M. Eastern Time on the following cutoff dates: January 31, 2013; February 28, 2013; March 31, 2013; April 30, 2013; May 31, 2013; June 30, 2013; July 31, 2013; and August 31, 2013.

In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:

A copy of your college transcript(s), if qualifying based on education or a combination of education and experience. If selected for this position you will be required to provide an original copy of your transcripts.

Veterans' Preference: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the level of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be adjudicated (verified) by the employing agency using the documents you provide.

        For 5-point veterans' preference, please provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.

        For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation.

You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by uploading your documents from your USAJOBS Profile. Auto-Requested Fax: allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume. UPLOADING DOCUMENTS: instead of faxing your documents you may use the uploading procedures thru Applicant Manager. Do not use both options. Hard copy paper supplemental documents, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application. Required documentation must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

For assistance - see the
Phone: How to Apply Tab
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: ncs_jobs@blm.gov
Agency Information:
Bureau of Land Management
Denver Federal Center
PO Box 25047
Attn: OC-210
Denver, CO
80225
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

The temporary seasonal job announcement you applied to is designed to collect applicant names for these announcements. There are no specific vacant positions waiting to be filled. These lists of candidates are only used if and when a manager should determine the need to hire someone for a position to fill in the coming season, and has the funds to pay for it. Applications are not routinely processed until a manager requests such a list of candidates. Only if a manager requests such a list of candidates for a specific duty location are applications to that duty location looked at. Until such time, applications are on hold pending management decisions to indeed hire someone.

For assistance, contact the following State Coordinator: California: Karen Alejandre 916-978-4474; Montana: Connie Raynock 406-896-5229.


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Job Announcement Number:

BLM-TEMP-2013-0035

Control Number:

334849200