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Job Title:Maintenance Worker

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Job Announcement Number:WTKC13291351804217D

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$17.81 to $20.77 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, January 11, 2013 to Friday, January 25, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

WG-4749-07

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

08

DUTY LOCATIONS:

5 vacancies in the following location(s):
Tulare County, CA United StatesView Map
Raymond, CA United StatesView Map
Piedra, CA United StatesView Map
Lake Isabella, CA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission.  They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations.  The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:  These positions are with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, Construction-Operations Division, Operations & Readiness Branch, Souther OPS AO, Hensley Lake, Lake Kaweah, Pine Flat Lake and the Isabella Lake, CA.

HENSLEY LAKE - Hensley Lake is surrounded by the oak woodlands of the Sierra Nevada foothills. The 1,500 acre lake was created by the construction of Hidden Dam on the Fresno River. The dam is 163 feet high, 5,730 feet long and has a capacity of 90,000 acre feet of water.  

Built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for flood control, irrigation, resource management, and recreation -- the lake attracts a growing number of park visitors each year.

LAKE KAWEAH - Lake Kaweah provides many types of recreation for park visitors. The lake was formed by the construction of Terminus Dam on the Kaweah River. The dam was completed in 1962 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide flood damage reduction and water conservation.

During the spring run-off season it stores 185,000 acre feet of water. Energy production was added in 1990 with the construction of the Terminus Power Plant. The new hydroelectric plant produces an average of 40 million kilowatt-hours of electricity annually, which is equivalent to 67,000 barrels of oil.

As of 2004, the largest fusegates in the country were placed in the Lake Kaweah spillway. You can see the fusegates from our brand new Kaweah Heritage Visitor Center, located atop Lemon Hill.

PINE FLAT LAKE - Pine Flat Lake provides recreation opportunities for hundreds of thousands of visitors annually. Pine Flat Dam is an impressive structure which impounds the waters of the Kings River. Construction of the 429-foot tall dam was completed in 1954.

Today, Pine Flat continues to provide flood control and irrigation benefits to the San Joaquin Valley. A hydroelectric plant was completed in 1984. At maximum capacity, the lake holds 1,000,000 acre feet of water.

ISABELLA DAM - Isabella Reservoir is located forty miles northeast of Bakersfield, Kern County, California, and consists of an earthfill main dam and auxiliary dam across Kern River and Hot Springs Valley, respectively. The dam was authorized under the Flood Control Act of 1944 and construction was completed in 1953. The reservoir provides flood-risk management, irrigation and recreational benefits. With more than 300,000 people living and working below the dams, primarily in the town of Lake Isabella and the city of Bakersfield, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) began a dam safety modification study (DSMS) in 2006 to address seismic, hydrologic (potential overtopping during an extreme flood event) and seepage issues at the dams.

 

Who May Apply: US Citizens

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Moving Expenses (PCS) WILL be authorized.
  • Business Travel (TDY) is required 10% of the time.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical.
  • Must comply with DA/USACE Random Drug Testing program requirements.
  • Weekend and Holiday work schedule MAY be required.
  • Must be able to wear required uniform.

DUTIES:

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The duties of this position are developmental in nature leading to the full performance level of a Maintenance Worker WG-4749-08.  Serves as a Maintenance Worker for the park office to which assigned. Maintains and repairs project facilities such as dams, buildings, public restrooms, campsites, picnic areas, park roads, etc.  Performs dam operation and maintenance duties including computing and making flood releases, inspecting, repairing and maintaining the appurtenant structures and systems of the dam and participating in the annual dam inspections. Performs maintenance duties to include carpentry, plumbing, painting, and water treatment operation. Applies a variety of standardized methods, procedures and techniques to maintain and repair equipment such as, hydraulic gates, hoists, hangers, hydraulic pumps, water system pumps, and stand-by generators.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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SCREEN OUT (Failure to meet this screen-out element will result in an ineligible rating. )

Your resume must meet the screen out:  Perform common maintenance and repair tasks on mechanical equipment, utility systems, buildings, and/or other appurtenant structures and property under the normal supervision of a work leader or journey-level maintenance worker who observes tasks in progress and upon completion makes sure they are properly performed.

JOB ELEMENTS

Knowledge of equipment assembly, installation, repair, etc.

Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic).

Use of Measuring Instruments.

Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc. (includes blueprinting reading)

Ability to Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment.

Knowledge of materials.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Possession of or ability to obtain and maintain a state Driver's License.

Possession of or ability to obtain and maintain a Corps of Engineers Boat Operator's License.

PHYSICAL EFFORT

Uses moderate physical effort to stack, load, unload, move and carry tools, equipment and materials ranging in weight from 10 lbs to 50 lbs unassisted.  Occasionally lifts heavier objects with assistance (e.g., using a hand truck).  Required to reach, walk, stand, stoop, bend, kneel, crawl and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions.  Occasionally works in cramped quarters, or from ladders, scaffolds or platforms.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Work is performed inside and outside in all types of weather (e.g., heat, cold, rain, wind, etc.) and usually in a dirty, dusty and/or greasy environment.  Incumbent is exposed to the possibility of broken bones, electrical shocks, burns, cuts, bruises, maimed fingers and scrapes.  Occasionally is required to wear uncomfortable protective clothing.


Other Requirements:
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•Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
•You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
•One year probationary period may be required.
•One year supervisory probationary period may be required.
•Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
•Personnel security investigation required.
•Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
•Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work.
•Moving expenses WILL be authorized.
•Relocation/Recruitment Incentive MAY be authorized.
•A pre-employment phsical is required.
•May be required to obtain a water treatment plant, Class II Operator's License.
•May be required to work in both non-permit and permit required confined space and implement proper rescue and entry techniques.
•Weekend and Holiday work schedule required.
•Required to wear prescribed uniform as identifed in regulation, ER 1130-2422, dated 01 October 1991.
•Possession of or the ability to acquire and maintain a State driver's license.
•Possession of or the ability to acquire and maintain a Corps of Engineers boat operator's license.
•This is Career Program (CP) 17 positions.
•If you are claiming Veterans Preference or Military Spouse preference (MSP), to verify your preference claim you MUST submit supporting documents with your application package.  These documents may include, but are not limited to:  for MSP claims, PCS orders and marriage certificate; for verification of Veteran Preference, DD214 (which indicates character of service) SF-15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.
•If you are currently serving on active duty: A certification from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.
•If you supply a certificate at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified prior to appointment.  For more information about Veteran's Preference, please click this link: 
http://www.opm.gov/employ/veterans/html/vetguide.asp.  Please upload veteran's documents under the appropriate category.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements.  Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences.

Basis for RatingQualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category. 

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP).  The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.  If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if:  1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy.  Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority.  Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form.  Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp

 


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

 

  • Comprehensive health and life insurance
  • Competitive salaries
  • Generous retirement programs
  • Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
  • Flexible work environment to include use of telework and alternate work schedules
  • Paid employment related training and education
  • Possible student loan repayment
  • Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
  • Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.
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    OTHER INFORMATION:

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    • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.

    • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants issued March 18,2004 will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is at: http://www.cpms.osd.mil/ASSETS/E8AB932EA1E44617BAC7222922E42A62/DoDI140025-V300.pdf
    • In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.)

    Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.



    HOW TO APPLY:

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    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Your resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format.
    2. Your responses to the questionnaire
    3. Additional required documents (see Required Documents section below)

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, January 25, 2013.

    To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 

    To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID804217.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

     

    If you cannot apply online, you will need to provide the same information obtained in the online process.  You will need three documents to complete this process:  the Occupational Questionnaire, the scan response form, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Occupational Questionnaire (OPM Form 1203-FX), and a separate document described in item #3. below. 

    1. Download the scan response form, OPM Form 1203-FX, from http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf2. View Occupational Questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire Use this information to guide you in completing the OPM Form 1203-FX.  Note that you may be instructed to leave some responses blank on the scan response form.

    3.  On a separate document, identify which position(s) on your resume (include title, organization, and employment dates) support any response of “E” ("I am considered an expert in performing this task...."). 

    4. Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with your required and supporting documents, to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

    PLEASE NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire.  Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one.  When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.

    It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.

     

    The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.



    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    The following documents are required:

    • Resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format.
    • If the position has an education requirement or you are qualifying based on a combination of education and experience or solely on education, you must submit your college transcripts with your application
    • If you are claiming Veterans Preference or Military Spouse preference (MSP), to verify your preference claim you MUST submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to:   for MSP claims, PCS orders and marriage certificate; for verification of Veteran Preference, DD214 (which indicates character of service) SF-15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.
    •  If you are currently serving on active duty:  You MUST submit a certification from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. If you supply a certification at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. For more information about Veteran's Preference, please click this link: http://www.opm.gov/employ/veterans/html/vetguide.asp.   Please upload veteran's documents under the appropriate category.

    If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and will not be considered any further.

     

    PLEASE NOTE:   Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office.   Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant.   These documents may be sanitized to remove such personal information before submission with the application.   Applicants may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Central Resume Processing Center
    Phone: (410)306-0137
    Email: USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL
    Agency Information:
    W2ST02 CON OPS DIV OPS AND RDNSS BR HENSLEY LAKE
    25207 Road #407
    Raymond, CA
    93653

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


    To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.


    For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact the Army Applicant Helpdesk at usarmy.apg.chra-ne.mbx.applicanthelp@mail.mil


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    Job Announcement Number:

    WTKC13291351804217D

    Control Number:

    335060400