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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Maintenance Worker

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service

Job Announcement Number:R6-13-823399-D

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$21.31 to $24.86 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 to Tuesday, January 22, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

WG-4749-08

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

08

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Great Falls, MT United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

You too can make a difference in our world. The work of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is meaningful and varied. Want to know more about what it is like to work for us? Watch these short podcasts entitled Meet Your New Boss and Diversity is our Strength.

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: All U.S. Citizens

The employee in this position serves as a permanent, full-time Maintenance Worker, WG-4749-08 for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 6, National Wildlife Refuge System, Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge, located in Great Falls, Montana.

Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours which may include evenings, weekends, and holidays.

DUAL CONSIDERATION: This position is also being advertised for status candidates under vacancy announcement R6-13-823366-M. Please see that vacancy announcement for specific details regarding how to apply if you are a status candidate. Status candidates are current or former Federal employees and people eligible under special hiring authorities.

OTHER INFORMATION: 

Travel required within the Refuge

Overnight Travel may be required within the Refuge Complex (Eleven Counties)

Valid state driver's license required

Class A CDL required within 3 months of employment

Pre-appointment physical/medical exam required

Uniform required

Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses for this position will be authorized in accordance with appropriate Federal regulations. Eligibility for specific relocation services will be determined at the time of selection.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. citizenship required
  • A background investigation may be required
  • Completion of a one-year probationary period may be required

DUTIES:

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--Repairs vehicles by cleaning, installing, or replacing worn or defective parts such as spark plugs, wheel cylinders, mufflers, and brake pads.  Performs preventative vehicle maintenance.
--Maintains electric pumps (250 and 350 HP), water delivery system and associated structures. 

--Maintains domestic water systems and domestic septic systems.
--Maintains and repairs electrical systems such as lighting and power fixtures, wiring, fire or water alarm systems, installs outlets, switches, light fixtures, regulators, and circuit breakers. 
--Operates heavy equipment such as front-end loader, farm tractors with implements, excavator, crawler tractor, road-grader, and skid steer with various attachments to move materials such as sand, gravel, snow, earth, or refuse.  
--Controls noxious weeds using tractor-mounted boom sprayers, ATV sprayers, and hand-sprayers.  Adjusts attachments on equipment to proper level, angle, or depth.  Work is usually done on flat or rolling terrain.  
--Performs operator maintenance on heavy equipment.
--Performs minor construction and repair on existing structures involving standard measurements, specifications, instructions, and basic shop mathematics.  Constructs, installs or repairs items such as framing, scaffolds, panels, bins, pallets, concrete forms, dry walls, sheathing, and roof decking. 
--Plans and performs welding and sheet metal construction.  Using hand or power tools, makes, assembles, or repairs items using rivets, bolts, or seaming, or welds or solders edges together.  Constructs or repairs such items as barriers across canals, platforms with railings, guttering, and braces.  Performs electric resistance or manual welding processes to joint parts and components of metal structures or equipment such as tanks, platforms, scaffolds, and ladders.  May be required to meet local welding certification standards. 
--Documents actions as required in computer systems.   Employee will be required to obtain and use a government purchase card. 

PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORKING CONDITIONS:   Frequently required to perform heavy lifting and exerts considerable physical effort while using hand and power tools.  Work requires extensive leg, arm and hand movement, standing, stooping, walking, bending, climbing, and kneeling, and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions.  The work occasionally includes the use of ladders, scaffolding, or on roofs.  Lifting in excess of 50 pounds is occasionally required.  Work may be from ladders, scaffolding, platforms, or high places and in hard-to-reach places.  Works outside in all kinds of weather frequently exposed to running water, fumes, dust, grease, dirt and moving parts of equipment and machinery.  Is regularly exposed to the possibility of cuts, scrapes, and bruises, falls, falling materials, or injury from equipment and hazards associated with power equipment or hazardous materials.  The employee will be required to wear protective clothing, such as hard hats, steel-toed shoes, gloves, ear plugs, safety glasses or goggles, aprons, and other personal protective equipment.  Emergency overtime may be required. Shift work may be required.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Although no specific amount of experience, education, or training is required, applicants must meet a minimum level of ability in relation to the position and the elements listed below in order to be rated qualified for consideration. Only education or experience acquired as of the closing date will be considered.

Elements:

·          Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision (SCREEN OUT)

·          Ability to safely use and maintain tools and equipment to include the use of measuring instruments

·          Ability to operate motor vehicles and heavy equipment (including farm implements)

·          Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc.

·          Knowledge of equipment assembly, installation, repairs, etc.

·          Knowledge of materials and technical practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)

.          Ability to use personal computers

In order to meet the minimum qualifications of this position, applicants must score 2 points (on a scale of 1 to 4) on the screen out element and an average of 2 points for all other elements.

You must submit sufficient information regarding previous work experience to evaluate against requirements of the job.


Applicants must meet qualification requirements as of the closing date of the announcement in order to be considered.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Applications are evaluated and rated under Category Rating and Selection procedures. Category rating combines the applicant's total experience and/or training into a single category. Your application will initially be rated against the criteria outlined in this announcement. Qualifying applications will then be placed into one of the following categories:

1. Best Qualified

2. Well Qualified

3. Better Qualified

4. Qualified

Applications in the Best Qualified category will be reviewed to ensure that the job requirements, including experience, training, Selective Factors, and eligibility requirements are met and supported/verified by the resume and other documents submitted. This will include a review of your resume and supporting documentation as compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your category placement may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.

Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience regardless of whether compensation was received or whether the experience was gained in a part-time or full-time occupation. Full-time work is generally considered to be 35 to 40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in qualifying activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours per week spent in such employment.

Applicant referral may be conducted utilizing a Two-Phase process. If the Two-Phase process is used, Phase 1 will consist of a review against the criteria described in this announcement to determine a pool of applicants for the Best Qualified category, who in turn will be further evaluated in Phase 2. In Phase 2, those applicants will be notified via email to provide a written narrative explanation to further detail their qualifications and experience as it relates to the requirements and criteria described in this announcement. Information, including deadlines for submission of narratives will be provided in the email. Phase 2 applicants will then be further evaluated to determine final placement into categories for referral.

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

IT IS THE APPLICANT'S RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT HIS OR HER RESUME AND ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION FULLY SUPPORT THE EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION CLAIMED IN THE QUESTIONNAIRE. APPLICATIONS THAT FAIL TO SUPPORT CLAIMS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

APPLICANTS WHO DISQUALIFY THEMSELVES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FURTHER.

Information for Veterans: The category rating process does not add veteran's preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet qualification requirements and have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% will be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade or higher.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits

OTHER INFORMATION:

Career Transition Assistance Programs: CTAP/ICTAP provides placement assistance for Federal employees who are surplus, displaced, or separated. If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit a copy of your most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, you must meet the definition of well-qualified. For this vacancy, the definition of well-qualified is placement into at least the well-qualified category. For more information on CTAP/ICTAP, visit: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.

Male applicants who were born after 12/31/1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see www.sss.gov).



HOW TO APPLY:

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PLEASE REVIEW CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING:

All application materials and supporting documentation must be submitted and received by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on the closing date of the announcement in order for you to be considered for this vacancy.

It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that all application information, including the questionnaire, resume and any additional documents, whether uploaded or faxed, is received, legible, and accurate. HR will not modify any questionnaire answers or documents submitted by an applicant.

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 Assessment Questionnaire. Please ensure you click the "Submit My Answers" button.

NOTE: To check the status of your application, including submission and receipt of the questionnaire, documents, etc., or to return to a previous or incomplete application, you may use the following link: https://applicationmanager.gov.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page: https://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Job Opportunity Announcement number: 823399. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and

2. Print this 1203FX form along with your responses to the assessment questionnaire https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203FX.pdf, and

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

If you cannot complete the application process using one of the options identified in the "How to Apply" section, please contact our office for alternate application procedures.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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

1. Your Resume. In order to ensure that all required information is provided in your resume, it is strongly suggested that you use the USAJOBS Resume Builder. Additional information about the Resume Builder can be found here: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/How_to_create_your_resume

2. A completed and submitted Assessment Questionnaire

3. Other supporting documents:

-Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming veteran's preference, you MUST provide a copy of your DD-214 Member-4, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty" or other proof of eligibility, such as a statement of service, if still on active duty. For more information on veteran's preference, go to http://www.fedshirevets.gov/.

NOTE: Veterans must submit the Member-4 copy of the DD-214, which shows the character of service.

Veterans claiming 10-Point preference must submit evidence of eligibility documentation to include a DD-214 (Member-4 copy), Standard Form 15 (Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference version dated December 2004), and the proof requested on the form. To print a copy of the SF-15, go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/sf15.pdf.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Frances K. Martinez
Phone: (303)236-4744
Fax: (478)757-3144
TDD: (800)877-8339
Email: FRANCES_MARTINEZ@FWS.GOV
Agency Information:
US Fish and Wildlife Service Colorado
Human Resources
134 Union Blvd
Lakewood, CO
80228 Fax: (478)757-3144

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After the evaluation process is complete, you will be notified of your status and/or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted.

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Job Announcement Number:

R6-13-823399-D

Control Number:

335445500