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Job Title:  Park Attendant
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  Bureau of Reclamation
Job Announcement Number:  BR-PN-DE-SRA-13-077

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$14.93 to $14.93 / Per Hour
Monday, February 11, 2013 to Monday, February 25, 2013
This position is full-time while in pay status. - This is a TEMPORARY position. For additional information please see the summary section.
2 vacancies in the following location:
Emmett, ID, USView Map
All United States Citizens and Nationals.


Reclamation is a contemporary water management agency. Reclamation is best known for Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River and Folsom Dam on the American River. Today we are the largest wholesaler of water in the country and the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the western United States. Visit: View our DVD titled “Traditions, Talent, and Teamwork” at: 

Reclamation is seeking someone with outdoor maintenance and recreation experience who would like an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as a Park Attendant. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in the maintainance of recreation sites for public use.  

Here is an opportunity to join a great organization with growth potential! 

Location - Emmett, Idaho

Payment of travel and relocation expenses will be your responsibility. 

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.


  • US Citizen or National
  • You must submit a resume and supporting documentation (See How to Apply)
  • A valid driver's license and pre-employment physical are required.
  • Suitability for Federal employment determined by a background investigation
  • For veterans consideration, submit documents under Required Documents.
  • The employee may work up to 1039 hours in a service year.


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This position is located at the Black Canyon Parks, Emmett, Idaho. You will perform a combination of duties, including:

-Cleaning campsites and public restrooms;

-Minor repair of restrooms and shelters;

-Caring for landscaped grounds (i.e., pulling weeds, mowing lawns, maintaining sprinkler system and planting small trees);

-Performing general maintenance on recreational facilities, such as replacing boards on fences, mending wire fences, and repairing reservoir docks;

-Operating and maintaining light automotive equipment, such as passenger vehicles and light trucks; and,

-Operating and maintaining power mowers, lawn tractors, generators, small hand tools, and other equipment. 

The appointment allows up to 1039 hours of employment in a service year.  A service year is the calendar year that begins on the date of the initial appointment in the agency.  Some overtime work may be required for park coverage during special events.


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Your application materials must demonstrate sufficient experience and training to perform the duties of this position.  Qualifications will be determined on the basis of information submitted in your resume and responses to the assessment questions.  For information about qualifications for federal wage system positions please visit:

You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


Category rating and selection procedures will be used to evaluate applications from this announcement. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your on-line responses to the vacancy assessment questionnaire will be used to determine the quality and extent of your experience, education, training, etc., for placement in one of the following categories: 1) Best Qualified, 2) Well Qualified, and 3) Qualified. Qualified candidates will be assigned a numerical score on a scale of 70-100 and veterans with preference will be placed at the top of their respective category. The assessment questionnaire will take you approximately 30 minutes to complete. 

Applicants will be further evaluated on the following “Job Elements” for trade/labor positions through your resume and responses to the online questions:  1. Ability to do the work of a Park Attendant without more than normal supervision (Screen Out); 2. Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment; 3. Knowledge of safe work practices; and, 4. Ability to communicate by using interpersonal skills. 

To preview questions please click here.


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You will earn sick and annual leave, and you will contribute to the Social Security (FICA) system.


Selective Service:  If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.  Go to: 

The Bureau of Reclamation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Selection for positions is made solely on the basis of merit, fitness and qualifications without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factors. 

If selected, you will be required to obtain successful pre-employment physical examination by licensed physician certifying to your ability to perform the duties of this position.  A physical exam may not be required if a comparable agency approved examination was performed within the last 12 months.  The cost of the exam will be reimbursed by the agency. 

The referral list from this public notice may be used to fill subsequent positions (similar title, series and grade, location, and KSA requirements) within 180 days of the date the referral list was issued. 

Valid State Driver’s License.  You must maintain a valid State Driver’s License at all times because you are required to drive government vehicles on government and public roads.  If you fail to maintain a valid State Driver’s License at all times, you will be removed from your position.


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Applications (resume and assessment questionnaire) for this vacancy MUST be received online BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington, DC time) on the closing date of this announcement.  When you’re ready to apply, click the blue APPLY ONLINE button at the top of the page. 

This vacancy is being announced through Bureau of Reclamation’s Hiring System—HireMe. For more information about the HireMe system and the registration process, visit:  

As part of the on-line application process, applicants may be required to submit supporting documents. Failure to submit the requested supporting documents may result in your not being considered for this position. Options for submitting supporting documentation include: 

-- Auto Requested Fax or uploading from your USAJOBS profile – instructions provided during the online application process

-- E-mail to

-- Fax directly to the HR Office at (208) 378-5023

-- Mail to the Bureau of Reclamation, ATTN: PN-1433, 1150 North Curtis Road, Suite 100, Boise, Idaho 83706-1234 – or –

-- Hand deliver to the Bureau of Reclamation, Human Resources – Room 109, 1150 North Curtis Road, Boise, Idaho.

Include your name and the vacancy number on the supporting documents.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at the phone number shown at the bottom of this page.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. 


To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit a resume (with dates of employment, i.e. years and months), an on-line assessment questionnaire, and the following supporting documents, as appropriate. 

DD-214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty:  If you are entitled to veterans’ preference, submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 Copy), or an 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. If you have a compensable service connected disability, submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and the required documentation requested by this form, in addition to the DD-214. 

For information on veteran's eligibility visit: 

CTAP/ICTAP: CTAP/ICTAP provides placement assistance to permanent Federal employees who are surplus, displaced, or involuntarily separated. Applicants claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, applicants must be well-qualified (i.e., meet the minimum qualification requirements, including selective factors, education and experience requirements) and score at least 85 on the assessment questionnaire as established, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry.  For information on CTAP/ICTAP, 

Declaration of Federal Employment, OF-306: You will be required to complete an (OF-306),  prior to being appointed to determine your suitability for federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. Failure to answer all questions truthfully and completely or providing false statements on the application may be grounds for not hiring you or for dismissing you after you begin work, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment (U.S. Code, Title 18, section 1001).   


Human Resources
Phone: 208-378-5155
Fax: 208-378-5023
Agency Information:
1150 N. Curtis Road, Suite 100
Attn: PN-1433
Boise, ID
Fax: 208-378-5023


After all application packages have been received, resumes and transcripts will be reviewed to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements.  Each applicant who meets the basic qualifications will be further evaluated on the information provided in the Assessment Questionnaire. Best-qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official. After making a tentative job offer, a suitability and/or security background investigation will be conducted. A final job offer is typically made within 40 days after the deadline for applications. Applicants should monitor their status for positions with the Bureau of Reclamation by regularly checking their public status notifications in the USAJOBS profile. 

If you are determined to be in the Best Qualified group, you may be required to submit written, essay-style responses to additional assessment questions as a continuation of the evaluation process. Failure to respond to the additional assessment questions will result in loss of further consideration for this position. 

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