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This Position Is No Longer Available

Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:  GL840672

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$18.45 to $23.18 / Per Hour
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 to Friday, March 15, 2013
Full Time - Temporary
2 vacancies in the following location(s):
West Glacier, MT United StatesView Map
Saint Mary, MT United StatesView Map
United States Citizens


Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service.  The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.

****This announcement had been open a few days early the week of February 25th when we were notified we needed to remove all vacancy announcements from USAJOBS.  We have been given the approval to advertise temporary positions again.  Individuals that applied when these positions were initially advertised, do not need to reapply.****


The Human Resources Office, Glacier National Park is soliciting applications for the purpose of filling the temporary positions listed above. The area of consideration is ALL SOURCES.

These are temporary positions not to exceed 1039 hours in a service year.  Positions may exceed this limitation if workload dictates and funding allows.  Positions are expected to be filled approximately May through September.  Work schedule will be 40 hours per week either 5 8-hour days or 4 10-hour days per week.  Weekend and/or holiday work may be required.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Click on "Print Preview" to view and/or print the entire announcement.  Please refer to the “How to Apply” section for information on how to submit your resume, supporting documentation, and responses to the occupational questionnaire.  Incomplete applications may lose consideration for these positions.


APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT SUBMIT THE REQUIRED ITEMS MAY NOT RECEIVE FULL CONSIDERATION. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide documentation/proof of claimed qualifications, education, veterans' preference, and/or verification of eligibility for non-competitive appointment. Any prior application submitted CANNOT be used for this announcement. Veterans claiming preference MUST submit the appropriate documentation at the time of application.  We will not solicit for any documentation after close of announcement.n


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply
  • Pre-appointment background/security investigation is required
  • Pre-appointment physical is required
  • A valid driver's license is required
  • State water license or Operator-in-Training Cert-details in Quals Section


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Positions are located in the Division of Facility Management and will assist in the trades areas of carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical and masonry depending on project. Incumbent performs daily water and wastewater system operation and maintenance. This includes spring opening of systems, preventative maintenance and fall shutdown. Individuals are responsible for testing of chlorine, turbidity, collection of bacteriological samples, and collection of samples for outside laboratory testing. Independent work is required in most instances with work supervised depending on complexity of assignment. Individuals maintain pertinent records and prepare water and wastewater reports. Individuals perform janitorial services to visitor use areas.


Physical Demands: 

Lifts and handles objects weighing up to 50 pounds unassisted; heavier objects with assistance.  Meets physical requirements to use personal protective equipment (PPE) such as respirators when required.  A physical examination is required prior to appointment.  The government will reimburse selectees the cost of the physical examination after they report to work.  Some positions require individuals to hike and work at remote sites.   


Selectees for the chalet positions will be required to pass an arduous duty physical. Once appointed, these selectees will be required to take a moderate field test (fitness requirement) which is: 2-mile hike with a 25-pound pack within 30 minutes.


Work Conditions:

Individuals may be required to work outside in all kinds of weather (snow, ice, rain, and wind) with varying temperatures (-30 to 90 degrees F).  Inside work may be dusty, drafty, and noisy.  Employees may also work with cleaning compounds and fluids.  Individuals must use equipment and tools in a safe manner to avoid serious injuries.  Individuals are subject to danger of falling when working on roofs, scaffolds, and ladders.


Area Information:

Positions may be located in various locations throughout the park including Sperry or Granite Park chalets and other remote backcountry sites. Chalet positions will require working in inclement weather conditions and applicant must be able to hike with 40 lbs. backpack load up to 7 miles one way.


West Glacier: Grade school through grade 6 in West Glacier within walking distance. Junior high and high students are bused to Columbia Falls (19 miles). All services are available in Kalispell (32 miles) or Whitefish  (28 miles).


Government housing may be available. Deductions for Government housing will be made from employee’s paycheck. Seasonal employees occupying government housing are not permitted to have pets.


Information on Glacier National Park is available at 


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-Ability to do the work of a Maintenance Worker (Water)

-WG-06 Current State of Montana (or equivalent from another state) Class 4B Water Treatment Operator Certification or Class 4B Operator-in-Training from the State of Montana or equal from another recognized jurisdiction.

-WG-07 Current State of Montana (or equivalent from another state) Class 2B Water Treatment Operator Certification or Class 2B Operator-in-Training from the State of Montana or equal from another recognized jurisdiction.


Although no specific amount of experience, education, or training is required, applicants must meet a minimum level of ability in relation to the positions.  The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Handbook X-118C for the WG-4749 series is used as a basis for qualifications.  Applicants must possess the knowledges, skills, and abilities of the elements listed in Section 25 of the Online Occupational Questionnaire to perform the duties of the position.  The job elements of a Maintenance Worker are listed below.  You must possess skills and/or abilities in the following competencies and will be evaluated accordingly:


-Skill in operation, maintenance, and repair of public water systems

-Skill in operation, maintenance, and repair of public wastewater systems

-Skill in maintenance practices (plumbing, minor electrical, carpentry, painting)

-Ability to interpret instructions, blueprints, specifications, manuals, etc.


Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience regardless of whether the experience was gained as a part-time or full-time occupation.  Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position they have held.  Work experience must contain dates and hours worked per week.


All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.


To be eligible for this position, you must possess the education, training, and/or experience as described in questions 1, 2, and/or 3 of the Online Occupational Questionnaire.


Veterans’ Preference:  If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans’ preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility (if still on active duty, you must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions not later than 120 days from the date the certification is signed).  If you are claiming 10-point veterans’ preference, you must submit a DD-214 and an SF-15 (Application for 10-point Veterans’ Preference) plus the proof required by that form (i.e., letter from the Veteran’s Administration).  For more information on veterans’ preference visit:


Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see


Information for Surplus or Displaced Federal Employees: If you are an eligible Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. For information on how to apply under CTAP/ICTAP please visit:  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated in the best qualified group.


Other Information:

Under Executive Order 11935, only United States citizens and nationals (residents of American Samoa and Swains Island) may compete for civil service jobs.  Proof of citizenship will be required upon appointment.


A tentative selectee must undergo a background investigation and favorable results must be received by Glacier National Park prior to a final job offer and establishment of an entrance-on-duty date.


You will be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties.  Upon entry on duty, you will be required to:  a) submit a photocopy of your valid state-issued driver’s license; and b) sign a self-certification that your driver’s license is current and valid.  You may also be required to submit, at your own expense, (within a state-sealed envelope or submitted directly by the state authorities) certified driving records from all states disclosing all valid driver’s licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you. Failure to provide proof of a valid driver’s license may be grounds for termination.


The wearing of the National Park Service uniform is a requirement of these positions. The uniform must be worn in accordance with applicable policies, and the selectee will be required to sign an acknowledgement letter.


Applicants must be 18 years of age or at least 16 years of age and a high school diploma.


If you are selected for Federal employment, you will be required to fill out a Declaration of Federal Employment, OF-306, prior to being appointed to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation.


Ratings will be based on your responses to the occupational questions in this document.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your score.  To receive credit, information submitted in your Online Occupational Questionnaire MUST relate to a specific work/experience block in your resume/application.  Your answers to the Online Occupational Questionnaire must be documented in your resume/application.  Only education and experience acquired by the filing deadline will be considered.  Category rating is being used for this position.  Category rating combines the applicant’s total qualifying experience, competencies, skills, and education/training into a single category.  If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your responses to the Online Occupational Questionnaire will be used to determine the quality and extent of your experience, competencies, skills, education, training, etc., for placement in one of the two following categories: 1) Best Qualified and 2) Qualified.  This evaluation determines which candidates will be referred to the selecting official for final consideration. 


Best Qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications, are highly proficient in the major requirements(s) of the position, and proficient or highly proficient in most of the major aspects of the position.  Qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications, but are not proficient in most aspects of the position.


Once evaluated and placed in either highly or minimally qualified groups, applicants will be considered for appointment in the following manner:  Best Qualified Group – applicants entitled to 10-point veterans’ preference who have a compensable service-connected disability of 10 percent or more AND all candidates (veterans and non-veterans) that rated high on the selective factor(s); and Qualified Group - all other candidates (veterans and non-veterans).  Supervisors must work through the names in the Best Qualified Group before they may consider the names in the Qualified Group.


Please note:  If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is apparent in your description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR that your resume/application is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible or your score may be lowered.


EVALUATION OF EXPERIENCE:  Please include ALL applicable work experience that relates to the position for which you are applying.  You must include months, years, and hours per week to receive credit for your work experience.  You may use additional sheets to describe your work experience.  One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week.  Part-time hours are prorated.  You will not receive any credit for experience that indicates hours per week “varies”.  List exact hours per week on each job experience block you list.


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1. Federal employees, depending on the type of appointment, may earn annual (vacation) leave (from 4 to 8 hours) for every 80 hours worked according to the number of years (civilian plus creditable military) they have in the Federal service. Sick leave is earned at a rate of 4 hours for every 80 hours worked regardless of length of service.

2. Employees are paid every two weeks. Depending on tour of duty, an employee may be paid Sunday pay, holiday pay and shift differential or hazard pay. All Federal employees are required by PL 104-134 to have Federal payments made by direct deposit.


Travel, transportation and relocation expenses will not be paid by the National Park Service.  Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in the position will be the responsibility of the selected applicant.


In accordance with PL 104-134, 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.


SPECIAL WORKING CONDITION: Glacier National Park has adopted a no smoking policy. Smoking is prohibited within all government buildings and all government owned/leased vehicles.


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


1. Your Resume

2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire

3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)


The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, March 15, 2013


If your resume is prepared/stored in USAJOBS, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. If your resume is prepared/stored outside of USAJOBS, visit to apply and upload documents. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.


Go to and search for this announcement #840672


To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 840672.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.


Note: 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.


If you cannot apply online:

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

2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire 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.


Combination Option:   If you wish, you may do your Occupational Questionnaire online and fax your Federal resume/application and supporting documents.   Please ensure you use the correct vacancy announcement number and that you have the proper fax cover sheet (obtain at


If you are having technical problems with the system, please email:


You are solely responsible for the delivery of your materials.  We cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in uploads, etc.


The following documents are required in addition to completion of the Online Occupational Questionnaire:

-Federal resume/application

- Veterans' Preference documentation. Copy of DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty listing type of discharge received)(if still on active duty, you must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions not later than 120 days from the date the certification is signed), SF-15 plus the proof required by that form, i.e., VA Letter as appropriate

-ICTAP/CTAP documents if applying under one of these considerations


This announcement may be used to fill several vacancies.


Do not submit photographs with your application.  Applications with photographs may not be passed on to the hiring official for consideration.


NOTE: DO NOT SEND/FAX RESUMES/APPLICATIONS OR SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS TO GLACIER NATIONAL PARK.  You must follow instructions stated in "How to Apply" to fax or upload all required and supporting documents. 


Emailed applications will not be accepted.  Email address is for inquiries only.



Phone: (406)888-7877
Agency Information:
Glacier National Park
PO Box 128
West Glacier, MT


Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume/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/application and supporting documentation will be made, and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  The category rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire.  This score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledges, skill, and abilities required of this position.  If, after reviewing your resume/application and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score will be adjusted to accurately reflect your abilities.


Once the Online Occupational Questionnaire is accepted, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your completed resume/application is made, you will be notified of your rating.  If your name is among the best qualified candidates, your name will be referred to the selecting official for consideration.  If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted by the selecting.

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