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Job Title:Laborer (Temporary)

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Bureau of Reclamation

Job Announcement Number:BR-DEGP-MT-13-10

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$14.01 to $14.01 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, February 22, 2013 to Friday, March 08, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

WG-3502-03

POSITION INFORMATION:

Temporary - Temporary - Not to exceed 1039 hours in a service year

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

03

DUTY LOCATIONS:

3 vacancies in the following location:
Chester, MT, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All United States Citizens and Nationals.
NOTE: (3) TEMPORARY position will be filled from this announcement. Employment may not exceed 1,039 hours in pay status in a service year. This appointment may be terminated at any time at management's discretion. Selection does not confer eligibility to be converted to a permanent appointment.  This position does not offer benefits such as life or health insurance. 

JOB SUMMARY:

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: www.usbr.gov.

View our DVD titled "Traditions, Talent, and Teamwork" at: www.usbr.gov/pmts/hr/video/

Reclamation is seeking a temporary Laborer to perform duty assignments at several recreation areas outside of Chester, Montana.  You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.

Would you enjoy ensuring the safe and efficient operation of Government facilities? Incumbent will perform laborer duty assignments at several recreation areas outside Chester, Montana.

LOCATION: Great Plains Region, Montana Area Office, Marias/Milk Rivers Division, Chester, MT. 

For living conditions go to: www.usbr.gov/gp/employment/living_conditions.pdf

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

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement. 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship or National. Valid State driver's license required.
  • You must submit a resume and supporting documentation (See How to Apply).
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation.
  • You MUST pass a pre-employment physical examination.
  • Travel 5 days per month.
  • You MUST meet job elements specific to this position.

DUTIES:

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- Performs maintenance labor on campgrounds and related facilities and structures and assists in repair and replacement work; performs pick and shovel work in earth excavation and backfilling, placing riprap, patching erosion and pockets, and clearing ditches.
- Performs lawn maintenance including cutting and mowing grass and weeds; operates riding/push lawn mowers and gas-operated weed eaters; and applies water to lawn by operating sprinkler system, hoses, and irrigation-type pipe.
- Performs a variety of routine duties to maintain and service equipment, traffic counters, vehicles, lawn mowers, small engines, electric motors, and performs other general service duties.
- Performs incidental carpentry and painting on various recreation facilities, including latrines and picnic shelters.
- Patrols camp areas noting damages, hazardous conditions, appearance, and operational problems.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Minimum qualifications for trades and labor positions are determined by evaluation of job elements. You must meet at least 2 points on the screen-out element(s) and obtain an average of at least 2 points on all job elements in order to be considered qualified for this position.

Applicants will be further evaluated on the following Job Elements through your resume and responses to the online questions.

1. Ability to do the work of a laborer without more than normal supervision. (Screen Out)
2. Knowledge of technical practices.
3. Ability to follow directions.
4. Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment.
5. Ability to use appropriate equipment and tools safely.
6. Ability to function as a team member.


You must meet all qualification requirements and any selective factors by the closing date of this announcement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Category rating and selection procedures will be used for evaluating this position. 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) Highly Qualified and 2) 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’ answers to questions will be verified against information provided in their online resumes. Be sure that the resume clearly supports the responses to all the questions by addressing experience, education and/or training relevant to this position.  Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications.  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. 
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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Hourly pay and pay adjustments, overtime, compensation for work-related travel and perdiem, sick leave and annual leave. 

Temporary employees earn sick and annual leave and contribute to the Social Security (FICA) system.



OTHER INFORMATION:

-Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval.

-May be required to perform short-term details (12 days maximum) to other Reclamation areas in Montana. 

-At Government expense, the applicant selected will be required to complete and successfully pass a pre-employment physical.

-This position requires travel of approximately 5 nights per month.

-Operation of a Government vehicle is required; therefore, a valid State driver's license is required. Driving record will be verified prior to final selection.

-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. For more information visit: www.sss.gov

-Equal Employment Opportunity: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

HOW TO APPLY:

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Applications (resume, assessment questionnaire, and supporting documents) for this vacancy MUST be received online BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington D.C. time) on the closing date of this announcement. When you're ready to apply, click the blue APPLY ONLINE button at the side of any 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: www.usbr.gov/pmts/hr/hireme/html.

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. In addition, you may E-mail your supporting documentation to gphireme@usbr.gov; fax directly to the HR Office at 406-247-7875; mail to P.O. Box 36900, Billings, MT 59107-6900; OR hand-deliver to 316 North 26th St., Billings, MT. Include your name and the vacancy number on the supporting document(s).

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.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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, you must provide a copy of your DD-214, and you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.

-For 5-point 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.

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

-For information on veteran's eligibility visit: www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.asp

-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, visit: www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Human Resources Office
Phone: 406-247-7696
Fax: 406-247-7875
Email: gphireme@usbr.gov
Agency Information:
BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
P.O. Box 36900
Billings, MT
59107-6900
US
Fax: 406-247-7875

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After application packages have been received, resumes, assessment questionnaires, and supporting documents(s), if applicable, will be reviewed to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. Applicants who meet 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 their USAJOBS profile.

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Job Announcement Number:

BR-DEGP-MT-13-10

Control Number:

338371900