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Job Title:  Masonry Worker, WG-3603-07 (HRF 13-025)
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:  HRF 13-025 (SR847968)

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$23.37 to $27.26 / Per Hour
Friday, February 22, 2013 to Friday, March 15, 2013
Full Time - Term NTE 13 mos
1 vacancy in the following location:
Kailua Kona, HI United StatesView Map
United States Citizens


This vacancy announcement has been modified to extend the closing date to Friday, March 15, 2013.

Who may apply:  All U.S. Citizens

The employees of the National Park Service care for the special places that are the heritage of all Americans.  Since its inception in 1916, the National Park Service has been dedicated to the preservation and management of this country's outstanding natural, historical, and recreational resources.

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 is a full-time TERM, subject-to-furlough appointment, NTE 13 months with the potential to be extended up to 4 years.  This means that it is subject-to-furlough for a minimum of 2 weeks (non-pay status) per work year.  The employee will work full time (at least 40 hours per week) when in pay and duty status.  Employee guaranteed to work at least 6 months per year but not more than 50 weeks per year, with the work schedule to be determined upon appointment.


Number of Vacancies:  We expect to fill 1 vacancy at this time; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies.


Full Performance Level: WG-07


Please read the entire announcement before you apply.  To view the full announcement, select "Print Preview" at the right hand side of this screen.


  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Background and/or security investigation is required.
  • All documents must be received by closing date.
  • Social Security Number is required to process your application.


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The incumbent provides stone masonry, rough carpentry and mechanical skills as part of the preservation of historic and prehistoric ruins and structures. The primary purpose of the position is the stabilization-maintenance effort at the Kaloko Fishpond Wall using traditional Hawaiian dry stacked stone masonry techniques. The incumbent may also work on other preservation efforts at historic and prehistoric ruins and structures using traditional Hawaiian dry stacked stone masonry techniques. Incumbent will provide guidance to lower grade workers with regards to the masonry, rough carpentry and mechanical skills as part of preservation efforts. Incumbent works under the direction of higher graded project manager (and must display, near journeyman knowledge and skill requirements in the trades listed below.) Incumbent will operate motor vehicles, small heavy equipment such as a tracked mini-excavator, tractor, and backhoe and power hand tools such as saws and chainsaws.


Special Consideration: The island of Hawaii is subject to high concentrations of volcanic fumes, especially sulfur dioxide gasses. The fumes are known to be hazardous to an unborn fetus, and persons with heart and respiratory problems. The Kona coast experiences fog conditions throughout the year. Long-term effects on normal healthy persons is unknown.
Special Note: The Park’s enabling legislation (Public Law 95-625) strongly encourages the employment of Native Hawaiians. For the purposes of this preference, "Native Hawaiians" are persons who are not less than one-half of the blood of the races inhabiting the Hawaiian Islands previous to the year 1778.  Preference eligibles not currently employed in the Federal service may be appointed under the Excepted Service appointment authority Schedule A, 213.3102.  Applicants must submit ONE of the following at the time of application to this position:
1. Documentation reflecting applicant's acceptance by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, State of Hawaii for lease of Hawaiian Home Lands have at least 50% "Hawaiian blood," OR
2. Birth certificate and/or other documentation of applicant and Hawaiian parent(s) back to applicant's full Hawaiian ancestors showing applicant is at least 50% "Native Hawaiian."


Position Location:  Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park/Kailua-Kona, HI.  Please visit for area information.

Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park offers you the chance to enjoy the culture and natural history of Hawai'i. Established in 1978 for the preservation, protection and interpretation of traditional native Hawaiian activities and culture, Kaloko-Honokohau NHP is an 1160 acre park full of incredible cultural and historical significance. It is the site of an ancient Hawaiian settlement which encompasses portions of four different ahupua'a, or traditional sea to mountain land divisions. Resources include fishponds, kahua (house site platforms), ki'i pohaku (petroglyphs), holua (stone slide), and heiau (religious site).

For specific area and housing information, or information directly pertaining to vacancy status, contact:  Tyler Paikuli-Campbell, Cultural Resource Manager, 808-3296881 X 1213. 


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SCREEN OUT (Mandatory): Ability To Do the Work of a Mason Helper without More than Normal Supervision

Have experience that demonstrates traditional Hawaiian construction and preservation skills involved in the maintenance, repair, and preservation of Hawaiian historic and prehistoric ruins and structures located both on land and within shallow nearshore waters.
Have experience mixing mortar, laying bricks, stones, cutting and shaping stone and brick.
Have training in building maintenance which included mason work.

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


Additional information on the qualification requirements can be viewed on the OPM web site at:


Your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic job requirements.  In addition, we will evaluate your responses to the attached online Assessment Questionnaire to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position.  To preview the Assessment Questionnaire click here: View Assessment Questions


The Assessment Questionnaire is designed to measure your ability in the following competencies needed to successfully perform on the job:


FACTOR: Knowledge of technical practices related to masonry work.
FACTOR: Ability to interpret and follow instructions.
FACTOR: Ability to safely use and maintain tools and equipment.
FACTOR: Knowledge of Hawaiian masonry materials.
FACTOR: Ability to follow safe work practices in extreme environments.


Basis for rating:


Applicants who meet the qualification requirements specified above for this position will be evaluated, and a score assigned, based upon the responses provided on the job specific questionnaire that is required as part of the application process for this position.


Applicants who meet the qualification requirements based on responses provided in the Applicant Assessment Questionnaire will be placed in one of three categories: 

Category Group I (Best Qualified) – applicants who possess experience and/or education that well exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective factors and all quality ranking factors.  Applicants considered best qualified must be highly proficient in all requirements of the job and be able to perform effectively in the position. 

Category Group II (Well-Qualified) – applicants possessing experience and/or education that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job.

Category Group III (Qualified) – applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job.

Within these categories, applicants referred to the selecting official that are eligible for Veteran’s Preference will receive selection priority over Non-Veterans.

DO NOT SEND Application materials by mail or email to the HR Franchise Office.



Once the basic qualifications have been met, you will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of this position.  The evaluation will be based on information you provide in your on-line resume, your answers to the job element questions for this announcement, and a review of the application material requested as part of this announcement.

You must provide information about your experience and/or education that supports the answers you give in the questionnaire, and the job elements required for this position.


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The Federal Government offers a number of exceptional benefits to employees.  The following web address is provided as a reference to explore the major benefits offered to most employees:




Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses may be authorized in accordance with Federal Travel Regulations and current National Park Service permanent change of station policy.


Government housing is not available.


Must provide Social Security Number to be considered.


Pre-employment National Agency Check (NACI) must be completed for anyone who doesn't already have this level of clearance prior to entry on duty.


Applicants must possess a valid state driver's license.


Wearing a uniform is required.


Physical demands: Incumbent often lifts objects weighing over 50 pounds, unassisted.  The incumbent frequently stands while working and must frequently climb ladders and scaffolds from 6 to 30 feet.  Bending, stooping, climbing and working in awkward positions are regularly required.


Work environment: The incumbent is exposed to a variety of weather conditions while working outdoors and is subject to danger of falling when from ladders and scaffolds.  They may be exposed to dust and dirt while mixing mortar, removing damaged portions of walls, and while handling various masonry materials.  Frequently works around heavy equipment and vehicles.  In accordance with OSHA regulations, must use all personal protective equipment as required by OSHA regulations.


CTAP/ICTAP - Qualified individuals applying based on special priority consideration rights under Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection.  To be considered well-qualified for this purpose, you must clearly meet all qualification requirements specified for this position including any selective factors, and must also clearly meet the fully satisfactory or equivalent level for each of the rating factors job elements required for this position as specified above.


Individuals claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP.  This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of your most recent Performance Rating, and a copy of your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location.  Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible.


Veteran's Preference - If you are claiming Veteran's Preference, you MUST clearly identify your claim on your application and provide specific required evidence such as: DD-214, "Certificate of Release of Discharge from Active Duty", or Standard Form 15 (SF-15), "Application for 10-point Veteran's Preference" and proof requested on the form.  Failure to submit appropriate supporting documentation will result in NOT granting Veteran's Preference.


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To apply for this position, provide a complete application package, which includes both of the following parts:


1. Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire, and
2. Your resume or application and any other supporting documents needed (such as DD214 to show Veteran's Preference, SF-50 or transcripts, etc.).
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on
Friday, March 15, 2013.  We do not accept hard-copy or email application packages.  You must apply online or via fax (see instructions below).

Applying Online:
. To begin the application process on-line, click on 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 be sure to click on the Submit My Answers button at the end at the process.
. To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page, using the Vacancy ID: 847968.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

Applying via fax:
. Click this link View Occupational Questionnaire
 to view and print the Assessment Questionnaire
. Print the 1203FX form found at to provide your response to the Assessment Questionnaire
. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with your resume or application and any required documentation to 1-478-757-3144.  The 1203 FX will serve as your cover sheet.

1. Go to and log in using your USAStaffing Application Manager User Name and Password.
2. Verify that your questionnaire, resume, and supporting documents were submitted successfully by clicking on the appropriate vacancy id.
3. Verify that all of your documents were submitted by reviewing the table.
If an item (Type of Document) on the table appears with a status of "OK", that Item was successfully submitted.
If you need help, or have problems using the online application process, send an email to

Applications must be typed or printed clearly in dark ink.  Forms and additional information on how to apply for Federal jobs can be obtained from the Internet at
For additional information on this announcement, contact:


Name: Jamie Phelps 


Phone: 303-985-6851 


Note:  If you receive an email stating that there was a technical problem uploading your documents, you should fax the applicable documentation to OPM at 478-757-3144.  Be sure to use the fax cover sheet that was linked in the vacancy announcement; include the appropriate Vacancy ID Number 847968 so that the fax is processed properly and promptly. For further questions regarding applying online or by fax, please contact OPM at


1. Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire, and
2. Your resume and any other supporting documents needed (such as DD-214 to show Veteran's Preference, SF-50, transcripts, etc.).


Jamie M. Phelps
Phone: (303)985-6851
Agency Information:
WASO HR Franchise
12795 West Alameda Parkway
Lakewood, CO


Once your complete application is received, we will verify your responses provided in the Assessment Questionnaire against the other supporting application materials you submit, and your final score will be assigned.  Based on applicant scores, the best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  You will be notified when referral has been made and what the final outcome is.  We expect to make a selection within 45 working days of the closing date of this announcement.

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