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Job Title:  Student Trainee (Maintenance Worker)
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:  WO-DCMC-13-918128-PIP

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$17.85 to $20.83 / Per Hour
Thursday, November 21, 2013 to Monday, December 23, 2013
Multiple Schedules - Internships NTE 1 year
Few vacancies in the following location:
Frederick, MD View Map
Pathway Student Internship Program you must be enrolled in accredited educational instituition
Not Applicable


Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service. Become a part of our mission to unite the past, our cultures and our special places, to establish important connections to the present and build a rich and lasting legacy for future generations.

This position is located at the Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC)  in Frederick, MD.  The HPTC's mission is to provide preservation trades training for the maintenance workers of the NPS. The majority of the HPTC preservation trade training is accomplished by preservation project work performed for the NPS and other federal agencies and state governments.

The Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC) is seeking a highly motivated, goal oriented and dependable student to serve as a Pathways intern to gain valuable experience in preservation trades to support their preservation services and training programs within either the Masonry or Carpentry section.

The Pathways Internship Program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions with opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school and while getting paid for the work performed. Students who successfully complete the program may be eligible for conversion to permanent job (or, in some limited circumstances, to a term position - lasting greater than 1 year, but not to exceed 4 years) in the civil service. Additional information about the Internship Program can be found at

 This position maybe extended in 1 year increments or less for selected students as long as the student continues to meet the program eligibility requirements.

Under this appointment students who successfully complete their educational requirements may or may not be non competitively converted to a term or permanent position.

The appointee must sign a DOI Pathways Intern Program Participant Agreement.


  • Not Required


  • No


  • U.S. Citizenship, permanent resident,or otherwise authorize to be employed
  • Background investigation required.
  • Initial appointment may require a one year probationary period
  • Verification of student status in a qualifying academic institution
  • Verification of education earned through a qualifying academic institution
  • Verification of veteran's preference, if claimed


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As a Pathways Student Intern, you will be responsible for basic trade tasks often combining trade practices such as carpentry, masonry, painting, and roofing. The work includes elements of new construction and/or demolition. Typical work assignments include, but are not limited to, carpentry, masonry, painting, or roofing tasks where the incumbent assists with constructing, repairing building features and components of historic structures.


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Qualifications needed for this jobs requires the willingness to do low-level work.


The ability to perform the duties of this position without more than normal supervision. Typical work assignments include but are not limited to: carpentry, masonry, painting, or roofing tasks where the incumbent assists with constructing, repairing building features and components of historic structures.


Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc..

Technical Practices (theoretical precise, artistic).

Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc ( includes blueprinting reading).

Knowledge of Materials.

Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment.

All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement, 

Monday, December 23, 2013

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:

Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc..

Technical Practices (theoretical precise, artistic).

Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc ( includes blueprinting reading).

Knowledge of Materials.

Ability to use and maintain tools  and equipment.

Substitution of Education for Experience: Education may not be substituted forexperience for this position.


To be eligible for the Pathways Intern Program, the individual must have been accepted for enrollment or be enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma,certificate, etc.) in a qualifying educational institution on a full or half-time basis (as determined by the institution).You must be a current student in an accredited high school, college (including 4-year colleges/universities,community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational,and trade school; advanced degree program; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate.


Candidates will be evaluated against their ability to meet the qualification requirements consistent with the OPM qualifications standards applicable to the position being filled.Veteran's preference applies to all selections made under the Pathways Internship Program authority in accordance with Part 302 of 5 CFR. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications requirements need not be further evaluated; however, if no further evaluation is done, qualified veterans have preference. If candidates are further evaluated using the category rating process, qualified veterans have absolute preference within the appropriate category.


Applicants who meet the qualification requirements specified above for this position will be evaluated, based upon the responses provided on the job specific questionnaire that is required as part of the application process for this position.  Based on responses provided in the Applicant Assessment Questionnaire will be placed in one of three categories:

  • 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.


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Working for the National Park Service offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part: paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees visit OPM’s Healthcare and Insurance webpage.

If you use public transportation, part of your transportation costs may be subsidized. Our human resources office can provide additional information on how this program is run.



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

Conversion Requirements:

  • Have completed the required number of hours of work experience (generally, at least 640 hours)while enrolled as a full-timeor half-time degree-seeking student.
  • Have completed educational requirements from a qualifying institution.
  • Have received a favorable recommendation by an official of the agency, and
  • Meet the qualification requirements for the position to which the Intern will be converted.


NOTE: Conversion is not mandatory or guaranteed Promotion Potential:


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.


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 NOTE: Applicants must submit their application packages electronically or by fax using the procedures below. Applications/resumes and supporting documentation sent by mail (including email) WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.


LATE APPLICATIONS: Applications that are not received by the closing date through USA Staffing WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. There is no option for mailing, emailing, or otherwise submitting applications outside of this system, unless it is due to a request for reasonable accommodation.

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

1. Your Résumé

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) Monday, December 23, 2013


 Applying Online:

 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 occupational questionnaire.Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.


Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select, Application Status and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.


Applying via Fax:

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this USAStaffing cover page using the following Vacancy ID  918128.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144


If you cannot apply online:


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

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. 


How to verify your application materials have been successfully submitted:

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 with the online application process send an email to: .


Applications must be typed or printed clearly in dark ink.  Other forms or additional information on how to apply for Federal jobs can be obtained from the Internet at ,or by calling (478) 757-3000 or RDD (478) 744-2299.


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: 918128 so that the fax is processed properly and promptly. For further questions regarding applying online or by fax, please contact OPM at:


The following documents are required:

  • Résumé or application
  • Proof of enrollment, College transcripts or List of college courses, with credit hours, major(s), and grade point average or class ranking.   (Prior to appointment, an official college transcript will be required.) 
  • Responses to the questionnaire

Application for veterans preference must include a legible Member 4 copy of DD-214. Other acceptable documentation of dates and status of military service, type of discharge, receipt of campaign badge or qualifying service medal, etc. will suffice for tentative preference only. Applications for 10 point veteran preference must include a SF-15 and the Veterans Affairs letter dated since 1991 showing percent of disability, and/or other official documentation as noted on the SF-15 form.                                                                            

DO NOT SEND PHOTOGRAPHS.  Any resumes with these attachments cannot be forwarded to the hiring official.

Your resume, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications can be submitted electronically using the document upload process or fax. Please be sure to include all of the following information in your resume:


Job Information:

-Vacancy Identification Number, title, grade and location for which you are applying.

Personal Information:

- Full name, mailing address (with zip code)and day/evening telephone numbers (with area code).

- Country of Citizenship.

- If ever employed by the Federal Government,please show the highest Federal civilian grade held, job series, and dates of employment in grade.


- High School name, city, state and zip code,date of diploma or GED.

- Colleges and/or Universities attended, city,state and zip code.

- Major field(s) of study.

- Type and year of degree(s) received. If no degree received, show total credit hours received in semester or quarter hours.

Work Experience for each paid or non-paid position held related to the job for which you are applying (do not provide copies of job descriptions):

- Job title.

- Duties and accomplishments.

- Number of hours per week.

- Employer's name and address.

- Supervisor's name and phone number.

- Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year).

- Salary.

- Indicate if your current supervisor may be contacted.

Other Qualifications:

- Job-related training courses (title andyear).

- Job-related skills (e.g., other languages,computer software/hardware, tools, machinery, typing speed, etc.)



- Job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments. (e.g., publications, memberships in professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking, performance awards, etc.) Do not send copies of documents unless specifically requested.


View Occupational Questionnaire


Makeba Coleman
Phone: (202)354-1971
Agency Information:
1201 Eye Street
Washington, DC


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted. 

You may be required to submit written responses/writing samples as a continuation of the evaluation process.  Failure to respond to the additional assessment questions will result in loss of further consideration for the position.

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