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Job Title:Recreation Equipment Operator

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army Installation Management Command

Job Announcement Number:WENAFEV13969093SR

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$12.89 to $12.89 / Per Hour


Friday, September 27, 2013 to Monday, December 09, 2013




Intermittent 00 hours - Intermittent


Few vacancies in the following location:
Fort Wainwright, AK View Map


US Citizens and Non Citizens


Not Applicable




The FMWRC mission is to create and maintain "FIRST CHOICE" MWR products and services for America's Army, essential to a ready, self-reliant force.

Positions under this vacancy announcement may be filled with multiple employment categories (ex: Flexible/Intermittent – scheduled or as needed, Regular full and part time etc.). You can apply for this position using the following options (you must have a resume or use the NAF Optional Application to apply):


1.  Preferred - Apply electronically via USAJOBS - This will ensure faster processing of your application. Please upload all required documents.  Uploaded documents will be processed through the system. You are encouraged to monitor your application status.  *You can download the app to your smart phone for easy access and convenience!


2.  Fax your resume (and supporting documentation) to (478)757-3144.  The following link will take you to the cover sheet which must be included with the faxed resume or application NOTE: Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process before they are available in the system for HR to view. To complete the job related questions obtain the Form 1203FX by going to the following link This form must be faxed as a part of your application package for you to be considered for a job.


3.  Mail or email your resume (or Optional NAF Application) to the point of contact listed on the vacancy announcement.


4.  If you are in the area, you may drop off your resume in person to the servicing CPAC NAF Division.


You are highly encouraged to provide all supporting documentation prior to closure of the vacancy announcement.  This will speed up the process to consider you for the job if you meet the minimum qualification requirements.


IMPORTANT!: Applicants that chose option #3 or #4 as outlined above, must still complete the job related questions either online or manually (faxed) prior to the closing date of the vacancy announcement.  If you wish to complete them online, go to the 'apply online' button on the vacancy announcement.  If you wish to complete them manually, print the full

occupational questionnaire directly from the vacancy announcement and complete and fax the 1203-FX form ( to (478)757-3144.


Neglecting to respond to the job related questions will result in an ineligible rating.  You may contact the servicing CPAC NAF DIVISION identified on the vacancy announcement for additional assistance.


  • Not Required


  • No


  • Direct Deposit is required
  • Social Security card is required
  • Must have a vaild Driver's License


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Works under the general supervision of higher graded employees. Duties are performed independently in accordance with accepted trade practices and guides. Employee uses judgment to perform duties and resolve most problems that occur.



1. Maintains and operates the ski lifts including main chair lift, bunny slope tow bar lift and snow tubing tow lift. Ensures safe operations and is present when lifts are operating. Operates snowmaking system and positions snow guns to obtain maximum coverage of snow on the ski hill and insures maximum, safe environment and snow surface for skiing. Contours the ski hill with jumps and moguols. Maintains required lift inspection documents and performs periodic inspection of lifts and its components.

2. Assists skiers in loading and off loading of the chair lift in a safe and proper manner. Ensures safety of patrons (i.e., proper clothing, equipment, etc.) and is alert at all times for unsafe conditions, mechanical malfunctions and possible injury to skiers through their own negligence. Completes operational logs provided by supervisor. Advises lift supervisor of any condition or occurrence that may adversely affect the safety of the operation.                                                                                      

3. Assist with physical support of the Ski Patrol Staff in the even of severe injury to patrons or staff. Reports inappropriate behavior or accidents to the Ski Patrol or Facility Coordinator. 

4. Keeps area of responsibility, to include the Ski Lodge, in a high state of cleanliness both inside and outside. Clears snow from customer traffic areas. Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge of ski lifts, ski area operations and chemical used for snowmaking. General knowledge of ski industry. Ability to read gages, interpret same and make appropriate entries in logs. Ability to work with others lift attendants, provide quality customer service, and understand and support chair evacuations as required. Skill and knowledge to operate and drive a variety of vehicles and equipment (i.e., snow blower, snow machine, snow gun).



Works under the general supervision of higher graded employee. Duties are performed independently in accordance with accepted trade practices and guides. Employee uses judgment to perform duties and resolve most problems that occur. Maintains equipment usage and inspection records and complies with safety and OSHA guidelines. Performance is evaluated for reliability, efficiency, effective work relationships and conformance to instruction and established procedures.



Stands, bends, stoops, and climbs, for long periods of time on surfaces that may be wet or slippery. Lifts or drags heavy equipment, supplies and materials weighing up to 100 pounds.



Work is performed outside under varied conditions and temperatures often below zero. Exposed to long periods of cold, dark, snow, bright sunlight, and extreme weather. Serious injury may result from getting caught in operating equipment or from collisions when operating on or new public roads or parking lots. Subject to cuts and bruises. 



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Ability to acquire skill and experience operating machinery, equipment and / or vehicles.

Knowledge of ski lifts, ski area operations and chemicals used for snowmaking.

Conditions of employment:

1. A one-year probationary period may be required.

2. Meet all qualification/eligibility requirements.

3.  Satisfactorily complete an employment verification check. 

4. Successfully complete all required background checks.

5. Must have and maintain a valid driver's license.

6. Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical examination.

This position requires shift work, nights, weekends, holidays, and working on a rotating schedule to provide for the needs of the activity. Birch Ski Hill is a seasonal operation which runs from approximately October 15, 2013 through April 04, 2014 employment would run through the period. 



Credit may be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work.



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Nonappropriated Funds (NAF) flexible positions are not entitled to employee benefits at this time. 


Applications are valid for 90 days after submission date.

Applicants will be referred to selecting officials as vacancies occur.

Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement for up to 90 days after the closing date.

Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.

The Department of Army Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentalities are an equal opportunity employer.



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Your resume must be submitted by 11:59 PM (eastern time) on the closing date reflected on the vacancy announcement.

To apply for this job online, select -

To fax supporting documents that you are not able to submit online:

1. Complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 969093.

2. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.


If you cannot apply online follow the below procedures:

1. Click the following link to view and print the job experience related questions View Occupational Questionnaire.


2. Complete the 1203-FX ( form to provide your response to the job related questions.


3. Fax the completed 1203-FX form along with any supporting documents to (478)757-3144. Your 1203-FX form will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


PLEASE NOTE: Please continue completing all questions within section 25 of the 1203-FX form (Occupational Questionnaire) regardless of the numbering sequence.  


For additional tips & pointers to successfully complete the application process you can review additional guidance by accessing the following URLs:

Application help -

Applicant checklist -

Applicant brochure -


Before you can start working, the following documents will be needed:

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:

For education requirements please note the following:

Before you can start working, you must provide Official transcripts (copy or original) as proof that positive education requirements have been met. 


Other supporting documentation that may be needed are listed below:


-  Permanent Change of Station Orders or equivalent for Military Spouses requesting Spouse Employment Preference

-  Veterans' and Involuntary Separated Military Preference documentation (DD-214 member 4 copy or equivalent)

-  DOD NAF BBA documentation (DA form 3434 or equivalent plus issued BBA notice)

-  Current and Former NAF employees (to include current APF employees) (DA form 3434 or equivalent, ex: SF50)


Anne Miller
Phone: (907)353-9217
Agency Information:
DA NAF Ft Wainwright
Ft Wainwright
1060 Gaffney Road
Ft Wainwright, AK


Your resume will be reviewed to verify that qualification requirements have been met. We appreciate your interest in this position!

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