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  1. Overview
  2. Duties
  3. Qualifications & Evaluations
  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Facilities Services Worker

Agency:Smithsonian Institution

Job Announcement Number:14R-JC-298845-MPA-OFEO

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$16.20 to $18.89 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, November 06, 2013 to Tuesday, February 11, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

WG-5701-04

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-Time, Permanent - Federal

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

05

DUTY LOCATIONS:

FEW vacancies - Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

This position is open to current and former Federal employees with permanent status or reinstatement eligibility.  Individuals who are eligible for a special appointing authority may also apply; such as applicants with a disability, former Peace Corps volunteers, certain military spouses, veterans seeking a VRA/VEOA appointment, or veterans who have been separated from armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service.

JOB SUMMARY:

This position is located in the Office of Facilities Management and Reliability (OFMR), Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations (OFEO), Smithsonian Institution.  The employee performs a variety of duties in zone to support overall facility maintenance; the work includes performing heavy manual tasks and maintaining facility cleanliness.

The Smithsonian Institution values and seeks a diverse workforce. Join us in "Inspiring Generations through Knowledge and Discovery."
Additional selections may be made from this announcement.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.
  • Must have a valid state or District of Columbia driver's license.
  • Must have a valid forklift certification.
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DUTIES:

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  • Performs various duties such as moving, arranging, and lifting heavy objects including building materials, furniture, and collections.
  • Assists with custodial tasks as required (i.e., cleaning  offices, exhibit space, restrooms, corridors, storage rooms, stairways, or any area within the confines of the building(s) using brooms, mops, buckets, heavy duty vacuums, and buffers and scrubbers).
  • Performs the full range of operator-level maintenance and inspection of fluid levels, tire pressures, and general inspection of equipment prior to operation.
  • Operates forklift trucks on the loading dock, parking garage, and other areas.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Your overall experience and training must indicate that you have the minimum knowledge, skills, abilities needed to perform the duties of this position. There is no substitution of education for experience for this position. Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. Additional information on the Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations can be found on OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c/index.htm.





Qualification requirements, including one year time-in-grade at the next lower grade level for promotion candidates, must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

How you will be evaluated:

Applications will first be evaluated to determine whether the following screen out element is met:


Ability to do the work of a Facilities Services Worker without more than normal supervision.  

If an applicant meets the screen-out element, the following Job Elements will be evaluated:

  1. Skill in the operation and operator-level maintenance of motor vehicles.
  2. Knowledge of work practices (includes maintaining facilities in a neat, clean and orderly manner).
  3. Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc.
  4. Ability to drive safely (motor vehicle).
  5. Ability to operate safely non-motor vehicles such as propane powered forklifts, gas or LP-powered, self propelled ride-on, and other equipment.
  6. Reliability and dependability as a Facilities Services Worker.

Important Note:
Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire or other assessment tool for consistency. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience.

Your resume should provide detailed information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed.
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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The Smithsonian offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, vacation and sick leave, holidays, health/life insurance, accident insurance, and excellent retirement program options. Please see Benefits at www.sihr.si.edu for a complete description.

OTHER INFORMATION:


HOW TO APPLY:

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Click on the "Apply Online" button on the upper right side of the page. Please Note:
  • You must apply for this position online through the 'Apply Online' button and submit required supplemental documents (if they are relevant to you).
  • You may submit required documents by uploading them online during the application process; OR You may manually fax required documents. Faxes are received by an automated system, not a physical fax machine. Documents that are faxed as part of the application process must be sent with the system generated cover sheet by the closing date. Documents faxed without the system generated coversheet are not retrievable and cannot be considered as part of the application package.
  • The complete application package, including any required documents, is due in the Smithsonian Office of Human Resources on the closing date of the announcement by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
  • If you are unable to apply online, paper applications may be accepted with prior approval of the Contact Person listed below.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Your application package should include the following documents:
  • Detailed resume created in the USAJOBS Resume Builder.
  • Proof of prior federal service such as the latest SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action
  • A recent performance evaluation.
  • Proof of Veteran's Preference - DD214 (Member 4 Copy) if you are requesting a special appointment authority, such as VRA or VEOA.
  • Proof of severe disability if you are requesting special placement consideration.
  • Proof of eligibility for a military spouse appointment, such as a permanent change station military order.
  • Proof of eligibility for any other special appointing authority not specifically mentioned here.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

John Chiu, Jr.
Phone: 202-633-6344
Fax: 571-258-4052
TDD: 202-633-6409
Email: chiuj@si.edu
Agency Information:
SMITHSONIAN
Office of Human Resources
POB 37012, 600 Maryland Avenue, MRC 517
Suite 5060
Washington, DC
20013-7012
US
Fax: 571-258-4052

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

At the end of the application process you will be able to create and save a PDF file that contains your responses to the assessment questions. You may save this file as initial receipt of your application. After the job announcement closes, you will receive an email from the Smithsonian with confirmation of receipt. The Smithsonian receives many applications for each job. Each application is reviewed carefully which may take a few weeks. We will send you an e-mail to update you as we go through phases of the application review process. You may also check your application status by logging into www.usajobs.gov and selecting the tab "My USAJOBS;" e-mailing vacancy.info@si.edu; or by contacting the Office of Human Resources Representative listed. Additional Information:
  • Tips on applying for Smithsonian jobs are available at www.sihr.si.edu/jobs.cfm.
  • The Smithsonian does not pay relocation expenses.
  • The Smithsonian embraces diversity and equal employment opportunity (www.si.edu/oeema).

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Job Announcement Number:

14R-JC-298845-MPA-OFEO

Control Number:

354837700