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Job Title:  Laborer (Motor Vehicle Operating)
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  National Park Service
Hiring Organization:  Valley Forge National Historical Park
Job Announcement Number:  GETT-13-107DEU

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$18.37 to $21.40 / Per Hour
Monday, December 16, 2013 to Friday, December 20, 2013
Full Time - Temporary NTE 1039 Hours
Few vacancies in the following location:
King of Prussia, PA View Map
United States Citizens
Q - Nonsensitive


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

These positions are located within the Division of Maintenance at Valley Forge National Historical Park. The primary purpose of the position is to perform moderately heavy physical labor requiring the use of common hand tools and power equipment.  In order to accomplish the laborer duties you must on a regular and recurring basis also operate light duty motor vehicles weighing up to 10,000 pounds (such as pick-up trucks, panel trucks, etc).  We hope to fill this position as soon as possible.  This is a Temporary Appointment not-to-exceed 1039 hours in a service year. The employment season is expected to last 1039 hours.   Core hours are 7:00-3:30.  Maintenance Operations are 7 days a week.  Employee may be expected to work weekends.    The work schedule may be adjusted due to fluctuating work demands or budgetary reasons.    Selectee may only work 1,039 hours in a service year.   This position may be terminated at any time due to lack of work or lack of funds.   Selectee may be eligible for non-competitive rehire in future seasons depending on work demands and budget resources.


Later selections may be made from this vacancy announcement as the need arises.  This announcement is being advertised under delegated examining procedures and is open to all US citizens.  You do not have to be a current or former government employee to be considered for this position.  APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT SUBMIT THE REQUIRD DOCUMENTATION WILL NOT RECEIVE FULL CONSIDERATION.  Please click on the "Print Preview" to view the full announcement.  You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package.  Your application will not get full consideration if you do not follow the instructions as outlined.


  • Not Required


  • Yes
  • Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid if the person selected for the position is from outside the local commuting area and is otherwise eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses under the Federal Travel Regulations


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • If claiming Veterans Preference, you must attach supporting documentation
  • Must wear a National Park Service uniform, Gov't Housing may be available
  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication
  • This position works holidays and weekends
  • A valid state driver's license is required


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*Operate heavy power equipment such as lawn mowers, chain saws, brush cutters, brush chippers, portable snow blowers, and all types of light hand and light power tools (such as shovels, rakes, axes, chainsaws, etc) to maintain buildings, grounds, roads, trails, etc.

*Loads and unloads supplies.

*Digs ditches, cuts trees, or performs other duties requiring moderate to very  physical effort.

*Transports personnel, material, or equipment to work sites.

*Performs janitorial duties.


Physical demands – The work performed requires the exertion of moderate to very heavy physical effort.  The work involves lifting and moving objects over 50 pounds, and in some cases, carrying 80 to 100 pounds (or more) with assistance. 


Working conditions –    Outside work is usually performed under all kinds of weather conditions and/or extreme temperatures.  Indoor work is often accomplished in office building or in well-lighted, heated, and ventilated areas such as warehouses, loading docks, or trade shops.  Frequently exposed to weather and temperature extremes, drafts, noise, dust, and dirt with the possibility of bruises, muscle, strains, cuts, and scrapes.  Work requires the employee to follow proper safety procedures, and use standard safety equipment such as gloves, ear protection, safety glasses, and steel toe shoes to avoid possible hazards. 


AREA INFORMATION: -   Of all the places associated with the American War for Independence, perhaps none has come to symbolize perseverance and sacrifice more than Valley Forge. The hardships of the encampment claimed the lives of one in ten, nearly all from disease. Despite the privations suffered by the army at Valley Forge, Washington and his generals built a unified professional military organization that ultimately enabled the Continental Army to triumph over the British.


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All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement,  Friday, December 20, 2013.  Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors.


QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must meet the requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Handbook X118c, Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupation. To be eligible for this position, you must meet the screen-out element as described in the occupational/assessment questionnaire and as outlined below. Applicants who fail to meet the screen out element will be rated ineligible, without further review.


The Screen-Out Element for this position is:  The ability to do the work of a Laborer (Motor Vehicle Operating) without more than normal supervision. 


Although a specific length of time and experience is not required, you must show that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which you are applying.   Qualification requirement emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.


Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience regardless of whether compensation was received or whether the experience was gained in a part-time or full-time occupation.


1.  Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered or exempt from selective service (visit )

2.  All federal employees are required to have federal payments (salary) made by direct deposit.

3.  A valid state driver's license is required.


Your rating will be based on both your responses to the Job Assessment Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. The assessment questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs)/competencies that are required to perform the work of this position. Only education and experience acquired by the closing filing deadline will be considered.


Please Note : All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated in your application package. Upon review, if it is determined that your work history, competencies/KSAs (knowledge, skills, and abilities), and/or supporting documents do not support your answer choices, you may be rated ineligible, not qualified or your score may be modified. Please ensure that your work history provides enough detail to support your answers to the KSAs/competencies.   Errors and/or omissions may affect your rating. 

1. Ability to do the work of a Laborer (Motor Vehicle Operating) without more than normal supervision (Screen-Out Element)

2. Dexterity and Safety.
3. The ability to use and maintain tools and equipment.

4. Work practices (keeping things neat, clean, and in order).

5.  The ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc (other than blueprints)


Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. Candidates will be ranked into 3 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 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 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.


VETERANS PREFERENCE: Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference are ranked in their appropriate categories without points but receive selection priority over non-veterans within their category.   In addition, qualified preference eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of at least ten percent (CP/CPS) are moved to the highest (Best Qualified) category (except for scientific and professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher).   In order to receive preference appropriate documentation to verify eligibility (i.e. DD-214, SF-15, VA Letter, etc.) must be provided with the application.  


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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, November 05, 2014 to receive consideration.

§ To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

§ Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

§ It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

§ To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, , select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

1.      To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page    and provide the required information. The vacancy ID is        1005215.

2.      Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on    Wednesday, November 05, 2014 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:


2.      Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items

3.      Fax all six pages of 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.


Do not send copies of documents unless specifically requested.  Do not send photograhps.  Application materials cannot be accepted by mail or email sent to the hr office.  If you do send them directly to the HR office by mail or email, you will not receive consideration.


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:
   ·Cover Letter
   ·Other Veterans Document


Veterans Documentation:   

  • If you are claiming a 5-point preference (TP) you must submit a copy of your DD-214, which includes character of service, or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service, which includes service dates, nature of separation and character of service. You can access to your DD-214 here .
  • If you are claiming a 10-point preference (CP/CPS/XP) you must submit the SF-15 and the documentation required by that form substantiating your claim. SF-15 Application for 10-point Preference can be obtained here .  NOTE : You will not receive veterans preference for this announcement if you fail to provide any of the documents mentioned above.   

ICTAP/CTAP Applicants

Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the 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. CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if he/she meets all qualification requirements for the position and is rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. Applicants must provide proof of program eligibility in order to receive consideration under CTAP/ICTAP (i.e., agency notice of separation, most recent performance rating, SF-50 reflecting current position, grade level, and duty station). Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible.   


National Park Service
Phone: (267)528-3190
Agency Information:
National Park Service
Northeast Region
200 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA


Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  An evaluation of your complete application will be made and you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. View Occupational Questionnaire


For additional information regarding this announcement or how to apply, please contact the HR Office at the number or email provided aboveIf you have specific questions pertaining to the position being advertised, please contact Jennifer Mcmenamin at or 610-783-1023Email is the preferred method of inquiry as it provides the fastest response time.  When inquiring by email please include the job announcement number (GETT-13-107DEU) in the subject line. 


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