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Job Title:  Maintenance Worker Leader
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  National Park Service
Hiring Organization:  Big Thicket National Preserve
Job Announcement Number:  IMSF-14-28 ml

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$23.79 to $27.75 / Per Hour
Friday, January 31, 2014 to Friday, February 07, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Kountze, TX View Map
United States Citizens
Not Applicable


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. For more information about the National Park Service, click National Park Service.

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Open to all qualified U.S. citizens. You do not have to be a current or former government employee to be considered for this position.

This is a Permanent full-time position.

The positions are located at the National Park Service, Big Thicket National Preserve, Texas. This national preserve protects the incredible diversity of life found where multiple habitats converge in southeast Texas. Hiking trails and waterways meander through nine different ecosystems, from longleaf pine forests to cypress-lined bayous. It is a place of discovery, a place to wander and explore, a place to marvel at the richness of nature. 

This position is a working leader assigned the responsibility for building and utility maintenance work while providing daily direction to subordinates to accomplish trades and labor work on a regular and recurring part of the job and exercised on a substantially full time and continuing basis. Incumbent is responsible for operations and maintenance of eight Wastewater Systems and five Water Systems within the Preserve.


  • Occasional Travel
  • Must be able to obtain and possess a Government credit card.


  • No


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
  • Must possess a current valid state drivers license.
  • Selective Service Registration status.
  • Must possess a current State Wastewater Treatment License.
  • Must possess a current State Water Treatment License.
  • Drug Testing Designated position.


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Incumbent serves as a Maintenance Worker Leader over the Facility Maintenance Division with the responsibility for planning, coordinating, and directing maintenance operations.

  • Plans the use of workers, equipment facilities, materials, and tools on a day-to-day or project-to project basis.
  • Adheres to work priorities, project schedules, resources and detailed work plans established by higher level supervisors.
  • Track and report progress on work assignments and request authority to adjust worker assignments and to use overtime, equipment, and materials to meet schedules.
  • Recommend changes to schedules, priorities, and work sequences as necessary and make minor deviations in procedures or redirect resources to overcome problems such as equipment failure, material delays, or unplanned absences.
  • Trains and instructs subordinates in the use, care, storage and maintenance of supplies, materials and equipment.
  • Actively pursues preventive maintenance, inspect completed work for quality and work order requirements.
  • Assure safety and housekeeping practices are observed. Maintain work reports and records.
  • Maintains accountability for Wastewater Treatment Operations and Water Treatment Plant Operations.  

Physical Demands: Works from ladders, scaffolds and platforms where surfaces to be coated, or the parts of systems worked on are hard to reach that require incumbent to stand, stoop; bend; kneel, climb and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions.  Frequently lifts, carries and sets up parts and equipment that weigh up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment: the work is done inside and outside where dirt, spray, and fumes are present. Also required to work in extreme weather conditions and/or wear protective equipment and clothing that are sometimes heavy and uncomfortable. Frequently exposed to the potential risk or broken bones, shock, burns, cuts and bruises.

Area/Housing Information: The duty station of this position is Village Mills, Texas (near Kountze, Texas) located about 35 miles north of Beaumont, Texas.  Kountze is a small town with some amenities, however, the city of Beaumont lies in the southeast corner of Texas, along interstate 10, about 80 miles east of Houston. With a current population of 115,570, Beaumont is the most populated city in the Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Hardin, Jefferson and Orange counties. Beaumont has a semi-tropical climate which draws residents and visitors year-round for birding, fishing, hunting, boating, swimming, camping, and other outdoor recreation. To view information about hotels and motels in Beaumont and surrounding areas please go to

For additional job and/or duty location information, please call Edward Comeau at (409) 951-6702.


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All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement, Friday, February 07, 2014. Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors.

QUALIFICATIONS: To be eligible for this position, you must possess the qualifying specialized experience and/or education as well as selective factors as described in the occupational/assessment questionnaire and as outlined below. Applicants must be physically fit as required in Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Handbook X-118C, available for review on OPM's website at, and must possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the elements listed in Section 25 of the Online Occupational Questionnaire to perform the duties of the position at the level for which they are applying. A specific length of time and experience is not required; however you must be able to demonstrate the rough experience shown in your written application, that you possess sufficient knowledge, skill and ability to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision. Examples of experience for this position include: Specialized experience that demonstrates the ability to perform Water Treatment and Wastewater Treatment directly related to activities affecting public health and safety which are given the highest priority. Specialized experience includes a variety of trade practices associated with occupations including Carpentry, Masonry, Plumbing, Electrical, Roofing, Painting and Engineering Equipment Operations.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. You must meet level 2 on the screen out factor/element and an average of level 2 on all factors/elements in the occupational assessment questionnaire. Must possess a valid state drivers license to pick up and transport supplies and materials to and from work sites.



1. National Park Service (NPS) uniformed position. Employee will be required to wear a uniform and comply with NPS uniform standards. A uniform allowance will be provided to defray the cost of the uniform.

2.  Applicants must possess a valid state driver's license. This position requires that you operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties. A valid State driver's license is required. As a condition of employment, you will be required to submit a completed GSA Form 3607, Motor Vehicle Operator's License and Driving Record. You must also submit (within a State sealed envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that discloses all valid driver's licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you. If you are tentatively selected for employment in this position, you will be required to complete GSA Form 3607 and submit the above State issued documents. Your employment, after your tentative selection, will be contingent upon receipt of these documents in a timely manner and that those documents establish, to the satisfaction of the selecting official, that you possess a valid driver's license.

3. If you are selected for Federal employment, you will be required to fill out a Declaration of Federal Employment, OF-306, prior to being appointed to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. Failing to answer all questions truthfully and completely or providing false statements on your application may be grounds for not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work. Also, you may be punished by fine or imprisonment (U.S. Code, Title 18, section 1001).

4. This position requires the incumbent to possess or be able to obtain and possess a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL).

5. This is a Drug Testing Designated Position.

6. Position may require weekend, holiday or evening work as needed.


We will review your application package, including the online assessment questionnaire, to ensure you meet the job requirements and assess your ability to perform this job. Your ratings are subject to change if discrepancies exist between your responses and your supporting documents.

All applicants will be rated on the following Skills or Competencies:

  • Ability to do the work of a Maintenance Worker Leader without more than normal supervision (Screen out).
  • Ability to interpret instructions and specifications.
  • Knowledge of materials such as painting products, carpentry, masonry, plumbing, electrical, equipment maintenance, janitorial and other trades.
  • Ability to safety use and maintain tools, equipment and measuring instruments.  

If you meet the qualification requirements based on your online application and are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for further review.

You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies".

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.

Order of Consideration: Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications required by the position will be considered in the following order: (1) best qualified applicants entitled to 10-point veterans' preference who have a compensable service-connected disability of 10 percent or more (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or above or if they fail to meet positive education requirements, training, selective placement factor, etc.), best qualified applicants entitled to 10-point or 5-point veterans' preference, and then all other best qualified applicants, (2) well qualified applicants entitled to 10-point or 5-point veterans' preference and then all other well qualified applicants, (3) qualified applicants entitled to 10-point or 5-point veterans' preference and then all other qualified applicants.


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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. Such as: Flexible Spending Accounts Health Insurance LeaveLife Insurance Long Term Care Insurance Retirement Program, Department of the Interior must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of net pay within 30 days of entrance on duty. NOTE: Retirement contributions into the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) have changed for National Park Service employees who will be hired after January 1, 2013. New full-time employees will have to pay higher employee contributions, an increase of 2.3 percent of salary. New FERS employees will contribute 3.1% into the FERS pension fund and new Law Enforcement and Fire Fighters will contribute 3.6% into the FERS pension fund. To read more about the law, go to


1. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.
2. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses are not authorized under the Federal Travel Regulation for this position.
3. Number of Vacancies: One vacancy. This announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies if necessary.
4. All qualifications and any other requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
NOTE: Applicants must submit their application packages electronically or by fax. Applications/resumes and supporting documentation sent by mail (including email) WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.


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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 (Eastern Standard Time) on Friday, February 07, 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 1038923.

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 Friday, February 07, 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:

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

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

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.


Resume -- We encourage you to use the USAJobs online resume builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume. If you choose to use your own resume make sure it lists all of the required information needed (including hours per week worked and month and year of employment)
Transcripts -- if qualifications are based on education
Qualifications -- example, typically used for licenses or other documents that attest to the qualifications of the applicant.
Veterans Preference Documentation -- Legible copy of DD-214 that shows honorable discharge, VA letter dated 1991 or later, SF-15 plus proof required by that form, if applicable. You must submit the required documentation to verify/confirm your claim, or you will NOT be given veteran's preference. Additional veteran's information is found at
Response to Assessment Questionnaire
-- any supporting document that does not already have its own type listed. 
CTAP/ICTAP -- If you are an eligible Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 93 or above on the rating criteria. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456. For additional information go to

Must provide a copy of your current Water Treatment License and a copy of your Wastewater Treatment State license. 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 VIN 1038923 so that the fax is processed properly and promptly.

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


Intermountain Region Santa Fe
Phone: (505)988-6076
Fax: (478)757-3144
Agency Information:
Intermountain Region Santa Fe
Human Resources Office
Apply Online or by FAX only
Please call with questions
Thank You, NM
00000 Fax: (478)757-3144


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made 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.


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