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Job Title:Masonry Worker, WG-3603-08

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:National Park Service

Job Announcement Number:KLBA-14-1046153-DE-cd

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

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$21.65 to $25.25 / Per Hour


Thursday, February 06, 2014 to Monday, February 17, 2014




Full Time - Temporary NTE 1039 Hours


Few vacancies in the following location:
Whiskeytown, CA View Map


United States Citizens






About the Agency

About the position:  Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is recruiting for experienced Masonry Workers, WG-3603-08 for the Summer 2014 season.  Work is expected to start May, 2014 and last through September, 2014. 

These are temporary-seasonal positions and are not expected to last more than 6 months.  The park currently has FEW vacancies available.  Shared government housing may be available for rent.


This announcement is open to all U.S. citizens - applicants outside the Federal government may apply along with current Federal employees, and reinstatement eligibles.  Qualified veterans who apply will receive Veteran’s Preference in accordance with current law and regulations. 


Area Information:

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is located 10 miles west of Redding, California on State Highway 299. It is the smallest of the three units of Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area, and is managed by the National Park Service, with the Shasta and Trinity Units managed by the U.S. Forest Service. Created as part of the California Central Valley Project, Whiskeytown's beautiful 3,200 acre lake contributes both drinking and irrigation water to northern California, and offers many recreational activities, including swimming from sand-covered beaches, scuba diving, kayaking, water skiing, boating and fishing. Its mountainous landscape offers opportunities for picnicking, hiking, hunting, and horseback riding. Historical remains of the 1850s California Gold Rush era, including the historic Tower House District and the Camden House, are found within the Park's 42,000 acres.

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  • No


  • U.S. citizenship required.
  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
  • No travel or relocation expenses are authorized.
  • Valid state driver's license is required.
  • Work is performed outdoors in all types of weather.


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Employment is expected to begin in May 2014 and last through September 2014 on a full time basis, but could be extended with employment on an intermittent basis.  Duties include but are not limited to the removal/demolition of existing failing wet/dry walls, excavations, and construction of wet/dry masonry walls within Whiskeytown National Recreation area, primarily on the Historic Crystal Creek Water Ditch Trail in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area.  Workers will be under the direct supervision of the park's Roads, Trails, and Lake Operations Supervisor , but will be required, at times, to work without normal supervision.  Worker oversees lower graded employees to assure that proper techniques are applied.  As directed by the supervisor, the incumbent assists in: 1) removing damaged portions of walls or other similar architectural features in preparation for repair or implementation of new wet/dry walls; 2) implementing prescribed preservation treatments (excavating, resetting, wet/dry laying rock, etc.); and 3) recording the location, time, materials, and labor involved in the treatment process.

Incumbent is responsible for selecting the proper tools and materials as instructed and maintains responsibility for keeping all tools and equipment utilized in a clean, serviceable, and safe condition.  Incumbent is required to work in a safe manner for the protection of self and fellow workers, particularly when using mechanical tools and equipment. 

Assignments involve strenuous exertion including hiking, climbing steep slopes to project work site, bending, lifting heavy objects (rocks), stooping, and kneeling.



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OPM Job Qualifications System for Trades and Labor Occupations will be used in determining applicant’s qualifications.  There is no specific length of training or experience required; however, the applicant must be able to demonstrate through experience shown in the resume materials, that they possess the skill level that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of Masonry Worker, WG-3603-08 with little or no supervision.

Applicants must meet qualifications as specified in the Office of Personnel Management Handbook X-118C Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations.  All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.


Background Investigation: If you have not had one, completion of a background investigation with favorable adjudication is required prior to entry on duty.


Probationary Period: A probationary period of one-year shall apply to all new federal employees.


Selective Service: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System or provide proof that they are exempt from Selective Service Law.


Uniform: Incumbent must wear the prescribed National Park Service Uniform.


Driver's License: You may be required to operate a government motor vehicle as part of your official duties. Please indicate in your application whether you possess a valid state driver’s license.



The duties of this position involve fieldwork in remote and/or rugged terrain where climatic conditions are variable and extreme.


Work requires physical exertion such as long periods of standing or working at high altitudes, walking over rough or uneven surfaces, recurring bending, climbing communication towers of various dimensions, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching and recurring lifting of heavy items.



Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the eligibility requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric score you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. Your ratings are subject to change if discrepancies exist between your responses and supporting documents.

Category rating is being used for this position. Category rating combines the applicant's total qualifying experience and education/training into a single category. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire will be used to determine the quality and extent of your experience, education, training, etc.  Once candidate responses have been verified, referral for selection consideration will be made of the best candidates in accordance with Federal hiring regulations and laws, and agency policies.  Candidates will be ranked into 3 categories:

  • Best Qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position.
  • 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.
  • 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 the requirements of the job.

Your rating will be based on both your responses to the Job Specific Assessment Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume.  The Job Specific questions relate to the following knowledges, skills abilities and/or competencies (KSAC’s) required to do the work of this position:


·         Ability to do the work of a Mason without more than normal supervision

·         Ability to perform a variety of masonry work

·         Knowledge of masonry materials

·         Ability to safely use and maintain masonry tools and equipment

·         Ability to perform carpentry work

·         Ability to perform painting work


NOTE: DO NOT respond to the KSAs listed above.  Your application will be evaluated using your resume and responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine if you possess the required KSAs. 


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Salary Range for a WG-08:  $21.65 to $25.25 per hour


NOTE: New Federal employees with no prior paid Federal civilian experience will start at the lowest step of the salary range for the grade for which they qualify.


All Federal employees are required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.

Temporary employees in the Federal Service are eligible to earn annual and sick leave. Depending on the tour of duty, an employee may be paid Sunday, holiday, and shift differential and/or hazard pay. You are also entitled to paid Federal holidays.


This is a temporary appointment not-to-exceed 1039 hours (6 months).  The selectee may be appointed in successive seasons without re-competition.  This appointment may be extended without re-announcement.  


Travel, transportation and relocation expenses will NOT be paid by the Department of Interior.  Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.


Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas.



If you are a Discharged, Non-Disabled Veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character of discharge (Member 4 copy), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions, as listed on the SF15. If you don’t have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from the National Archives at

If you are a veteran within 120 days of discharge, you must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, 6) dated within 120 days of your separation.

If you are a Disabled Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, or Mother or Spouse of a Disabled or Deceased Veteran, you must submit all additional proof required by the SF15, and if applicable, a completed SF15. If you don’t have your Department of Veterans Affairs letter establishing proof of disability, you may request it at or call 1-800-827-1000.

Career Transition Assistance Plan and Interagency (CTAP/ICTAP): Current surplus and current or former displaced Federal individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency 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.  For CTAP and ICTAP, well-qualified means that the applicant is eligible, qualified, and clearly exceeds qualification requirements for the position as demonstrated by either:  (1) meeting selective and quality ranking factor levels as specified by the agency; or (2) being rated above minimally qualified under the agency’s specific rating and ranking process.

Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP.  This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating, and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location.  Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible.





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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 Monday, February 17, 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.


ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY THE CLOSING DATE.  Failure to submit required documents, if applicable, will result in you not being considered.  You will not be contacted for additional information.  If you have questions regarding what is considered appropriate supporting documentation, email

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
   ·Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
   ·Other Veterans Document

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 1046153.
  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 Monday, February 17, 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 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.


Joe Pettegrew
Phone: (530)242-3423
Agency Information:
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
1 Kennedy Memorial Drive
Whiskeytown, CA


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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