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Job Title:Maintenance Worker WG-4749-05

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:National Park Service

Job Announcement Number:MWW-DE-14-047 (1048351)

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$16.03 to $18.69 / Per Hour


Friday, February 14, 2014 to Tuesday, February 25, 2014




Full Time - Temporary NTE 1039 Hours


2 vacancies in the following location:
Williston, ND 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 on the National Park Service, click:

This position is temporary seasonal, full time, not-to-exceed 1039 hrs duty stationed at Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site, near Williston, North Dakota.

AREA INFORMATION:  Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site is located 25 miles west of Williston, North Dakota (population 18,532), and 24 miles north of Sidney, Montana (population 6,000).   School grades K-12 are available in both Williston and Sidney. Williston state college, Williston offers both community and bachelor degrees. Housing in the community is very limited due to extensive oil exploration activity in the region.

Review the complete job announcement to assure you have submitted all requested documentation.  Failure to submit ALL application materials may result in a low or ineligible rating.

This announcement is being advertised under delegated examining procedures and is open to all US Citizens. 

NUMBER OF VACANCIES:  Up to two positions will be filled from this job opportunity announcement.

Due to current budgetary limitations and/or workload requirements, this position may be changed to a part-time or intermittent schedule during the period of employment at agency discretion.

Individuals selected under this vacancy announcement are eligible for rehire in subsequent service years

Anticipated entry on duty date: April 2014


  • Not Required


  • No


  • US citizenship required
  • Background investigation and favorable adjudication required
  • A valid state driver's license is required
  • Required to wear a NPS uniform and comply with uniform standards
  • Government housing will may be available
  • Overtime, holiday and weekend work required


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Performs labor and custodial duties including; cleaning offices, public restrooms, and other areas, collecting and transporting garbage, and cleaning floors and carpets. Performs and assists higher graded employees in a variety of tasks related to the upkeep of buildings, utilities, trails, and grounds. Operates riding and small power mowers, gas powered weed eaters, gas powered hand auger, and grounds hand tools such as rakes, pole pruners, hand pruners, and shovels. Operates vehicles (sedans, pickups, and trucks up to one ton capacity) to transport passengers, supplies, or materials. Performs and assists with preparation and painting of various types of surfaces using interior and exterior paints and preservative compounds. Performs and assists higher graded employees in general maintenance and makes repairs to buildings and residences. Performs and assists higher graded employees in minor plumbing repairs and minor electrical work. Performs and assists higher graded employees in maintenance and repairs to items constructed of wood, concrete, metal, timber, stone, and other miscellaneous materials using basic hand and power tools.  Assists with replacing elements to buildings, residences, and equipment such as boards, siding, faucets, and mower blades.  Works indoors and outdoors and may work in adverse weather conditions and on rough or uneven terrain. Handle items which require lifting, pushing and pulling items up to 40 pounds and occasionally as much as 100 pounds. Duties may require working from ladders, scaffold, platforms, and aerial lifts. Employee will work under minimal supervision. *In winter months duties may also include snow shoveling, snow-blowing, snowplowing and snow removal to include sanding both by hand and with mechanical spreader.


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All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement Tuesday, February 25, 2014.  Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors.  Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) handbook for Trades and Labor Occupations (X118C) for the WG-4749 series at

To qualify for this position, you must possess the basic qualifying experience listed below as well as selective factors as described in the occupational/assessment questionnaire.

Applicants must be physically fit and, as required in Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Handbook X-118C, 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.   Qualification requirement emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.

EXPERIENCE: There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate, through your experience shown in your written application, that you possess sufficient knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.  In addition to your application or resume, you MUST submit the Assessment Questionnaire form described further in this announcement in order to be considered for this position.  The qualification (Screen-out) statement is designed to assess the degree to which your experience and/or training meet the qualification requirements.  

Your application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The nature of this position requires climbing on ladders, scaffolds, and platforms and where surfaces to be coated, or the parts of systems worked on are hard to reach that require considerable standing, stooping, bending, and kneeling. It requires working overhead or in stretched, cramped, awkward, tiring, and uncomfortable positions for extended periods of time. Frequently lifts and carries items up to 40 pounds unassisted.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  Work is performed inside and outside. Outside work exposes the employee to inclement weather, which includes, heat, cold, rain, and wind. Work entails frequent exposure to dirt, dust, and fumes may be present. Tasks require the employee to work under structures and on scaffolding, ladders, rooftops, and poles. Worker is subject to cuts, abrasions, and insect bites and wearing protective equipment and clothing that are sometimes heavy and uncomfortable.

WHO MAY APPLY:  This position is open to all qualified US citizens.


A review of the resume and other supporting documentation of the highest scoring applicants will be conducted and compared against the responses to the occupational questionnaire to determine qualifications. Applicants will be rated according to responses to the occupational questionnaire. The score, based on responses to the questionnaire, is a measure of the degree to which an applicant's background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that qualifications and/or experience have been inflated, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating you ineligible, not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.

Category based rating will be used for this vacancy.  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 of your experience, education, training etc. for placement.  This evaluation determines which candidates will be referred to the selecting official for final consideration.

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. 

Minimally 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.

Your resume and supporting documentation will be verified. If you rated yourself higher than what is supported by your application material, your score will be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

VETERANS PREFERENCE: Veteran's preference applies to category rating.  Within each quality category, veteran's preference eligibles are listed first, including CP, CPS, XP, and TP. In addition, veterans who have a 10% or more service-connected disability, (CP or CPS) are placed at the top of the highest quality category. Applicants referred are listed on the selection certificate (veteran's preference eligibles before non-veterans) without scores.

The occupational questionnaire is designed to measure your ability in the following areas needed to successfully perform the duties of this position:

- Ability to do the work of a Maintenance Worker without more than normal supervision – Screen Out

- Knowledge of materials

- Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment

- Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc (other than blueprints)

- Ability to operate safely

- Operate Vehicles and Equipment


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The federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at

Temporary employees are entitled to limited benefits such as sick leave and annual leave.



If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 member 4 copy.  If claiming 10 point preference, submit an SF-15 and required documents as specified on the SF-15.  The SF-15 can be obtained by clicking this link  Applications lacking a DD-214 and/or associated SF-15 documentation will not receive veteran's preference.
If you are an eligible Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position.  To receive preference you must submit proof of eligibility.  For information on how to apply as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible see

You may be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties.  Prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year thereafter (or more frequently if management determines such need exists), you will be required to sign an affidavit certifying to your possession of a valid State issued driver’s license that is current and has not been revoked, suspended, canceled, or otherwise disqualified in any way to prohibit your operation of a motor vehicle.  You will also submit a photocopy of your valid State issued driver’s license prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year or more frequently if management determines such need exists.  Lastly, you may be required to 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.

Please indicate in your application whether you possess a valid State driver’s license  

All federal employees are required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments made by direct deposit.

Male applicants born after 12-31-1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see

Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee, unless otherwise eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses under the Federal Travel Regulations (i.e., current career/career-conditional federal employee)

Additional vacancies for the same position title, series, and grade may be filled from this announcement.

Due to current budgetary limitations and/or workload requirements, this position may be changed to a part-time or intermittent schedule during the period of employment at agency discretion.

Individuals selected under this vacancy announcement are eligible for rehire in subsequent service years.



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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.  The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, February 25, 2014.

Applicants are advised that a variety of public facilities such as schools, public libraries, state employment offices and regional job centers provide access to computers at no charge.  Help may also be available to targeted groups through a variety of public assistance agencies.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes all the following parts:
1. Resume/Application
2. Complete Occupational Questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
3. Other Supporting Documents (See Required Documents Section Below)

1. To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete a resume, and complete the occupational questionnaire. 
2. You must click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process to submit your application package.
3. It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date (Tuesday, February 25, 2014).

4. 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.

5. 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 1048351.

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  Tuesday, February 25, 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.


NOTE:  It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed are received, legible, and accurate.

For Résumé and Application Tips visit:

DO NOT SEND PHOTOGRAPHS.  Any resume or documents with photographs cannot be forwarded to the hiring official.


Resumes should include personal information, education, work experience (including dates of employment-month and year, and hours worked per week), and other qualifications pertinent to the position.  Applications lacking required information may be considered ineligible.

The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

  • Resume - Showing detailed relevant experience. Your experience must verify the answers given on the assessment questionnaire. YOU MUST USE YOUR FULL LEGAL NAME (Do not use nicknames or shortened names).
  • Qualifications (assessment questionnaire)
  • SF-50:  showing current grade and tenure if applicable. (Awards SF50 will not be considered as proof of status.)
  • Veterans Preference Documentation (DD-214 (Member 4 copy), VA Letter, SF-15, etc.) see veterans preference under the other information section.
  • CTAP/ICTAP Documents, if applicable.
  • Selective factors, if applicable.


Phone: (605)745-3620
Agency Information:
Midwest West SHRO
National Park Service
please email or call with questions
Thank You, SD


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your score, you may/or may not be referred to the hiring official. You will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you may be contacted directly. You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed.

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