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Job Title:Maintenance Worker

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:National Park Service

Job Announcement Number:W-CARI-14-31-DE

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$17.33 to $20.21 / Per Hour


Thursday, February 13, 2014 to Thursday, February 27, 2014




Full Time - Temporary NTE 1039 Hours


1 vacancy in the following location:
Natchez, LA 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.

This is a temporary full-time employment, not-to-exceed 1039 hours.  Appointment may be terminated at any time dependent upon workload and funding.

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


The primary purpose of this position is to perform duties that are necessary for the proper operation, maintenance and repair of all buildings, utilities, equipment and other facilities within the park.

The duty station of this position will be at the Oakland Plantation in Bermuda, Louisiana.


  • Not Required


  • No


  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Background Investigation required.
  • Selective Service Registration, if applicable.
  • Valid State driver's license.


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  • Performs various park maintenance tasks relative to the repair and upkeep of buildings, structures, facilities, roads and grounds.
  • Performs multiple tasks in carpentry, plumbing, painting, electrical, and equipment and road maintenance.
  • Removes trash and debris from roadways and roadsides. Cleans comfort stations, campgrounds, picnic areas, offices, and other public use areas.
  • Performs grounds maintenance utilizing push mowers, weedeaters, riding mowers and all terrain vehicles.  
  • Makes minor repairs to buildings and structures. Prepares surfaces for painting by sanding, buffing, and cleaning. Clears simple stoppages; replaces washers in faucets; cuts or drills previously marked holes and openings in walls or floors. Replaces fuses and light bulbs.
  • Perform minor/routine maintenance while working with/assisting journeyman level employees in completing projects in painting, plumbing, carpentry, electrical and utiliity systems.
  • Operates motor vehicles weighing up to 10,000 GVW while carrying out duties of the position such as transporting debris, equipment, or personnel.


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Although no specific amount of experience, education or training is required, applicants must meet a minimum level of ability in relation to the duties listed in the Major Duties section above.  Applications should show enough experience to show that the applicant possesses sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilties to perform the duties. More information on qualification standards can be found at

All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement.  Thursday, February 27, 2014

Selectee must successfully complete a background security investigation before appointment into this position.

To be eligible for Federal employment, male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service Law.

If you are required to travel you must obtain and use a Government-issued charge card.

Selectee must operate a government vehicle. A valid state driver's license is required.

Selectee will be required, as a condition of employment, to submit a completed GSA Form 3607, Motor Vehicle Operator's License and Driving Record. You must also submit 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. Reference: Human Resources Bulletin 05/04.

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

Selectee will be required to wear a uniform in accordance with applicable policies.

Incumbent will be required to wear a National Park Service (NPS) uniform and comply with the NPS uniform standards.

Work is performed indoors as well as outdoors.  Work in outdoor areas result in exposure to extreme temperatures, rain, wind, humidity, and direct sunlight.

Must be able to work from ladders, platforms, on roofs, under floors and in ditches.  Frequently lifts loads up to 50 pounds.  Position also requires standing for long periods, stooping, bending, kneeling, and climbing.


Once the application process is complete,  a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements.  Candidates will be rated based on an evaluation of the extent and quality of their experience and/or training against the Job Elements identified in the OPM  Handbook X-118C.  Candidates must receive a minimum of two points on the Screen-Out element to be deemed eligible for consideration and an average of two on all factors/job elements.

Applicants meeting the basic eligibility requirements will be rated and ranked based on responses to the Assessment Questionnaire.  Any statement made on the Questionnaire should be fully substantiated on the application or resume.  Qualified candidates will be assigned a score between 70 and 100 plus points for veterans preference (5-10).

Ratings will be based on responses to the occupational questions in this document.  Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. To receive credit, information submitted in your Occupational Questionnaire MUST relate to specific work/experience block in your resume.   Your answers to the occupational questionnaire must be documented in your resume.  Category rating combines the applicant's total qualifying experience and education/training into a single category.  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 three 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.

The Job Specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies (KSAs) required to do the work of this position:

  • Ability to perform maintenance worker duties without more than normal supervision (screen-out).
  • Knowledge of technical practices, tools, and equipment related to basic carpentry work.
  • Knowledge of technical practices, tools, and equipment related to basic roads, trails, fence and sign maintenance and repair.
  • Knowledge of technical practices, tools, and equipment related to basic painting work.
  • Knowledge of technical practices, tools, and equipment related to basic plumbing work.
  • Ability to perform motor vehicle and general equipment operation and maintenance.
  • Ability to perform custodial, janitorial, laborer and general grounds maintenance.

Please note:  If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher on a specific task within the Assessment Questionnaire than is supported by your description of experience in your application or resume, a score will manually be determined that reflects your total experience as it related to the specific task or question.



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You will earn annual vacation leave. More info:

You will earn sick leave. More info:

You will be paid for federal holidays that fall within your regularly scheduled tour of duty. More info:


Government housing is NOT available.

Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will NOT be paid.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Moderate to strenuous effort is required in stooping, bending, working on steep terrain (slopes and trails), working in cramped positions, frequent lifting and carrying of material weighing over 50 pounds, operating power mowers, string trimmers, chain saws, and using hand tools for long periods of time.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Works outside and inside in all types of weather. Work is subject to dirt, grease, grime, falls, cuts and bruises, burns, insect bites and stings, and other injuries and exposure to high temperatures and humidity.

If necessary, multiple positions may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes BOTH of the following:

  1. Your response to the Assessment Questionnaire, and
  2. Your resume or application and any other applicable documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

We highly recommend you apply using Application Manager for convenience and quickest processing.  Track your progress to a Complete Application Package using the My Application Packages checklist and status displays in Application Manager.  Your Application Package status must be Complete by the closing date of this announcement.  Thursday, February 27, 2014

OPTION A: Application Manager

Click the Apply Online button near the bottom of this page. After completing your work in the Resume Builder, you will be led directly to Application Manager (you must log in) which contains the steps necessary to complete your Application Package including the Assessment Questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire. After you have completed the Assessment Questionnaire, you must use the "Submit my Answer" navigation link to submit your questionnaire answers. Your Assessment Querstionnaire is not processed and your resume is not attached until you click the Submit button, even if USAJOBS says it sent your resume. You will recieve a confirmation when your questionnaire is submitted properly.

OPTION B: Submit your Resume/Application, Questionnaire, and Supporting Documents in Hard Copy via Fax

If it is not practical for you to use the Online Qualifications Questionnaire, you can write your answers on OPM Form 1203-FX.  Follow the instructions below:

  1. You can print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline.
  2. Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at: or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850 - after the introduction, press 1 and listen for instructions.
  3. You may submit the Form 1203-FX, resume/application, and any supporting documents by fax.

To submit documents via Fax

To submit application materials by fax, you must use the cover page. The information contained on the cover page should match the information you provided on the Occupational Questionnaire. The Vacancy ID number, 1047154,  your Name, and SSN should be written accurately, neatly, and exactly as it appears on your Occupational Questionnaire. This cover page is used to match your documents with the record you established when you submitted the Occupational Questionnaire. If the information is different, inaccurate or incomplete you may not receive consideration for this position. To print a copy of the "Cover Page" click this link The fax number to submit your documents is: (478) 757-3144


  • Response to Assessment Questionnaire
  • Resume or application of your choice
  • Veteran documentation (if claiming veterans' preference)
  • If applicable, CTAP/ICTAP documentation.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible, see

To be well qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, dieplaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy 4) or other proof of eligibility.  Your DD-214 must show the character or type of service or discharge (i.e., honorable, dishonorable, general, etc.).  If you are claiming 10-oint veterans' preference, in addition to the DD-214, you must attach an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.  If veteran documentation is not submitted, veterans' preference may not be granted.


Human Resources Office
Phone: (662)680-4011
Agency Information:
Cane River Creole National Historical Park
c/o Natchez Trace Parkway
Tupelo, MS


Applicants that are found among the most highly qualified may be referred to the hiring official for consideration and possible interview.  You will be notified of the outcome via email or by mail if no email address was provided by you during your application process.  We expect that a selection may be made within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

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