All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private sector or public sector. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
In addition to meeting the qualifying experience specified below, applicants to the Maintenance Worker (Trails) WG-4749-05/07 positions must also possess the following selective factor to be considered for this position: A valid, state-issued driver's license. (Screen-Out)
Candidates must be physically fit and meet the qualification standard for this position found in the Job Qualifications System for Trades and Labor Occupations (Handbook X-118c) located at: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/X-118c/index.asp. A specific length of time and experience is not required. Qualification requirement emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time. You must meet the 2 point level on the screen out factor and an average of level 2 on all factors listed. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to do the work of a:
Maintenance Worker (Trails) WG-4749-05 without more than normal supervision (Screen-out). Examples of qualifying experience include, under normal supervision, completion of at least one season (4 months) of trail and backcountry camp maintenance and construction work on backcountry trails for a professional trail crew (National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, State Conservation Corps, etc.) and lifting at least 50 pounds.
Maintenance Worker (Trails) WG-4749-07 without more than normal supervision (Screen-out). Examples of qualifying experience include all of the following: independently leading a crew performing sub-journey level trade work in masonry or carpentry applicable to trail maintenance and repair (e.g. estimating time and materials and planning logistics); using chainsaws to buck windfall timber over three feet in diameter; using Leave no Trace camping techniques while living in remote areas for at least 8 days with up to 6 people; performing trail work using a variety of hand and power tools; carrying materials up to 100 pounds. Leading a crew in the construction of at least one bridge over 40 feet in length. Hiking up to 15 miles in a day.
The Assessment Questionnaire is designed to measure your ability in the following competencies needed to successfully perform on the job:
- Ability to do the work of a Maintenance Worker (Trails) WG-4749-05 without more than normal supervision (Screen-out Element)
- Ability to do the work of a Maintenance Worker (Trails) WG-4749-07 without more than normal supervision (Screen-out Element)
- Valid state-issued driver's License Status (Screen Out)
- Technical Practices: Perform trail construction work
- Technical Practices: Perform trail maintenance work
- Use and maintain tools, measuring instruments and equipment
- Work Practices: Camp and work safely in remote wilderness areas with a small group of co-workers
- Lead work groups or individuals in a variety of trails-related job tasks (WG-7 only)
Basis for rating: Applicants who meet the qualification requirements specified above for this position will be evaluated, and a score assigned, based upon the responses provided on the job specific questionnaire that is required as part of the application process for this position.
Applicants who meet the qualification requirements based on responses provided in the Applicant Assessment Questionnaire will be placed in one of three categories: 1) Best Qualified - meets the minimum qualification standards and excels in most requirements of the position; 2) Well Qualified - meets the minimum qualification standards and meets most requirements of the position; 3) Qualified - meets the minimum qualification standards and, but does not possess the relevant competencies to a substantive degree. Within these categories, applicants referred to the selecting official that are eligible for Veteran's Preference will receive selection priority over Non-Veterans.
Five registers of eligible candidates may be issued for this announcement:
Maintenance Worker (Trails), WG-4749-05 and WG-4749-07 at Mount Rainier NP
Maintenance Worker (Trails), WG-4749-05 and WG-4749-07 at North Cascades NP
Maintenance Worker (Trails), WG-4749-05 at Olympic NP
You may request consideration at one or more parks by selecting one or more duty locations when completing the Occupational Questionnaire.
VETERANS' PREFERENCE: Veterans' 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 compensable disability (CP or CPS) are placed at the top of the highest quality category. Applicants referred are listed on the selection certificate alphabetically (veteran's preference eligibles before non-veterans) without scores. See the Office of Personnel Management's VetGuide for more information about Veteran's Preference: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/hire/hrp/vetguide/index.aspx
Conditions of Employment
Background Investigation: You will be required to complete a background investigation with favorable adjudication prior to entry on duty.
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.
Drivers License: You must operate a government motor vehicle as part of your official duties. A valid state driver license is required for this position. 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 drivers licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you. Your employment, after 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.
Uniform: Mount Rainier and North Cascades National Parks require that you properly wear a National Park Service uniform. A uniform allowance will be provided to offset some of these costs.
Entry into Canada: You must be able to enter Canada in order to travel to work locations within North Cascades NP. A Passport or Enhanced Drivers License will be required if selected for positions at North Cascades NP, duty location Hozomeen.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the basic qualifications have been met, you will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of this position. The evaluation will be based on information you provide in your on-line resume, your answers to the knowledge, skills, and abilities questions for this announcement, and a review of the application material requested as a part of this announcement. You must provide information about your experience and/or education that supports the answers you give in the questionnaire, and the KSAs required for this position.