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Job Title:Engineering Equipment Operator

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:National Park Service

Job Announcement Number:KLBA-14-1071178-DE-tc

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$21.65 to $25.25 / Per Hour


Wednesday, March 12, 2014 to Wednesday, March 26, 2014




Full Time - Temporary NTE 1039 hours


Few vacancies in the following location:
Crescent City, CA View Map


United States Citizens


Not Applicable




About the Agency

TEMPORARY POSITION: This recruitment will be used to fill temporary appointments.  These appointments are not to exceed 1039 hours in a twelve month period, although positions may be terminated sooner or extended depending on management needs.  If you are hired from a competitive certificate for a temporary position, you may be eligible for non-competitive appointment to the same position (or another position with the same duties and grade within the same park/office) in following years.

This position is located within the Maintenance Division, Roads Branch, at Redwood National and State Parks and is stationed in Crescent City, California. The incumbent operates gas and diesel-powered heavy equiment to performs a variety of road maintenance and construction activities.  Equipment used includes, but is not limited to: graders, end loaders, dump trucks and tractor trailer combinations.  Duties include maintaining and brushing roads and road shoulders, maintaining and installing gates and road signs, repairing erosion, and hauling road aggregate materials and equipment.  For more information about the specific duties of this position, please ontact Shaun L. Bessinger, (707)465-7361.

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Applications, resumes and/or documentation sent by mail WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.


  • Not Required


  • No


  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
  • Must possess and maintain Class A Commercial Driver's License.
  • Pre-employment drug testing and subject to random drug/alcohol testing.
  • Incumbent of this position is required to wear NPS uniform.
  • Work is performed outdoors, often under adverse weather conditions.


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Operates gas and diesel-powered heavy equiment to perform a variety of road maintenance and construction activities.

Equipment used includes-- graders, end loaders, dump trucks and tractor trailer combinations.

Duties include maintaining and brushing roads and road shoulders, maintaining and installing gates and road signs, repairing erosion, and hauling road aggregate materials and equipment.


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A specific length of time and experience is not required; however you must be able to demonstrate the 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: operating various types of heavy road building and maintenance equipment, working as a motor vehicle operator operating trucks of at least 80,000 gross vehicle weight (GVW) on an occasional basis or 54,000 gross vehicle weight (GVW) trucks on a regular basis, and transported personnel, materials, or equipment.

Applicants must be physically fit and, as required in Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Handbook X-118C, 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.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors.

You must meet level 2 on the screen out factor/element and an average of level 2 on all factors/elements.

NOTE:  It is the responsibility of the applicant to show how he/she satisfies the education and specialized experience requirements for this position.  If you fail to provide information that clearly shows how you meet qualification requirements listed, you may be rated ineligible or not qualified.


You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.
Incumbent must possess and maintain a valid Class A Commercial Driver's License.
This is a Testing-Designated Position.  Incumbent will be required to submit to pre-employment drug testing and random drug/alcohol testing during employment.
You will be required to complete a 'Declaration of Federal Employment' (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine your suitability for federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. 
A background security investigation will be required for all new hires.  Appointment will be subject to the applicant’s successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.  Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
Work is performed outdoors, often under adverse weather conditions.  Work requires frequent bending, stooping, walking, standing, lifting and working in cramped positions and climbing.  Work requires prolonged standing and walking over a rough and uneven terrain with a backpack and/or tools.  Applicants must be physically able to perform the duties of the position for which they are selected.
You will be required to wear the NPS uniform in compliance with regulations.
This position requires that you operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties. 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.  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.


Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job 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 rating 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. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience 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.
Your rating will be based on both your responses to the Job Assessment Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. The assessment questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs)/competencies that are required to perform the work of this position. Only experience acquired by the closing filing deadline will be considered.
 •Ability to do the work of an Engineering Equipment Operator without more than normal supervision. SCREEN OUT.

 •Possession of a valid Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with tank endorsement and current medical examiner's certificate. SCREEN OUT.
 •Skill in the operation of engineering equipment and heavy motor vehicles.
 •Ability to follow work practices including keeping things neat, clean, and in order.
 •Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, and work orders.
 •Ability to safely operate heavy equipment and motor vehicles.

Please Note: All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated in your application package. Upon review, if it is determined that your work history, KSAs/competencies, and/or supporting documents do not support your answer choices, you may be rated ineligible, not qualified or your score may be modified. Please ensure that your work history provides enough detail to support your answers to the KSAs/competencies. Please make sure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your evaluation.  To preview the questions, click here View Assessment Questions.


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You can review our benefits at:

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.


Veterans - If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a legible copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility showing character of service (Member Copy 4).  If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' preference" plus the proof required by that form.   For more information on veterans preference see

Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Program (I/CTAP) -  For information on how to apply as a CTAP or an ICTAP eligible see  To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced or surplus Federal employees must be rated well-qualified or above on the rating criteria for this position.
Government Housing - There is no government housing available.

Non-competitive appointment - You may apply if you meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible for special appointment such as those authorized for the severely disabled; certain Vietnam era and disabled veterans; returned volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc. Please indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking, if any, on your application and follow all other instructions for applying shown in this announcement. For additional information regarding Schedule A appointment eligibility visit:

No Relocation benefits are allowed for this temporary position.



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The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, March 26, 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 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
   ·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):
To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1071178.
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 Wednesday, March 26, 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:
Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items
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.


Shaun L. Bessinger
Phone: (707)465-7361
Agency Information:
Redwood National Park
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Crescent City, 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.

Instructions for answering the questions in the Occupational Questionnaire: If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.

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