In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered.
Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to submit a thorough resume that directly relates to this position.
Applicants must meet the requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations (X-118C). Additional qualification information can be found at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c/tabindx.asp.
Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most trade and labor occupations, you must show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which you are applying. Qualification requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the job elements and screen out listed below, a written examination, and a personal interview.
Rating and referral will be based on the following factors:
1. SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT
· This job has a screen-out element which will be used to determine minimum eligibility.
· Applicants who do not meet the screen-out element(s) will be found ineligible.
· The Screen-out Element for this position is: Reliability and dependability
2. Meeting the following JOB ELEMENTS:
· Ability to follow directions in a shop
· Aptitude and interest for learning trade theory and practice
3. Passing a WRITTEN EXAM
· All applicants must take and receive a passing score on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Apprentice Examination
· Exams will be conducted ONLY in Hawaii (on the island of Oahu). Applicants will be responsible for all transportation costs and living expenses while in Hawaii for the examination.
· Testing is tentatively scheduled for early May (2014) at a location on Oahu to be determined.
· Applicants will be notified by email shortly after the closing date of the announcement to schedule a testing date and time; thus it is extremely important that your email address be correct and that you check your email and your automatic filters so that our emails do not go directly into your junk mail.
· There is NO OFFICIAL STUDY GUIDE for this exam.
· This exam is approximately 4 ½ hours in length.
· If you require special test arrangements because of a disability, please contact Mr. Donald Collado @ (808) 471-0244, firstname.lastname@example.org for special accommodations.
4. PERSONAL INTERVIEW
· Those who receive test scores that meet the best qualified criteria will be referred for a panel interview.
· Interviews will be conducted in Hawaii (on the island of Oahu). There will be accommodations made for telephone interviews for those candidates who currently do not reside in Hawaii. However, should you choose to come for a personal interview, you will be responsible for all travel costs and living expenses while in Hawaii for the interview.
· Interviews are tentatively scheduled for late June (2014).
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.
Must be 18 years of age by the start of employment date as Department of Labor Child Labor laws do not allow employment for those under age 18 in hazardous, industrial areas.
Selectees will be required to take a college placement test to determine the appropriate math and English classes as part of the pre-employment process. Further information will be provided to those selected.
A security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal. If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.
May be required to pass a drug test for some positions.
Selectee will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.
Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.
Work is performed indoors, outside, and aboard ships or submarines, and may be under adverse weather conditions. Work conditions may involve, but are not limited to: dust, dirt, vibrations, loud noise, poor ventilation, poor illumination, fumes and unpleasant odors.
Work requires frequent bending, stooping, walking, standing, working in cramped positions, and climbing.
Work requires lifting and moving heavy items.
Work requires exposure to high noise levels.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements.
You will be rated under Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which your experience meets the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for the position and rated as shown below. Additional points are not added for veterans preference; however, preference is still applied. Applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:
Best Qualified- Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for announced position.
Highly Qualified-Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for announced position.
Qualified- Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for announced position.
Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.
If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.
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