All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement Wednesday, April 16, 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 http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c/index.asp.
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, 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 walking on rough, uneven terrain, stooping, bending, and standing for long periods of time, and ability to push, pull, and lift items up to 100 pounds.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed inside and outside. Outside work exposes the employee to adverse weather conditions such as snow, rain, dust, noise, direct sunlight and temperatures ranging from -40 to 110 degrees F. May be 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.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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
- Ability to assist higher graded workers in a variety of building maintenance duties
- Ability to perform a variety of grounds maintenance duties
- Ability to perform custodial duties