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Job Title:  Maintenance Worker WG-4749-05
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:  MWW-DE-14-063 (1079322)

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$16.03 to $18.69 / Per Hour
Friday, March 28, 2014 to Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Medora, ND View Map
United States Citizens
Not Applicable


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This a Permanent Full Time Seasonal Position Subject to Furlough (STF) located at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Medora, North Dakota.  The selectee will perform duties related to janitorial, grounds-keeping, buildings, and roads and trails maintenance.  You will be guaranteed at least 26 weeks of employment each year, with the remainder subject to non-work, non-pay time.  However, you may be authorized to work up to 48 weeks each year, depending upon workload and funding.  During periods of employment, the tour of duty is 40 hours per week.  Evening, Weekend, and Holiday work is also required.

Review the complete job announcement to assure you have submitted all requested documentation.  Failure to submit ALL application materials may result in a low or ineligible rating.

NUMBER OF VACANCIES:  One position will be filled from this job opportunity announcement.

Anticipated entry on duty date: June, 2014.


  • Occasional Travel
  • May be required


  • No


  • US citizenship required
  • Appt contingent upon a background investigation and favorable adjudication
  • A valid state driver's license is required
  • Required to wear a NPS uniform and comply with uniform standards
  • Government housing will not be available
  • Must be able to work evenings, weekends and holidays


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This position is located in the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The selectee performs duties related to janitorial, grounds-keeping, buildings, and roads and trails maintenance. Performs janitorial work in all buildings located within the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Operates sweepers, vacuums, floor polishers, carpet extractors and other mechanical and hand operated janitorial equipment. Performs a variety of minor building maintenance work such as preparing and painting of interior and exterior surfaces, plumbing, electrical, and carpentry repairs. Operates riding and push-type mowers, weed trimmers, chain saws, ATV's and motor vehicles. Performs a variety of grounds maintenance duties such as reseeding, mowing, fertilizing and watering lawns, trimming trees and hedges and general structural maintenance. Performs trail maintenance on walkways, paved and unpaved trails; and assists higher graded employees on building maintenance and road repair projects.  The work is performed both indoors and outdoors, often under adverse weather conditions. Work requires frequent bending, stooping, walking, standing and working in cramped positions and may involve some climbing. Work requires lifting and moving heavy items. Completes daily work accomplishment reports.

AREA INFORMATION:  Theodore Roosevelt National Park is located in the badlands of western North Dakota, and includes the Theodore Roosevelt Wilderness Area. The park consists of three separate units: South Unit, Elkhorn Ranch Unit, and North Unit. The colorful Little Missouri River badlands provide a scenic backdrop to Theodore Roosevelt National Park, which is home to a variety of plants and abundant wildlife, including bison, elk, wild horses, long horn steers, and bighorn sheep.

This position is based at the South Unit park headquarters in Medora, ND (population 100), located on I-94, 26 miles from the Montana line. Medora is a mostly seasonal town with a wider variety of services available from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  During the rest of the year, services are limited but include a U.S. Post Office, bank, restaurant, convenience store/gas station, and a few shops. The nearest medical facilities are located in Dickinson, ND, along 1-94, approximately 35 miles east of Medora.

Summers are warm and sunny with temperatures occasionally reaching 100 degrees F. Afternoon thunderstorms are common. Winters are invigorating, with temperatures sometimes reaching -35 degrees F. Skies are usually sunny. Snow is sporadic in the relatively dry climate, but heavy snow and blizzards are possible. For more information about the park go to For information about Dickinson, ND, go to and/or, and for information about Medora, ND, go to



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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

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.



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


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The federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at



If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 member 4 copy.  If claiming 10 point preference, submit an SF-15 and required documents as specified on the SF-15.  The SF-15 can be obtained by clicking this link  Applications lacking a DD-214 and/or associated SF-15 documentation will not receive veteran's preference.
If you are an eligible Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85
or above on the rating criteria for this position.  To receive preference you must submit proof of eligibility.  For information on how to apply as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible see

This position requires that you operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties.   Prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year thereafter (or more frequently if management determines such need exists), you will be required to sign an affidavit certifying to your possession of a valid State issued driver's license that is current and has not been revoked, suspended, canceled, or otherwise disqualified in any way to prohibit your operation of a motor vehicle.   You will also submit a photocopy of your valid State issued driver's license prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year or more frequently if management determines such need exists.   Lastly, you may be required to 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.

Please indicate in your application whether you possess a valid State driver's license.  

All federal employees are required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments made by direct deposit.

Male applicants born after 12-31-1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see

Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee, unless otherwise eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses under the Federal Travel Regulations (i.e., current career/career-conditional federal employee)

Additional vacancies for the same position title, series, and grade may be filled from this announcement.


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NOTE: Applicants must submit their application packages electronically or by fax. Applications/resumes and supporting documentation sent by mail (including email) WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

Applicants are advised that a variety of public facilities such as schools, public libraries, state employment offices and regional job centers provide access to computers at no charge.  Help may also be available to targeted groups through a variety of public assistance agencies.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes all the following parts:
1. Resume/Application
2. Complete Occupational Questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

3. Other Supporting Documents (See Required Documents Section Below)

1. To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete a resume, and complete the occupational questionnaire. 
2. You must click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process to submit your application package.
3. It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date (Wednesday, April 16, 2014).

4. 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.

5. 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.

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):

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page: and provide the required information. The Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) is 1079322.

2. 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, April 16, 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:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.

2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items

3. 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.


NOTE:  It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed are received, legible, and accurate.

For Résumé and Application Tips visit:

DO NOT SEND PHOTOGRAPHS.  Any resume or documents with photographs cannot be forwarded to the hiring official.


Resumes should include personal information, education, work experience (including dates of employment-month and year, and hours worked per week), and other qualifications pertinent to the position.  Applications lacking required information may be considered ineligible.

The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

  • Resume - Showing detailed relevant experience. Your experience must verify the answers given on the assessment questionnaire. YOU MUST USE YOUR FULL LEGAL NAME (Do not use nicknames or shortened names).
  • Qualifications (assessment questionnaire)
  • SF-50:  showing current grade and tenure, if applicable. (Awards SF50 will not be considered as proof of status.)
  • Veterans Preference Documentation (DD-214 (Member 4 copy), VA Letter, SF-15, etc.) see veterans preference under the other information section.
  • CTAP/ICTAP Documents, if applicable.
  • Selective factors, if applicable.


Phone: (605)745-3620
Agency Information:
Midwest West SHRO
National Park Service
please email or call with questions
Thank You, SD


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your score, you may/or may not be referred to the hiring official. You will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you may be contacted directly. You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed.

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