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Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:  W-SHIL-14-44 DE

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$12.04 to $14.02 / Per Hour
Friday, March 21, 2014 to Monday, March 31, 2014
Full Time - Temporary NTE 1039
1 vacancy in the following location:
Shiloh, TN View Map
This announcement is open to all US citizens.
Not Applicable


Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service.  Become a part of our mission to unite our past, our cultures and our special places, to establish important connections to the present and build a rich and lasting legacy for future generations.

Shiloh National Military Park and National Cemetery are located on the west bank of the Tennessee River in Hardin County Tennessee.   The county population stands at 24,000 with roughly a third of the residents residing in and around Savannah, the county seat located 12-road miles northeast of the park.  The second oldest national military park, Shiloh is considered one of the best preserved of the nation's Civil War battlefields.   Located within a pastoral setting of fields and forest, the 4,000-acre park is inhabited by a healthy diversity of native flora and fauna.   The park administers a second detached unit in Corinth, Mississippi,25 miles southwest.   Both Savannah and Corinth provide a full range of community services: public schools, shopping,restaurants, theaters, sports, as well as medical and dental facilities.   The relative cost of living is moderate.   Several colleges are located within a 50-100 mile radius at Jackson, Henderson, and Memphis, Tennessee; Florence, Alabama;and Bonneville, Mississippi.   The lower Tennessee Valley offers abundant recreational opportunities with numerous ways to make use of and enjoy public land.   The summers are warm and humid, with averaged ay temperatures ranging from the middle 80's to low 90's.   The relative short winter, with occasional snow and ice, offers relative few consecutive days where the average temperature remains below freezing.

These are temporary positions not expected to exceed 1039 hours (6 months) in a one year period, however incumbents may be terminated sooner or extended, if the need arises, and may be rehired without further competition if seasonal hours are not exceeded.

Similar positions may be filled through this vacancy should the need arise.

There is NO park housing available.


  • Not Required


  • No


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Pre-employment background investigation
  • Selective Service registration required, if applicable


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Incumbent operates heavy power equipment such as lawnmowers, chain saws and all types of hand tools such as shovels, rakes, and lawn edging equipment to maintain buildings, grounds, roads, trails and commemorative resources.  


Loads and unloads supplies and materials from trucks,trailers, and dollies.   Moves furniture,removes and sets signs, paints picnic tables, signs and commemorative resources such as plaques, monuments, cannons and carriages; trims trees and shrubbery,picks up litter and performs janitorial duties as needed.


Moves heavily loaded wheelbarrows and hand trucks;uses heavy type power mowers including adjusting blades, cleaning and oiling.   Cuts heavy trees with axe or chainsaw; stacks heavy logs, lumber and sacks of cement or performs other duties requiring similar judgment and comparable physical effort.


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All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Although no specific amount of experience, education or training is required, applicants must meet a minimum level of ability in relation to the Major Duties of this position.  Applications should show enough experience to show that the applicant possesses sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties.  More information on qualification standards can be found at



Selectee must successfully complete a pre-employment background security investigation.  Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.  Unsuitable background information will be grounds for withdrawing the offer of employment or termination after you begin work.


All Federal employees are required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments (salary) made by Direct Deposit.


Selectee will be required to wear a uniform in accordance with applicable policies.


Your application will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection Procedures.  Your resume and supporting documentation will be reviewed and compared to your responses in the Occupational Questionnaire.  If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that your resume does not support your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, your rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect the experience or qualifications documented in your resume. 


Qualified applicants will be placed in one of the following categories:


Best Qualified - applicants with related experience that well exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including selective or screen-out factors, and are proficient in most requirements of the job.


Well Qualified - applicants with related experience who meet the minimum qualifications of the job including selective or screen-out factors, and are proficient in some of the requirements of the job.


Qualified - applicants with related experience who meet the minimum qualifications of the job including selective or screen-out factors.


Veterans Preference: Veterans Preference applies to category rating.  Veterans with preference who meet the qualification requirements for this position will be listed above all non-veterans in alphabetical order within each quality category.  In addition, veterans who meet the qualification requirements for this position who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent will be placed at the top of the highest quality category and will be listed above all other applicants.  If supporting veteran documentation is not submitted, veteran preference will not be granted.

For more information on Veterans Preference, please visit:   

The Assessment Questionnaire is based on the following Job Elements which will be used to evaluate applicant qualifications:

Ability to do the work of Laborer without more than normal supervision (Screen-out)

  • Knowledge and skill in the safe operation, control and cleaning of heavy power equipment
  • Ability to properly and safely use a variety of common hand tools and light power tools 
  • Knowledge of custodial/janitorial work practices and the safe and correct use of cleaning chemicals and materials
  • Ability to interpret and follow oral and written instructions  


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Temporary employees earn annual leave and sick leave, and are entitled to be paid for federal holidays that fall within their regularly scheduled tour of duty.


Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid.

Government housing is not available.


PHYSICAL EFFORT: The work requires the exertion of moderate to heavy physical effort, including lifting and moving objects over 50 pounds, and in some cases, carrying 80 to 100 pounds (or more) with assistance.   


WORKING CONDITIONS: The work is performed outside under all kinds of weather conditions. Frequently exposed to weather and temperature extremes, drafts, noise, dust and dirt, and possibility of bruises, muscle strains, cuts and scrapes. Employee is required to follow proper safety procedures and use standard safety equipment.   


Multiple positions may be filled from this job announcement.


If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.




JOB INFORMATION: Vacancy Identification Number, title, grade(s), and location of job you are applying for.

PERSONAL INFORMATION: Full name, mailing address (with zip code) and day and evening phone numbers (with area code); country of citizenship; if ever employed by the Federal Government, show the highest Federal civilian grade held, job series, and dates of employment in grade.

EDUCATION: High school name, city, state and zip code; date of diploma or GED; Colleges or universities attended, city, state and zip code; major field(s) of study; type and year of degree(s) received (if no degree, show total credits earned and indicate whether semester or quarter hours).

WORK EXPERIENCE: Give the following information for your paid and nonpaid work experience related to the job you are applying for: (a) Job title (include series and grade if Federal job); (b) duties and accomplishments; (c) employer’s name and address; (d) supervisor’s name and phone number; (e)  start and end dates of employment (month and year); (f) hours per week; (g) salary.  Indicate if we may contact your current supervisor.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: Job related training courses (title and year); Job-related skills, for example, other languages, computer software/hardware, tools, machinery, typing speed; Job-related certificates and licenses (current only); Job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments, for example, publications, memberships in professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking, and performance awards (give dates but do not send documents unless requested).


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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, March 31, 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.
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 ID is 1079180.

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 Monday, March 31, 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 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.


  • Resume showing your experience related to this position; AND
  • Assessment Questionnaire; AND
  • Veteran documentation (DD-214 showing type or character of discharge, and any other applicable veteran documentation), if claiming Veteran Preference
  • CTAP or ICTAP proof of eligibility, if applicable
DO NOT SEND DOCUMENTS CONTAINING PHOTOGRAPHS.  Documents containing photographs will not be forwarded to the hiring official.


VETERANS PREFERENCE: If you are claiming veterans preference, you MUST submit evidence of eligibility, such as DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty.  Your DD-214 must show the character or type of service or discharge (i.e., honorable, dishonorable, general, etc.).  If you are claiming veterans preference based on a service-connected disability, or as the mother or spouse of a 100 percent disabled veteran, or as the widow, widower, or mother of a deceased veteran, you MUST in addition to the DD-214, submit Standard Form 15, Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, along with the proof requested on the form.  Click here for Standard Form 15  If supporting veteran documentation is not submitted, veterans preference will not be granted. 


Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  Individuals who have special priority selection rights under CTAP/ICTAP must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection.  To be well qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above, not including points for veteran's preference on the rating criteria for this position.  Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof of eligibility.  This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location.  Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible.  For more information see or


If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.


Do NOT mail or hand-deliver applications.  Applications must be submitted online or by fax to fax number 1-478-757-3144.  Mailed or hand-delivered applications will NOT be processed.



Chaunita A. Webb
Phone: (850)934-2611
Fax: (850)934-2646
Agency Information:
Western ASU Servicing HR Office SER
HR Office
2680 Natchez Trace Parkway
Tupelo, MS
38804 Fax: (850)934-2646


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  After Application Packages are evaluated, the most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration.  We expect to make a selection within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement.  You will be notified of the outcome.

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