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WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Open to all qualified U.S. citizens. You do not have to be a current or former government employee to be considered for this position.

Position is Temporary NTE 1039 hours.  Appointments made under this announcement are limited to 1039 hours (six months) in a service year and may be terminated at any time. Appointments under this announcement are eligible for rehire and/or extension (when initial appointment is less than 1039 hours) if workload and funding allow.  Individuals selected under this vacancy announcement are eligible for rehire in subsequent service years. 
Number of Vacancies: Two. This announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies if necessary.

Performs simple and routine work involved in the maintenance and repair of grounds, exterior structures, buildings and related utilities, requiring the use of a variety of trade practices associated with occupations such as carpentry, masonry, plumbing, electrical, cement work, painting, and other related trades.


These positions are located at Bandelier National Monument. The primary purpose of the position is to perform recurring duties related to maintenance of buildings, utilities, and grounds and to assist other maintenance workers as a member of a team.  

Performs simple and routine maintenance and repair of grounds, exterior structures, buildings, equipment and related utilities.  Assists higher graded maintenance workers or tradesmen in the performance of their work.  Performs minor carpentry repairs using simple measures and hand tools on such tasks as replacing broken planks on picnic tables; broken windows using precut stock; minor adjustments or replaces hinges, latches and catches.  Performs minor painting using brush and roller according to specific instructions on projects where appearances are not critical such as staining picnic tables and trash barrels.  Performs minor plumbing repairs such as tightening or replacing in-kind fittings and fixtures which do not require custom fitting or solder joints; replaces faucet washers; unplugs drains using a plunger; replaces liquid petroleum gas bottles.  Performs routine maintenance on campground sites and trails using hand tools to re-grade and reset barriers to restore areas to original appearances.  Collects trash.  Operates a light truck to pick up supplies and to transport materials to and from work sites while assisting on project work.  Cleans and services chemical toilets, restrooms, and other campground or visitor facilities.  Makes minor repairs as needed and refers problems to higher graded workers.  Operates a forklift to load and unload supplies and light equipment not requiring special rigging. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Works from ladders, scaffolds and platforms and where surfaces to be coated, or the parts of systems worked on are hard to reach that require incumbent to stand, stoop, bend, kneel, climb and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions.  Frequently lifts, carries and sets up parts and equipment that weigh up to 40 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed inside and outside where dirt, spray, and fumes are present.  Also required to work in inclement weather and/or wear protective equipment and clothing that are sometimes heavy and uncomfortable.

AREA INFORMATION/HOUSING INFORMATION: Bandelier National Monument is comprised of over 32,817 acres, including a designated wilderness area of 23,267 acres and an 800-acre detached archaeological section.  The Monument was created to preserve the numerous archaeological features of a late prehistoric period, which represents the transition of the Pueblo Indians from the prehistoric Ancestral Puebloan to modern traditions.  Annual visitation exceeds 200,000.  The Monument is located 45 miles from Santa Fe, 32 miles from Espanola, and 12 miles from Los Alamos.  Elevation ranges from 5,300 to 10, 199 feet with headquarters located at 6,000 feet.  For more information on Bandelier please see the park website:  Good medical facilities, schools and shopping are available in Los Alamos and White Rock.  Local cost of living is considered high.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No