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Job Title:Laborer

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:National Park Service

Job Announcement Number:PWROPI-14-WAPA-1139020 DE

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$13.06 to $15.22 / Per Hour


Tuesday, June 10, 2014 to Friday, June 13, 2014




Full Time - Temporary NTE 1039 hours


Few vacancies in the following location(s):
Santa Rita, GU View Map
Saipan, Mariana Island, MP View Map


United States Citizens


Q - Nonsensitive




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.

There are two vacancies available at the War in the Pacific National Historical Park (WAPA) on Guam and two vacancies available at American Memorial Park (AMME) in Saipan.   For specific information about the Parks, please see the following links:

War in the Pacific National Historical Park is located on the island of Guam in the western Pacific, approximately 1500 miles south of Tokyo and 3,200 miles west of Hawaii. Guam is approximately 35 miles long and 8 miles wide with a population of 150,000; tourist-based economy. The temperature averages 81 degree F and the climate is tropical with an average rainfall of 89".  The year-round temperature averages 2rc (80°F) and the ocean temperature a pleasant 27.2°C  (81°F) May to November is the rainy season, and you can expect wet, hot, and humid days. Temperatures cool down from November through April, the dry season, and tropical trade winds are common.  The cost of living and housing is to be considered high. All urban amenities are available including shopping, medical, dental, schools, university and other services. 

American Memorial Park is located on the island of Saipan, approximately 3,200 miles west of Hawaii and part of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), a U.S. protectorate. The island is very small (app. 47 square miles) with a population of approximately 65,000. The temperature averages 81 degree F and the climate is tropical with an average rainfall of 89".  The average temperature for Saipan is 81.5° F. It's generally warm and sunny throughout the year, with a pronounced rainy season from July through October. The cost of living and housing is to be considered high. Many urban amenities are available including shopping, medical, dental, schools, university and other services, although limited in options. 


  • Not Required


  • No


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
  • Travel and relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • This is a temporary appointment not to exceed 1039 hours (6 months).
  • There is no government housing provided.


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• Maintain Park facilities using various hand and power operated tools.
• Perform a variety of custodial duties: (clean restrooms, remove trash, etc.)
• Mow lawns, clear brush and/or debris, maintain trails.
• Observe and follow all safety procedures in accordance with Park guidelines. 


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To qualify for this position, you must be physically fit, and have sufficient knowledge of and ability in the following Job-Related Factors:

  1. Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision (SCREEN OUT)
  2. Work Practices (includes keeping things neat, clean and in order)
  3. Ability To Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (other than blueprints)
  4. Ability To Use and Maintain tools and Equipment
  5. Dexterity and Safety


If your knowledge and ability in the SCREEN OUT factor above is not sufficient, you will receive no further consideration. In preparing your application, describe in detail the experience and training which you have had that specifically prepared you for this job and to perform the duties described for this job. Experience should be clearly described and documented in your resume. The qualifications reviewer will not assume performance of such duties by Job Titles alone. Address your knowledge, skills and abilities in the areas shown in the job-related factors.


Physical Demands: The incumbent may lift items up to 50 pounds. There is frequent walking, bending, stooping, and lifting.


Working Conditions: Duties are mostly outdoors working in hot and humid temperatures, working in high places and dusty areas. The incumbent may use various cleaning chemicals, herbicides and paints.

Appointment: This position is a full-time TEMPORARY position not-to-exceed 1,039 hours (roughly 6 months).  This appointment can be terminated at any time prior to the end of the not-to-exceed date and the incumbent may be rehired in the following service year, subject to meeting all other requirements for rehire eligibility. 

Probationary Period: If you are a new employee or supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.

Uniform: You will be required to wear a uniform and comply with the National Park Service uniform standards. A uniform allowance will be provided.

Work Schedule: Holiday and weekend work may be required.  


A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. Although a specific length of time or experience is not required, your resume must demonstrate that you possess the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to successfully perform the Job-Related Factors and the Major Duties listed above, at the level(s) for which you are applying. Emphasis will be placed on the quality of your experience or ability. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions may affect your rating.

Candidates will be rated and ranked using Category Rating procedures. These procedures place candidates with veteran's preference above non-preference eligibles within each category, and veterans with a service-connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category. Under Category Rating, candidates will be rated and ranked into one of three categories:

·        Best Qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and 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 are proficient in most of the requirements of the job

·        Qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job.



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You're making a great choice when you choose a career with the National Park Service. In addition to your take-home pay, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits designed to make your Federal career very rewarding (eligibility varies depending on the tenure of the position you hold). You can find more information HERE and HERE.



If you are a Discharged, Non-Disabled Veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character of discharge (Member 4 copy), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions, as listed on the SF15. If you don’t have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from the National Archives at

If you are a veteran within 120 days of discharge, you must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, 6) dated within 120 days of your separation.

If you are a Disabled Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, or Mother or Spouse of a Disabled or Deceased Veteran, you must submit all additional proof required by the SF15, and if applicable, a completed SF15. If you don’t have your Department of Veterans Affairs letter establishing proof of disability, you may request it at or call 1-800-827-1000.


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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 Friday, June 13, 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.

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. You may fax your documents using the following cover page: Provide the required information, including the Vacancy ID which is 1139020
  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 Friday, June 13, 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.


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

  1. Résumé
  2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
  3. Other Supporting Documents (No Photos Please), if applicable, such as:
    • Veterans Preference Documentation
    • Documentation that you meet the Screen-Out and other Job-Related Factors
    • Documentation for Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Plan consideration if you are a displaced Federal employee within the local commuting area. You must include: 1) Proof you are a displaced Federal employee, e.g., RIF Separation Notice, Notice of Proposed Removal, etc; 2) SF-50s (Notifications of Personnel Action) showing career/conditional tenure competitive status, promotion potential and duty location; and 3) your most recent performance appraisal. To exercise selection priority, displaced or surplus Federal employees must be rated well-qualified or above (90) on the rating criteria for this position.


Brandi Matsumoto
Phone: (808)541-2693x736
Agency Information:
National Park Service
300 Ala Moana Blvd
Room 6-226
Honolulu, HI


Once the Occupational Questionnaire is received you will receive acknowledgement that your submission was successful. If you are among the most qualified candidates and your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly for a possible interview. You will be notified of the status of your Application Package at the time candidates are referred for consideration, and when the selection process is complete.

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