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Job Title:Student Trainee (Laborer)

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:National Park Service

Job Announcement Number:1140849

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$15.49 to $18.08 / Per Hour


Friday, June 13, 2014 to Monday, July 7, 2014




Full Time - Internships


2 vacancies in the following location:
Colter Bay, WY View Map


Current students eligible for the Pathways Internship Program


Not Applicable




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WHO WILL BE CONSIDERED:  Current students eligible for the Pathways Internship Program.

The Northern Rockies Servicing Human Resources Office (NR SHRO) is currently seeking applicants to fill Student Trainee (Laborer) positions at Grand Teton National Park.  This is a Career Intern appointment within the Excepted service.  Employee may work a full-time or a part-time work schedule during the summer and may be placed in non-pay status while attending school. 

The purpose of the Pathways Internship Program is to provide interns with exposure to public service, enhance educational experience, and support educational goals.  The program is formally structured to give interns the opportunity to work in positions related to their academic or career goals.

Under the Pathways Internship Program, interns may be converted to a permanent or term appointment without further competition upon completion of the program requirements. The conversion is not guaranteed and is based on the needs of the agency.

For more information on the Pathways Program, please visit:  Pathways

These are subject-to-furlough positions. These positions do not provide employment on a year-round basis. Employees will work a minimum of 26 weeks but generally not more than 48 weeks per service year. Actual work schedule and periods of furlough or non-pay time is contingent upon funding and operational needs.


  • Not Required


  • Yes
  • May be authorized


  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
  • You must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a degree seeking student
  • Will wear the National Park Service uniform.
  • Must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher and course load must be at least half time
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with the Selective Service.


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Selected applicants will work within the Division of Facility Management within Grand Teton National Park in Colter Bay, WY.  Duties of the position include the following: digging ditches and trenches; breaking up pavement, soil, or concrete; mixing and pouring concrete, asphalt, and hot mix; road patching; cleaning restrooms and pit toilets; working on trails (sometimes in steep terrain); picking up trash and emptying garbage cans; mowing grass and cutting weeds; painting; basic carpentry; and other duties requiring similar judgment and comparable physical effort.  During the winter months the incumbent will perform snow removal operations using shovels, scoops, and snow blowers, including snow removal from roofs requiring the use of fall protection equipment. Overtime, holiday, weekend, and shift-work may be required.

Physical Demands

The work performed requires the exertion of moderate to very heavy physical effort. The work involves lifting and moving objects over 50 pounds, and in some cases, carrying 80-100 pounds with assistance.

Working Conditions

Work may be performed indoors and/or outdoors.  Outdoor work may be performed in adverse weather conditions such as snow, rain, hail, and strong winds.  Work may also expose incumbent to traffic hazards; exposure to chemical and mechanical hazards; and noisy, dusty conditions.


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What are the eligibility requirements?


In order to be eligible for an appointment under the Pathways Internship Program:


You must be a student accepted for enrollment in a degree or certificate program on a full- or half-time basis as defined by the institution (certificate program means post-secondary education, in a qualifying educational institution, equivalent to at least one academic year of full-time study that is part of an accredited college-level technical, trade, vocational or business school curriculum); and


Enrollment is with a qualifying educational institution such as high school or state-approved home school; accredited technical or vocational school; a 2 or 4 year college or university; a graduate or professional school (i.e., law or medical school); or a post-secondary home school curriculum; and


You must be in good academic standing according to your institution, with a G.P.A. of at least 2.0 or higher.


You must continue to meet these eligibility requirements throughout the duration of your Pathways Internship Program appointment.


Verification of Enrollment: Your application must include transcripts and a letter from your educational institution that confirms the following: the degree/diploma program in which you are enrolled; that you are enrolled at least on a half-time basis; and your anticipated graduation date.  If your transcripts address everything requested in the letter from your institution, that will suffice.  If you have been accepted for enrollment but have not yet taken any courses, a copy of your acceptance letter must be provided.


Transcripts do not need to be official but if you are selected for this position you will then need to provide official transcripts before your enter on duty.

To be eligible for this position, you must  possess the qualifying specialized experience and/or education as well as any selective factors or screen-out elements as described in the occupational questionnaire and as outlined below.  All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement, Monday, July 07, 2014.  Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors.  

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. A specific length of time and experience is not required; however you must be able to demonstrate the rough experience shown in your written application, that you possess sufficient knowledge, skill and ability to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision. Examples of experience for this position include: Experience in performing work from heights, heavy labor, minor building maintenance, operating light trucks and basic janitorial services. Applicants must possess experience in all of these duties to be eligible. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.


1. You may be required to serve a trial period.

2. Appointment is subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.

3. National Park Service (NPS) uniformed position. Employee will be required to wear a uniform and comply with NPS uniform standards. A uniform allowance will be provided to defray the cost of the uniform.

4. Applicants must possess a valid state driver's license. This position requires that you operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties. A valid State driver's license is required. As a condition of employment, you will be required to submit a completed GSA Form 3607, Motor Vehicle Operator's License and Driving Record. You must also 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. If you are tentatively selected for employment in this position, you will be required to complete GSA Form 3607 and submit the above State issued documents. Your employment, after your tentative selection, will be contingent upon receipt of these documents in a timely manner and that those documents establish, to the satisfaction of the selecting official, that you possess a valid driver's license.


Once you complete and submit your application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the minimum requirements for the job.  Qualified students will be referred to the selecting official in unranked order by veteran preference: (1) preference eligibles having a compensable, service connected disability of 10 percent or more; (2) all other candidates eligible for 10-point veteran preference; (3) candidates eligible for 5-point veteran preference; and (4) candidates not eligible for veteran preference.

  • Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision (screen-out).
  • Ability to handle weights and loads.
  • Work practices.
  • Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc.
  • Dexterity and safety.
  • Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment.

Please Note: If it is determined that your resume/application materials do not support your answer to the occupational questionnaire, you will not be found not qualified for this position.


Veterans must submit the required documentation to verify/confirm eligibility for preference (see “How to Apply” section), otherwise, no veteran's preference will be granted. Additional veteran's information is found at


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To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit benefits.


1. This recruitment may be used to fill additional, identical vacancies within the park.

2. If selected, you will be required to sign a Pathways Participant Agreement and provide an official transcript at the end of each academic term.

3. Promotion Potential: This position has no known promotion potential.

4. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses may be paid if the person selected for the position is from outside the local commuting area and is otherwise eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses under the current Federal Travel Regulations; however, there will be no guaranteed home sale.

AREA INFORMATION: Located in northwestern Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway preserves a spectacular landscape rich with majestic mountains, pristine lakes, and extraordinary wildlife. The abrupt vertical rise of the jagged Teton Range contrasts with the sage-covered valley, creating world-renowned scenery that attracts visitors from all over the world.

This position is being filled in North District of the park in Colter Bay, approximately 30 miles from Park headquarters which is located in Moose, Wyoming.  Additional vacancies in Moose or Colter Bay may be filled if the need arises. Jackson (12 miles from Moose, 45 miles from Colter Bay) is a small, outdoor recreation focused, thriving community of 10,000 year round residents. The town caters to four million tourists every summer, has an excellent hospital and medical community, a well respected public school system, private schools, multiple grocery stores, excellent restaurants, and seasonal music and art festivals. Outdoor activities are available year round and include easy access to three ski resorts (Snow King Resort, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, and Grand Targhee), back-country and Nordic skiing, snowmobiling, hiking, camping, backpacking, horseback riding, boating, rafting, kayaking, hunting, cycling, mountain biking, and world class fly fishing, climbing, and mountaineering. The climate can be as extreme as the activities that are available. Winter temperatures range between lows of 20 degrees below zero to highs of 30 degrees. Summer temperatures are comfortable, with highs between 65 - 80 degrees.

A daycare center is located in Moose and an elementary school is located in Kelly (14 miles from Moose) and Moran (11 miles from Colter Bay).  Children attend Junior and Senior High Schools in Jackson with bus service provided.

Government housing may be available.


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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, July 07, 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 (see required documents section) 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 must print the following cover page and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is YL 1140849.

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, July 07, 2014 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit your entire application 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 6 pages of the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents (see required documents section) to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process. Also, faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed. The following will prevent your documents from being processed: 


  • *Not using the special cover page listed in the How to Apply section
  • *Missing, incomplete, or invalid Vacancy Identification Number
  • *Missing or incomplete Social Security Number or name


To be eligible for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes:

1.     A Resume - Applicants may use the USAJobs online resume builder to create a resume.  Please preview your resume to ensure all required information is included.  All resumes must include month/year of employment to include number of hours worked per week.  Also must include current contact information of current and/or former employer/s.  If you choose to use your own resume, you must ensure that all of the information requested on the USAJobs resume builder is reflected in it. If you previously used USAJobs resume builder, please review your resume prior to submitting it, as changes may have been made inadvertently during the transition to USAJobs 3.0.

2.     A complete Occupational Questionnaire.

3.     All applicants MUST submit a copy of their college transcripts (official or unofficial) with their application.  Official transcripts will be required at time of selection.  If you have not attended college, you MUST submit a copy of your acceptance letter.

4.     Verification of Enrollment - A letter from your educational institution that confirms the following: The degree/diploma program in which you are enrolled; that you are enrolled on at least a half-time basis; and your anticipated graduation date. 

5.     For Veterans:  DD-214 which shows the character of discharge.

6.     For Disabled Veterans:  DD-214 which shows the character of discharge, SF-15 plus proof required by that form, and appropriate Veterans' Affairs letter issued 1991 or later. 

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, July 07, 2014

Do not send copies of documents unless specifically requested.


DO NOT SEND PHOTOGRAPHS.  Any resumes with these attachments cannot be forwarded to the hiring official.

Applicants must submit their application packages electronically or by fax. Applications/resumes and supporting documentation sent by mail (including email) WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  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.

TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES: If you receive an email stating that there was a technical problem uploading your documents, you should fax the applicable documentation to OPM at 478-757-3144. Be sure to use the fax cover sheet that is linked in the vacancy announcement. Include the appropriate Office Code (YL) and VIN (six digit code) so that the fax is processed properly and promptly. For further questions regarding applying online or by fax, please visit USAJobs Help.


Shawn Lipinski
Phone: (307)739-3608
Agency Information:
Northern Rockies SHRO
Human Resources Office
Do Not Mail Applications
Apply On-line or by Fax
Yellowstone NP, WY


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of whether and how you were referred on. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted by the selecting official.


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