In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
Qualifications will be determined under the Job Element Rating System X-118C, Qualifications Standard Handbook. While a specific length of time and experience is not required for most Wage Grade positions, you must show through experience and training that you possess the best qualified level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of this position. Qualification requirements emphasize the quality of experience, not necessarily the length. The responses to the questionnaire and your resume should be in significant detail to provide the person rating your application with a good understanding of your ability to do the job, technical knowledge, work, and training experience, etc. You must have the ability to perform the duties of a Custodial Worker, WG-3566-02
, without more than normal supervision (Screen-out). Applicants who do not meet the Screen-out element will not be given further consideration.
Physical Effort: The incumbent must be able to operate and control floor maintenance machines, move and control heavy equipment and carry, set up and work from ladders. Frequently lift and move objects weighing 40 pounds and occasionally over 50 pounds. Occasionally assigned to operate push type lawn mowers, shovel snow off of walks, and operate grass trimmer. Will be required to work with a large variety of cleaning agents. This job will require bending and lifting and moderate to heavy physical effort when mopping or moving furniture.
Working Conditions: The work is usually performed in offices, common public areas, warehouses, or outdoor facilities. The work involves exposure to strong cleaning solutions, disagreeable odors, and exposure to hot and cold conditions, high noise and vibration levels, an occasionally to harmful biological, chemical, and physical agents. Protective devices such as gloves, goggles, face mask, or respirators and immunizations may be required. The health status of personnel may be monitored periodically using biologic and serologic tests and physical examinations if required.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
The category rating procedure is used to rank and select eligible candidates. Under category rating, applicants who meet basic minimum qualification requirements and job elements established for the position are assessed and ranked by being placed in one of the following categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, and Qualified. Preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category.
You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience, and training you described in your application package, as well as the responses to the Occupational Questionnaire as they relate to the job elements listed below:
- Ability to do the work of a custodial worker without more than normal supervision. (This is the screen-out element. Applicants who are not rated satisfactory on the screen-out element will not be rated on the remaining elements.)
- Ability to handle weights and loads.
- Work practices (includes keeping things neat, clean, and in order).
- Ability to follow oral or equivalent and written directions.
- Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment.
- Dexterity and safety.
We will review your application, including the online Occupational Questionnaire, to ensure you meet the job requirements and assess your ability to perform this job. Before any certificate can be issued to the selecting official, the resume and supporting documents are reviewed by an HR Specialist to ensure that (a) minimum qualification requirements are met and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your answers will be verified against information provided in your online resume and application. Be sure that your resume clearly supports your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position.
Note: If, after reviewing your resume and / or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score can / will be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you.
To view the application form, visit: https://ars.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid=88039387-5237-439f-b2a3-a30a00b4515c