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Job Title:  Maintenance Worker
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:  WO-DCNC-14-1175678-DE

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$17.36 to $20.25 / Per Hour
Friday, July 25, 2014 to Thursday, August 7, 2014
Full Time - Seasonal NTE 1039 Hours
2 vacancies in the following location:
Grand Canyon, AZ View Map
United States Citizens
Not Applicable


Who May Apply: Open to all U.S. citizens.

The NPS is one of the most visible and most beloved of all Federal agencies.  We care for and conserve special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.  From the Statue of Liberty to the geysers of Yellowstone, to the vistas of the Grand Canyon and the volcanoes of Hawaii, the National Park Service is part of the fabric of American life.  You can be part of this exciting and important mission.


In support of the NPS mission, Work Force, Relevancy and Inclusion, ensures the NPS has people with the right skills, at the right place and at the right time.  The employees of the National Park Service care for the special places that are the heritage of America.


This work requires a wide range of skills in a variety of disciplines. Learning and Development activities are designed to help employees fulfill our mission through education, performance improvement and knowledge management. Whether it is in traditional classrooms, self-paced computer programs, classes delivered by satellite television or blended models, we are committed to meeting the charge Director Horace M. Albright gave us in his farewell message in 1933, "Do not let the service become just another Government bureau, keep it youthful, vigorous, clean and strong."


The Horace Albright Training Center is currently accepting applications to fill up to two (2) temporary positions in Grand Canyon, Arizona.  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.  Anticipated Entry on Duty: Oct/Nov 2014


  • Not Required


  • No


  • U.S. Citizenship Required.
  • Male applicants born after 12/31/59 require Selective Service Registration.
  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
  • Please read the vacancy in its entirety.
  • Required to wear NPS uniform.


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As a Maintenance Worker you will be responsible for various duties.  You will perform simple and routine maintenance and repairs of grounds, exterior structures, buildings, equipment and related utilities.  Assist higher graded maintenance workers or tradesmen in the performance of their work.  Perform 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.  Perform 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. Perform minor plumbing repairs such as tightening or replacing in-kind fittings and fixtures which do not require custom fitting and solder joints; replaces faucet washers; unplugs drains using a plunger; replaces liquid petroleum gas bottles.  Receives, unloads and processes incoming shipments according to established procedures.  Reports discrepancies and damage to others responsible for such items.   Performs routine maintenance on campground sites and trails using hand tools to re-grade and reset barriers to restore areas to original appearances. Collect 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.  Will also perform other duties as assigned.


Physical Demands: Working 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 unassisted.


Working Conditions:  Exposed to a variety of seasonal weather conditions while working outdoors and/or wearing protective equipment and clothing that are sometimes heavy and uncomfortable. Worker is subject to cuts, abrasions, and insect bites.  Work is performed inside and outside where dirt, spray and fumes are present.


NPS housing may be provided. Per diem will NOT be provided.


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All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement, Thursday, August 07, 2014 .


To qualify for this position, you must meet the demonstrated ability and Job Element requirements for a Maintenance Worker WG-4749- 05 position.  Applicants must be physically fit and as required in the 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.  Qualification requirement emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time. 


Selective Factor: Valid Driver’s License (Screen Out).

Selective Factor: Physical Effort (Screen Out).

Ability to do the work of a Maintenance Worker, WG-4749-05, without more than normal supervision (Screen Out).

1.    Ability to follow directions and work as a team member.

2.    Knowledge of equipment assembly, installation, repair, etc.

3.    Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment.

4.    Ability to perform custodial duties.

5. Ability to use dexterity and safety.


Experience refers to and includes, paid and unpaid experience, such as volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.Note: Your resume must support your responses to the occupational assessment questionnaire.  



Applicants must only meet the qualifications requirements listed above.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date. Thursday, August 07, 2014

ICTAP/CTAP: Qualified individuals applying based on special priority consideration rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. To be considered well-qualified for this purpose, you must clearly meet all qualification requirements specified for this position including any selective factors identified, and must also clearly meet the fully satisfactory or equivalent level for each of the rating factors (knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies) required for this position as specified below. 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 eligible for this position.


Applicants who meet the qualification requirements specified above for this position will be evaluated and a score assigned, based upon the responses provided on the job-specific questionnaire (the Occupational/Assessment Questionnaire) that is required as part of the application process for this position.

To preview the Assessment Questionnaire, click on the following link View Occupational Questionnaire

To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume, supporting documentation and responses to the assessment questionnaire will be conducted. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your competencies.


Basis for Rating: Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. Candidates will be ranked into 3 categories: 

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

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


VETERANS PREFERENCE: Veterans Preference applies to category rating.

VETERANS PREFERENCE: Five points may be added to the eligible ratings of veterans who: Entered the military service prior to October 14, 1976; served on active duty during the Gulf War between August 2, 1990 and January 2, 1992, regardless of where the person served; or, served in a military action for which they received a campaign badge or expeditionary medal. Medal holders and Gulf War veterans must have served continuously for at least 24 months or the full period for which called or ordered to active duty. Ten points may be granted to the eligible ratings of disabled veterans; Purple Heart recipients; spouses or mothers of a 100 percent disabled veteran; or the widows, widowers, or mothers of a deceased veteran.


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Temporary Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit:


You may be required to serve a probationary period of 1 year.

Telework option: National Park Service has determined that some of the duties of this position are suitable for telework.


Veterans Preference: If you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must attach an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.Relocation Expenses: Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.  

EEO Policy Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.  

Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement: Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.  

Legal and Regulatory Guidance:


Social Security Number - Your Social Security Number is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants who may have the same name. As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your Social Security Number is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks, and others who may know you. Failure to provide your Social Security Number on your application materials, will result in your application not being processed.


Privacy Act - Privacy Act Notice (PL 93-579): The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361. Signature - Before you are hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application.


False Statements - If you misrepresent your experience or education, or provide false or fraudulent information in or with your application, it may be grounds for not hiring you or for firing you after you begin work. Making false or fraudulent statements also may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.


Selective Service - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.


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


LATE APPLICATIONS: Applications that are not received by the closing date through USA Staffing WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. There is no option for mailing, emailing, or otherwise submitting applications outside of this system, unless it is due to a request for reasonable accommodation.


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 Thursday, August 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 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.



All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·Cover Letter
   ·Other Veterans Document


- Responses to the Assessment Questionnaire

- Application for veterans preference must include Member 4 copy of DD-214. Other acceptable documentation of dates and status of military service, type of discharge, receipt of campaign badge or qualifying service medal, etc. will suffice for tentative preference only. Applications for 10 point veteran preference must include a SF-15 and the Veterans Affairs letter dated since 1991 showing percent of disability, and/or other official documentation as noted on the SF-15 form.

- Documentation of ICTAP/CTAP, if applicable


Applicants may complete the Applicant Demographic form at their option and submit as an attachment through USAJOBS or via fax.  You can access the form at:


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 1175678 .


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 Thursday, August 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 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. 

DO NOT SEND PHOTOGRAPHS.  Any resumes with photos cannot be forwarded to the hiring official.  Therefore, if your name is referred to the Hiring Manager, it will be without a resume. 

To properly evaluate, determine and verify your qualifications your resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications (can be submitted electronically using the document upload process or fax) needs to include all of the following:

Job Information:

-Vacancy Identification Number, title, grade and location for which you are applying.

Personal Information:

- Full name, mailing address (with zip code) and day/evening telephone numbers (with area code).

- Country of Citizenship.

- If ever employed by the Federal Government, please show the highest Federal civilian grade held, job series, and dates of employment in grade.


- High School name, city, state and zip code, date of diploma or GED.

- Colleges and/or Universities attended, city, state and zip code.

- Major field(s) of study.

- Type and year of degree(s) received. If no degree received, show total credit hours received in semester or quarter hours.

Work Experience for each paid or non-paid position held related to the job for which you are applying (do not provide copies of job descriptions):

- Job title.

- Duties and accomplishments.

- Number of hours per week.

- Employer's name and address.

- Supervisor's name and phone number.

- Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year).

- Salary.

- Indicate if your current supervisor may be contacted.

Other Qualifications:

- Job-related training courses (title and year).

- Job-related skills (e.g., other languages, computer software/hardware, tools, machinery, typing speed, etc.)


- Job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments. (e.g., publications, memberships in professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking, performance awards, etc.) Do not send copies of documents unless specifically requested.



Nanette M. Cambron
Phone: (208)387-5884
Agency Information:
1201 Eye Street
Washington, DC


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted. You may check the status of your application at any time by accessing USA Staffing Application Manager at


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