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  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Laborer (Temporary)

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Bureau of Reclamation

Job Announcement Number:BR-UC-2014-19 (DE-rb)

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$14.14 to $14.14 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, August 1, 2014 to Monday, August 25, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

WG-3502-03

POSITION INFORMATION:

Temporary, full-time position - TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT NOT-TO-EXCEED 1 YEAR - May be extended for up to 2 years, if needed.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

03

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Navajo Dam, NM View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All United States Citizens and Nationals.

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Not Applicable

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

Reclamation is a contemporary water management agency. Reclamation is best known for Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River and Folsom Dam on the American River. Today we are the largest wholesaler of water in the country and the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the western United States. Visit: http://www.usbr.gov. View our DVD titled "Traditions, Talent, and Teamwork" at: http://www.usbr.gov/pmts/hr/video/.

Reclamation is seeking a new professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as a Laborer. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment. Would you enjoy performing a variety of labor duties related to the operation and maintenance of the Navajo Dam and related structures? Here is a great opportunity to join a great organization with excellent growth potential!

THIS VACANCY IS FOR 1 TEMPORARY POSITION, NOT-TO-EXCEED 1 YEAR, THAT CANNOT BE MADE PERMANENT. May be extended for up to 2 years, if needed.

LOCATION: UPPER COLORADO REGION, WESTERN COLORADO AREA OFFICE, RESOURCES MANAGEMENT DIVISION, SOUTHERN FACILITY MAINTENANCE GROUP, DUTY STATIONED IN NAVAJO DAM, NEW MEXICO.

LIVING CONDITIONS:
Navajo Dam, New Mexico is located 38 miles from Farmington, New Mexico. For living conditions in Farmington, NM, go to: http://www.farmingtonnm.org

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship or National.
  • Must apply online, submit resume & supporting documents (See How to Apply).
  • Subject to pre-employment & annual physical exam & pulmonary function test.
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation.
  • For veterans consideration, submit document(s) under Required Documents.
  • Requires frequent handling of objects weighing 80-100 pounds.

DUTIES:

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- Assists Maintenance Worker in the operation and maintenance of the dam including building and grounds maintenance, mowing, painting, trash collection, concrete placement, plumbing, carpentry, water measurement, and miscellaneous other duties.
- Assists the Dam Tender on assignments involving disassembling and assembling of components and locating and repairing or replacing defective parts and components.
- Involves heavy labor activities which may include: lifting of heavy items, lifting of items of 80-100 pounds, pick and shovel excavation, roof repair, basic carpentry, pipe placement, yard maintenance, concrete placement, fencing, drainage ditch cleaning, and similar labor.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Work is performed in a shop setting, inside tunnels and shafts, and outdoors in various types of weather conditions. Dirt, grease, and dampness are frequently encountered. Work is subject to vibration, noise, fumes, exhausts, oils, dust, heat, rain, cold, and snow.

PHYSICAL EFFORT: The position requires frequent handling of objects weighing 80-100 pounds. The work requires pushing, pulling, reaching, climbing, walking, standing, bending, and working in cramped positions over and under machinery and equipment, in tunnels, gate shafts, etc. The work also may require carrying and lifting objects weighing over 80 pounds, running heavy power equipment, or pushing wheelbarrows of wet concrete.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Minimum qualifications for trades and labor positions are determined by evaluation of job elements. You must meet at least 2 points on the screen-out element(s) and obtain an average of at least 2 points on all of the job elements in order to be considered qualified for this position.


All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Category rating and selection procedures will be used for evaluating this position. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your on-line responses to the vacancy assessment questionnaire will be used to determine the quality and extent of your experience, education, training, etc., for placement in one of the following categories: 1) Best Qualified, 2) Well Qualified and 3) Qualified. Qualified candidates will be assigned a numerical score on a scale of 70-100 and Veterans with preference will be placed at the top of their respective category. The assessment questionnaire will take you approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Applicants will be further evaluated on the following "Job Elements" through your resume and responses to the online questions:

1. Ability to perform the work of a Laborer without more than normal supervision (SCREEN-OUT).
2. Ability to follow directions.
3. Knowledge of technical practices.
4. Ability to lift and handle tools.
5. Ability to use appropriate equipment and tools safely.
6. Ability to function as a member of a team.

Applicant's answers to questions will be verified against information provided in their online resume. Be sure that the resume clearly supports the responses to all the questions by addressing experience, education and/or training relevant to this position. Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. Applicants who exaggerate or falsify their experience and/or education may be removed from employment consideration.
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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You can review our benefits at: https://jobs.mgsapps.monster.com/bor/vacancy/preview!benefits.hms?orgId=2&jnum=68156

Temporary employees earn sick and annual leave and contribute to the Social Security (FICA) system.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Telework: Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster.

REFERENCES:
On your application, please include the names and current phone numbers for at least 3 supervisory references. If any individual is no longer available for contact, you are requested to provide the name and current phone number of another person with the company (team lead, acting supervisor, etc.,) that would know your work history.

PHYSICAL EXAMINATION (MEDICAL SCREENING): If selected, you are required to obtain and successfully pass a pre-employment physical examination and Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) by a licensed physician certifying to your ability to perform the duties of the position. This is not required if a comparable examination was required for placement in your current position and was completed within the last year; however, verifiable documentation of a comparable physical/PFT is required. Periodic (annual or biennial) physical examinations and PFTs are required to be successfully passed for continued employment.

E-Verify: DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.

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. For more information visit: http://www.sss.gov.

Equal Employment Opportunity: 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 factors.

HOW TO APPLY:

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Applications (resume and assessment questionnaire) for this vacancy MUST be received online BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington D.C. time) on the closing date of this announcement. When you're ready to apply, click the blue APPLY ONLINE button at the side of any page.

This vacancy is being announced through Bureau of Reclamation's Hiring System--HireMe. For more information about the HireMe system and the registration process, visit: http://www.usbr.gov/pmts/hr/hireme.html.

As part of the on-line application process, applicants may be required to submit supporting documents. Failure to submit the requested supporting documents may result in your not being considered for this position.

Options for submitting supporting documentation include Auto Requested Fax or uploading from your USAJOBS profile - instructions provided during the online application process. In addition, you may E-mail your supporting documentation to mgbishop@usbr.gov, fax directly to the HR Office at (801) 524-3187, mail to 125 South State Street, Room 8100 (UC-543), Salt Lake City, Utah 84138, OR hand-deliver to the Human Resources Office located on the 7th floor of the Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building, 125 South State Street (UC-543), Salt Lake City, Utah 84138. Be sure to include your name and the vacancy number on the supporting document(s).

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at the phone number shown at the bottom of this page. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit a resume (with dates of employment, i.e. years and months), an on-line assessment questionnaire, and the following Supporting Documents, as appropriate:

--DD-214, CERTIFICATE OF RELEASE FROM ACTIVE DUTY: If you are entitled to veterans’ preference, you must provide a copy of your DD-214, and you should indicate the type of veterans’ preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans’ preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.
-For 5-point veterans' preference, submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 Copy), or an official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
-For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation requested by this form.

--For information on veteran's eligibility visit: http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.asp.

--CTAP/ICTAP provides placement assistance to permanent Federal employees who are surplus, displaced or involuntarily separated. Applicants claiming CTAP-ICTAP eligibility must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility and most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, applicants must be well-qualified, i.e. meet the minimum qualification requirements, including selective factors, education and experience requirements and score at least 90 on the assessment questionnaire as established, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry. For information on CTAP/ICTAP, visit: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Melissa Bishop
Phone: 801-524-3643
Fax: 801-524-3187
TDD: 888-735-5906
Email: mgbishop@usbr.gov
Agency Information:
BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
125 South State Street, Room 8100
Attn: UC-543
Salt Lake City, UT
84138-1147
US
Fax: 801-524-3187

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After all application packages have been received, resumes and transcripts will be reviewed to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. Each applicant who meets the basic qualifications will be further evaluated on the information provided in the Assessment Questionnaire. Best-qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official. After making a tentative job offer, a suitability and/or security background investigation will be conducted. A final job offer is typically made within 40 days after the deadline for applications. Applicants should monitor their status for positions with the Bureau of Reclamation, by regularly checking their public status notifications in their USAJOBS profile.

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Job Announcement Number:

BR-UC-2014-19 (DE-rb)

Control Number:

377282300