In order to be rated qualified, an applicant's overall experience and training must indicate possession of the minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the duties of this position.
Work involves lifting and moving objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Moderately heavy physical effort is required in moving, setting up, and working from ladders and scaffolds.
Light to moderate physical effort is required in operating, turning, backing, and controlling vehicles which carry heavier loads due to the number of passengers. Moderate physical effort may be required in the handling of objects weighing up to 20 pounds and occasional handling of objects weighing up to 50 pounds
Work is performed both indoors and outdoors in all climate conditions. Work may require exposure to gas, smoke, dust, solvents. Incumbent is required to wear protective equipment when appropriate. Incumbent may be required to work extended hours, late evenings, holidays and weekends. Must agree to work overtime with proper notification.
Operates vehicles day or night in all types of traffic and weather conditions for all shifts. Operator is subject to cuts, bruises, and other injuries as a result of an accident while driving vehicles. If required, must agree to wear government provided uniform while operating vehicles.
Other Employment Conditions:
Must maintain a valid state drivers license and must maintain a good safety record while operating a Smithsonian vehicle.
Works a shift of 9:00AM to 5:30PM. Must be available weekends and have flexibility to work overtime as needed.
Serves as an essential employee during emergency weather conditions (or other unforeseen situations).
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
How you will be evaluated:
Applications will first be evaluated to determine whether the following screen out element is met:
- Ability To Do The Work Of a Facilities Services Worker Without More Than Normal Supervision.
If an applicant meets the screen-out element, the following Job Elements will be evaluated:
- Skill in the operation of Motor Vehicles.
- Knowledge of work practices (includes maintaining facilities in a neat, clean and orderly manner).
- Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc.
- Ability to Drive Safety (Motor vehicle).
- Ability to operate safely non-motor vehicles.
- Reliability and dependability as a Facilities Services Worker
Applicants who meet or exceed the screen-out element will be assigned to one of three category groups based on job-related criteria:
Best Category - Meets the screen-out element and excels in most of the job related elements above.
Better Category - Meets the screen-out element and satisfies most of the job related elements above.
Good Category - Meets the screen-out element, but does not satisfy most of the job related elements above to a substantive degree.
This category rating process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three", but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-veterans within each category. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Category) provided no veteran in that category is passed over to select a non-veteran in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied.
Veterans who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher.
Applicants who have not submitted a resume in the USAjobs system and/or have not answered all of the announcement questions will not be considered for this position.
Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire or other assessment tool for consistency. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience.
Your resume should provide sufficient information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed. To preview questions please click here.