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    Incumbent works for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Kaua'i National Wildlife Refuge Complex, located on the island of Kauai in the state of Hawai'i. The Complex consists of three units, Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge, Hule'ia National Wildlife Refuge, and Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge. Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge is located in the beautiful Hanalei River Valley on Kauai's north shore. Encircled by waterfall-draped mountains, the 917 acre refuge was established in 1972 to provide nesting and feeding habitat for endangered Hawaiian water birds, including the Hawaiian duck (koloa maoli), coot ('alae ke'oke'o), moorhen ('alae 'ula), and stilt (ae'o). Established in 1973, the 238 acre Hule'ia National Wildlife Refuge, located along the Hule'ia River on the southeastern side of Kaua'i, also serves as nesting and feeding habitat for endangered Hawaiian waterbird species.  Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1985 when land and a historic lighthouse were transferred to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from the U.S. Coast Guard. The ocean cliffs and open grassy slopes of an extinct volcano provide breeding grounds for native Hawaiian seabirds and nene, the endangered Hawaiian goose.

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    • Operates a variety of gasoline or diesel powered engineering and construction equipment with wheeled or crawler type traction and attachments. Work is performed on irregular terrain, close to buildings, drop-offs, or other obstructions. Surfacing to fine specifications is normally performed on flat or rolling terrain. Rough grading to general contour is also performed.
    • Performs the following duties which are typical but not all inclusive:  Operates crawler tractor or motor grader to excavate, backfill, grade, or level earth to rough specifications on such projects as breaking ground for trails, roads, canals, tunnels, dams, or constructions sites. Moves earth on steep slopes, graded curves and shoulders, rocky or soft ground, hilly forests, and other surfaces with similar rough features. On flat or rolling terrain, operates crawler tractor or motor grader in grading surfaces, compacting soils, and/or spreading surfacing materials to exact specifications. ( e.g., Engineering specifications on dikes). Such fine work, may require operating close to buildings, towers, trees, drop-offs, waterlines, rocks, etc. Adjusts attachments for proper positioning and working order usually without stopping the power unit or the equipment.
    • Services, checks, and fuels equipment before operation, checks and services attachments to be used. Performs daily preventative maintenance and makes repairs and adjustments to equipment and attachments to equipment. This includes, but is not limited to, replacing chains and belts, cables, lubrication, oil and filter changes, battery checks, changing dozer teeth, and safety inspections.  
    • Conducts disking, chopping, mowing, rotovating, digging, loading and leveling to exact specifications based on engineering drawings read and implemented by the operator.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel between 3 Island Refuges on Maintenance Action Teams, and for training purposes

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Current career or career-conditional federal employees, former federal employees eligible for reinstatement, persons eligible under Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA), Schedule A, Peace Corps, and other Special Hiring Authorities, and VEOA eligibles (honorably separated veterans who are either eligible for preference, or have substantially completed 3 or more years of active service). CTAP/ICTAP eligibles within the local commuting area may also apply.

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