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    The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win…in air, space and cyberspace.

    To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

    A BOLD SPIRIT. A PROUD HISTORY. Ad Inexplorata. It means "Toward The Unexplored." This motto defines the very spirit and history of Edwards Air Force Base, CA. It is where Capt. "Chuck" Yeager became the first human to break the sound barrier, where tomorrow's ambitious aviation breakthroughs continue to become reality and where talented civilian professionals experience truly unique careers. Please visit our website.

    THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT HAS BEEN AMENDED TO CLOSE ON 1 FEB 2018.

    A list of eligible candidates is being established and may be used to fill multiple vacancies for a period of 12 months (or more). Types of appointments may include: Full time permanent positions; OR full time term positions Not-to-Exceed 13 months, with extension possible; OR full time temporary positions not to exceed 1 year, with a 1 year extension possible.

    THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE INITIALLY FILLED AS A TERM APPOINTMENT NOT TO EXCEED 4 YEARS.

    HOURLY WAGE IS: $ 23.82 TO $ 27.77


    Applications will be accepted from United States citizens (U.S. citizenship required at time of application).

    Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here.

    For information on veteran's preference click here

    Military Spouse Preference (MSP): Click here for specific program requirements. To request MSP hiring preference, you must submit the following documents:

    • Application or resume;
    • Statement requesting MSP; and
    • Copy of military sponsor's PCS orders

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    Responsibilities

    As an Engineering Equipment Operator (Road Construction Worker), WG-5716-08, you will operate engineering and construction equipment and perform functions as cutting, moving, digging, grading, and rolling earth, sand, stone, and other materials; and construct, maintain, and repair rigid and flexible pavements, roads, and runways. You will also:

    • Operate one or more types of heavy equipment to push, pull, pile, or load materials such as sand, gravel, earth, coal, moving and covering refuse, and clearing brush, rocks, tree stumps, and other material.
    • Maintain, repair, and construct flexible roads, pavements, parking areas, airdromes, bike paths, or similar surfaces of asphalt.
    • Maintain, repair, and construct rigid pavements or similar cement and concrete surfaces.
    • Operate one or more types of gasoline or diesel powered special purpose airfield clearing equipment.
    • Utilize safety practices and procedures following established safety rules and regulations and maintain at safe and clean work environment.
    WORKING CONDITIONS: The employee works outside in all kinds of weather frequently exposed to dust and dirt. Work near moving parts of equipment and machinery. Employee is regularly exposed to the possibility of cuts, scrapes, bruises, falls, falling, material, or injury from equipment. You may be required to wear protective clothing such as hard hats, steel-toed shoes, gloves, masks, and aprons.

    PHYSICAL EFFORT: Heavy physical effort is used by the operator in constantly reaching, bending, turning, and moving hands, arms, feet, and legs to handle different sets of controls to operate the equipment and attachments. Considerable strain is caused by the constant vibration of the equipment and the jerking and jolting from operating over rough surfaces. You will be frequently required to work in awkward or strained positions. The employee frequently lifts, carries, and handles items weighing up to 40 pounds. When performing cement work, employee is frequently required to perform heavy lifting up to 100 pounds. Asphalt work requires considerable physical effort while using pickax or hammer to remove damaged pavement. Work requires frequent stooping, stretching, bending, kneeling, and working in tiring uncomfortable positions for long periods. In addition, work involves frequent movement and maneuvering of large, heavy equipment using hoists, holders, and pulleys, attaching and disconnecting tow bars, as required.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    8

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/488540000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.