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    This position is a Maintenance Worker, WG- 4749-8 working in one of the nine locations listed above.

    This position is also open to status candidates under announcement MR-21-11081973-BL-MP. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods.

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    Great American Outdoors Act Strike Force.

    The Great American Outdoors Act is a program formed in 2020 to reduce the maintenance backlog across the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Hired as part of a Strike Force, these positions will work alongside current Service staff to complete infrastructure projects such as levee reconstruction, facility repairs, and building demolition.

    These projects are in many locations, thus a significant amount of the incumbent's time will be spent traveling for multiday to projects across the contiguous U.S., Alaska, and Hawaii. Additionally, these positions will be required to sign a mobility agreement, with the intention of potentially moving these positions to other vacancies in the Service once the project work is complete.

    As a Maintenance Worker your duties will include but are not limited to the following:

    • Operate heavy equipment within accepted parameters (e.g., narrow quarters, such as close to buildings, drop-offs or other obstructions and challenging field conditions such as marshy, unsteady or steep surfaces).
    • Operate a tractor with attachments such as mowers, cutter bars, augers, plows, harrows, sprayers, discs, front-end scoops, and backhoes.
    • Clean, replace, or make minor adjustment to such parts as fuel, electrical, brakes, steering, regulators, water/fuel pumps, carburetors, cooling systems or attachments to vehicles or heavy equipment.
    • Check flow output in irrigation or water transportation systems, adjusting valves as needed to ensure proper distribution of water, quantity of water needed, delivered, or the duration of delivery.
    • Use carpentry power and hand tools such as hammers, hand and power saws, drills, planes, routers, sanders, and nail guns, using safety rules/regulations/ procedures to safeguard tools and equipment.
    • Operate and maintain heavy motorized equipment (e.g. front-end loader, forklift, dump truck, farm agricultural tractor and implements, rubber tired backhoe/ loader, skid steer, excavator, bulldozer, road grader) and other pieces of equipment as needed for project activities.
    • Apply shop mathematics, use measuring tools or instruments, follow oral and written instructions, use drawings, sketches, schematics, blueprints, etc. to determine work procedures and details of work layout.
    • Lay out the installation, modification, or repair of systems for example: wiring systems in buildings, power and control circuits, and distribution panels.

    Travel Required

    75% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    4749 Maintenance Mechanic

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/597701500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.