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Country:

United States

Location:

Rupert

Posted:

5 Months Ago

Department of the Interior

    Duties

    Summary

    This position is part of the Southeast Idaho National Wildlife Refuge Complex. As a Laborer you will be responsible for cleaning and maintaining facilities and recreation areas. In this position you will use a variety of tools, equipment and vehicles to perform your daily duties. For more information about this Refuge visit their website at: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/minidoka/ .

    TEMPORARY 1039: This is a full-time temporary position not-to-exceed 6 months, which will total less than 1040 hours (6 months), excluding overtime in a service year. The service year is the calendar year that begins on the date of the employee's initial appointment in the agency. These appointments may be extended from year to year. Extensions of appointment without further competition may be granted based on work needs, funding, or any other condition of employment. The employee may be terminated or placed on an intermittent work schedule (no pre-scheduled tour of duty) at any time.

    Responsibilities

    The primary purpose of this position is to perform manual labor in support of field operations. Performing physical labor tasks in general maintenance and repair of buildings, repair fences, maintain grounds, etc. Major Duties include:

    • Repairs fence panels and posts. Digs holes and sets posts in the ground or in concrete.
    • Prepares metal and/or concrete surfaces for protective coating applications by using chipping hammer, wire brushes, etc. Maintains building by constructing and installing culverts, removing debris from culverts or cattle guards.
    • Maintains ground by mowing grass, cutting trees, and/or trimming trees or shrubs. Operates heavy-duty lawn mowers and/or tillers on graded or sloped surfaces. Picking up trash, cleaning restrooms, and watering lawns.
    • Maintains vehicle by driving it to commercial facilities for washing, lube and oil changes. Cleans vehicle interiors and inspects for preventative maintenance needs.
    • Performs simple maintenance and adjustments on large power equipment such as preparing gasoline/oil mixtures for powered equipment, lubrication, dissembling equipment for cleaning/replacing filters or parts, and alignment/blade replacement on mowers.
    • Maintains vehicle by driving it to commercial facilities for washing, lube and oil changes. Cleans vehicle interiors and inspects for preventative maintenance needs.
    Physical Demands and Work Environment:
    Regular and recurring work requires very heavy physical effort. This typically involves frequent lifting, bending, and carrying objects weighing over 50 pounds (23 Kilograms).

    Work is usually performed outdoors or in an industrial setting, therefore incumbent is frequently exposed to variable weather conditions, loud noises, in and around running water. Because of the equipment operated and the heavy lifting required, there is an increased risk of injury, bruises, muscle strains, cuts, and scrapes are to be expected. Indoors, worker may be subject to noise, dirt, dust, drafts, and standing for long periods of time.

    Work requires the employee to follow proper safety procedures and use standard safety equipment such as coveralls, aprons, rubber gloves, ear protectors, safety glasses to avoid possible hazards. Equipment and tools require special alertness and care to avoid serious injury to self and co-workers. Safety precautions are required and regulations must be observed at all times.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    3

  • Job family (Series)

    3502 Laboring

  • Requirements

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
    • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
    • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply).
    • Suitability for employment, as determined by background investigation.
    • Maintain a valid state driver's license .
    • Official U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service uniform.

    Qualifications

    By the closing date of this announcement, you must meet the requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Handbook X118C, Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupation.

    http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c/

    Although no specific amount of experience, education or training is required, applicants must meet a minimum level of ability in relation to the position and the Assessment Questionnaire in order to be rated qualified for consideration. To be qualified candidates must meet any screen out element(s) listed at an "acceptable" level, and must achieve an average rating of at least "acceptable" on all of the elements. Only education, training, or experience acquired before the closing date will be considered.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Education

    Additional information

    To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System at https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx
    FWS has determined that the duties of this position are not suitable for telework.
    We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of 04/27/2018.
    Relocation expenses are not authorized.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
    DRIVER'S LICENSE: You must possess and maintain a valid State driver's license at all times during your tenure.
    UNIFORM REQUIREMENT: This position requires wearing an official U.S. Fish and Wildlife uniform in wear uniform components in accordance with Service policy. The immediate supervisor will determine the components appropriate/specific for the position.

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information .

    Career Transition Assistance (CTAP): These programs apply to employees who have been or may be involuntarily separated (e.g. reduction in force, declining to relocate/transfer outside their local commuting area) from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal or Removal Notice; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; or Removal and most recent performance appraisal). For more information visit: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.

    Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information, visit Leave Administration.
    Effective January 2015, employees on temporary appointments may be eligible for health benefits through the Federal Employees Health Benefits program and, if eligible, will receive the same government contribution as full-time permanent employees. To be eligible for consideration, temporary employees working full-time or part-time must be on appointments expected to last at least 90 days, or be on an intermittent work schedule and expected to work 130 hours per month for at least 90 days. Employees electing to participate in the FEHB will be responsible for the employee share of the premium while on the official agency roles, which is deducted from bi-weekly earnings. After separating from federal employment, employees will be offered to continue participation in FEHB under the Temporary Continuation of Coverage (TCC) option. Employees electing to continue coverage under the TCC provision will be responsible for the full premium amount plus a 2% administration fee.

    If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 showing you were honorably discharged. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must attach an SF-15," Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" in addition to the proof required by that form.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Once the announcement has closed, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the basic qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you meet the basic qualifications your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience which resulted in you being listed in the highest quality category, you may lose consideration, or be assigned to a lower quality category for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
    • Repairs fence panels and posts. Digs holes and sets posts in the ground or in concrete.
    • Operates hand and power tools to clear brush and debris around the facilities.
    • Maintains ground by mowing grass, cutting trees, and/or trimming trees or shrubs.
    • Operates riding lawn mowers on graded or sloped surfaces.
    • Picking up trash, cleaning restrooms, and watering lawns.
    • Operates ATV's for the purposes of herbicide application and invasive species control. Measures, mixes and applies herbicides according to instructions on packaging.
    • Performs simple maintenance and adjustments on large power equipment such as preparing gasoline/oil mixtures for powered equipment, lubrication, dissembling equipment for cleaning/replacing filters or parts, and alignment/blade replacement on mowers.

    All qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. The category ratings for this position are:
    • Qualified: Meets minimum qualifications established for the position, but fails to meet the benchmark definition for the Well Qualified category.
    • Well Qualified: Demonstrates overall competency in the job elements of the position.
    • Best Qualified: Demonstrates high proficiency and comprehensive level of skills and abilities in the job elements of the position.

    The 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-preference eligibles within each quality category. Veterans' preference eligibles who meet the basic qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent will be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher).

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Q - Nonsensitive

  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

    • Resume or Application. At a minimum, your resume MUST contain job title (include job series and grade, if federal), duties, starting and ending dates (month and year), hours worked per week, and salary. USAJOBS has a template to ensure a complete resume. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YX7o1PBoFk
    • Other supporting documents:
    • Cover Letter, optional
    • Official or unofficial College Transcript(s), if the position has education requirements, or if you are using your education to qualify. A copy of your official transcripts will be required if you are selected.
    • Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g., DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service, SF-15 Form and related documentation, VA letter, etc.).
    • If claiming Veterans' Preference for a disability, you must provide a full copy of the VA letter, which indicates you level of disability.
    • If applicable, documentation/proof that you are eligible Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program documentation, if applicable (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits

    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.



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