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Maintenance Worker (sanitation/bldgs & Utilities)

National Park Service

This is a Full-time position in Luray, VA posted February 3, 2021.

SummaryThese temporary NTE 1039 Hours positions are located in Shenandoah National Park, in the Maintenance Divisiion.The typical seasonal entry-on-duty period is late-April to mid-November, but can be variable during these months due to weather conditions, project needs, or funding.

Anticipated Entry on Duty: 04/25/2021 Learn more about this agency ResponsibilitiesThese positions are assigned to the Buildings, Utilities & Sanitation Unit, within the Division of Maintenance at ShenandoahNational Park.The primary purpose of these positions is to clean visitor centers, comfort stations and vault toilets and perform minor repairs to buildings and utilities.The primary duties of the position involve sanitation work and multiple trades and crafts work, including carpentry, electrical, plumbing, mechanical.It is anticipated 6-10 positions will be filled.Positions may be duty stationed at Park Headquarters Maintenance Area (near Luray, VA) or Big Meadows Maintenance Area (near mile-marker 51 on Skyline Drive).A selectee receiving a first appointment to the Federal Government (Civil Service) is entitled only to the lowest step of the grade for which selected.

The display of a salary range on this vacancy shall not be construed as granting an entitlement to a higher rate of pay.The salary range for positions assigned to Park Headquarters is $19.45
– $22.67 per hour.

The salary range for positions assigned to Big Meadows is $20.63
– $24.06 per hour.Position Location: Shenandoah National Park is located in Virginia, approximately 90 miles southwest of Washington, D.C.

Thepark consists of approximately 197,000 acres of land, including 80,000 acres designated as wilderness.

It also contains 105 miles ofSkyline Drive and 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail.

Annual visitation is around 1.3 million, which has direct and extensiveeconomic impact on the surrounding area (eight counties and nine municipalities).

The park’s natural, cultural and recreationalresources are of vital interest to local and regional businesses, political leaders, conservation and outdoor recreation organizations,and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Travel Required Not requiredSupervisory status No Promotion Potential None Job family (Series) 4749 Maintenance Mechanic Help Requirements Conditions of Employment U.S.

Citizenship required.Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.You may be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties; a valid driver’s license is required.

You will be required to submit a Motor Vehicle Operator’s License and Driving Record.

You may also be required to submit all certified driving records from all States that disclose all valid driver’s licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you.You will be required to wear a uniform and comply with the National Park Service uniform standards.

A uniform allowance will be provided.You will be required to work weekends and holidays; occasional overtime work may be required.Government housing may be available.Government Charge Card: You may be required to complete training and obtain/maintain a government charge card with travel and/or purchase authority.

Applicants must be at least (1)18 years old or (2) at least 16 years old and: (a) Have graduated from high school or been awarded a certificate equivalent to graduating from high school; or (b) Have completed a formal vocational training program; or(c) Have received a statement from school authorities agreeing with their preference for employment rather than continuing their education; or (d) Be currently enrolled in a secondary school and either work only during school vacation periods or work part-time during the school year under a formal student employment program.

Qualifications To qualify for this position, you must have sufficient knowledge and ability in the following job-related factors:Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision (SCREEN OUT)Knowledge of equipment assembly, installation, repair, etc.Technical practicesUse of measuring instrumentsAbility to interpret instructions, specifications, etc.Ability to use and maintain tools and equipmentKnowledge of materialsIf your knowledge and ability in the SCREEN OUT factor above is not sufficient, you will receive no further consideration.

In preparing your application, describe in detail the experience and training which you have had that specifically prepared you for this job and to perform the duties described for this job.

Experience should be clearly described and documented in your resume.

The qualifications reviewer will not assume performance of such duties by Job Titles alone.

Address your knowledge, skills and/or abilities in the areas shown in the job-related factors.Volunteer Experience: 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 There is no substitution of education for experience for Wage Grade (WG) positions.

Additional informationThis announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.Non-Competitive Rehire Eligibility: Temporary seasonal employees can only maintain their non-competitive rehire eligibility if they work no more than a combined total of Temporary NTE less than 1040 or 1730 hours anywhere in the National Park Service (NPS) within their established service year.

Accordingly, non-competitive rehire eligibility allows for re-appointment to the same position or another position appropriate for temporary appointment with the same qualification requirements (5 CFR 316.402(b)(7)), based on series and grade, anywhere in the major subdivision (NPS).If you have held a temporary seasonal appointment in the past 12 months and have already worked the maximum temporary appointment less than 1040 hours during that period, you are still welcome to apply.

However, please be aware that exceeding the limit of 1040 hours in your established service year will result in the loss of your non-competitive rehire eligibility.The limit can be exceeded by working multiple temporary seasonal positions that result in a combined total greater than 1040 hours.

The limit also can be exceeded by working a single temporary seasonal appointment that exceeds 1040 hours, unless granted an exception by OPM.Employment may be terminated at any time due to fluctuations in funding levels, project needs, employee performance, or other considerations.Physical Demands: May work from ladders, scaffolds, and platforms and where surfaces to be coated, or the parts of systems worked on are hard to reach.

Incumbent required to stand, stoop, bend, kneel, climb and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions.

Frequently lifts, carries and sets up parts and equipment that weigh up to 40 pounds.Working Conditions: Work is performed inside and outside where dirt, spray, and fumes are present.

Also required to work in inclement weather and/or wear protective equipment and clothing that are sometimes heavy and uncomfortable.If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

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Read more How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.

If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses provided in the Assessment Questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation, you will be rated ‘ineligible’, ‘not qualified’, or your score will be adjusted accordingly.

If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you can lose consideration for this position.

Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions can affect your rating.Candidates will be rated and ranked using Category Rating procedures.

These procedures place candidates with veteran’s preference above non-preference eligibles within each category.

Veterans with a service connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher.

Under Category Rating, candidates will be rated and ranked into one of three categories:Best Qualified
– applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the positionWell Qualified
– applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are proficient in most of the requirements of the jobQualified
– applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job.You will be evaluated on the following competencies and/or job elements:

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