Full Job Description
This position is located on the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Salt Lake City, Utah and is responsible to lead the work of the road construction and maintenance crew (C&M) and operate dozers, motor graders, backhoes, loaders, excavators, and other pieces of heavy equipment. The position will spend at least 85% of the time leading subordinates.
For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Ryan Stone at 801-999-2137, or by email at email@example.com.
Leads work activities for other construction crew members including day-to-day work assignments, provide on-the-job-training, assures Agency safety guidelines are followed, and resolution of human resource issues.
Performs project management activities for road maintenance and repair including site survey, material estimating, material ordering and delivery, and consultation with design engineers.
Performs preventive maintenance and makes minor repairs and adjustments on automobiles, trucks and heavy equipment.
Adjusts the heavy equipment attachments for proper level, angle, or depth, according to the work to be done and the type of equipment used.
Uses blue prints, specifications, diagrams or work orders associated with road maintenance or earth moving to produce work meeting such specifications.
Operates a dump truck and semi-truck with trailer with maximum gross vehicle weight of 80,000 lbs. to 120,000 lbs. to haul specialized heavy equipment.
Performs routine maintenance on heavy equipment, heavy trucks, and tractors/trailers such as but not limited to greasing, adding fluids and changing cutting edges/wear surfaces.
Operates front-end loaders, bulldozers or excavators on steep slopes, rocky or soft ground or other surfaces with similar rough features to push, pull, pile, excavate, backfill, grade or load earth to specifications.
Routinely operates heavy trucks and vehicles with manual transmissions, dual transmissions and multiple gear boxes.
Operate road graders on steep and rough terrain to level and grade earth, including roads, to exact specifications.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position for training, meetings, and/or site visits.
Job family (Series)
5716 Engineering Equipment Operating
Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
Successful completion of one year probationary period, unless previously served.
Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
Must possess and maintain a valid State Commercial Driver's License within 30 days from the time of job offer.
This is a Test Designated Position. You will be tested for illegal drugs prior to appointment and randomly thereafter. Appointment and continued employment is conditional on negative results. This announcement constitutes 30 days advance notice.
Must possess and maintain a valid State Driver's License.
In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management's Federal Wage System Qualifications Standards.
Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Provide course descriptions as necessary.
You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Your application must clearly demonstrate through experience shown in the resume materials that you possess the skill level that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of Engineering Equipment Operator.
Applicants will be evaluated on their ability to perform the duties of the position rather than length of experience. Eligibility will be determined by relevance, scope and quality of overall experience and training, regardless of where or how acquired. Applicants will be ranked and rated based on their knowledge of the job elements identified below:
Screen-out Job Element: Applicants must show the ability to lead and/or supervise . Applicants who do not meet the screen-out job elements will not be further evaluated.
In addition to the above requirements, applicants will be ranked and rated based on their knowledge of the job elements identified below:
Operation of Motor Vehicles
Ability to Lead and/or Supervise
Work Practices (includes keeping things neat, clean, and in order)
Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (related to mobile equipment operation)
Ability to Drive Safely (Motor Vehicles)
Reliability and Dependability as an Engineering Equipment Operator
Additional Requirements (Screen-out):
Commercial Driver's License (CDL) - Must possess a valid CDL or obtain a CDL within 30 days of appointment date as a condition of employment.
Drug Testing - This is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Department of Transportation (DOT)/Forest Service Alcohol and Controlled Substance Testing Program. Applicants must acknowledge this requirement to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use unless they currently occupy a TDP under the DOT/Forest Service Alcohol and Controlled Substances Testing Program.
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.
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100.
Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) provides current or former temporary and term employees the opportunity to compete for permanent competitive service positions. Individuals must have more than 24 months of service without a break between appointments of two or more years and the last temporary or term appointment must have been with the Forest Service. Service must be in the competitive service and have been at a successful level of performance or better. Part-time and intermittent service will be credited only for time actually worked. Non-pay status such as leave without pay is credited for up to six months in a calendar year; anything beyond six months is not credited. Applicants are responsible for providing sufficient information/documentation to determine if the 24 month criteria is met.
For more information on applying under special hiring authorities such as the Veteran's Recruitment Act (VRA), 30 percent disabled veterans, Peace Corps & AmeriCorps VISTA, Schedule A Disabled, etc., explore the different Hiring Paths on the USAJOBS website.
We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the experience, education, and training you described in your application package, as well as the responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you possess the competencies listed below:
Ability to Drive Safely (Motor Vehicles)
Ability To Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (related to mobile equipment operation)
Ability To Lead Or Supervise
Operation of Motor Vehicles
Reliability and Dependability as a ______(specify title)
Work Practices (including keeping things neat, clean, and in order)
Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire, will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position.
If you meet the qualification requirements and are determined to be among the best qualified, you will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. Noncompetitive candidates and applicants under some special hiring authorities must meet minimum qualifications to be referred.
Note: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action.
To view the application form, visit: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10841482
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
Trust determination process
The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration.
Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor's phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications.
If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit: a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation.
In addition to the above, you must submit the documents below if you claim any of the following:
Current and former Federal employees: 1) Most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing that you are/were in the competitive service, highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade AND 2) Most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Do not submit a performance plan.
Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330.
Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Eligible Applicants: please review the Required Documents for Hiring Authorities Quick Guide on the Forest Service website.
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.
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.
This job is open to
Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.
Individuals with disabilities
Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista
Land & base management
Certain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency.
Internal to an agency
Current federal employees of this agency.
Clarification from the agency
Applications will be accepted only from current permanent Forest Service (FS) employees with competitive status; Land Management eligible candidates whose last appointment was with the FS; and ICTAP/CTAP/RPL eligible candidates, Individuals with disabilities, Peace Corps & AmeriCorps VISTA, Veterans Recruitment Appointment and 30 percent or more disabled veterans.