The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is looking for temporary employees to work as an Aircraft Attendant (Motor Vehicle Operator) in Stead, NV.
For contacts and information regarding housing availability visit Fire Contacts on the DOI Fire Jobs website and select Nevada.
An Aircraft Attendant (WG-05) performs ramp operations in support of an airtanker base. Ensures safe operations within the ramp/aircraft movement area and the transportation of crew and equipment to and from aircraft areas. Performs light office work related to aircraft handling and servicing. Also, performs various grounds maintenance tasks in and around the airfield. Oversees the loading of fire retardant and/or water.
The following location will begin to consider applicants prior to the closing date of the announcement. You must apply on or before the date indicated below to receive first consideration. Thereafter, applications may be considered as needed, during the open period of the announcement:
Occasional travel - Occasional Travel is required.
Job family (Series)
8862 Aircraft Attending
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen.
You must pass a physical exam prior to appointment.
You must be 18 years of age or older prior to appointment.
Must posses a valid state drivers license.
These positions have no promotion potential.
You must pass an initial pre-employment physical examination.
Positions require a mandatory pre-employment drug test. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test is received. The drug test will be provided at Government direction and expense. Once hired, employees are also subject to random drug testing during employment. This is in accordance with Executive Order 12564 and under the Department’s Drug Free Workplace Program.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Job Qualifications System for Trades and Labor Occupations will be used in determining your qualifications. There is no specific length of training or experience required; however, you must be able to demonstrate through experience shown in your resume.
To qualify for a WG-5 :
Experience working around aircraft performing duties such as aircraft start-up, taxiing, and parking.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the cut-off/closing date of the announcement.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System website.
These positions are subject to a pre-employment background investigation. If applicable, the appointment will be subject to successful completion of the background investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to satisfy the background check will result in cancellation of offer of employment or may be grounds for termination.
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP or ICTAP . If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration or that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well-qualified for this vacancy. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form.
CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they fall within the Well or Best Qualified categories on the rating criteria for this position.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. The job specific questions relate to the following job elements required to do the work of this position.
You will be evaluated on the following elements:
Element 1 - Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision (Screen-out)
Element 2 - Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.
Element 3 - Technicial Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)
To preview questions please click here .
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
You MUST fax or upload "Required Documents" PRIOR to the Cut-off Date or Close Date.
** Please note that documents selected to transfer from your USAJOBS profile are NOT automatically added to your application. You need to transfer your document(s) in the Document step at the end of the application process.
Veteran Preference Documentation - If you are claiming Veteran Preference, you MUST submit evidence of eligibility. DD-214 MUST show character of service. Failure to submit a DD-214 which shows the character of service and other appropriate supporting documentation, if applicable, will result in NOT granting preference. Note: If you are still on active duty, contact the FIRES Desk for acceptable alternative documentation.
- 0-point Sole survivorship preference (SSP), please provide the documentation you received granting this preference.
- 5-point preference - DD-214 which shows character of service or other documentation which proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
- 10-point preference - DD-214, SF-15, an official letter dated 1991 or later from the Department of Veteran's Affairs, or other appropriate source.
For further information, please refer to the "Veteran Information" link at the bottom of the screen.
Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) - If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP you MUST submit documentation verifying your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility - this includes a copy of the agency notice and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location.
- You only need to fax or upload documents that apply to you. For faxing and uploading instructions please click here .
You will not be contacted for additional information. If you have questions regarding what is considered appropriate supporting documentation, contact the FIRES Desk.
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.
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 .
Temporary employees hired in wildland fire or wildland fire support positions are eligible for the following:
- Annual and Sick Leave
- Depending on tour of duty
– Sunday, holiday, shift differential and/or hazard pay
- Paid federal holidays
- Participation in the Federal Employees Health Benefit (FEHB) program
- 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.
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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.