About the Position: This is an open-continuous announcement for a Maintenance Worker, WG-08 with the US Army Corps of Engineers, Operations Division. Referral lists may be requested to fill vacant positions for any location throughout the life of the announcement. Cutoff for receipt of applications will be midnight on the date that the referral list is requested. Applications received after the cutoff date, may be considered on future referral lists.
- Perform a variety of operation and maintenance duties at comprehensive water resource project consisting of a flood control dam and appurtenant structures, public-use recreational facilities, forest lands, and roads.
- Electrical work; troubleshoot, locate, and make basic repairs of electrical wiring, controls, equipment, and fixtures.
- Read and interpret blueprint sand technical manuals to effect repairs. Adjust and clean electrical equipment and small appliances.
- Maintain, repair, modify concrete, block, and occasionally brick or other related materials. Plumbing: in install, modify, and repair.
- Remove, clean, and replace joints and fixtures. Roofing: Remove, replace, patch shingles. Repair or replace broken downspouts and gutters.
- Painting: Brush, roll, and spray paints on wood, concrete, and metal surfaces. Use scrapers, wire brushes, putty knives, sandpaper, and chemicals to prepare surfaces for painting.
- Perform basic repairs, preventive, cyclical, and predictive maintenance on flood risk management features.
- Operate flood control equipment by operating switches, levers, and electric panels to position dam gates, flaps, and valves to control water flow and reduce downstream flooding.
- Operate the following motor vehicles: pick-up truck, dump truck, skid steer and all-terrain vehicle (ATV).
- Welding: Performs basic electric and resistance and oxyacetylene welding of various pieces of equipment and miscellaneous metal items.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
- Job family (Series)
4749 Maintenance Mechanic
- Installation Workers, All Other
- Installation, Maintenance, And Repair Workers, All Other
- Maintenance Workers, All Other
- Repair Workers, All Other
- Workers, Installation, All Other
- Workers, Maintenance, All Other
Conditions of Employment
Who May Apply: US Citizens
- Security Investigation May be Required.
- Testing Designated Position (TDP) - This position is subject to pre-employment and random drug testing.
- Pre-appointment physical is required.
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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate, through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work of this position without more than normal supervision.
Minimum Qualifications (Screen Out Element): Ability to do the work of a(n) MAINTENANCE WORKER~ without more than normal supervision. Includes: Repair machinery or engines using a variety of tools and diagnostic equipment; operate a variety of vehicles such trucks, forklifts and cranes; install electrical fixtures, repair plumbing, repair wooden materials, concrete pavement repairs and roofing repairs. - Failure to meet this Screen Out Element will result in an ineligible rating.
- ABILITY TO DO THE WORK OF THE POSITION WITHOUT MORE THAN NORMAL SUPERVISION
- ABILITY TO INTERPRET INSTRUCTIONS, SPECIFICATIONS ETC. (INCLUDING BLUEPRINT READING)
- Ability To Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
- KNOWLEDGE OF EQUIPMENT ASSEMBLY, INSTALLATION, REPAIR, ETC.
- Knowledge of Materials
- Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)
- USE OF MEASURING INSTRUMENTS (MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL, ELECTRONIC, AS APPROPRIATE TO LINE OF WORK)
Incumbent must be able to perform all physical requirements of this position as identified in the position description. Duties include but are not limited to climbing ladders and steep stairways, and working on steep and uneven ground. Incumbent must be capable of lifting at least 50 pounds unassisted or up to 100 pounds with the assistance of one other person. Tasks requiring the ability to lift 50 pounds while working alone include but are not limited to lifting and carrying a five gallon can of kerosene, lifting and carrying a 50 pound bag of wildlife seed, lifting and carrying a 5 gallon can of paint, cleaning liquid or hydraulic oil. Tasks requiring the ability to lift up to 100 pounds with the assistance of one other person include but are not limited to moving furniture and lifting 80 pound bags of cement.
Incumbent works in a variety of conditions. Work is completed on but not limited to scaffolding, high ladders or rooftops subject to dangers such as but not limited to falling, exposed to possibility of burns, cuts and bruises, broken bones or infections. Incumbent may work in inclement weather to perform duties including but not limited to surveillance of project, various inspections, boundary marking, special events, and emergency situations (respond to public accidents, drowning incidents, etc.). Incumbent must be capable or working in conditions of dust, welding fumes, paint vapors and sandblast particles utilizing appropriate personal protective equipment for those conditions which may be heavy and uncomfortable.
- Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
- You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
- Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
- Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
- Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
- If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
- This is a Career Program (CP) 17 position.
- You may claim military spouse preference.
- Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
- Obtain and maintain all licenses associated with this position. The Government has a Licensing Program which includes but is not limited to Dump Truck, Truck and Trailer, Crane, Forklift, and Construction Equipment.
- Obtain and maintain a current motorboat operator's license including all requirements of the District Licensing Policy.
- Heavy physical lifting is required of this position. Must be able to lift objects weighing up to and including 50 pounds and up to 100 pounds with assistance.
- Required to wear the appropriate maintenance uniform in accordance with EP 1130-2-520 Chapter 7.
- May be required to perform wildfire suppression duties.
- Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
- Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 90 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website .
- When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit https://www.gsa.gov/cdnstatic/FTR%20Bulletin%2018_05%20Relocation%20Allowances_0.pdf for more information.
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 application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.
Basis for Rating : Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
- Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
- Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
- Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.
Background checks and security clearance
Q - Nonsensitive
Drug test required
- Required Documents
The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External) .
As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.
1. Your resume:
2. Other supporting documents:
- Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
- If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
- For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.
- For additional information see: What to include in your resume .
NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.
- Cover Letter, optional
- Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
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.
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