National Park Service Maintenance Worker in Twentynine Palms, California

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This position is located in the National Park Service, Pacific West Region, Joshua Tree National Park, in the Division of Facilities Maintenance, Buildings and Utilities Branch. Please visit Joshua Tree National Parkfor additional park information.

This is a Full-Time TERM position. Appointment to this position will not convey permanent status in the Federal service and will be for a period not to exceed thirteen months, with possible extensions up to a total of four years without further competition.

This job announcement is open to receive applications from the first 50 applicants. The job announcement will remain open until either the quota of 50 applicants, or 04/20/2018 is reached. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration, even those that exceed the 50 applicant limit.

Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. All travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected employee.

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Responsibilities
  • Carpentry: Performing repairs to buildings and quarters. Replacing defective siding, steps, windowsills, and thresholds; replacing glass panes and damaged portions of concrete or wooden walks and steps. Building wooden shelves and supply racks.
  • Uses both hand and power tools, such as hammers, bars, hand saws, screw drivers, squares, skill saws, jig saws, routers, hand held belt sanders, and drills.
  • Painting: Mixing paints and stains. Applying paints or stains to masonry, gypsum board or wood surfaces using brushes or rollers. Painting various types of structures, wooden trim, Vegas, and new and old cabinets. .
  • Painting garbage cans and racks, picnic tables, and signposts. Instructing lower-graded employee to mix or stir paints, move drop cloths and scaffolds, and clean walls in preparation for paint. Cleaning brushes, rollers and spray equipment.
  • Electrical: Performing electrical tasks such as replacing light switches and house hold light fixtures, changing light bulbs, assisting electrician when pulling wire in conduit and installing electrical boxes.
  • Monitoring and maintaining photovoltaic systems by documenting electrical levels, battery maintenance, and backup generator switch gear.
  • Plumbing: Performing tasks such as replacing hose bibs, valves, nipples, unions, and elbows. Cutting and threading galvanized and black pipe. Replacing faucet and washer parts, and winterizing water systems.
  • Roofing: Patching and repairing roofs consisting of built-up tar and paper, as well as, asphalt shingles, and metal roofs.
  • Repairs consist of removing all or part of roofing material and rebuilding to point where leak proof covering and good drainage is obtained.
  • Using hand tools related to roofing repairs, such as brooms, scrapers, ladders, square shovels, trowels, knives, and spreaders.
  • Masonry: Mixing, settling, floating, and troweling concrete to the finish required. Mixing masonry cement, sand, and water for laying bricks, cinder blocks, and flagstone.
  • Using hand tools related to plastering and concrete work such as shovels, hoes, trowels of all types, rakes, bull floats, edgers, and hocks. Using gas and electric cement mixers
  • Custodial: Cleans visitor use buildings, administrative offices, and comfort stations. Cleans mirrors, windows, urinals, toilet bowls, polishes chrome fixtures, empties ashtrays, removes waste paper, garbage, trash, etc.
  • Operates power machines, such as vacuum cleaners, buffing machines, shampooers and polishers. Cleans and waxes a variety of kinds of floors, including flagstone, wood, tile and carpet. Dusts windowsills, showcases, and washes chairs.
  • Replaces toilet tissue, hand towels, and soap. Maintains stock of cleaning materials and supplies. Notifies Maintenance Supervisor when additional materials or work assignments are needed
Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

8

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4749 Maintenance Mechanic

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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 will 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 must also submit, and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that disclose all valid driver's licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you.
  • You may be required to complete training and operate a four-wheel drive vehicle.
  • You will be required to wear a uniform and comply with the National Park Service uniform standards. A uniform allowance will be provided.
  • Government housing is not available for occupancy.
  • You will be required to complete a one-year trial period.
  • Government Charge Card: You may be required to complete training and obtain/maintain a government charge card with travel and/or purchase authority.
Qualifications

To qualify for this position, you must have sufficient knowledge and ability in the following job-related factors: 1. Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision. (SCREEN OUT) 2. Ability to interpret Instructions, specifications, etc. (includes blueprints reading). 3. Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment. 4. Knowledge of materials. 5. Operation of motor vehicles. 6. Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic). 7. Use of measuring instruments. If 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 information

For additional information regarding this position, please contact: Kirk Diamond, Chief of Facilities Maintenance kirkdiamond@nps.gov 760-367-5680

Joshua Tree National Park is located about 140 miles east of Los Angeles-about 50 miles northeast of Palm Springs. Surrounding communities offer affordable housing, shopping, medical facilities, and schools. Established as a National Monument in 1936, the area was designated as National Park in 1994 through the Desert Protection Act. The park now encompasses 794,000 acres within three of California's ecosystems (Mojave Desert, Colorado Desert, Little San Bernardino Mountains), which provides for a wide diversity of plants and animals. The park also encompasses some of the most interesting geologic features found in California's desert areas. Human occupation dates back over 8,000 years to the Pinto Culture. Later residents included Native Americans, cowboys, miners, and homesteaders. The park offers world-class rock climbing with over 8,000 climbing routes, thirty-five miles of the California Riding and Hiking Trail, and, due to its location astride the Pacific flyway of migratory birds, 240 observed species. If you appreciate breath-taking sunrises and sunsets, moderate winter weather and starlit skies, Joshua Tree could be your kind of place. Find out more at Joshua Tree National Park.

This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.

Physical Demands: Physical effort is heavy to moderate, and requires occasional lifting or handling of objects or materials up to 50 pounds, unassisted, following proper lifting procedures to avoid injury. Frequently required to stand while working, climb ladders or scaffolding, and bend, stoop, climb and work in awkward positions.

Working Conditions: Exposure to a variety of seasonal weather conditions while working outdoors (temperatures -40 to 90+ degrees). Subject to danger of falling from ladders or scaffolding. Exposure to dust, dirt, wind, and rain. May work with dangerous chemicals and around moving equipment; paints, solvents, etc. May be exposed to electrical shocks and biting insects.

Must have a valid State Driver's License.

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. Click the following link for more information, https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=AlternateApplicationInformation.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You 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 Occupational Questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses provided in the Occupational Questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation, you will be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions may 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 position
  • Well 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 job
  • Qualified - 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:

  • Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision (SCREEN OUT)

  • Ability To Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc. (includes blueprints reading)
  • Ability To Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
  • Knowledge of materials
  • Operation of Motor Vehicles
  • Technical Practices (theoretical precise, artistic)
  • Use of Measuring Instruments

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Not Applicable

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Required Documents

The following documents are required and must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 04/20/2018:

  1. Resume which includes a list of all significant jobs held and duties performed. If military or civilian, please include your rank and/or grade.
  2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
  3. Other Supporting Documents, if applicable, such as:
  4. Veterans Preference Documentation
  5. If you are a Discharged, Non-Disabled Veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character of discharge (Member 4 copy), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions, as listed on the SF15 If you don't have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from the National Archives
  6. If you are a veteran within 120 days of discharge, you must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, & 6) dated within 120 days of your separation.
  7. If you are a Disabled Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, or Mother or Spouse of a Disabled or Deceased Veteran, you must submit all additional proof required by the SF15, and if applicable, a completed SF15. You may request a copy of your Department of Veterans Affairs letter from www.ebenefits.va.gov or call 1-800-827-1000 to establish proof of disability.
  8. Applicants who are eligible to be considered based on a Noncompetitive or Special Hiring Authority (i.e. Schedule A, VRA, Peace Corps, Americorp Vista, former PLC member, certain Military Spouses, 30% or More Disabled Veterans, Pathways Interns who have met the eligibility requirements for noncompetitive conversion, etc.) must submit appropriate documentation to verify your eligibility.
  9. Documentation that you meet Selective Factors.
  10. Documentation for Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Plan consideration if you are a displaced Federal employee within the local commuting area. You must include: 1) Proof you are a displaced Federal employee, e.g., RIF Separation Notice, Notice of Proposed Removal, etc; 2) SF-50s (Notifications of Personnel Action) showing career/conditional tenure competitive status, promotion potential and duty location; and 3) your most recent performance appraisal. To exercise selection priority, displaced or surplus Federal employees must be rated well-qualified or above 85 on the rating criteria for this position. Do not submit photographs with your application package. Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials - you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc.

Do not upload Adobe portfolio documents. Adobe portfolio documents are not viewable by our agency's staffing offices.

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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To apply for this position: You must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To receive consideration, the complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 04/20/2018. * WE DO NOT ACCEPT HARD-COPY OR E-MAIL APPLICATION PACKAGES.*

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  11. Add the supporting documents by indexing your documents with the dropdown.
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  15. You can review or revise your application at any point during the open period of the announcement.
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Agency contact information
Carolyn Lloyd
Phone

(702) 293-8852

Fax

(702) 293-8954

Email

carolynlloyd@nps.gov

Address

Joshua Tree National Park 74485 National Park Drive Twentynine Palms, CA US

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Next steps

Once the Occupational Questionnaire is received you will receive acknowledgement that your submission was successful. If you are among the most qualified candidates and your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly for a possible interview. You will be notified of the status of your Application Package at the time candidates are referred for consideration, and when the selection process is complete.

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The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/496518700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 04/16/2018 to 04/20/2018

Salary: $23.82 to $27.77 per hour

Pay scale & grade: WG 8

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Term