Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.
About the Position: Arlington National Cemetery is located in Arlington, VA. Since May of 1864, Arlington National Cemetery has served as the nation's premier military cemetery and shrine honoring those men and women who served in the Armed Forces.
Who May Apply: US Citizens
- Not 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 an Cemetery Caretaker without more than normal supervision. Failure to meet this Screen out Element will result in an ineligible rating.
WG-05: Screen Out Element: Ability to do the work of a Cemetery Caretaker without more than normal supervision. Applicants must meet the screen out element to be considered further. To meet the screen out element applicants should document experience or show the ability to do the following: operating larger and more complex equipment such as fork lifts and pick-up trucks; adjusting loads according to weight capacity of fork lifts, and safely distributing the larger loads hauled by their vehicles.
WG-06: Screen Out Element: Ability to do the work of a Cemetery Caretaker without more than normal supervision. Applicants must meet the screen out element to be considered further. To meet the screen out element applicants should document experience or show the ability to do the following: using a power take-off, extra forward speeds and additional driving wheels in maneuvering and operating dump trucks; operating field-type tractors with attached equipment, such as augers and movable dozer blades, and being able to manipulate a tractor and the attachment controls at the same time.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
- Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision
- Ability To Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc. (includes blueprinting reading)
- Ability To Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
- Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.
- Knowledge of Materials
The work requires frequent walking, standing, pushing of carts, bending, and stooping, and squatting. Frequent arm and leg movements are required when operating a tractor and equipment controls to compensate for terrain features. The incumbent often lifts and handles heavy equipment attachments when connecting them to tractors. The incumbent often lifts heavy objects weighing up to 50 pounds while loading and unloading cargo, and movement of headstones. Heavy physical effort is used by the incumbent in constantly reaching, bending, turning and moving hand, arms, feet and legs to operate heavy duty tampers. Considerable strain can be caused by the constant vibration, jerking and jolting of the tampers in setting headstones and tamping graves.
Works outside and is occasionally exposed to bad weather condition while loading and unloading vehicles. Drives in all types of traffic and weather and is exposed to the possibility of serious accidents. The incumbent is subject to cuts, bruises, strains, and broken bones.
Conditions of Employment:
- This position is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a pre-placement physical exam.
- This position requires the incumbent to possess or be able to obtain and maintain a valid state driver's license.
- In accordance with Executive Order 12564 for a Drug-Free Federal Workplace, this position requires applicants to pass a drug test prior to employment and be subject to random drug testing for the duration of employment.
- This is as a Mission Essential (ME) position and is occupied by an agency designated Emergency employee. You will be expected to report to or remain at your worksite during dismissal or closure situations.
- This position may require scheduled work hours that include evenings, weekends, holidays, and other schedules.
Education cannot be used to qualify for this position.
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- 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.
- This is a Career Program (CP) 29 position