Laborer (Motor Vehicle Operating)

Employer
National Park Service
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Apr 20, 2017
Closes
Apr 21, 2017
Function
Accountant, IT
Industry
Specialty Trades
Hours
Full Time
National Park Service 1 vacancy in the following location: * Washington DC, DC Work Schedule is Full Time - Temporary NTE 1040 hours Opened Friday 4/7/2017 (0 day(s) ago) ** Closes Thursday 4/13/2017 (6 day(s) away) ## Job Overview Summary Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service, as we prepare for a second century of stewardship and engagement. Become a part of our mission to connect with our past and create important connections to the future by building a rich and lasting legacy for the next generation of park visitors, supporters, and advocates. This position is located in the Division of Ground Maintenance at the Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC. The primary purpose of the position is to perform laboring duties that require moderately heavy physical effort requiring the use of common hand tools and power equipment. Rock Creek Park is truly a gem in our nation's capital. It offers visitors and opportunity to reflect and soothe their spirits through the beauty of nature. Fresh air, majestic trees, wild animals, and the ebb and flow Rock Creek emanate the delicate aura of the forest. Our country's history abounds within the park. Visitors walk in the footsteps of Piscataway Indians, and the Old Stone House attests to a time when Washington, DC was in its youth. This appointment is not to exceed 1040 hours in a twelve month period, although position may be terminated sooner or extended depending on management needs. This position is covered under a rehire authority. At management's discretion, the incumbent may retain non competitive rehire/extension eligibility to the same position, in the same location, with the same title and grade as long as 1040 hours are not exceeded in a service year. **PHYSICAL DEMANDS:**The work performed requires the exertion of moderate to very heavy physical effort. The work involves lifting and moving objects over 50 pounds, and in some cases, carrying 80 to 100 pounds (or more) with assistance. **WORK ENVIRONMENT:**Outside work is usually performed under all kinds of weather conditions. Indoor work is often accomplished in the office buildings or in well-lighted, heated, and ventilated areas such as warehouses, loading docks, or trade shops. Frequently exposed to weather and temperature extremes, draft, noise, dust, and dirt and the possibility of bruises, muscle strains, cuts and scrapes. Work requires the employee to follow proper safety procedures and use standard safety equipment such as gloves, ear protectors, safety glasses, and steel-toe shoes to avoid possible hazards in the work area. APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT SUBMIT THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION WILL NOT RECEIVE FULL CONSIDERATION. Please read the entire announcement before you apply. To view the entire announcement, select "Print" above "Job Summary." Any other information you would like to highlight (ie conditions of employment, recruitment bonus, etc.). Duties The duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: the incumbent must on a regular and recurring basis operate light duty motor vehicles weighting up to 10,000 pounds (such as pick-up trucks, panel trucks, flatbed trucks, etc ) to transport personnel, material, or equipment to work sites over Federal, state and country roads and city streets in all traffic conditions. Loads and unloads heavy supplies and materials as needed to complete park sanitation, trash collection and complete grounds work assignments. Operates heavy power equipment, light power tools and all types of hand tools to maintain building, grounds, roads and trails. Performs janitorial duties for building and grounds as required. Travel Required * Not Required Relocation Authorized * No ## Job Requirements Key Requirements * US Citizenship * Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Svs. * Relevant experience and/or education (See Qualification and Evaluations). * Suitable for Federal employment as determined by a background investigation * Incumbent must wear a National Park Service Uniform * Possess and maintain a valid State or District of Columbia driver's license Qualifications In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following by the closing date of the vacancy announcement: Thursday, April 13, 2017 SCREEN OUT FACTOR (MANDATORY): Ability to do the work of a LABORER, WG-05, without more than normal supervision. This is the ability to perform the full range of laborer duties associated with more than one trade such as mechanical, gardening, custodial, and other trades appropriate to this position. Perform these duties on own initiate with only general supervision subject to occasional inspection. Able to troubleshoot and take initiative to solve problems and take the initiative to solve problems and accomplish work assignments in a safe manner. Knowledge of a variety of technical trade terminology tools, and equipment in more than one area. Possess a strong work ethic, dexterity and able to perform strenuous work as required by the position. Possess the ability to use a computer, maintain records and perform simple arithmetic calculations. Applicants who do not meet the **SCREEN OUT ELEMENT** will not be given further consideration. Resume must reflect the responses to the online questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (eg, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, etc.) and other organizations (eg, professional; philanthropic, religious, spiritus); community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translate directly to paid employment. You may receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. **REQUIREMENTS:** * Appointment will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation. Under the requirements of the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12), all new Federal Employees must pass a background investigation. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination. * To be eligible for appointment to this position, the new hire must be cleared to come on board once the results of the fingerprint check, review of the OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and the candidate's Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (eQIP) entries have been reviewed and determined to be satisfactory. A credit check may be required for this position if any financial issues arise during the background investigation process. * New employees of the Department of the Interior must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of net pay within 30 days of entrance on duty. * NPS uniformed position. Employee will be required to wear a uniform and comply with National Park Service uniform standards. * Applicants must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license or District of Columbia driver's license. * This is not a drug tested position; however all Federal government employees are subject to reasonable suspicious testing as appropriate. * Applicant must be able to work alternative work schedules, shift rotations, including night shift, holidays, and weekends. * Incumbent will be required to work outdoors, often under adverse conditions. Security Clearance Q - Nonsensitive ## Additional Information What To Expect Next Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted. After making a tentative job offer we will conduct a suitability and/or security background investigation. BENEFITS The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/PayandBenefits Annual and Sick Leave: Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: If you use public transportation, part of your transportation costs may be subsidized. Our human resources office can provide additional information on how this program is run and provide you with the appropriate forms. Other Information Travel, transportation and relocation expenses **will not be paid**. Any travel, transportation or relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee. *Salary Range:* $19.03 to $22.21 / Per Hour *Series & Grade:* WG-3502-05/05 *Supervisory Status:* No *Who May Apply:* United States Citizens *Control Number:* 467173900 *Job Announcement Number:* NPS-NCR-ROCR-17-1937858-EM