Student Trainee (General Labor Worker)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Chesapeake City, Maryland
Posted
Feb 28, 2021
Closes
Mar 04, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

About the Position: Position(s) will be filled under the Department of the Army Pathways Intern Program. Click here for more information on Pathways program participation.

This position is temporary. Students can go into a leave without pay status during the school year. This position cannot be made permanent.
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Responsibilities

  • You will serve as a general labor worker performing a variety of project maintenance tasks which include: picnic table repair, installation of signs, painting, road repair, and repair of charcoal grills.
  • Remove dead trees and brush from recreation areas. Use shovels to dig holes in the ground.
  • Clean outdoor surfaces, such as tables and benches. Use a water hose and soap to wash vehicles. Use brooms, mops, and waxing applicants to clean floors.
  • Follow verbal instructions to complete a job or task, such as gather supplies or tools as instructed or dispose of trash or debris as instructed.
  • Follow written instructions for the proper use of hand tools and follow equipment and tool manuals or safety labels in order to understand safe use requirements.
  • Operate a walking power or riding mower to mow grass and use mower safety procedures to avoid injury. Also operate string trimmers and power blowers.
  • Use simple hand tools to complete jobs or tasks and use hand tools safety procedure to avoid injury.
  • Perform heavy lifting in a safe manner to avoid a strained back to other injury.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Must abide by safety rules and wear protective equipment/gear.
  • This position may require you to work in inclement weather.
  • Requirement to lift up to 40lbs. in the regular performance of duties.
  • Required to sign a Pathways Participant Agreement and adhere to conditions of that agreement.
  • Trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Must remain in good academic standing (as defined by the institution).
  • Must currently be a student that has been accepted for enrollment or are enrolled at least half-time in an accredited high school, college, professional, technical, vocational, or trade school pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate.


Qualifications

Who May Apply: Students who are eligible for participation in the Department of the Army Internship Program
Positions are open to current students pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate in an accredited high school, college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution on at least a half-time basis (as defined by the institution in which the student is enrolled). Short-term training programs (e.g., several two-week programs completed) are not considered an academic course of study.

Internship for current students in good standing at an accredited education.

For this internship, you must be able to work full time during the summer hours. Although appointment is not to exceed one year, incumbent will be on leave without pay during school.

Minimum Qualifications (Screen Out Element): Ability to do the work of a(n) Student Trainee (General Labor Worker), WG-3501-2 without more than normal supervision. Qualified applicants must show in their resume the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work of a Student Trainee (General Labor Worker), WG-3501-2, to include tasks such as: washing vehicles, utilizing simple hand tools, and/or mowing grass using a power or riding mower. - Failure to meet this Screen Out Element will result in an ineligible rating.

To meet the basic eligibility, you must receive at least two points on the screen-out element indicated above and must have an average of two points on all the job elements listed below. Your application will be further evaluated to determine if you meet the best qualified cut-off for referral to the selecting official.

In addition to the screen-out element, you will be evaluated on the following Job elements on the basis of your level of competency through your resume and responses to the on-line assessment questionnaire.

JOB ELEMENTS: The skills, knowledge, abilities, and personal characteristics listed below are important to succeed in the job:

  • Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision Screen Out
  • Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc. (includes blueprint reading)
  • Ability To Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
  • Dexterity and Safety
  • Work Practices (includes keeping things neat, clean and in order)


PHYSICAL EFFORT: Moderate effort is involved in occasionally lifting and carrying heavy objects (weighing about 50 pounds); frequently lifting and carrying moderately heavy objects (about 40 pounds); frequently moving or pushing trash receptacles, picnic tables, lawn mowers, etc.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is usually performed outdoors with frequent exposure to long periods of hot sun. Subject to cuts, bruises, fumes, burns, etc., in performing maintenance.

Education

This is a student internship opportunity. Your transcripts are a required part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. You must be able to work full-time when not attending classes (i.e. summers, fall and spring breaks, etc).

Education Requirements: Current enrollment or acceptance for enrollment in a qualifying educational institution seeking a degree or certificate on a full or half-time basis, as defined by the educational institution. (NOTE: Attach a copy of your letter of acceptance or transcript/school documentation for verification). Failure to do so will result in your application package being rated as incomplete.

Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Additional information

  • 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.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 29 - Installation Management position.
  • 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.
  • You may claim military spouse preference.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.


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.
PLEASE NOTE: Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

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) .

1. Your resume:
  • 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 may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume .
2. Transcripts and Enrollment Verification:
  • Enrollment verification (if transcripts do not reflect current enrollment), and unofficial transcripts for education claimed in your resume and occupational questionnaire is required. If you provide an unofficial transcript at the time of application and you are selected, you will be asked for official versions prior to appointment. See: Transcripts and Licenses
3. Other supporting documents:
  • Cover Letter, optional
  • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
  • Applicants claiming Veterans Preference or Military Spouse preference (MSP): to verify your preference claim you MUST submit supporting documents with your application package.
  • If you are currently serving on active duty: You MUST submit a certification from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date you apply to this opportunity. If you supply a certification at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. More information about Veteran's Preference is located on the Feds Hire Vets website. Please upload veteran's documents under the appropriate category.

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.

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.