Carpenter

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Apr 02, 2021
Closes
Apr 10, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Carpentry, Paint and Masonry Shop, Service Branch, Office of Facilities Support. The incumbent performs general carpentry work Involved In the construction, alteration, repair and maintenance of the Bureau's buildings, and does cabinet work such as designing, making, and repairing office furniture, equipment, and display cases. They also design, construct, alter, and repair specialty trucks, carts and tables for production areas.

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Responsibilities

As a Carpenter, you will:
  • Build scaffolding by cutting timbers to necessary lengths, assembling and nailing cross braces to vertical supports, and nailing planks to form platforms and walkways. Also includes the assembling of metal scaffolding around machinery in printing sections and also constructing scaffolding for other trades.
  • Construct wooden forms for pouring concrete walks, press foundations, Vault walls, and floors. This process includes bracing forms and straightening and leveling forms with a string line or using a laser level.
  • Construct new or relocates old room partitions and installs the necessary bracing. Also disassemble and relocate systems furniture..
  • Make and install new or repairs old window sashes, window frames, doors, door frames, window and door trim, and other interior and exterior trim and finished work.
  • Make and install all types of moldings. Also make and sharpen cutters used to fabricate moldings.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
02

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals.


Physical Requirements:


Work requires extensive walking, kneeling, stooping, lifting, pulling, and climbing as the job demands. Must be able to work from scaffolds and ladders in cramped positions and small spaces.

AND

You must show in your experience in online application that you possess the knowledge, skill and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. Be sure all experience is documented in your resume by indicating place of employment, job title, length of time performing the duties, and the name and contact information for the supervisor. We must be able to verify this experience in your resume in order for you to receive credit.

SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS: A background investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for disqualification in the hiring process. The background investigation process conducted by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing is very thorough. Therefore it is imperative that applicants exercise candor and honesty when answering background questionnaires, especially as it relates to arrest, employment, education, finances, illegal drug use, and/or other criminal history. Falsification discovered in security documents or during the background investigation process may result in an immediate negative suitability determination or immediate revocation of your interim clearance (if applicable).

Qualifications

You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

You must meet the screen-out element: Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision, normally addressed at the beginning of the online questions. In addition, you must also obtain an average score of two (2) for the following elements for this position as addressed through the online question in order to be considered minimally qualified. Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision (Screen-out), Knowledge of Equipment, Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc., Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic), Ability To Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (includes blueprint reading) and Ability to use and maintain Tools and Equipment.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- This is a bargaining unit position.
- The facility typically shuts down annually between Christmas and New Year's Day. As such, all BEP employees must take leave for work days during the shutdown period.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- A one year probationary period may be required.
- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency
- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
- Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
- Pass a pre-employment physical examination.
- Wear required safety clothing and/or equipment required by the position. This may include safety shoes, hard hats, hearing protection, gloves, masks, etc.
- Weekend work and overtime, if applicable, will be scheduled when needed based on production requirements as determined by Management.

This is a Term position. Term employees are eligible for health and life insurance benefits, annual and sick leave, and the full array of retirement benefits. A term appointment does not confer eligibility for transfer to another agency. A term employee does not acquire competitive status or eligibility to be converted to a career conditional appointment, nor is the time served under a term appointment creditable toward tenure. A term appointment carries no implied or specific commitment of consideration for, or placement into a permanent appointment.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "not qualified" determination.

Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision, Knowledge of Equipment, Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc., Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic), Ability To Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (includes blueprint reading), and Ability To Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment. Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories, Gold, Silver, and Bronze depending on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, and training related to this position. A subject matter expert may be used in the evaluation. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category.

Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview. We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.

If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP )) you must be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

A complete application includes 1. A résumé, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

All applicants are required to submit a résumé either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips .

VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are claiming veterans preference, please see applicant guide for required documentation . In order to be considered for veterans preference, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.

CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.