Laborer (Marina)

Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland
Jun 14, 2021
Jun 18, 2021
Full Time


This position is assigned West Basin Marina on NAS Pax River. The purpose of this position is to perform duties commonly found in a variety of work situations and incidental to many different occupations in MWR, such as grounds maintenance, warehouses, facilities, and rental operations. This involves heavy labor, the use of hand and power tools, operating motor vehicles, towed, and large equipment.
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Loads and unloads materials from ground, pallets, skids, platforms, trucks, lifting devices, and transport vehicles, manually or mechanically with lift gate, wheelbarrow, pallet jack or dolly.

Operates a variety of power equipment to include but not limited to the following: mowers, clippers, posthole diggers, blowers, weed eaters, power washers, and banding equipment.

Uses hand tools such as shovels, rakes, hammers, bars, saws, axes, loppers, wrenches, brushes, and brooms to maintain and clean facilities and grounds.

Moves and organizes equipment, supplies, furniture, and materials by hand or by mechanical means.

Uses shovels, rakes, and rock bars to excavate, backfill or spread sand, dirt or fill materials to improve recreation spaces such as playgrounds, park spaces, volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, etc.

Ensures grounds and facilities are maintained and clean (e.g., cleans park tables, collects/empties trash cans, barbecues, pavilions, docks, and rental equipment to ensure they are in serviceable condition).

Clears small trees, limbs, tree debris, and bushes using handsaw, clippers or loppers.

Shovels, sweeps or rakes snow, sand or dirt from sidewalks, playgrounds, volleyball courts, beach and recreational parking lots.

Cleans and waxes vehicles.

Maintains an inventory of hand and power tools, large equipment and inflatable bounce equipment and ensures they are in good working order.

Makes all adjustments to equipment to ensure proper settings, connections, and mechanical soundness.

Makes minor repairs, paints, and may perform carpentry work.

Assists the mechanic with maintaining and cleaning rental equipment.

Delivers, sets up, inspects and tears down inflatable bounce equipment.

Assists in preparing excess property for disposal.

Determines and selects the most appropriate type of equipment to accomplish each phase of the work in the most productive and cost-effective manner.

Assists in issuing and receiving rental equipment from customers, assists customers in hooking up trailers, loading and unloading of equipment into personal vehicles.

Observes required safety, sanitation, environmental, hazardous waste disposal, and housekeeping rules and regulations.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9
  • Must successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment
  • A valid State driver's license is required to operate motor vehicles
  • Must have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer
  • You must be at least 18 years of age


Knowledge of safe and efficient operating techniques of various large equipment and power tools: (Operates a variety of power equipment to include, but not limited to: posthole diggers, blowers, weed eaters, power washers, mowers, box trucks with lift gate, etc.)

Ability to operate and control riding mowers on slopes which requires constant attention to working space and environment.

Ability to safely operate equipment around buildings, walls, trees, fence lines, banks and hillsides, trenches, curbs, rocks and other visible obstacles.

Ability to operate various controls and levers to maneuver equipment and lift/lower, adjust, engage/disengage components or attached devices.

Knowledge and skill using hand tools and other equipment such as: shovels, rakes, hammers, bars, saws, axes, loppers, wrenches, brushes, brooms, ladders, banding equipment, and pallet jacks.

Ability to complete assignments involving several tasks by following detailed processes which require remembering directions, sequences, following simple drawings, etc.

Ability to follow general instructions or read simple drawings to perform tasks requiring significant manual skill.

Work is preformed outside in all types of weather as well as inside of buildings. Incumbent is frequently exposed to drafts, noise, fumes, dirt, dust, grease, and fluids that may cause irritation and possible electric shock, scrapes, burns and cuts. Incumbent must wear personal protective equipment (e.g., safety gloves, hearing protection, safety glasses, boots, etc.) when required. Work may require standing on concrete floors for long periods. Special care is required to avoid serious injuries. Outdoor work is performed in all kinds of weather.

Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a valid driver's license.

Must have or be able to obtain within the first 60 days of employment the following certifications: First Aid, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, Forklift Operator, Safe Inflatable Operators Training Organization (SIOTO)


Additional information

Spouses of active duty military members of the Armed Forces may receive preference in hiring under this announcement if they are among the best qualified referred and are within reach of selection. Spouse Preference does not apply to NF 04 and NF 05 positions. Please clearly identify in your application that you are asking for spouse preference and complete the Request for Military Spouse Preference form and submit a copy of current PCS orders. Failure to submit current PCS orders with application will prevent spousal preference from being granted. Acceptance or declination of a regular full or part-time non-appropriated or appropriated fund position ends your ability to claim this preference.

Some positions have special requirements. In these cases selection is tentative pending satisfactory completion of these requirements. Applicants may be required to provide proof of education, etc. All selections are contingent upon the obtaining of satisfactory employment reference checks.

As a condition of employment, the selected individual will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer program.

SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT: If you are a male born after December 31, 1959 and at least 18 years of age, employment law (5 U.S.C. 3328) requires that you must register with the Selective Service System (military draft), unless you meet certain exemptions. If applicable, failure to register will prevent you from being considered for employment. To register, please visit the Selective Service web site at .

The Department of the Navy is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor.

The Department of the Navy provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they require reasonable accommodation should contact our Human Resource Office to ensure that the Department of the Navy can consider such requests. The decision to grant an accommodation will be made on a case by case basis.

When relocation expenses are authorized to perform a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the federal government, the IRS considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Additional information:

Public Trust is a type of background investigation, but it is not a security clearance. Depending on the job, you must complete either the Standard Form 85 (SF85) or 85P (SF85P) questionnaire.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

All resumes will be reviewed to determine if they meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement, and will be rated based on the information provided in the resume to determine the level of knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) related to the job requirements. Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating criterion of KSAs will be used for each resume. Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews.

Click the following link to preview the applicant questionnaire: Preview Applicant Questionnaire .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

  • A resume should be provided. It should include relevant work experience (start/end dates stated in month/year, description of duties and salary), applicable education at a minimum, and your contact information. For current or previous Federal employees, it should also include the Pay Plan, Series and Grade for each work experience entry.

Copy of a current, valid driver's license.

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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