Wood Crafter Leader

Washington, D.C
Sep 14, 2021
Sep 17, 2021
Full Time


This position is located within the Facilities and Administrative Services Staff (FASS), Justice Buildings Services (JBS). The Justice Buildings Services is responsible for performing functions with respect to the operations, maintenance, repair, preservation, alteration, furnishing, equipment and custody of the Robert F. Kennedy, Main Justice Building (RFK).
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  • provides guidance and leadership to technical trade personnel in technical trade fields within RFK and is responsible for the assignment and oversight of technical trade personnel in the accomplishment of projects.
  • Monitors and reports on the status and progress of work, checking on work in progress and reviewing completed work.
  • Performs limited human resource management functions such as resolving simple, informal complaints of employees and referring others, such as formal grievances and appeals, to the supervisor.
  • Designs and invents complex, unique, and one-of-a-kind technical trade projects.
  • Performs a wide variety of woodcrafter work involved in making and repairing wood items.
  • Plans, measures, and lays out carpentry materials using broad knowledge of wood materials and substitutes, and both general and precision woodworking techniques.
  • Fabricates and constructs woodwork items requiring work to close tolerances, exact fit, and structural soundness.
  • Measures, cuts, constructs, installs, repairs, and modifies heavy lumber mill work, to product framing, benches, partitions, tables, furniture, etc.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen or National.
  • You will be required to complete a pre-employment security investigation and background check which includes a drug screening.
  • You may be required to complete a one-year probationary or trial period.
  • Selective Service registration is required for males born on, or after, December 31st 1959. Those not registered should have an approved exemption on file.
  • You must meet all eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement and continue to meet these requirements throughout the hiring process. Offers can be rescinded if requirements are not met.
  • Additional selections may be made from this announcement, for up to 90 days, if openings occur in other offices serviced by Justice Management Division.
  • Financial Disclosure: If selected, you may be required to disclose financial information in accordance with DOJ and Federal ethics guidelines.
  • Ability to lift and carry items weighing up to 45 pounds.


To qualify for the position of Wood Crafter Leader, (WL-4605-10), you must meet the basic requirements listed below AND possess the required qualification specific to the series and grade you are applying to.


Physical Demands:
If selected, you will work in tiring positions for prolonged periods. Frequent standing, bending, stooping, crouching and arm movement. Frequently lifts and carries items weighing up to 45 pounds. May occasionally lift heavier items with assistance.

Working Conditions: If selected, you will usually work in a machine shop or other enclosed areas, which may be unheated. Frequently exposed to eye, skin, nose and lug irritations from glue, bonding chemicals, vapors, splinters, and sawdust.

Possibility of receiving cuts and serious injuries, such as loss of fingers, from accidents while operating woodworking machines. You will wear or use safety clothing and equipment.


Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard for the WG-4600, Wood Work Family. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most blue-collar positions, you must have experience in your resume that reflects you meet the job elements listed below, and show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which you are applying. Qualification requirements' emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.

Specialized Experience: Ability to lead the work of other Wood Crafters and to make and repair high-grade wooden items such as fine cabinetry and furniture, in conjunction with providing journeyman level work in constructing, installing, repairing and modifying wood and wood substitutes and items requiring close tolerance and structural soundness.

Job Elements:
  • Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision;
  • Ability to inspect;
  • Ability to instruct;
  • Ability to lead.

  • You MUST meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/16/2021.

    Your resume must support your responses to the questionnaire and qualification requirements. Failure to do so may result in an ineligible rating. See the Required Documents section for important notes about what must be included in your resume.


    This is a Federal Wage Service position measured by skill and experience.

    Additional information

  • CAREER TRANSITION PROGRAMS ( CTAP or ICTAP ): For more information visit: USAJOBS Career Transition Programs
  • VETERANS AND MILITARY SPOUSES: Please see USAJOBS Veterans Preference for more details.
  • REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: Our policy can be found at: https://www.justice.gov/jmd/eeos/manual-and-procedures-providing-reasonable-accommodation
  • DOJ EEO STATEMENT: The U.S. Department of Justice fosters an inclusive and diverse workforce, find our EEO statement online at: http://www.justice.gov/jmd/eeos/08-eeo-policy.pdf
  • SELECTIVE SERVICE: If you were born male, on or after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Additional information is found at: www.sss.gov .

  • How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ's Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If it is determined you meet minimum qualification requirements, your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, and other characteristics):
    • Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision
    • Carpentry/Woodworking
    • Leadership
    • Woodworking Machinery Operation

    Career Transition Programs ( CTAP or ICTAP ): These programs apply to Federal and/or DOJ employees who meet the definition of surplus or displaced from a position in the competitive service. To receive selection priority for this position, you must:
  • Meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria;
  • Be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above based on the competencies listed above; and
  • Submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility.

  • Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Moderate Risk (MR)

    Trust determination process
    Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

    Required Documents

    Documentation requirements may vary from applicant to applicant based on your eligibility claims.
    For example, Veteran documents would be required only from applicants claiming Veteran's Preference. It is your responsibility to carefully review the list of document descriptions below, to see which documents are required for your application.

    ALL APPLICANTS : You must submit a detailed resume containing the following pieces of information for each job listed:
  • official position title,
  • employer name and contact information,
  • start and end dates ( including month and year ),
  • a detailed list of duties & accomplishments,
  • your highest salary (or grade/step) achieved, and
  • the number of hours worked per week (or indicate full-time).
  • If you're unsure about what to include in your resume, please review the USAJOBS Resume Writing Tutorial on YouTube. You are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder , as this will ensure you're including everything that is required.

    If you are claiming a Veterans Preference eligibility:
  • When claiming a Veteran's Preference, you must submit your last DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) form, specifically the Member #4 Copy, indicating dates and character of service and discharge type.
  • If you are a V eteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30% or more , you will need to additionally submit the SF-15 (Application for 10-point Veterans Preference) and a copy of your VA Letter stating your disability rating.
  • If you are the qualifying parent or spouse of a disabled, deceased, or deployed Veteran, and are seeking a derived preference eligibility, you must submit appropriate supporting documentation such as the Veterans DD-214, SF-15, VA Letter, and/or Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders. See Veteran Family Preference for more information.
  • For more information on each type of Veterans Preference, and the documentation required for each, see FedsHireVets .
  • If you are a displaced Federal employee claiming eligibility under CTAP or ICTAP :
  • You must submit your separation notice or agency RIF letter from your agency.
  • If you have not yet been separated, you can provide the letter of intent to separate you from the agency because of reduction-in-force.
  • See USAJOBS' Career Transition Programs for more information.
  • If you are using education to qualify for this position, or education is required :
  • You must submit a transcript, which may be unofficial, as long as it contains a full listing of courses, credit earned, grade and grade-point-average, subject area, degree(s) earned, and dates of award.
  • Your transcript must come from a nationally-accredited educational institution recognized by the Department of Education.
  • If submitting a foreign transcript, you must have the transcript reviewed by an approved foreign education review organization recognized by the Department of Education.
  • Please do not submit electronic transcripts with documentation security protection, these may prevent our application system from accepting and processing the document.
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    USAJOBS - What documents might I need to provide?
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