Maintenance Helper/Worker

Help Duties Summary
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All positions may not be filled or they may be filled at different times depending on budget, hiring needs, and requirements. These positions are temporary and are expected to last for approximately 6 months. These positions have no promotion potential, if you want to be considered for a higher grade you must apply for the higher grade.
Physical Demands / Work Environment: Work may take place in extremely remote environments and may require primitive camping and living skills for upwards of two weeks in duration. The work is performed outdoors in rugged terrain; to include very steep, wet, muddy, rough, uneven or rocky surfaces; positions require physical exertions, such as, bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities. Individuals should be capable of working alone, or with other people, during early morning hours, night, or during the day.
Salary: Salary shown is taken from the Rest of the U.S. pay table, step 1. You may view the OPM salary tables, with the various locality rates, at 2018 General Schedule (GS) Locality Pay Tables.
If selected from this or a similar competitive, seasonal announcement, your appointment may be creditable for consideration under PL-114-47, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA). The Act allows certain individuals, who have or had time-limited appointments at land management agencies, to compete for any permanent position in the competitive service under "internal" merit promotion procedures. For more information, see the section under Eligibility, which starts with Question #15 (Q15. Who is eligible for appointment under these provisions?).
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Maintenance Helpers or Workers perform trade work assignments associated with the maintenance and repair of grounds, buildings, exterior structures and related fixtures and utilities. This includes the maintenance of items such as tables, signs, shelters, water systems, pumps, and equipment. Other duties may involve cleaning restrooms and comfort stations, collecting and removing trash from facilities, and performing routine grounds maintenance (fertilizing, transplanting, laying sod, pruning, trimming, mowing, etc.). A typical work assignment requires a general familiarity with the practices, equipment and tools used by the maintenance personnel in accomplishing their assigned duties. This includes operating, under close supervision, equipment and tools such as heavy trucks, forklifts, lawn mowers, power saws, drills, cutting torches. A general understanding of some of the common practices and simple tasks of carpentry, plumbing, painting and cement trades are required.
Travel Required
Not required
Supervisory status
Promotion Potential
Who May Apply This job is open to? All U.S. citizens - no previous Federal service is required.
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
Job family (Series)
4749 Maintenance Mechanic
Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
Direct Deposit Required.
U.S. Citizenship is required.
Read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections.
You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can
you have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land.
Background Investigation Required.
You will be rated on your experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position. In addition, your responses to the questions must be adequately reflected in your resume. Interviews may be conducted for this position.
You will be evaluated on your ability to perform the duties of the position rather than the length of experience. Qualifications will be determined by the relevance, scope, and quality of all experience and training, regardless of where or how acquired. We must be able to determine that you meet the experience requirement- please be sure to include this information in your resume. Qualifications will be determined based on your ability, experience and/or training in the following job elements:
Ability to perform maintenance work related to maintaining grounds, building, and exterior structures.
Ability to perform the basic tasks of trade work.
Ability to perform laboring work using a variety of hand tools and specialized equipment.
Ability to interpret instructions, including reading blueprints.
This position also requires special qualifications that have been determined to be essential to perform the duties and will be used as screen-out element. Those who do not provide evidence they possess the below screen out element will be rated not qualified.
Ability to Do the Work of the Position without More Than Normal Supervision
For some positions, you must operate a dump truck and trailer and have a current class A CDL.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

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