Maintenance Mechanic (Leader)

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Department Of The Interior
United States Citizens Permanent Full Time
_Experience Your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service. The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations._
This is a Career/Career-Conditional full-time appointment.
Note:This position is concurrently open under Announcement Number-W-NATR-15-17 under Merit Promotion Plan (MPP) procedures. See Vacancy ID Number 1268220 for specific instructions on how to apply under that announcement.
Number of Vacancies: We expect to fill one vacancy at this time; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies.
Full Performance Level: 09
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U.S. Citizenship required Pre-employment background and/or security investigation is required. Government housing will not be available. Overtime work may be required. Valid state driver's license/commercial driver's license Pre-employment drug testing and random drug testing position Major Duties:
This position is located at the Natchez Trace Parkway in the Port Gibson District . The primary function of the Maintenance Mechanic Leader (MML) is to apply journeyman level trade skills in carpentry, plumbing,painting, electrical,mechanical, welding, equipment repair and equipment operation to maintain and repair all Parkway facilities. In the absence of the Maintenance Mechanic Supervisor, the selectee serves as Acting Maintenance Mechanic Supervisor,supervising the Parkway employees and day-to-day operations in each district.As necessary for backup purposes, or to meet peak or unique demands, performs all other field work, including mowing, pavement maintenance, custodial services, and grounds maintenance. In addition, the Maintenance Mechanic(Leader) assists in administrative duties including record keeping, purchasing,and asset management. The incumbent possesses the necessary authority and autonomy to execute the duties of the position and to assist other Parkway personnel and operations as may be necessary to meet peak or unique demands. Emergency call-outs can occur 24/7.
Must possess Class A commercial drivers license in the state of residence within one year of date of appointment. Failure to obtain and/or maintain CDL may be grounds for removal from the position.
Water and waste water certifications and licenses are required and necessary to operate District facilities. Failure to obtain and/or maintain these certifications and licenses may be grounds for removal from the position.
The Natchez Trace Parkway is a 444 mile scenic byway stretching from Natchez,Mississippi to Nashville, Tennessee. This position is located at the Tupelo Sub District Maintenance facility in Tupelo, Mississippi.
Position Location: Port Gibson, MS. For information about Natchez TraceParkway please visit .
OPM Job Qualifications System for Trades and Labor Occupations will be used in determining applicant's qualifications. There is no specific length of training or experience required; however, the applicant must be able to demonstrate through experience shown in the resume materials, that they possess the skill level that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills,and abilities to successfully perform the duties of a Maintenance Mechanic(Leader) without more than normal supervision.
Applicants must meet qualifications as specified in the Office of Personnel Management Handbook X-118C Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations.
Although no specific amount of experience, education or training is required, applicants must meet a minimum level of ability in relation to the Major Duties of this position and the Job elements listed below, under "How You Will Be Evaluated." Applications should provide enough information to show that the applicant possesses sufficient knowledge and experience to perform the duties. More information on qualification standards can be found at .
Volunteer experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, Ameri Corps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic;religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
Your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic job requirements. In addition, we will evaluate your responses to the attached online Assessment Questionnaire to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position. To preview the Assessment Questionnaire click here: View Assessment Questions. The Assessment Questionnaire is designed to measure your ability in the following competencies needed to successfully perform on the job.
Basis for rating:
Applicants who meet the qualification requirements based on responses provided in the Applicant Assessment Questionnaire will be placed in one of three categories: Best-Qualified, Well-Qualified or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants referred to the selecting official that are eligible for Veteran's Preference will receive selection priority over Non-Veterans. Veterans must meet student eligibility requirements to be considered under this vacancy announcement.
DO NOT SEND Application materials by mail or email to the Human Resources Office.
Your application will be evaluated and rated using Category Rating Procedures. If you meet the qualification requirements, based on your score your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceed the minimum qualifications of the position including selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job; Well Qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job;Qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job.
Order of consideration: (1) Best Qualified-_all_ qualified applicants entitled to veterans' preference who have a compensable service-connected disability of 10%or more and Best Qualified applicants entitled to veterans'
preference, then all other Best Qualified applicants; (2) Well Qualified applicants entitled to veterans' preference, then all other Well Qualified applicants; (3) Qualified applicants entitled to veterans' preference, then all other Qualified applicants.
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job,a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following Job Elements:
Ability to do the work of Maintenance Mechanic (Leader) without more than normal supervision.(Screen-out)
Ability to perform and oversee technical practices associated with maintenance and construction.
Ability to repair and maintain heavy equipment and tools related to maintenance, landscaping and construction.
Ability to operate, select, and utilize heavy equipment, tools, and materials related to maintenance, landscaping, and construction.
Ability to communicate orally and in writing, including the use of computers .
Please include ALL applicable work experience that relates to the position for which you are applying. You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are pro-rated. You will not receive credit for experience that indicates hours per week vary. List exact hours per week in each job experience.
To apply for this position , you must completed the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section a complete application package, which includes both of the following parts:
1.Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire, and
2. Your resume or application and any other supporting documents needed (such as DD214 to show Veteran's Preference Eligibility and/or transcripts, etc.) The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) Monday, December 22, 2014 to receive consideration. We do not accept hard-copy or email application packages. You must apply online or via fax (see instructions below).
3. If applicable, CTAP/ICTAP documentation.
4. Federal Employees: You must submit a copy of your most recentSF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action - NO AWARD SF-50), that shows your grade and tenure.
To begin, click Apply online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
Please be sure to click on the Submit My Answers button at the end at the process. It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, , select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application,the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):
1. To fax documents, you must use the following cover page, and provide the required information. TheVacancy ID: 1263878 .
2. Fax your documents to .
If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM(EST) on Monday, December 22, 2014 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.
To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire .
2. Print the 1203FXform, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items .
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with your resume or application and any required documentation to . Your 1203 FX will serve as your cover page for your fax transmission.
If you need help, or have problems using the online application process, send an email to .
Applications must be typed or printed clearly in dark ink. A blank form or additional information on how to apply for Federal jobs can be obtained from the Internet at , or by calling or RDD .
Note: If you receive an email stating that there was a technical problem uploading your documents, you should fax the applicable documentation to OPM at . Be sure to use the fax cover sheet that was linked in the vacancy announcement; include the appropriate Vacancy ID Number:1263878 so that the fax is processed properly and promptly. For further questions regarding applying online or by fax, please contact OPM at .
1. Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire, and
2. Your resume or application form and any other supporting documents needed (such as DD-214 (character of service copy) to show Veteran's Preference Eligibility, CTAP/ICTAP documentation and/or transcripts, etc.).
If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.
Once you complete application is received, we will verify your responses provided in the Assessment Questionnaire against the other supporting application materials you submit, and your final score will be assigned. Based on applicant scores, the best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified when referral has been made and what the final outcome.
The Federal Government offers a number of exceptional benefits to employees. The following web address is provided as a reference to explore the major benefits offered to most employees: Employment Benefits
This is a drug testing designated position and subject to random testing for illegal drug use. You must complete and receive a negative drug test result before appointment to this position.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service Law.
Physical demands :
Requires considerable standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, stretching, lifting, and arm movement.Required required to lift and carry heavy objects up to 50 pounds, and over 50pounds with assistance. Heavy physical exertion is required when performing the majority of the manual tasks of the position.
Work environment : Work is performed indoors and outdoors in hot and humid weather and in cold and wet weather.Incumbent is exposed to dirt, grease, grime, falls, cuts, bruises, poison ivy,insects and similar environmental hazards associated with the workplace.Working safely is a condition of employment
Veteran's Preference - If you are claiming Veteran's Preference, you MUST clearly identify your claim on your application and provide specific required evidence such as: DD-214,Certificate of Release of Discharge from Active Duty, or Standard Form 15(SF-15), "Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference" and proof requested on the form. Failure to submit appropriate supporting documentation will result in NOT granting Veteran's Preference. For more information about eligibility for Veteran's Preference please visit
If you are an eligible Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.
New employees of the Department of Interior are required by PL-104-134 to have federal payments made by direct deposit.
If you are selected for Federal employment, you will be required to fill out a Declaration of Federal Employment, OF-306 , ( ) prior to being appointed to determine your suitability for federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. Failing to answer all questions truthfully and completely or providing false statements on your application may be grounds for not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work. Also, you may be punished by fine or imprisonment (USC.Title 18 Section 1001).
Travel,transportation and relocation expenses will be paid if the person selected for the position is outside the local commuting area and is otherwise eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses under the Federal Travel Regulations.

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