Maintenance Helper/Worker

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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, and 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.
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. NOTES: At the Merlin, Oregon location, the nature of the duties performed require access to recreation sites on the Rogue River by raft. At the Maupin, Oregon location, the nature of the duties performed require access to recreation sites on the Deschutes River by raft. Applicants for these locations need to have the physical ability for and the experience using rafts and/or drift boats (non-motorized) on class III+ white water rapids, or have the ability to be certified to do so based on technical expertise.
At the Medford, Grants Pass and Merlin, Oregon locations some positions will require the use of a chainsaw.
Travel Required
Not required
Supervisory status
Promotion Potential
Who May Apply This job is open to? DEU: 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
U.S. Citizenship is required
Be sure to 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
Direct Deposit Required
Background Investigation Required
You will be rated on your experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position. In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position.
THE SCREENOUT FACTOR FOR THIS POSITION at all grade levels: You must be able to do the work of this position without more than normal supervision.
In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume.
WG-07: At this level, Maintenance Worker duties performed at any one time might include those above the simpler and more routine duties of the helper level jobs, less difficult than the journey worker level, but up to and including, under close direction, journey worker level duties. Jobs involve learning such trade practices and skills such as a variety of tasks involved in the upkeep of buildings, grounds, and related structures, fixtures and utilities. Typical work assignments include the performance of visual examinations and operational tests to determine the need for and the performance of repair work on a level of difficulty and responsibility of trades such as carpentry, plumbing and painting.
For some positions, you must operate a dump truck and trailer and have a current class A CDL.
Please be sure that you state your qualifying education and experience in your resume.

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