Laborer MVO

Job Details
Full-time$21.75 – $25.33 an hour3 hours ago
Benefits
  • Health insurance
  • Uniform allowance
Qualifications
  • Janitorial experience
  • Driver’s License
  • High school diploma or GED
Full Job Description
Duties

Serves as a laborer to provide support to the Motor Vehicle, Custodial and Grounds operations at Independence National Historical Park.

Operates sedans, station wagons, vans, pickup trucks, stake body trucks and UTV’s.

Performs operator’s preventative maintenance and inspections on the equipment following manufacturer’s recommendations and makes the appropriate maintenance log and record entries.

Required to pick up trash throughout the park and dispose of it in dumpsters and trash truck.

Performs paved and unpaved trail maintenance tasks.

Assists in removal of dead, hazardous, and fallen trees and limbs from roadways, trails, and park grounds.

Performs turf maintenance.

Operates self-propelled riding type mowers.

Operates smaller gasoline (2 & 4 cycle) powered equipment.

Moderate to heavy physical effort may be required in operating equipment, in lifting 50-100 pounds, for example lifting trash containers, moving tables and benches, loading, and unloading cargo.

Scrubs, strips, waxes, and polishes floors using heavy (industrial type) powered scrubbers and buffers.

Cleans and disinfects toilet facilities and replenishes soap, towels, toilet paper, etc. Vacuums/cleans rugs using heavy vacuum cleaner. Changes brushes, rollers, buffers, and other attachments on them.

The incumbent is designated as Emergency Maintenance Personnel (approximately 20%) and is a member of the Park Snow and Ice Removal Team (Snow Team).

Responds to winter and destructive weather events, emergencies, special events, and unscheduled events as directed during and after normal working hours. Some examples include snowstorms, tropical storms, flooding, ceremonies, and protests, among others.

Incumbent will be directed to respond by the duty supervisor or manager through any available means including but not limited to in person, electronic, phone, radio, or text messages including automated messages from the Park’s Dispatch Center.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship required.

Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.

Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males.

Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.

You will be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties; a valid driver’s license is required. If selected, you will be required to submit a Motor Vehicle Operator’s License and Driving Record. You must also submit (within a State sealed envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that disclose all valid driver’s licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you.

You will be required to wear a uniform and comply with the National Park Service uniform standards. A uniform allowance will be provided.

You may be required to work on-call, evenings, weekends, holidays, overtime and shift work.

Applicants must be at least (1)18 years old or (2) at least 16 years old and: (a) Have graduated from high school or been awarded a certificate equivalent to graduating from high school; or (b) Have completed a formal vocational training program; or

(c) Have received a statement from school authorities agreeing with their preference for employment rather than continuing their education; or (d) Be currently enrolled in a secondary school and either work only during school vacation periods or work part-time during the school year under a formal student employment program.

This position may be subject to medical examinations and environmental hazards testing and monitoring at government expense.

You will be required to work the 3rd shift, 10:00 pm to 6:30 am.

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, you must have sufficient knowledge and ability in the following job-related factors:

Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision (SCREEN OUT)

Work Practices (includes keeping things neat, clean and in order)

Ability To Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (other than blueprints)

Ability To Use and Maintain tools and Equipment

Dexterity and Safety

You must possess a valid driver’s license.

If your knowledge and ability in the SCREEN OUT factor above is not sufficient, you will receive no further consideration. In preparing your application, describe in detail the experience and training which you have had that specifically prepared you for this job and to perform the duties described for this job. Experience should be clearly described and documented in your resume. The qualifications reviewer will not assume performance of such duties by Job Titles alone. Address your knowledge, skills and/or abilities in the areas shown in the job-related factors.

Examples of qualifying experience include the following: operating heavy power equipment such as lawn mowers, chain saws, brush cutters, brush chippers, portable snow blowers; operating all types of hand and light power tools (such as shovels, pulaskis, picks, digging bars, rakes, lawn edging equipment, electric drills, etc., to maintain buildings, grounds, roads, trails, etc.; operating light duty motor vehicles weighing up to 10,000 pounds (such as pick-up trucks, panel trucks, flatbed trucks, etc.); performing janitorial duties for buildings and grounds.

Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) 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, including volunteer experience.

Education

There is no substitution of education for experience for Wage Grade (WG) positions.

Additional information

This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.

If you have held a temporary seasonal appointment in the past 12 months and have already worked the maximum temporary appointment less than 1040 hours during that period, you are still welcome to apply. However, please be aware that exceeding the limit of 1040 hours in your established service year will result in the loss of your non-competitive rehire eligibility.

The limit can be exceeded by working multiple temporary seasonal positions that result in a combined total greater than 1040 hours. The limit also can be exceeded by working a single temporary seasonal appointment that exceeds 1040 hours, unless granted an exception by OPM.

Employment may be terminated at any time due to fluctuations in funding levels, project needs, employee performance, or other considerations.

Physical Demands: The work performed requires the exertion of moderate to very heavy physical effort. The work involves lifting and moving objects over 50 pounds, and in some cases, carrying 80 to 100 pounds (or more) with assistance. May Operate snow removal equipment (plows, snow blowers, walk-behind power brushes, salt spreaders). Shovels, chops, and sweeps ice and snow from sidewalks, steps, and curbs. Spreads salt and sand by hand or with a broadcast spreader. Carries bags of salt and sand.

Working Conditions: Outside work is usually performed under all kinds of weather conditions. Indoor work is often accomplished in office buildings or in well-lighted, heated, and ventilated areas such as warehouses, loading docks, or trade shops. Frequently exposed to weather and temperature extremes, drafts, noise, dust, and dirt and the possibility of bruises, muscle strains, cuts and scrapes. Work requires the employee to follow proper safety procedures and use standard safety equipment such as gloves, ear protectors, safety glasses, and steel-toe shoes to avoid possible hazards in the work area. Incumbent may be required to work overtime, weekends, or holidays to support special events or respond to winter or destructive weather. Overtime may be required with little or no notice. May work during or following storms when the full Park staff is not present, to maintain safe walkways and meet conditions for opening the Park to staff, visitors, and local residents. May be exposed to temperatures ranging from below 0F to over 100F and weather including snow, sleet, ice, freezing rain or high humidity.

The National Park Service has determined that the duties of this position are not suitable for telework.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP):For information on how to apply as an ICTAP or CTAP eligible see: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition. 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. You must submit documentation to support this claim.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Click the following link for more information, https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information.

Benefits

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How You Will Be Evaluated

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

A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses provided in the Assessment Questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation, you will be rated ‘ineligible’, ‘not qualified’, or your score will be adjusted accordingly. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you can lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions can affect your rating.

Candidates will be rated and ranked using Category Rating procedures. These procedures place candidates with veteran’s preference above non-preference eligibles within each category. Veterans with a service connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. Under Category Rating, candidates will be rated and ranked into one of three categories:

Best Qualified – applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position

Well Qualified – applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and 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 are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job.

You will be evaluated on the following competencies and/or job elements:

Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision (SCREEN OUT)

Ability To Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (other than blueprints)

Ability To Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment

Dexterity and Safety

Work Practices (including keeping things neat, clean, and in order)

Benefits

A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

Review our benefits

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

Required Documents

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The following documents are required and must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 05/27/2022:

Resume which includes a list of all significant jobs held and duties performed. If military or civilian, please include your rank and/or grade.

A complete Occupational Questionnaire

Other Supporting Documents, if applicable, such as:Veterans Preference Documentation:
If you are a Discharged, Non-Disabled Veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character of discharge (Member 4 copy), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions, as listed on the SF15. If you don’t have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from the National Archives.

If you are a veteran within 120 days of discharge, you must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, & 6) dated within 120 days of your separation.

If you are a Disabled Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, or Mother or Spouse of a Disabled or Deceased Veteran, you must submit all additional proof required by the SF15, and if applicable, a completed SF15. You may request a copy of your Department of Veterans Affairs letter from www.ebenefits.va.gov or call 1-800-827-1000 to establish proof of disability.

Documentation that you meet Selective Factors.

Documentation for Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Plan consideration if you are a displaced Federal employee within the local commuting area. You must include: 1) Proof you are a displaced Federal employee, e.g., RIF Separation Notice, Notice of Proposed Removal, etc; 2) SF-50s (Notifications of Personnel Action) showing career/conditional tenure competitive status, promotion potential and duty location; and 3) your most recent performance appraisal. To exercise selection priority, displaced or surplus Federal employees must be rated well-qualified or above 85 on the rating criteria for this position.

Do not submit photographs with your application package. Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials – you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc.

Do not upload Adobe portfolio documents. Adobe portfolio documents are not viewable by our agency’s staffing offices.

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.

How to Apply

To apply for this position: You must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To receive consideration, the complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 05/27/2022. WE DO NOT ACCEPT HARD-COPY OR E-MAIL APPLICATION PACKAGES.

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Agency contact information

Maria Tighe

Phone

267-528-3180

Email

maria_tighe@nps.gov

Address

Independence National Historical Park

143 S Third Street

Philadelphia, PA 19106

US

Next steps

Once the Occupational Questionnaire is received you will receive acknowledgement that your submission was successful. If you are among the most qualified candidates and your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly for a possible interview. You will be notified of the status of your Application Package at the time candidates are referred for consideration, and when the selection process is complete.

Fair and Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy

Reasonable accommodation policy

Financial suitability

Selective Service

New employee probationary period

Signature and false statements

Privacy Act

Social security number request

Required Documents

The following documents are required and must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 05/27/2022:

Resume which includes a list of all significant jobs held and duties performed. If military or civilian, please include your rank and/or grade.

A complete Occupational Questionnaire

Other Supporting Documents, if applicable, such as:Veterans Preference Documentation:
If you are a Discharged, Non-Disabled Veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character of discharge (Member 4 copy), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions, as listed on the SF15. If you don’t have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from the National Archives.

If you are a veteran within 120 days of discharge, you must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, & 6) dated within 120 days of your separation.

If you are a Disabled Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, or Mother or Spouse of a Disabled or Deceased Veteran, you must submit all additional proof required by the SF15, and if applicable, a completed SF15. You may request a copy of your Department of Veterans Affairs letter from www.ebenefits.va.gov or call 1-800-827-1000 to establish proof of disability.

Documentation that you meet Selective Factors.

Documentation for Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Plan consideration if you are a displaced Federal employee within the local commuting area. You must include: 1) Proof you are a displaced Federal employee, e.g., RIF Separation Notice, Notice of Proposed Removal, etc; 2) SF-50s (Notifications of Personnel Action) showing career/conditional tenure competitive status, promotion potential and duty location; and 3) your most recent performance appraisal. To exercise selection priority, displaced or surplus Federal employees must be rated well-qualified or above 85 on the rating criteria for this position.

Do not submit photographs with your application package. Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials – you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc.

Do not upload Adobe portfolio documents. Adobe portfolio documents are not viewable by our agency’s staffing offices.

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.

Help

This job is open to

Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

Federal employees who meet the definition of a “surplus” or “displaced” employee.

The public

U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

Applications will be accepted from all US Citizens.

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