Maintenance Worker MVO

National Park Service | Gettysburg, PA

Posted Date 12/04/2019
Description These positions are located at Gettysburg National Military Park in the Maintenance Division, Landscape Preservation Branch.

TEMPORARY NTE 1039 HOUR APPT: Temporary positions not-to-exceed 1039 regular hours in a service year may be terminated sooner or extended depending on management needs.Season: The typical seasonal entry-on-duty period is APRIL THROUGH SEPTEMBER, but can be variable during these months due to weather conditions, project needs, or funding.

Anticipated Entry on Duty: MARCH 29, 2020


Number of Vacancies: We expect to fill six vacancies at this time, however, this announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies at any park or duty station listed in this announcement.

-We are hiring 2 or more seasonal temporary positions in the Adopt a Position Program in the Landscape Preservation Branch of the Maintenance division. The work schedule of these positions will be a varied schedule throughout the week to include weekends working 8 hour days.

-We are hiring 4 or more seasonal temporary positions in the Landscape Preservation Branch of the Maintenance division. The work schedule of these positions will be M-F, 8 hour days.

This position performs the following tasks encountered in the operations of the Maintenance Division:

-Rakes, sweeps, mows, and trims landscaped grounds using walking or riding power equipment up to and including 18 HP riding type and walk behind mowers, equipped with 42-inch mower decks and bagger attachments;
-Operates trucks up to 1 ton capacity equipped with four-wheel drive;
-Collects trash and litter from receptacles at buildings and roadside areas and on park grounds;
-Leaf removal using hand tools and power brooms;
-Performs routine grounds maintenance including, but not limited to raking roadsides and ditches, patching holes in paving, repairing stone lanes and trails, removing hazardous trees, clearing vista, and removing vegetation;
-Applies approved chemicals for the control of unwanted vegetation;
-Performs fence construction and repairs both historic and non-historic fences;
-Performs routine maintenance and repair of all equipment in scope of operations;
-Cares for plants and shrubs including weeding, mulching, watering, and plant food application;
-Minor painting and masonry duties when needed

Gettysburg National Military Park (GETT) consists of more than 6,000 acres and preserves, protects and interprets for this and future generations the resources associated with the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg, during the American Civil War, the Soldiers' National Cemetery, and their commemorations. Learn more at qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement-12/17/2019-unless otherwise stated in this vacancy announcement.

In order to qualify for a Maintenance Worker, WG-4749-05, you must possess the following requirements:
Possess knowledge and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform work as a Maintenance Worker, WG-4749-05 without more than normal supervision. Experience is defined as: 1) duties relevant to the maintenance of roads, trails, grounds and cultural resources (i.e. cannons, monuments, etc); 2)operation of landscape equipment, trucks and trailers, tractors; 3)trail maintenance; 4)fence repair and construction; 5)tree removal; 6)and small construction projects.

To qualify for this position, you must have sufficient knowledge and ability in the following job-related factors:
  2. Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.
  3. Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)
  4. Use of measuring instruments
  5. Ability To Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc. (includes blueprinting reading)
  6. Ability To Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
  7. Knowledge of Materials
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.

WAGE GRADE INFORMATION: OPM Job Qualifications System for Trades and Labor Occupations (as specified in the Office of Personnel Management Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations), will be used in determining an 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 Worker without more than normal supervision.

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.

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