$22.99 to $26.81
Open & closing dates
$22.99 to $26.81 per hour
Pay scale & grade
Full-Time - Work schedule is full time.
Permanent - This is a permanent seasonal position.
1 vacancy in the following location:
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
Current or former competitive service employees, including:
Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
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Physical Demands: Work requires concentration and coordination in order to manipulate levers, cables, and valves as necessary for the operation of equipment and attachments. The various strained and unnatural positions required to operate equipment, together with the constant vibration, jerking and jolting encountered produces a high degree of mental and physical fatigue. Duties require significant periods of standing and walking, as well as moderately heavy lifting.
Work Conditions: Work is performed at sites with simple terrain problems. The operator is subject to heat, fumes, cold, snow, rain, dirt, dust and noise. Duties involve exposure to hazards such as: operating equipment on slippery and icy roads, working under embankments and around slide areas, working in the vicinity of swollen rivers and streams, performing night work during emergencies, and working at sites with a continuous presence of moving vehicles.
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This position is located in the Operations branch within the Division of Administration at the Vale District of the Bureau of Land Management, with a duty station at Vale Oregon. The primary purpose of this position is to operate equipment such as road graders, bulldozers, front end loaders, excavators, backhoes, bobcats, dump trucks, compactors, water trucks, and essential road building equipment for minor and major non-paved road maintenance/construction operations. These roads are often in mountainous terrain with steep treacherous slopes in remote areas. Road maintenance and construction operations typically consist of cleaning and pulling ditches, excavating and hauling rock, placing rock, and grading roads to a crown. There are occasions when new roads are installed requiring significant dozer and excavator work. The scope of the road work is extremely vast and would challenge a seasoned operator on a regular basis. Other equipment operation duties would be fire line repair, snow removal, culvert installation or repair, bridge work, dam repair, pipeline installation, and various other operating duties. Due to the remote nature of the Vale districts land mass this position requires a minimum of 50% travel away from Vale, Oregon. The remote nature of the work locations pose many challenges in communication, supplies, amenities, and other comforts that will not be available. Having the mindset and ability to operate autonomously in a self-sufficient manner is a highly valued attribute.
Occasional travel - Frequent travel may be required.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
All current or former federal employees with competitive/reinstatement eligibility; CTAP and ICTAP eligibles within the local commuting area; and Veterans' Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) Eligibles
Persons eligible under Special Hiring Authorities
All former PLC members who within the past 120 days have completed all requirements of a creditable PLC project.
Current or former time-limited employees eligible under PL-114-47, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA)?
Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.
Job family (Series)
5716 Engineering Equipment Operating
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 is required.
Summary of Requirements: You must meet all requirements as listed in the Qualifications section of the announcement.
Qualifications for this position are determined under the Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations. What the applicant CAN DO is key to being considered eligible. The applicant's specific experience is examined to determine if what they can do shows they the ability to perform the job elements of the position successfully. In this system, the job element is used to match what the applicant can do against what the work calls for. If applicants have the ability to do the work, they are considered eligible for the job.
Screen-out Elements: This position requires a special qualification that has been determined to be essential to perform the duties and will be used as a screen out element. Those who do not provide evidence they possess the following selective factor(s) will be rated not qualified.
Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision.
Must have and maintain a commercial drivers license (CDL) and current medical certificate.
You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.
SELECTIVE SERVICE: 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 the Selective Service Law. To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System
May require completion of a 1 year probationary period.
Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP
. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration or that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well qualified for this vacancy. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form.
CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they receive a minimum score of 90 based on the rating criteria used for this position.
This is a seasonal appointment; you will be in a pay status for at least 6 months, but less than 12 months a year. When work or funds are not available you will be placed in non-pay status.
This position is not eligible for Telework.
Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas.
D.O.T. DRUG TESTING REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION. This position requires possession of a Commercials Driver’s License (CDL). As such, it is a Drug and Alcohol Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991. If the person selected for the position does not currently occupy a CDL Drug and Alcohol Testing Designated Position, he/she will be required to submit to and receive a negative test result prior to appointment. A positive drug or alcohol test result may be grounds for denying final placement into this position. In addition, the Act mandates that the incumbent will be subject to random drug and alcohol testing and that he/she may also undergo reasonable suspicion, post-accident, return-to-duty, and follow-up testing.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. If you meet the qualification requirements, you application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored. The job specific questions relate to the following job elements required to do the work of this position.
Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision.
Operates one or more pieces of heavy equipment.
Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc. (includes blueprint reading).
Ability to drive and operate safely.
Reliability and dependability.
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Background checks and security clearance
Q - Nonsensitive
In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:
You must provide a copy of your commercial driver's license and current medical certificate.
Former PLC Member: Submit a copy of your “Certificate of Eligibility for Noncompetitive Hiring” along with a copy of your “PLC Participant Verification Work Hours Sheet.”
Applicants eligible under PL-114-47, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) must submit documentation verifying (a) initial selection under competitive examining procedures to a land management agency under a time-limited appointment in the competitive service , (b) service under this initial appointment, or in conjunction with subsequent competitive service time-limited appointments, to a land management agency was for a period of 24 months without a break in service of two or more years, and (c) performance was evaluated as being at an acceptable level for the entire applicable period(s). “Required documentation” includes first and last SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) for each? ? appointment? verifying the Position Occupied code (Block 34) is 1-Competitive Service, AND documentation of successful performance for each appointment. Applicants are encouraged to combine all required documents into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping documents into files will simplify the application process. Failure to submit required documentation will result in loss of consideration.
Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles: documentation verifying your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility - this includes a copy of the agency notice and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location.
Current and former federal career and career-conditional employees: submit a copy of your recent (non award) SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, or equivalent document that verifies tenure (block 24, code 1 or 2) and Competitive Status (block 34, code 1).
If you are applying for this position based on eligibility under other noncompetitive special appointing authorities, you MUST submit proof of this eligibility.
You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by uploading your documents from your USAJOBS Profile.
Auto-Requested Fax allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume.
UPLOADING DOCUMENTS: instead of faxing your documents you may use the uploading procedures thru Applicant Manager. Do not use both options.
Hard copy paper supplemental documents, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application.
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.
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How to Apply
How to Apply
To receive consideration for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes ALL of the following items: 1. Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire; 2. Your resume; and 3. Applicable supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.
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BLM Oregon State Office, OR-953
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A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
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You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), created in 1946 through a merger of the General Land Office (GLO) and the U.S. Grazing Service, has roots going back to the creation of the GLO in 1812. In celebration of 200 years of land management, the BLM presents this website -- a collection of the stories, traditions and heritage that make up our unique history. BLM employees, current and retired, have contributed to this labor of love and many more will continue to add their unique histories over time.