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Maintenance Worker Preservationist

Company name
Us National Park Service

$19.03 to $22.21

Frederick, MD

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$19.03 to $22.21 per hour

Pay scale & grade

WG 05

Work schedule

Full-Time - Full Time

Appointment type

Seasonal - Seasonal NTE 1039 hours


Few vacancies in the following locations:

Grand Canyon, AZ

Frederick, MD

Relocation expenses reimbursed


This job is open to

The public

U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.


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This position is located at the Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC), in either Frederick, MD or in the Albright Training Center in Grand Canyon National Park, and is administered under the Associate Director for Workforce Relevancy and Inclusion (WRI), through the Division of Learning and Development. The HPTC's mission is to provide preservation trades training for the maintenance workers of the NPS. The majority of the HPTC preservation trade training is accomplished by preservation project work performed for the NPS and other federal agencies and state governments.

This appointment is seasonal and is limited to 1039 hours during a six month period time. Due to the temporary nature of this appointment, you may be terminated at any time. Appointments under this announcement are eligible for rehire in subsequent service years, and/or extension if workload and funding allow, without further competition. Individuals selected under this vacancy announcement are eligible for rehire in subsequent service years.

Additional job requirements are listed in the Other Information section if this announcement.

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As a Maintenance Worker

(Preservationist) in historic preservation, you will perform a variety of trade

tasks often combining trade practices such as carpentry, wood crafting, roofing,

masonry, and painting. These tasks are performed in a variety of work environments,

including historic and/or contemporary buildings, features, structures, or on large exterior or interior objects. Work may also include elements of new

construction and/or demolition. In addition to performing the various trade

work, incumbent initiates basic procurement actions under the direction of a higher graded worker by ordering supplies

and materials required in day-to-day work. Operates motor vehicles

for transportation of self, other workers, supplies and equipment to and

from work site and periodically use other equipment such as forklifts,

bobcats, aerial lifts, etc. during the performance of work. Responsible

for the care and maintenance of all tools and personal protective equipment

issued. Responsible for keeping tools used in clean, safe, and

good working order. Utilizes safety practices and procedures following

established national,and local bureau safety regulations and

programs; maintains a safe and clean working environment; uses and assures

proper fit of required safety equipment and clothing. Contributes to the

achievement of essential competencies in the field of preservation skills

and craft career fields for HPTC and partners through an exchange of skills and

ideas via participation in formal workshops, seminars, trade expositions,

and one-on-one training.

Travel Required

75% or less - An extensive/extended period of travel from the duty station is required up to 15-20 nights per month to work sites within the jurisdiction of the Historic Preservation Training Center.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply

This job is open to…

United States Citizens

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job family (Series)

4749 Maintenance Mechanic

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Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship

Background investigation with favorable adjudication.

Pre -employment medical fitness exam

Possession of a state driver's license

Overtime may be required during project execution

Male applicants must meet the Selective Service requirement

Wearing of a uniform is required.


Applicants must have the ability to do the work of a Maintenance Worker, WG-5 without more than normal supervision, and meet the specialized experience requirements following.

WG-05 - this experience demonstrates ability to perform work as a maintenance worker assisting journey-level, or

other higher graded maintenance workers. This experience must have included maintenance,

repair, and construction of buildings and facilities in at least two areas such

as: carpentry, painting, masonry, and equipment.


Additional information

1. All requirements, and a complete application

with required documentation, must be met and submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST on the

closing date of this announcement.

2. Physical demands: Physical

effort required is considered heavy to moderate with considerable physical exertion related to actions

such as lifting, pushing, pulling, or carrying objects of various sizes,weights, and shapes, and

requires occasional lifting or handling of objects or materials up to 50 lbs, while using the proper lifting

procedures to avoid injury. The position requires frequent and considerable standing,

stooping, lifting and bending. Work frequently requires continuous physical effort performed under

structures, in irregular and confined spaces, or on roofs which requires the ability to work overhead or

in a stretched, cramped, bent over, or awkward positions.

3. Work environment: Works at

a particular construction site or within a shop complex as assigned. Structures are extremely

deteriorated, structurally unsound and dirty and are therefore considered hazardous, requiring the

use of protective equipment and clothing . Work is performed in all types of weather and is often

executed in greasy, noisy, dirty, drafty, or otherwise unpleasant conditions.

Much of the work is performed in unheated or uncooled structures and outdoors in temperatures that range from below freezing to oppressive heat and humidity.

4. Overtime: You may be required to work overtime to ensure project completion.

5. Employment is subject to pre-employment physical.

6. You are required to wear a National Park Service issued uniform in performance of duties, when not in protective gear.

7. You are required to possess a state driver's license.

8. Information contained in your application package will be

verified as part of the employment and security process.

9. Relevant volunteer work may be credited as paid work if

appropriate to the position.

10. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59, and

are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense

Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered, or you will not be

eligible for appointment in this agency.

11. The salary for this position in Arizona is, $32,844.00 to $42,702.00 and in Frederick, MD $36,281.00 to $47,171.00.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be evaluated using OPM category rating procedures. Based on your responses to the Occupational

Questionnaire, you will initially be placed into one of the following

categories: Best-Qualified, Highly-Qualified, or Qualified. A quality review of your application and

supporting documentation will be conducted to verify that your application

package is complete and to ensure that you have been placed into the appropriate

quality category.

Your application package is rated based on you meeting the basic job requirements. In addition, you will be evaluated on the

extent to which you meet the following competencies needed for this

particular position. To preview the Assessment Questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

The Assessment Questionnaire is designed to measure your ability in the following competencies needed to successfully perform on the job:

Knowledge of technical practices, tools, and equipment related to the carpentry trade.

Knowledge of technical practices, tools, and equipment related to the masonry trade.

Knowledge of technical practices, tools, and equipment related to the painting trade.

Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc.

Knowledge of Materials.

If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses

provided in the Occupational Questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all

required documentation, you will be rated ‘ineligible', ‘not qualified', or

your score may be adjusted accordingly.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Q - Nonsensitive

Required Documents

Required Documents

1. Resume: May be in any format. You must include a list of all significant

jobs held and duties performed, with dates specified in month and year format;

and, indicate hours worked per week. If Federal employment, include your WG, GS, or equivalent grade; if military your rank. Applications that include privacy information, such as full

social security numbers and dates of birth, race or ethnic identification, or

photographs. If your application is not formatted as above or contains privacy information, it will be considered incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this vacancy.

2. Occupational questionnaire: This

document is part of the on-line application process. If applying via fax, follow

the instructions in the How to apply section of this announcement.

3. Current or former Federal employees: Please submit a copy of your SF-50,

Notification of Personnel Action which documents your highest

permanent grade/salary/step held, including when it was received. No

award SF-50s are accepted to verify this information. You are also

encouraged to submit a copy of your performance appraisal received with the

last 15 months.

4. Veterans’

preference documentation (if applicable): You must submit your most current DD-214

documenting your military status and discharge information. Disabled veterans

or derived preference individuals must also submit SF-15 and any documentation

required by that form to support your claim to veterans’ preference. For more

information on entitlement see

5. Transcripts

(if applicable to the position): Unofficial

transcripts are sufficient for application purposes, but must contain: your

major(s), courses by name and level, including grades and hours, and any

degrees awarded. If qualifying based on

education, or if a requirement of this position, you will be required to submit

an official transcript prior to entry on duty.

We do not make assumptions, so if the information submitted to confirm

your eligibility is not present, you will not be considered.

6. Displaced Federal employees who qualify for

CTAP/ICTAP: Please visit the OPM Guide to Career Transition Resources for

complete information, available at

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.



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.

Benefits for federal employees

Healthcare insurance

Pay and leave

Due to the nature of this temporary employment, your

benefits will be limited. Please see the following link for more

information at:

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.

How to Apply

How to Apply

Online Application

Instructions: You are encouraged to apply online,

which is the simplest application method, and will allow you to track the

status of your application. Instructions are provided below:

To begin, log into USAJOBS, click

Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or to log into your existing account.

Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting

documents and complete the Occupational Questionnaire. To view questionnaire

(insert tag Occupational Questionnaire)

Click the Submit My Answers button to

submit your application package.

To verify your application is

complete, log into your USAJOBS account for verification.

If you cannot apply online: Please visit the following link for further


reference the vacancy ID which is 1924217

If you experience difficulty using USAJOBS contact their help desk at:

Agency contact information

Makeba Coleman







1201 Eye Street NW

Washington, DC


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Next steps

Upon closing of the announcement you will receive a

system-generated acknowledgement that your application was received.

Applications being considered under competitive consideration and are in the highest category are referred to the selecting official, in

accordance with OPM category procedures. Veterans are refereed and given

selection priority over non-veterans. Applicants being considered under non-competitive consideration, who are not veterans, are referred separately to the selecting official, for appoinment under excepted service prcedures. If

further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. We inform

applicants if they met the basic requirements for the position, were among the

group referred to the selecting official, and the final outcome of this career

opportunity. These notices will be

posted directly to your USAJOBS account.

Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

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

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

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.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations

or how to contact an agency.

Legal and regulatory guidance

Financial suitability

Social security number request

Privacy Act

Signature and false statements

Selective Service

New employee probationary period

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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