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Maintenance Worker

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Department Of The Interior US Fish and Wildlife Service

$24.33 to $28.39

Los Fresnos, TX

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$24.33 to $28.39 per hour

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WG 8

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1 vacancy in the following location:

Los Fresnos, TX

Los Fresnos, TX

Relocation expenses reimbursed


Relocation expenses will be paid; relocation contract for home sale will not be paid

This job is open to

Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

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

Federal employees - Competitive service

Current or former competitive service federal employees.

Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista


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Federal Employees, Current Federal Employees, Land Management, 30% disabled, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, Vista, Status Candidates, VRA, VEOA, ICTAP, Schedule A

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This position is part of the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge. As a Maintenance Worker you will be responsible for performing minor repairs and improvements to buildings, grounds, and utility systems.

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Operating heavy equipment such as a tractor, bulldozer, front end loader, road grader, backhoe and excavator.

Performing normal operator maintenance on equipment such as greasing fittings, replacing belts, cleaning filters, changing oil, lubrication, adding fluids, or changing tires.

Performing minor repairs and improvements to buildings, grounds, and utility systems.

Installing, maintaining, and repairing solar panels, generators, HVAC systems, wells and plumbing systems, and other maintenance equipment.

Physical Effort/Working Conditions:

The work requires a considerable amount of standing, stooping, bending, and working in tiring or uncomfortable positions. Incumbent must frequently work from ladders, on scaffolds, in open fields, or in trenches in stretched, cramped, or awkward positions. When operating heavy equipment, the incumbent is under a great deal of strain by constantly reaching, bending, turning, and moving hands, arms, feet, legs, and torso, and by the vibration and jerking of equipment. Lifting up to 50 pounds is required. The work is performed indoors and outdoors. Occasional travel for training and temporary duty at other stations is required. Work areas can be dusty, dirty, greasy, noisy, or bad smelling. The incumbent is exposed to eye hazards, and there is potential for electric shock, cuts, bruises, burns, and broken bones. Incumbent is also exposed to fumes, heat, smoke sparks, jolting machinery, poisons, pesticides, herbicides, chemical solvents, chemicals and petroleum products. When necessary, the incumbent will be required to wear protective clothing, gloves, shields, or goggles.

Travel Required

25% or less - You will be required to travel approximately 25% of the time

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Job family (Series)

4749 Maintenance Mechanic



Conditions of Employment

Must be a U.S. Citizen or National

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service

Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)

Suitability for employment, as determined by background investigation

Drug testing and medical requirements

LMWFA or Public Land Corps eligibles may apply

Official U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service uniform required

May be required to successfully complete a probationary period


By the closing date of this announcement, you must meet the requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Handbook X118C, Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupation.

Although no specific amount of experience, education or training is required, applicants must meet a minimum level of ability in relation to the position and the Assessment Questionnaire in order to be rated qualified for consideration. To be qualified candidates must meet any screen out element(s) listed at an acceptable level, and must achieve an average rating of at least acceptable on all of the elements. Only education, training, or experience acquired before the closing date will be considered.

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.

The Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act

The Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (Act),P.L. 114-47, allows certain individuals (land management eligible) who currently or formerly were under time-limited competitive appointments at certain land management agencies to compete for permanent positions in the competitive service when such agencies are accepting applications from individuals within the agencies workforce under merit promotion procedures:

Current appointees:

·Must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency,

·Must have served under 1 or more time limited appointments by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years; AND

·Must have performed at an acceptable level during each period of service

Former appointees:

·Must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency,

·Must have served under 1 or more time limited appointments by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years;

·Must apply for position within 2 years after your most recent date of separation,

·Must have been separated for reasons other than misconduct or performance; AND

·Must have performed at an acceptable level throughout service period

Public Land Corps Hiring Authority:

(1) Eligibility: In order to be eligible for PLC non-competitive status, a former member of the PLC must provide documentation, as part of their application, verifying their eligibility and that they meet the following criteria:

(a) Served as a qualified youth on an appropriate conservation project completing a minimum of 640 hours of satisfactory service that included at least 120 hours through the PLC;

(b) Applied to a vacancy announcement for which applications are being accepted from individuals with non-competitive status;

(c) Meet the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) minimum qualification standards and any other qualification requirement(s) stated in the vacancy announcement for the position which you are applying; and

(d) Completed his/her most recent Corps service, which provided him/her with a total of 640 hours, inclusive of 120 hours on a PLC project as defined in 16 USC 1723(d), within the last two (2) years.

(2) Appointments must be effected within the two (2) years requirement.

(3) The two (2) year time-frame cannot be extended.

(4) Selectees will be subject to a probationary period consistent with other competitive service positions.

(5) This authority may be used for General Schedule and Federal Wage System positions.

(6) Competitive service appointments may be made for temporary, term or permanent positions.


Additional information

To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System at

FWS has determined that the duties of this position are not suitable for telework.

We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of 03/23/2018; OR More than one position may be filled from applications received under this announcement in the advertised office or other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service offices in the local commuting area

Relocation expenses will be paid; relocation contract for home sale will not be paid.


TESTING DESIGNATED POSITION: All applicants tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.

MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: You must pass a pre-employment medical examination. Also, you may be subject to post-employment medical examinations to determine if you are maintaining the fitness standards for this position.

DRIVER'S LICENSE: You must possess and maintain a valid State driver's license at all times during your tenure.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application:

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the announcement has closed, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the basic qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you meet the basic qualifications your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience which resulted in you being listed in the highest quality category, you may lose consideration, or be assigned to a lower quality category for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

Ability to do the work without more than normal supervision.

Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc.

Knowledge of equipment assembly, installation, repairs, etc.

Knowledge of materials and technical practices (theoretical, precise, artistic).

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 showing you were honorably discharged. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must attach an SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference in addition to the proof required by that form.

Career Transition Assistance Programs (CTAP): These programs apply to employees who have been or may be involuntarily separated (e.g. reduction in force, declining to relocate/transfer outside their local commuting area) from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet ICTAP or CTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 90 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP or CTAP eligibility (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal or Removal Notice; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; or Removal and most recent performance appraisal.). For more information visit:

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Not Applicable

Required Documents

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

Resume or Application. At a minimum, your resume MUST contain job title (include job series and grade, if federal), duties, starting and ending dates (month and year), hours worked per week, and salary. USAJOBS has a template to ensure a complete resume.

Other supporting documents:

Cover Letter, optional

Official or unofficial College Transcript(s), if the position has education requirements, or if you are using your education to qualify. A copy of your transcripts will be required in you are selected.

SF-50 (non-award), or equivalent Notification of Personnel Action if you are a current or former Federal employee. Your SF-50 (non-award) must show tenure code 1 or 2 in block 24, and position occupied code 1 (competitive service) in block 34. Note: Federal employee who has reinstatement eligibility, you MUST submit a copy of your latest non-award SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action, that shows you are serving under a permanent career or career-conditional appointment (code 1 or 2 in block 24) in the Competitive Service (code 1 in block 34). The SF-50 must show the position title, series, grade, and step of your position. If you are claiming reinstatement eligibility, you must submit an SF-50 showing your separation (resignation, termination, etc.). If you have previously held a higher grade than the grade/position you currently occupy, you must submit a copy of the last non-award SF-50 you received for that position. If you have any questions regarding which SF-50's to submit, it is highly recommended that you contact the person listed on this vacancy announcement before the closing date.

Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g., DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service, SF-15 Form and related documentation, VA letter, etc.)

If applicable, documentation/proof that you are eligible Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program documentation, if applicable (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)

Please submit a copy of your most recent, signed and completed annual performance appraisal which includes the final rating. If it is not dated within the last 18 months or if you have not received a performance appraisal, please explain why in your application. Please include incentive awards with your 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.



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. Learn more about federal benefits

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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

Review the Appointment Eligibility Criteria: The eligibility section of the application process is designed to allow you to choose how you wish to be considered for this vacancy announcement. You will ONLY be considered for the appointment eligibilities that you selected. You must provide proof of your eligibility as required by appointment eligibility to be considered.

Resume or Application. At a minimum, your resume MUST contain job title (include job series and grade, if federal), duties, starting and ending dates (month/day/year), hours worked per week, and salary. USAJOBS has a template to ensure a complete resume.

ou must also complete the online application and assessment questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

DEADLINE DATE: A complete application package must be received by 11:59 PM (EST) on 03/23/2018 to receive consideration.

To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is received. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

You will be considered for all eligibilities for which you select yes and submit the required documents and supporting documentation (e.g. DD 214, Schedule A letter, etc.). The supporting documentation you submit will be used to determine your eligibility. Please review the list of documentation provided in the eligibilities language to ensure you provide the appropriate information.

Please note, your eligibility will be based solely on the selections you have indicated yes in this section. You must provide the supporting documentation to support your claim to be considered. You may choose more than one eligibilities in this section.

To view the assessment questionnaire, click here:

To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (

), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit:

Agency contact information

Anthony Long Anthony Long





Division of Human Resources

Division of Human Resources

500 Gold Avenue, SW Room 5222

Albuquerque, NM


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Next steps

Once you submit all the required documents and the online application in USAJOBS, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After the evaluation process is complete, you will be notified of your status and/or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted by the customer office.

You will be notified if this job is filled or canceled. Timelines for this process vary widely.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging in to your USAJobs Account as we will not be responding to inquiries about the status of applications as long as the system has been updated.

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

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Financial suitability

Social security number request

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Selective Service

New employee probationary period

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

Company info

Department Of The Interior US Fish and Wildlife Service
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Company Profile
The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The Service manages over 565 National Wildlife Refuges and 66 National Fish Hatcheries amongst other facilities. All job opportunities are posted on Learn more about working for us:

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