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Maintenance Worker

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Department Of The Interior US Fish and Wildlife Service

$21.27 to $24.81

Colville, WA

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$21.27 to $24.81 per hour

Pay scale & grade

WG 8

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Appointment type

Temporary - 12 months


1 vacancy in the following location:

Colville, WA

Colville, WA

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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The public

U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

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U.S. Citizens, CTAP

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This position is part of the Inland Northwest National Wildlife Refuge Complex. As a Maintenance Worker you will be responsible for the maintenance and repair of buildings, facilities, and infrastructure within this complex.

REGULAR TEMPORARY: This is a temporary appointment, not-to-exceed 1 year, which may be extended for a total appointment of 2 years.

Physical Demands: Repairs are made inside and outside and in hard-to-reach, uncomfortable places. You must be able to walk, stoop, stand, bend, kneel, stretch, climb, and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions. Must be able to lift and carry items weighing over 40 pounds with assistance. The employee uses lifting and safety equipment as necessary.

Work Environment: Work is performed indoors and outdoors and often in inclement weather such as extended heat, cold, and rain. Work can be near running water and in locations presenting noise, fumes, or dusty, greasy, and dirty environments. Work is around moving vehicles and equipment. Prescribed safety practices and safety equipment such as safety glasses, hard-toed shoes, respirators, hard hats, and fire retardant gloves.

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Repair vehicles to include cleaning, regular preventive maintenance, and adjustments or replacement of small parts to major components.

Operate and maintain heavy equipment including backhoe, front-end loader, grader, or bulldozer and equipment requiring connections and implements. Move natural materials to build structures and clear brush, debris, rock, snow and ice, and trees.

Use a variety of tools including powered and non-powered, welding equipment, sprayers, brushes, and meters or measuring devices.

Plan, troubleshoot, construct and repair using carpentry, electrical, and plumbing trades.

Apply herbicide to treat invasive plant species with the supervision of a certified pesticide applicator.

Follow established safety practices and standards for use, maintenance, and documentation for tools and equipment. Preserve a clean work environment.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - For meeting, site visits, and training.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Job family (Series)

4749 Maintenance Mechanic

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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

Must obtain and maintain a state commercial driver's license

Official U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service uniform required

May be required to successfully complete a probationary period

Emergency overtime may be required

May be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and holidays

Direct deposit of salary

Position requires drug testing and physical examination.


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.

You must demonstrate through experience and training shown in your resume that you possess the ability to do the work of a Maintenance Worker without more than normal supervision (screen-out). This includes 1) to apply knowledge of vehicle, equipment, and utility systems parts, components and accessories for repair, operation and maintenance; 2) to perform carpentry and welding construction of various structures; 3) to understand and interpret instructions and specifications, including blueprints and schematics; and 4) to follow safe work procedures to prevent damage and harm to equipment, property, self, and others.

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.


Additional information

Career Transition Assistance (CTAP): These programs apply to career 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 CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP 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:

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.


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 commercial 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:


Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information, visit Leave Administration. Effective January 2015, employees on temporary appointments may be eligible for health benefits through the Federal Employees Health Benefits program and, if eligible, will receive the same government contribution as full-time permanent employees. To be eligible for consideration, temporary employees working full-time or part-time must be on appointments expected to last at least 90 days, or be on an intermittent work schedule and expected to work 130 hours per month for at least 90 days. Employees electing to participate in the FEHB will be responsible for the employee share of the premium while on the official agency roles, which is deducted from bi-weekly earnings. After separating from federal employment, employees will be offered to continue participation in FEHB under the Temporary Continuation of Coverage (TCC) option. Employees electing to continue coverage under the TCC provision will be responsible for the full premium amount plus a 2% administration fee.

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):

Basic knowledge in crafts such as roofing, drywall, painting, flooring, basic plumbing and basic electrical sufficient to provide maintenance and repair on complex buildings, facilities, and infrastructure; and to provide construction services when building new facilities.

Knowledge and skill in using controls to adjust and operate a variety of engineering equipment on flat or rolling terrain.

Ability to apply shop mathematics and use measuring tools or instruments, and to follow oral and written instructions, to use drawings, sketches, schematics, and blueprints, and to determine work procedures and details of work layout.

Skill in the use of a variety of tools such as wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers, wire cutters, soldering and arc/oxyacetylene welding tools, tapes, rules, saws, squares, handsaws, routers, power saws, planers, spray guns, sandblasting equipment, test lamps, and various meters and analysis equipment.

Ability to apply herbicide to treat invasive plant species with the supervision of a certified pesticide applicator.

All qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. The category ratings for this position are:

Best Qualified: Demonstrates a high proficiency and comprehensive level of knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position.

Well Qualified: Demonstrates an overall competency in the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position.

Qualified: Meets minimum qualifications established for the position, but fails to meet the benchmark definition for the Well Qualified category.

The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the rule of three but protects the rights of Veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category. Veterans' preference eligibles who meet the basic qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent will be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher).

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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Q - Nonsensitive

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 official transcripts will be required if you are selected.

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.)

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.

You 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

Bruce Penny Bruce Penny





Division of Human Resources

Division of Human Resources

Eastside Federal Complex

Portland, OR


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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.

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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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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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