Us National Park Service
$21.01 to $24.52
Open & closing dates
$21.01 to $24.52 per hour
Pay scale & grade
Temporary - 1039 hours
1 vacancy in the following location:
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.
This position is located in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, in the Facility Management Division. Please visit find a park
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This position is a Full-Time temporary position not-to-exceed 1039 regular hours (about 6 months) in a service year. Position may be terminated sooner or extended depending on management needs. Individuals selected under this vacancy announcement are eligible for rehire in subsequent service years.
The typical seasonal entry-on-duty period for Great Smoky Mountains National Park is April through October, but can be variable during these months due to weather conditions, project needs, or funding. Anticipated Entry on Duty: April 2018
Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. All travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected employee.
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Incumbent operates a twenty-three foot work boat powered by a single 228 horsepower inboard motor and a twin screw transport barge, thirty-five feet in length and twelve feet wide with a load capacity of 14,000 pounds equipped with a davit.
Vessels are operated day and night without navigational instrumentation and under hazardous conditions due to the fluctuation of the lake level and the presence of floating debris. As a result, a safe channel can become unsafe within the matter of a few hours and sometimes minutes. The operator must make on the spot decisions as to route changes.
Small craft operator is responsible for the transportation of personnel, visitors, pack and work animals, supplies, and equipment to remote areas on Fontana Lake.
Performs rehabilitation and maintenance of the park's trail system in accordance with established trail standards. Repairs trail tread, installs and cleans drainage structures and brushes the trail corridor. Constructs rock and log retaining walls utilizing on site natural materials. Selects and places materials to effect repairs necessary, while blending work into natural environment. Clears blow downs from trails and roads. Replaces and repairs foot bridges and signs. Fells and cuts trails and to utilize for water bars, foot logs, and to remove hazards from park assets.
Incumbent is responsible for cemetery maintenance and setting up scheduled cemetery visitations.
Incumbent drives trucks carrying loads of more than four tons. Pulls trailers transporting supplies, livestock and equipment. Transports cemetery visitors to cemeteries in remote areas by bus, van, truck, and jeeps on narrow mountainous roads where much skill is needed to operate safely.
Who May Apply
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Job family (Series)
5786 Small Craft Operating
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship required.
Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males.
Drug test is required.
Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.
You will be required to submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result prior to appointment. In addition, this position is subject to random testing for illegal drug use.
You may be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties. Prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year thereafter (or more frequently if management determines such need exists), you will be required to sign an affidavit certifying to your possession of a valid State issued driver's license that is current and has not been revoked, suspended, canceled, or otherwise disqualified in any way to prohibit your operation of a motor vehicle. You will also submit a photocopy of your valid State issued driver's license prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year, or more frequently if management determines such need exists. Lastly, you may be required to submit (within a State sealed envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that discloses all valid driver's licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you. Please indicate in your application whether you possess a valid State driver's license.
You will be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties; a valid driver's license is required. You will be required to submit a Motor Vehicle Operator's License and Driving Record. You must also submit (within a State sealed envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that disclose all valid driver's licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you.
You will be required to wear a uniform and comply with the National Park Service uniform standards. A uniform allowance will be provided.
You may be required to work on-call, evenings, weekends, holidays, overtime and shift work.
You may be required to travel overnight away from home. You must obtain a government charge card for travel purposes.
Government Charge Card: You may be required to complete training and obtain/maintain a government charge card with travel and/or purchase authority.
To qualify for this position, you must have sufficient knowledge and ability in the following job-related factors:
Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision(SCREEN OUT)
Operation of motor vehicles
Work practices (includes keeping things neat, clean, and in order)
Ability to interpret instructions, specification, etc. (related to mobile equipment operation)
Ability to drive safely (motor vehicles)
Ability to operate safely (non-motor vehicle)
Reliability and dependability as a small craft operator
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.
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.
There is no substitution of education for experience for Wage Grade (WG) positions.
This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.
Individuals selected under this vacancy announcement are eligible for the possibility of extensions or rehire in subsequent service years.
Physical Demands: Requires strenuous physical effort on a daily basis. Incumbent will often be required to pack tools, supplies, signs,and personal ear into the back country up to 16 miles. Frequently lifts up to 50 pounds in the performance of daily duties-carrying tools and supplies, moving logs, rocks, and debris from trails and building retaining walls. Regularly engages in heavy physical labor such as operating small power equipment, jackhammers,pushing heavy wheelbarrow loads, etc. Work requires frequent walking, bending, stooping, and overhead work and often requires repetitive motion such as winging arms and kneeling Will often be required to utilize hand tools in performing work instead of power tools, making work more difficult and physical effort greater. Physical effort is of a recurring and sustained nature.
Working Conditions: Work takes place in an outdoor environment and subject to all types of weather conditions: rain, sleet, wind, lightening, heat and humidity. Work is performed in steep or mountainous terrain in areas of unstable footing. Incumbent is exposed to hazards such as falling, bruises, cuts and work site injuries. Incumbent is frequently exposed to poisonous plants and may come into contact with stinging insects and poisonous snakes. Incumbent may be required to camp up to 4 days under primitive conditions. Occasionally hikes up to 16 miles. When operating the boat or barge, will be required to spend long tedious hours in transporting personnel and equipment with numerous hazards and restrictions that require constant attention.
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Click the following link for more information, https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. 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. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions may affect your rating.
Candidates will be rated and ranked using Category Rating procedures. These procedures place candidates with veteran's preference above non-preference eligibles within each category. Veterans with a service connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. Under Category Rating, candidates will be rated and ranked into one of three categories:
Best Qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position
Well Qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are proficient in most of the requirements of the job
Qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job.
You will be evaluated on the following competencies and/or job elements:
Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision
Ability to Drive Safely (Motor Vehicles)
Ability To Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (related to mobile equipment operation)
Ability To Operate Safely (Non-Motor Vehicle)
Operation of Motor Vehicles
Reliability and Dependability as a Small Craft Operator
Work Practices (including keeping things neat, clean, and in order)
Background checks and security clearance
Q - Nonsensitive
The following documents are required and must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 01/22/2018:
Resume which includes a list of all significant jobs held and duties performed. If military or civilian, please include your rank and/or grade.
A complete Occupational Questionnaire
Other Supporting Documents, if applicable, such as: Veterans Preference Documentation
: If you are a Discharged, Non-Disabled Veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character of discharge (Member 4 copy), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions, as listed on the SF15
. If you don't have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from the National Archives
If you are a veteran within 120 days of discharge, you must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, & 6) dated within 120 days of your separation.
If you are a Disabled Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, or Mother or Spouse of a Disabled or Deceased Veteran
, you must submit all additional proof required by the SF15
, and if applicable, a completed SF15
. You may request a copy of your Department of Veterans Affairs letter from www.ebenefits.va.gov
or call 1-800-827-1000 to establish proof of disability.
Applicants who are eligible to be considered based on a Noncompetitive or Special Hiring Authority (i.e. Schedule A, VRA, Peace Corps, Americorp Vista, former PLC member, certain Military Spouses, 30% or More Disabled Veterans, Pathways Interns who have met the eligibility requirements for noncompetitive conversion, etc.) must submit appropriate documentation to verify your eligibility.
Documentation that you meet Selective Factors.
Documentation for Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Plan
consideration if you are a displaced Federal employee within the local commuting area. You must include: 1) Proof you are a displaced Federal employee, e.g., RIF Separation Notice, Notice of Proposed Removal, etc; 2) SF-50s (Notifications of Personnel Action) showing career/conditional tenure competitive status, promotion potential and duty location; and 3) your most recent performance appraisal. To exercise selection priority, displaced or surplus Federal employees must be rated well-qualified or above 85 on the rating criteria for this position.
Do not submit photographs with your application package. Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials - you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc.
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 apply for this position: You must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To receive consideration, the complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 01/22/2018. WE DO NOT ACCEPT HARD-COPY OR E-MAIL APPLICATION PACKAGES. Select Apply. If you are not logged in, you will be prompted to login or create an account
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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107 Park Headquarters Road
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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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