National Park Service Maintenance Worker in Glen Jean, West Virginia

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Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service, as we prepare for a second century of Stewardship and Engagement. Become a part of our mission to connect with our past and create important connections to the future by building a rich and lasting legacy for the next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates. A park can be many different things to many different people. Find your park today!

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As a Maintenance Worker, you will be responsible for:

  • Performing simple, routine maintenance of the buildings and grounds, such as repairing and replacing basic wooden structures (e.g. benches, kiosks), replacing washers and plumbing fixtures; unclogging drains, and painting simple structures (e.g. picnic tables and trash barrels);
  • Unloading and processing incoming shipments according to established procedures;
  • Maintaining campground sites and trails, including cleaning chemical toilets/restroom facilities and collecting trash; and
  • Operating light trucks and forklifts to load/unload supplies Physical Effort: This position works from ladders, scaffolds, and platforms and involves standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions. You will frequently lift, carry and set up parts and equipment that weigh up to 40 lbs.
Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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4749 Maintenance Mechanic

  • Requirements


Conditions of Employment
  • You must be a U.S. citizen or national.
  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
  • May be subject to a one-year probationary period.
  • All requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
  • Status candidates must meet-time-in-grade requirements.
  • You are required to wear the official NPS uniform while on duty.
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a valid state driver's license.
  • You must pass a pre-employment physical.

In order to be qualified for this position, you must possessthe ability to do the work of the position with no more than normal supervision. My experience includes using simple hand tools such as saws, hammers, and screwdrivers to make repairs to or replace parts on wooden structures like doors, windows, benches, or kiosks; painting structures using brushes and rollers; replacing plumbing fixtures or fittings with in-kind parts; and performing custodial tasks such as collecting trash or cleaning restrooms.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

If you are a veteran with preference eligibilityand you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy 4) or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' hiring authorities visit the Feds Hire Vets website.

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP or CTAP eligible see To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

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.

This announcement may be used to fill one or more positions.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made if you are within reach of selection and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

Under competitive merit promotion procedures, the highest-rated candidates will be referred. Under non-competitive procedures, all eligible applicants will be referred.

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

  • Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision (SCREEN OUT)
  • Ability To Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc. (includes blueprints reading)
  • Ability To Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
  • Technical Practices (theoretical precise, artistic)
  • Use of Measuring Instruments

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Q - Nonsensitive

  • Required Documents


Required Documents

The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

  1. Your Résumé which includes 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 military or civilian, please include your rank and/or grade.
  2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
  3. Other supporting documents, if applicable
  • Due Weight for Performance Appraisals and Awards: Please submit a copy of your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation and a list of any incentive awards (e.g. superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, quality step increase, etc.) you received in the last 5 years. Any performance appraisal/evaluation and incentive award documentation you provide will be forwarded to the selecting official. The selecting official will use this documentation to assign a due weight point value to be considered during the overall selection process. If you do not have a current performance appraisal, please submit a statement as to why it is not available, and if it was at an acceptable level. If you fail to submit this documentation, it will result in no points being assigned by the selecting official during the selection process.

  • Current/Former Federal employees: Your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent) showing that you are/were in the competitive service, as well as the highest grade (or promotion potential) held, on a permanent basis and containing information which shows you meet time-in-grade (e.g., STEP increase, etc.)

  • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Eligibles:SF-50(s) showing career/conditional tenure and competitive service status Documentation for the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) eligibility, which includes ALL Appointment AND Termination SF-50s for EACH appointment as well as ALL performance evaluations, for each qualifying period of temporary employment claimed.

  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA); Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) - applies to GS-11 and below; and 30% Disabled Veteran Eligible: DD214 (Mem Copy 4); dated VA letter and SF-15 if claiming 10 pt. preference; OR if you are currently on active duty, a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty from the military branch headquarters stating you are expecting to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days from the date of application.

  • CTAP/ICTAP: Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; AND most recent performance evaluation; AND SF-50 documenting your separation or the position you will be separated from.

  • Schedule A, Persons with Disabilities Appointment Eligibles: Schedule A letter from a physician, local, state or federal rehabilitation or benefits office citing disability - eligibility under 5 CFR 213.3102 (u).

  • Interchange Agreement with Other Merit Systems Eligible: Documentation of eligibility as listed in each individual interchange agreement.

  • Other noncompetitive or special appointing authorities(e.g., Peace Corps, Boren Fellows, etc.) must provide substantiating documentation as required.

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  • Benefits



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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  • How to Apply


How to Apply

A complete application package must be received by 11:59 PM (EST) on 07/23/2018 to receive consideration.

  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package. It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The* Details* page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to saved application at a later date, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

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Agency contact information
Philadelphia Services Branch




New River Gorge National River PO Box 246 Glen Jean, WV US

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Next steps

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview. You will receive notice once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).

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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.

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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants 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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  • Selective Service
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This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 07/13/2018 to 07/23/2018

Salary: $18.11 to $21.12 per hour

Pay scale & grade: WG 5

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Permanent