Laborer
U.S. Department of the Interior
FORT DEFIANCE, AZ
15h ago
  • Summary
  • This position is located with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Navajo Region, Division of Transportation, Branch of Roads in Shiprock, New Mexico;
  • Chinle, Arizona, and Fort Defiance, Arizona.

    Responsibilities Manually removes debris (moss, pond weed, trash) from irrigation canals. Cuts and removes trees from canal right-

    of-ways Assists in the construction of pipelines, control structures, canals, and various equipment. Provides assistance to carpenters, mechanics, welders, equipment operators, etc.

    in performing various tasks. Perform hand and shovel work as needed to maintain Project facilities. Sprays weeds on canal banks, around project buildings and around fixed equipment to minimize infestations.

    Organize materials and tools for easy access to other crew members Setup, adjust and adapt hand an power tools to accomplish tasks Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

  • Requirements Requirements Conditions Of Employment U.S. Citizenship Required Indian Preference applies You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit You may be required to successfully complete a probationary / trial period A background security investigation will be required for all new hires.
  • Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.

    If you are a male applicant born after 12 / 31 / 1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

    Incumbent is required to operate a government motor vehicle, must possess a valid driver's license, and have a safe driving record within the 3 year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607.

    This position is subject to both pre-employment and random drug testing as a condition of employment. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test is received.

    Qualifications Candidates for this position will be evaluated under the Federal Wage System Qualifications. Applicants will be rated on the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

    Each of the job elements must be addressed on the assessment questionnaire in order for the applicant to be rated for this position.

    Your resume must reflect the answers to your assessment questionnaire.

    All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    Merit Promotion candidates must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the announcement closing date. Education

    If you are qualifying based on your education, you MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims.

    Unless otherwise stated : (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course.

    All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

    If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass / fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.

    One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-

    time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

    If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education which shows the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.

    S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit :

    Additional information

    All new hires earn the beginning salary of their pay grade (Step 1). See and select the pay chart for Chinle, Arizona, Fort Defiance, Arizona, and Shiprock, New Mexico.

    If no specific chart is listed for this geographic location, see the "rest of U.S." chart.

    TELEWORK : Bureau of Indian Affairs has determined that the duties of this position are not suitable for telework under any circumstances.

    Career Transition Assistance Programs : These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated 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 80 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility.

    For more information visit : .

    Under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) two groups of individuals are eligible to apply under this announcement : current and / or former employees serving or who have served under time-

    limited competitive appointments at land management agencies. Land Management Agencies include : Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, U.

    S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, and U.S. Forest Service.

  • Current appointees : 1) must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency;
  • 2) must have served under one or more time limited appointment(s) by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years;
  • AND 3) must have performed at an acceptable level during each period of service. Former appointees : 1) must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency;
  • 2) must have served under one or more time limited appointment(s) by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years;
  • 3) must have separated for reasons other than misconduct or performance; AND 4) must have performed at an acceptable level through the service period.

    Certain candidates may be eligible to apply under a special hiring authority including those for disabled individuals, Peace Corps employees, Foreign Service employees, veterans, etc.

    For more information, visit the following OPM websites : USAJOBS Information Center : ; Vets Info Guide : .

    Former Federal Employees are required to indicate whether they received a Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment (VSIP) buyout in their previous employment with the Federal government, and are required to submit a copy of the applicable Notification of Personnel Action (SF-

    50) regarding the VSIP. Most individuals who accept reemployment with the Federal government within 5 years of receiving the VSIP amount, must repay the gross amount of the separation pay prior to reemployment.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Your application package will be evaluated against the minimum qualification requirements specified above. In order to qualify, your resume must specifically describe your work history and the duties you performed in each position.

    Your resume will be evaluated after the closing date of 08 / 22 / 2019 to determine whether you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position.

    Qualified candidates will then be rated as best qualified, well qualified, or qualified depending on their possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, competencies and experience requirements as demonstrated by your responses to the assessment questions.

    Competencies measured include :

    Element # 1Element #81Element #86Element 25-AElement 75-B

    We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If the information in your resume does not support your responses to the assessment questions, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your qualifications.

    Qualified Indian preference candidates will be referred to the hiring manager in order of veterans' preference.

    You may preview the assessment questions here in the . Additional selections may be made from this announcement if identical vacancies occur in the same location within 90 days from the closing date.

    Background checks and security clearance Drug test required

    Position sensitivity and risk Trust determination process

  • Required Documents Required Documents
  • The following documents are required for this position :

    Resume which details work experience including dates worked (mm / yy-mm / yy), position title, Grade (if federal service), and hours worked per week.

    On-line Assessment Questionnaire Most recent SF-50 (if applying under merit promotion. Be sure your SF-50 displays your tenure in box 24, your position in box 34, and that the SF-

    50 is not an award) Transcripts (if using education to qualify) - Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, an official transcript may be requested at a later time.

    Veteran's documentation - (if applicable) VA letter on VA letterhead stating your overall combined rating, SF-15, DD-214 (copy 4) reflecting an honorable discharge and dates of active duty military service.

    Special Appointing Authority documentation (if applying under a special hiring authority) (if claiming Indian preference) Performance Appraisal (if applying under the Land Management Flexibility Act) If you are applying as a VEOA candidate, you must submit a copy of your DD-

    214 and your letter from the VA reflecting an honorable discharge and that you either completed three years of active duty service or are a preference eligible.

    For more information see : .

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