Carpenter at US Department of the Interior / Jobsxl

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Summary

Temporary positions not-to-exceed 1039 regular hours in a service year may be terminated sooner or extended depending on management needs.
The typical seasonal entry-on-duty period is April – Sept., but can be variable during these months due to weather conditions, project needs, or funding. Anticipated Entry on Duty: April 2020
Open to the first 100 applicants or until 12/10/2019 whichever comes first. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration.

Responsibilities

MAJOR DUTIES: Determine material needs from blueprints, sketches, and work requests. Constructs and repairs items constructed of wood consisting of, but not limited to, bookcases, cabinets, shelving, windows, garages, boat interiors, doors, buildings, historic structures, moldings, friezes, fancy trim work and hand-crafted wood shingles. Makes a variety of wood shapes utilizing power shapers to duplicate, replace, or construct items. Sets up and maintains woodshop power tools to a working standard e.g., routers, jointer, planer, shaper, scroll saw, mortise/tenoning tools, and sanders. Constructs a variety of wood items utilizing laminated wood and composition materials in combination with proper adhesives. Finishes constructed items utilizing wood fillers, stains, oils, varnishes to match existing woodwork or wood items. Selects proper wood types for specific projects with attention to proper grade, species and grain. Uses selected material in such a way as to provide the most economical use of materials and produces a finished grade quality of cabinetry.
Performs carpentry assignments involved in new construction and remodeling projects. Works from blueprints, drawings, sketches, and general concepts. New construction includes wood framed and metal buildings, staircases, cabinets, shelves, roofing, doors and windows. Remodeling projects involve removal and installation of materials such as rough frame members, roofing, drywall, flooring, etc. Estimates of quantity, quality, grades, and types of materials utilized in wood frame construction are made to provide the most efficient, cost-effective and attractive finish products with a minimum amount of waste. Special materials such as formica, laminate trims, ceramic tiles, fiberglass, and molded units are utilized to provide quality and longevity to the finished product.
Constructs forms for concrete footings, retaining walls, sidewalks, slabs, flooring, and foundations. Installs slate, tile, brick, and block, as necessary. Mixes mortars and concrete using proper proportions for adequate strength and durability. Places reinforcing wire and rods in horizontal and vertical forms to provide appropriate reinforcing of structural members. Finishes concrete surfaces using power and hand tools. Sets grades, drainage and base course materials prior to placing site-mixed or redi-mixed concrete. Removes wooden and steel forms and finishes concrete surfaces to assure durability.
If you should have questions regarding the duties or work schedule of this position, please contact Scott Bigley, Buildings & Utilities Supervisor, at 231-326-4777.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

None

  • Job family (Series)

    4607 Carpentry

  • Requirements

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • U.S. Citizenship required.
    • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
    • Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males
    • Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.
    • 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 evenings, weekends, holidays, and overtime.
    • Government Charge Card: You may be required to complete training and obtain/maintain a government charge card with travel and/or purchase authority.

    Qualifications

    To qualify for this position, you must have sufficient knowledge and ability in the job-related factors. If your knowledge and ability in the SCREEN OUT factors are 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.
    A specific length of time and experience is not required to be considered qualified for this position. However you must be able to demonstrate in your resume and supporting application materials that you possess sufficient knowledge, skill and ability to perform the work of this position without more than normal supervision. Note: You must demonstrate that you have experience of PERSONALLY performing this type of work. Supervising, managing, planning or contracting this type of work which does not demonstrate that you can also personally do the work will not be considered as qualifying.
    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.

    Education

    There is no substitution of education for experience for Wage Grade (WG) positions.

    Additional information

    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: Works at benches or while materials are on support which would require standing, stooping, and bending. Also works on ladders and scaffolds requiring overhead reaching and working in awkward positions. Must lift and carry 40 pounds unassisted.
    Working Conditions: Exposure to moderate or high noise levels from operating machinery, saw dust in the air, glue fumes, and hazards associated with woodworking and related power equipment.
    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 Assessment Questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses provided in the Assessment Questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation, you will be rated ‘ineligible’, ‘not qualified’, or your score will be adjusted accordingly. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you can lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions can 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 (SCREEN OUT)
    • Ability To Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc. (includes blueprints reading)
    • Ability To Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
    • Knowledge of materials
    • Technical Practices (theoretical precise, artistic)

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    No

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process

    Credentialing

  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    The following documents are required and must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 12/10/2019:

    • 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.
    • 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.
    Do not upload Adobe portfolio documents. Adobe portfolio documents are not viewable by our agency’s staffing offices.

    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.

  • Benefits

    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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    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.

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