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Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs Laborer in Owyhee, Nevada

Summary

This position is located with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Western Regional Office, Eastern Nevada Agency, Owyhee, Nevada. The position reports to the Superintendent. The duration of this temporary hire is not-to-exceed one year.

Responsibilities

Work experience performing laborer tasks such as cleaning and removing debris, cut and remove trees; landscaping (i.e., mowing, edging, irrigation, trimming shrubs and trees, raking leaves); hand and shovel work; painting or varnishing; washing, waxing, or cleaning motor vehicles; and lifting or moving of heavy objects.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Qualifications

To qualify for Laborer WG-3502-3: Must show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which you are applying. Examples of qualifying experience include: work experience performing laborer tasks such as cleaning and removing debris, cut and remove trees; landscaping (i.e., mowing, edging, irrigation, trimming shrubs and trees, raking leaves); hand and shovel work; painting or varnishing; washing, waxing, or cleaning motor vehicles; and lifting or moving of heavy objects; AND

-Possess a valid, state driver's license. If your knowledge and ability in the SCREEN OUT JOB ELEMENT, Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision 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 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 knowledges, skills and/or abilities in the areas shown in the job-related factors. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must demonstrate capability of performing arduous work. The position requires average or above average strength, agility, and muscular endurance to perform assigned duties. Frequently carries, lifts, and supports items weighing up to 50 pounds and occasionally objects weighing approximately 100 pounds. Must exert effort in moving and controlling powered and non-powered equipment. Job requires walking, standing, climbing, frequent stretching, and bending. WORKING CONDITIONS: Requires mostly outside work in all kinds of weather, on all kinds of terrain and with footing conditions from dry and solid to wet, deep mud, ice, snow, and around keep water. Breathing conditions are generally good, but temperatures vary from sub-zero to maximum summer heat. Strict adherence to safety regulations must be observed during performance of all duties to avoid serious injury. Incumbent is exposed to the possibility of cuts, bruises, shocks, scrapes and burns. The laborer is subject to excessive noise, vibration, dust, dirt and fumes from gasoline and diesel exhausts. 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: FOREIGN EDUCATION

Additional Information

All new hires earn the beginning salary of their pay grade (Step 1). See 2020 Salary Tables and select the pay chart for Owyhee, Nevada. If no specific chart is listed for this geographic location, see the "rest of U.S." chart. The full performance level of this position is WG-3. TELEWORK: Indian Affairs has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster. 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 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employeeguides/careertransition.asp . 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: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/; Vets Info Guide: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/. 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.

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