National Park Service Maintenance Worker in Ochopee, Florida

National Park Service
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Ochopee, FL
Work Schedule is Full Time - Term NTE 13 months

Opened Thursday 10/13/2016 (7 day(s) ago)

** Closes Thursday 10/20/2016 (0 day(s) away)

Job Overview

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.

The employees of the National Park Service care for the special places that are the heritage of all Americans. Since its inception in 1916, the National Park Service has been dedicated to the preservation and management of this country's outstanding natural, historical, and recreational resources.

This is a TERM appointment not to exceed 13 months with possible extensions up to 4 years without further competition depending on management needs and funding. Appointment to this position does not confer permanent status in the Federal service.

Number of Vacancies: We expect to fill 1 vacancy at this time; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies.

Full Performance Level: WG-05

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Incumbent will perform mixed duties of a general nature in the maintenance and care of grounds and their related facilities. Duties include but are not limited to cleaning day use areas, grounds mowing, trimming, trash collection, equipment preventive maintenance, painting, vehicle operation, equipment inventory, operation of equipment for trail maintenance. The incumbent functions as a team member when assisting on projects and work assignments. Able to interpret verbal instructions and carry out directives received from higher graded members of the team. Duties are performed at the helper level. The incumbent communicates important information to the supervisor and co-workers.


Position Location: Big Cypress National Preserve, Ochopee, Fl. Please visit] for area information.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • up to 10+ days per month
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • All supporting documents must be received by closing date
  • Social Security Number is required to process your application
  • Suitable for Federal employment as determined by a background investigation
  • Direct deposit is required
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered/exempt from Selective Service

Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Job Qualifications System for Trades and Labor Occupations (X-118-C) will be used in determining applicants' qualifications. There is no specific length of training or experience required; however, you must be able to demonstrate through the experience shown in your written resume and your responses to the questionnaire that you possess the competencies to perform the duties of this position without more than normal supervisionMore information on qualification standards can be found at:**

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

Additional information on the qualification requirements can be viewed on the OPM web site at:

Your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic job requirements. In addition, we will evaluate your responses to the attached online Assessment Questionnaire to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position. To preview the Assessment Questionnaire click here View Assessment Questions

The Assessment Questionnaire is designed to measure your ability in the following competencies needed to successfully perform on the job:

  • Knowledge of technical practices, tools, and equipment related to a variety of trades such as electrical work, plumbing, painting, carpentry, and building and trail maintenance.
  • Ability to use and maintain hand and power tools, equipment and motor vehicles.
  • Ability to perform sanitation maintenance on grounds and buildings.

Basis for rating:

Applicants who meet the qualification requirements specified above for this position will be evaluated, and a score assigned, based upon the responses provided on the job specific questionnaire that is required as part of the application process for this position.

Applicants who meet the qualification requirements based on responses provided in the Applicant Assessment Questionnaire will be placed in one of three categories: Best-Qualified, Well-Qualified or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants referred to the selecting official that are eligible for Veteran's Preference will receive selection priority over Non-Veterans.

DO NOT SEND Application materials by mail or email to the HR Office.


Security Clearance

Q - Nonsensitive

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. For those applicants who rated Best Qualified, a review of your application package will be conducted to ensure that you meet qualifications requirements and did support your responses to the online questionnaire. After this review, all applicants will be notified of their eligibility and whether or not they were referred to the selecting official. If referred, the selecting official may choose to conduct interviews. If not referred because a veterans' only referral was made or that you did not rank high enough to be referred, you will be notified if additional referrals are made. We expect to make a selection within 120 calendar days from issuance of the referral certificate(s) for this announcement. You will be notified when a selection is made. Your status will be updated on USAJOBS throughout the process. To check your status, log onto your USAJOBS account, click on "Application status",and then click "More Information."


Working for the National Park Service offers a comprehensive benefits package that may include, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, telework, flexible work schedules, life and health insurance, retirement benefits, and participation in the Thrift Savings Plan which includes a percentage of government matching contributions. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees:

Annual and Sick Leave: Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit:

Other Information

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This appointment will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation. Failure to successfully meet this requirement will be grounds for termination.

"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."

Government* housing* is available.

Must provide Social Security Number to be considered.

Occupancy is required.

Applicants must possess a valid state driver's license.

Wearing a uniform is required.

Travel is required. Up to 10+ days per month.

Physical demands:Works from ladders, scaffolds and platforms and where surfaces to be coated, or the parts of systems worked on, are hard to reach, that require incumbent to stand, stoop, bend, kneel, climb and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions. Frequently lifts, carries and sets up parts and equipment that weigh up to 40 pounds.

Work environment:Work is performed inside and outside where dirt, spray and fumes are present. Also required to work in inclement weather and/or wear protective equipment and clothing that are sometimes heavy and uncomfortable.**

Career Transition Program: This program applies to Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed, or employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service. For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible visit 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.

Veteran's Preference - Veterans Preference: If you are claiming veterans preference, you must submit proof of eligibility. See for more information.

Salary Range: $15.65 to $18.23 / Per Hour

Series & Grade: WG-4749-05/05

Promotion Potential: 05

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 451797600

Job Announcement Number: BICY-17-1811975-DEU