National Park Service Motor Vehicle Operator in Washington, District Of Columbia

National Park Service
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Washington DC, DC
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Thursday 10/13/2016 (9 day(s) ago)

** Closes Wednesday 10/26/2016 (4 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.

This position is located in the Division of Facilities Management at the National Mall and Memorial Parks in Washington, DC.

Officially established in 1965, the National Mall and Memorial Parks contains some of the oldest protected park lands in the National Park Service. The sprawling lands of the National Mall and Memorial Parks include the Mall, the public promenade extending from 3rd Street near the Capitol to 14th Street. The National Mall is the continuation of that space where congressionally authorized park icons, such as the Washington Monument, WWII and Lincoln Memorials stand. This historic expanse is the linear area between the Potomac River and Capitol Reflecting Pool. In addition to the memorial core, the park includes some 156 reservations, circles, fountains and other open spaces, all of which serve as the nation's front yard. Ford's Theatre, the House where Lincoln died, Potomac Park, Old Post Office Tower, Hains Point and Pennsylvania Avenue NHS are also among the park managed areas that constitute National Mall and Memorial Parks.

This position operates one or more motor vehicles, which typically have an approximate gross weight of more than 26,000 pounds and up to 32,000 pounds and requires other duties such as janitorial and manual work, requiring the use of a variety of trade practices associated with occupations such as carpentry, painting, janitorial, and other related trades.

This position is being announced at the full performance level.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:Moderate physical effort is needed by this position to maneuver the longer and heavier vehicles, especially when backing these vehicles. Drivers exert moderate physical effort in operating, turning, backing, and controlling vehicles.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:Incumbent is required to work outside and is exposed to extreme hot and cold temperatures. Operates vehicles in all types of traffic and weather on public roads (or the equivalent) and is exposed to the danger of serious accidents.



The duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Operate motor vehicles including platform trucks, van trucks, stake trucks, dump trucks, specialty pumping equipment and trash removal trucks.
  • Drive vehicles over public roads at highway speeds to transport passengers, supplies, materials or equipment and tools or to tow equipment throughout rural and urban areas.
  • Operate vehicles over rough terrain, in close quarters and in heavy traffic on both long and short hauls.
  • Perform routine preventative maintenance such as checking and adding fluids to bring to proper levels, checking air pressure and adding when required.
  • Perform semi-skilled and unskilled maintenance, repair and janitorial work in and on various unit buildings.
  • Perform manual labor tasks, such as digging, pulling, cleaning drainage ditches, lifting and emptying trash and recycling containers, cleaning restrooms, picking up litter.
Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Svs.
  • Relevant experience and/or education (See Qualification and Evaluations).
  • Suitable for Federal employment as determined by a background investigation
  • Incumbent must wear a National Park Service Uniform
  • Possess and maintain a valid State or District of Columbia driver’s license

In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following by the closing date of the vacancy announcement: Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Screen Out Element: Ability to do the work of a Motor Vehicle Operator WG-5703-07, without more than normal supervision.

This is the ability to perform the full range of Motor Vehicle Operator duties associated with more than one trade such as operator motor vehicles including platform, van, stake, dump and trash removal trucks; perform operator maintenance on all vehicles; and semi-skilled and unskilled maintenance, repair and janitorial work, and other trades appropriate to this position. Perform these duties on own initiative with only general supervision subject to occasional inspection. Able to troubleshoot and take initiative to solve problems and take the initiative to solve problems and accomplish work assignments in a safe manner. Knowledge of a variety of technical trade terminology tools, and equipment in more than one area. Possess a strong work ethic, dexterity and able to perform strenuous work as required by the position. Possess the ability to use a computer, maintain records and perform simple arithmetic calculations.

Applicants who do not meet the SCREEN OUT ELEMENT will not be given further consideration./p>

Condition of Employment: Must possess a valid State or District of Columbia Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

Resume must reflect the responses to the online questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, etc.) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic, religious, spiritus); community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translate directly to paid employment. You may receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


  • Appointment will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation. Under the requirements of the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12), all new Federal Employees must pass a background investigation. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
  • To be eligible for appointment to this position, the new hire must be cleared to come on board once the results of the fingerprint check, review of the OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and the candidate's Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (eQIP) entries have been reviewed and determined to be satisfactory. A credit check may be required for this position if any financial issues arise during the background investigation process.
  • New employees of the Department of the Interior must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of net pay within 30 days of entrance on duty.
  • NPS uniformed position. Employee will be required to wear a uniform and comply with National Park Service uniform standards.
  • Applicants must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license or District of Columbia driver's license.
  • This is a drug tested position; however all Federal government employees are subject to reasonable suspicious testing as appropriate.
  • Applicant must be able to work alternative work schedules, shift rotations, including night shift, holidays, and weekends.
  • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Incumbent will be required to work outdoors, often under adverse conditions.
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. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted. After making a tentative job offer we will conduct a suitability and/or security background investigation.


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

If you use public transportation, part of your transportation costs may be subsidized. Our human resources office can provide additional information on how this program is run and provide you with the appropriate forms.

Other Information

Travel, transportation and relocation expenses will not be paid. Any travel, transportation or relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.

Salary Range: $21.91 to $25.54 / Per Hour

Series & Grade: WG-5703-07/07

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 453109400

Job Announcement Number: NPS-NCR-NAMA-17-1822621-LRE