National Park Service Sign Painter Helper in West Glacier, Montana

National Park Service
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • West Glacier, MT
Work Schedule is Full Time - Temporary NTE 1039 hours

Opened Tuesday 10/18/2016 (4 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 10/24/2016 (2 day(s) away)

Job Overview

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The Northern Rockies Servicing Human Resources Office (NR SHRO) is currently seeking applicants to fill a temporary Sign Painter Helper, WG-4104-05 position at Glacier National Park. Appointment is limited to 1039 hours in a twelve month period. Seasonal work is expected to start immediately and it is anticipated that work will last for 6 months. Work will be full-time (40 hours per week). Appointments may be terminated at any time. Under rare circumstances appointments may be extended. Positions offer rehire eligibility for subsequent appointments, provided the employee has not exceeded 1039 hours of work in a twelve month period and has achieved an acceptable level of performance.

This position may include periods of intermittent work outside when services are needed on a full-time or regular basis. Intermittent work involves sporadic hours on an on-call basis with no pre-determined work schedule.

*Area/Housing Information: *West Glacier has seasonal food and gas services. Columbia Falls (17 miles) has most amenities; however, all services are available in Kalispell (32 miles) or Whitefish (28 miles). Glacier National Park and its surrounding area provide a variety of recreational activities both in the summer (hiking, camping, fishing, canoeing/kayaking, boating, etc.) and in winter (cross country and downhill skiing, hunting, ice fishing, etc.). The majestic mountain vistas, cool lakes and streams, the variety of wildflowers, and wildlife sightings are special attractions to the area. Winters in West Glacier are characterized by frequent snow, cold, and extended periods of overcast weather. Grade school through grade 6 is available in West Glacier. Junior high and high school students are bused to Columbia Falls. Flathead Valley Community College is located in Kalispell. The Flathead Valley has an international airport and Amtrak serves the area connecting Seattle to Chicago on a daily basis.

Government housing is available. Deduction for government quarters are made from the employee's paycheck.

Information on Glacier National Park is available at:


Assists the sign painter in the fabrication and installation of all park signs. These include roadway (regulatory, warning, directional and informational), building (inside and outside), trailhead, campground, backcountry/wilderness, legally compliant Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), OSHA and ADA signage, exhibit, interpretive, special informational, fleet (vehicles and vessels) signage, way finding, memorials, awards, plaques and historical signs.

Physical Demands:Will frequently be required to lift heavy material of 65 pounds or more. Is occasionally required to do strenuous work for long period of time while installing signs. Position requires a considerable amount of standing, stooping, bending, climbing, and working in tiring or uncomfortable positions.

Work Environment:Required to work outside in all types of weather. Required to hike/walk to inspect and maintains signs in backcountry locations. Work will expose incumbent to noise, paint fumes, solvents, dust and other hazards associated with painting and printing. Will be exposed to loud noises. Must wear safety equipment.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Some in-park travel is required.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. citizenship required and must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • Must maintain a valid state driver's license as a condition of employment.

*To be eligible for this position, you must possess the qualifying specialized experience and/or education as well as any selective factors or screen-out elements as described in the occupational questionnaire and as outlined below. All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement, Monday, October 24, 2016. Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors. *

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.

Applicants must be physically fit and, as required in Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Handbook X-118C, must possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the elements listed in Section 25 of the Online Occupational Questionnaire to perform the duties of the position at the level for which they are applying. A specific length of time and experience is not required; however, you must be able to demonstrate through experience shown in your written application that you possess sufficient knowledge, skill and ability to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision. Examples of experience for this position include: assisting in making and installing professional quality signs, using a variety of tools in the making of professional quality signs and utilizing software programs in sign production. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.


  1. Appointment is subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.


Applicants must possess a valid state driver's license.

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

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.


Temporary Federal employees, depending on the type of appointment and work schedule, may earn 4 to 8 hours of annual (vacation) leave, dependent on years of service, each 2 week pay period. Sick leave is earned at a rate of 4 hours each 2 week pay period, regardless of length of service. Temporary Federal employees may be paid Sunday pay, holiday pay, night or shift pay, or hazard pay.

Temporary, seasonal, and intermittent employees on appointments expected to last at least 90 days, and expected to work a schedule of 130 hours or more a calendar month, will be eligible to enroll in a Federal Employee Health Benefit (FEHB) health plan upon notification from their employing office. Temporary, seasonal, and intermittent employees for whom the expectation of hours of employment changes to meet the above requirement would become eligible to enroll in an FEHB health plan upon notification from their employing office. Eligible employees who elect to participate will receive the same government contribution as permanent employees and will be responsible for the employee share of the premium while on the official agency roles; the employee share is deducted from bi-weekly earnings.

Other Information

1. CTAP/ICTAP: If you are an eligible Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be considered under this special selection priority you must fall into at least the Well Qualified category. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456. For additional information go to

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

  1. In accordance with PL 104-134, 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.

Salary Range: $17.56 to $17.56 / Per Hour

Series & Grade: WG-4104-05/05

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 453043900

Job Announcement Number: 1822036