National Park Service Maintenance Worker, WG-4749-07 in Whiskeytown, California

National Park Service
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Whiskeytown, CA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Temporary NTE 1039 hrs

Opened Monday 10/17/2016 (8 day(s) ago)

** Closes Tuesday 10/25/2016 (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. *

This position is located in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, in the Division of Maintenance, and supports the Roads, Trails and Lake Operations Program. The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a Maintenance Worker, WG-4749-07.

Who May Be Considered: Applications will be accepted from: All U.S. Citizens

This is a TEMPORARY POSITION that will generally last at least 3 months but no longer than 6 months (or 1039 working hours) within one service year. If you are hired from a competitive certificate for a temporary position, you may be eligible for non-competitive appointment to the same position (or another position with the same duties and grade within the same park) in following years.

ONEposition is available.

Area Information: Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is located 10 miles west of Redding, California on State Highway 299. Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is managed by the National Park Service. Created as part of the California Central Valley Project, Whiskeytown's beautiful 3,200 acre lake contributes both drinking and irrigation water to northern California, and offers many recreational activities, including swimming from sand-covered beaches, scuba diving, kayaking, water skiing, boating and fishing. Its mountainous landscape offers opportunities for picnicking, hiking, hunting, and horseback riding. Historical remains of the 1850s California Gold Rush era, including the historic Tower House District and the Camden House, are found within the Park's 42,000 acres. Most Park employees live in or near the city of Redding, population 88,700, which has a fine variety of medical facilities, schools (including two colleges), restaurants, retail outlets, and both cultural and outdoor recreational activities. Housing is readily available with an average 3-bedroom house selling for about $240,000. Rent for a 2-bedroom apartment ranges from $525 to $720 a month, and a 3-bedroom house from $1,080 to $1,350 a month. The climate is Mediterranean, with moderate winters and very hot summers.


Employment is expected to begin in March 2017 and last 6 months on a full time basis. May be scheduled to work weekends and holidays. Constructs, installs, repairs and replaces items such as doors, hardware, frame structures, windows, carpeting, vinyl flooring, trim, cabinets and granite countertops. Performs rough & semi-finish carpentry repairs, texturing walls to match existing walls, painting using powered sprayers, plumbing repairs such as replacing in-kind fittings and fixtures, roofing such as removing old roofing, masonry such as removing damaged portions of walls in preparation, basic electrical repairs such as replacing switches and outlets. Operates and performs operator maintenance on cars, trucks, and/or van and stake trucks to pick up supplies and to transport materials to and from work sites while assisting on project work. Operates a forklift to load and unload supplies and light equipment in a variety of situations. This is a temporary position where incumbent will be under the direct supervision of the park's Roads, Trails and Lake Operations Supervisor and will be required, at times, to work without normal supervision.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.

To qualify for this position, applicants must be physically fit, and must have sufficient knowledge and ability in the following Job-Related Factors:

*Ability to do the work of a Maintenance Worker without more than normal supervision (SCREEN OUT) *Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic) *Ability To Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment *Ability To Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc.

If your knowledge and ability in the SCREEN OUT factor above 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 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 abilities in the areas shown in the job-related factors.

UNIFORM: You are required to properly wear a National Park Service uniform in accordance with agency policy; an allowance will be provided to offset some of these costs.

OPERATOR IDENTIFICATION: You may be required to operate a government vehicle, therefore, must be able to acquire and hold a valid state Driver's License.

SELECTIVE SERVICE: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System or provide proof that they are exempt from Selective Service Law.

You are not required to occupy government housing/quarters; however housing may be available for rent.

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.

New employees must serve a one year probationary period.

All qualification requirements (including any applicable selective factors) must be met by the closing date of the announcement in order to be considered.

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once your online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.

After the announcement closes and your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. Based on applicant scores, the best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.


Temporary employees are eligible for sick leave and annual leave.

Participation in the Federal Employees Health Benefit (FEHB) program - Employees on temporary appointments, seasonal schedules who will be working a schedule of less than six months per year, and intermittent employees who are expected to work 130 hours per month or more for at least 90 days will be eligible to enroll in an FEHB plan. Employees electing to participate in the FEHB will be responsible for the employee share of the premium while on the official agency roles, which is deducted from bi-weekly earnings. After separating from federal employment, employees will be offered to continue participation in FEHB under the Temporary Continuation of Coverage (TCC) option. Employees electing to continue coverage under the TCC provision will be responsible for the full premium amount plus a 2% administration fee.

Other Information

For additional information about this position please contact: Joseph Pettegrew; Roads, Trails and Lake Operations Supervisor Phone: 530-242-3463 Email:

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Salary Range: $20.86 to $24.31 / Per Hour

Series & Grade: WG-4749-07/07

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 453344700

Job Announcement Number: KLBA-17-1825022-DE-cf