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Engineering Equipment Operator

Company: Forest Service
Location: Cedar City
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Summary1 Permanent Seasonal position located in each of the following:Afton, WY on the Bridger-Teton NFCedar City, UT on the Dixie NFRichfield, UT on the Fishlake NFThe primary purpose of this position is to operate and maintain engineering equipment in support of road systems and other program areas.For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact:Afton/Dan at City/Steve at /Brian at Learn more about this agency Responsibilities This position drives vehicles that require a Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL). Operates one or more heavy gasoline or diesel powered wheeled or crawler type engineering and construction equipment to excavate, backfill, grade or level earth to specifications Ensures equipment is maintained in good working condition. Performs inspections, preventive maintenance, minor repairs and adjustments, and maintains proper records. Moves earth and rock, piles brush, etc. on steep slopes, graded curves and shoulders, rocky or soft ground, and other surfaces with similar rough features to grade the earth to the general contour desired on trails, roads, or construction sites. Performs rough grading as well as fine surfacing on flat or rolling terrain. May perform fine grading with closer instruction and supervision. Travel Required 50% or less - You will be expected to travel for this position to project work/site visits that are away from assigned duty station. Overnight travel may include camping.Supervisory status No Promotion Potential None Job family (Series) 5716 Engineering Equipment Operating Help Requirements Conditions of Employment Must be a U.S. Citizen or National. Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt. Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check. Successful completion of one year probationary period, unless previously served. Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution. Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov Must possess and maintain a valid State Driver's License. Must possess and maintain a valid Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL). This is a Test Designated Position. You will be tested for illegal drugs prior to appointment and randomly thereafter. Appointment and continued employment is conditional on negative results. This announcement constitutes 30 days advance notice. Qualifications In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management's Federal Wage System Qualifications Standards.Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements.Basic Requirement:You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position.Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements to successfully perform the duties of Engineering Equipment Operator.Applicants will be evaluated on their ability to perform the duties of the position rather than length of experience. Eligibility will be determined by the relevance, scope and quality of all experience and training, regardless of where or how acquired. Applicants will be ranked and rated based on their knowledge of the job elements identified in this announcement.Screen-out Job Element: Applicants must show the Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision in all the following elements. Applicants who do not meet the screen-out job elements will not be further evaluated.In addition to the above requirements, applicants will be ranked and rated based on their knowledge of the job elements identified below:Operation of Motor VehiclesWork Practices (includes keeping things neat, clean and in order)Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (related to mobile equipment operation)Ability to Drive Safely (Motor Vehicles)Reliability and Dependability as an Engineering Equipment OperatorThere is no substitution of education for this position.Additional Requirements (Screen-out):Commercial Driver's License (CDL) - Must possess a valid CDL Class A.Drug Testing - This is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Department of Transportation (DOT)/Forest Service Alcohol and Controlled Substance Testing Program. Applicants must acknowledge this requirement to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use unless they currently occupy a TDP under the DOT/Forest Service Alcohol and Controlled Substances Testing Program.To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements on the closing date of this announcement.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.We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.Education There is no substitution of education for this position. Additional informationCareer Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100.Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after three years or more of continuous active service are eligible for consideration under the Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA). Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) provides current or former temporary or term employees of federal land management agencies opportunity to compete for permanent competitive service positions. Individuals must have more than 24 months of service without a break between appointments of two or more years. Service must be in the competitive service and have been at a successful level of performance or better. Part-time and intermittent service will be credited only for time actually worked. Non-pay status such as leave without pay is credited for up to six months in a calendar year; anything beyond six months is not credited. Applicants are responsible for providing sufficient information/documentation to determine if the 24 month criteria is met.Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Employees: Permanent County employees without prior Federal tenure who are selected for a Civil Service position under Public Law 105-277 will be given a career-conditional appointment and must serve a 1-year probationary period.For more information on applying under special hiring authorities such as the Veteran's Recruitment Act (VRA), 30 percent disabled veterans, Schedule A Disabled, etc., explore the different Hiring Paths on the USAJOBS websiteThis position is being concurrently announced under Delegated Examining (or Demo) Number 21-R4GVMAR-5716-798971DP-BE. This announcement is open to all qualified candidates. Applying to both announcements may expand the possibilities of consideration since different referral criteria apply to each type of announcement. See the above announcement for more information.Cedar City, UTNumber of positions: 1Work Schedule: 1 Permanent Fulltime Seasonal with 13 guaranteed pay periods.Bargaining unit - YesDaycare Facilities - NoGovernment Housing - NoTelework: NoRichfield, UTNumber of positions: 1Work Schedule: 1 Permanent Fulltime Seasonal with 13 guaranteed pay periods.Bargaining unit - YesDaycare Facilities - NoGovernment Housing - NoTelework: NoAfton, WYNumber of positions: 1Work Schedule: 1 Permanent Fulltime Seasonal with 13 guaranteed pay periods.Bargaining unit - YesDaycare Facilities - NoGovernment Housing - NoTelework: NoMay select from this announcement JOA or any other source. Read more How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the experience, education, and training you described in your application package, as well as the responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you possess the competencies listed below:Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision (SCREEN OUT)Ability to Drive Safely (Motor Vehicles)Ability To Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (related to mobile equipment operation)Operation of Motor VehiclesReliability and Dependability as a ______(specify title)Work Practices (including keeping things neat, clean, and in order)Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire, will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position.If you meet the qualification requirements and are determined to be among the best qualified, you will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. Noncompetitive candidates and applicants under some special hiring authorities must meet minimum qualifications to be referred.Note: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action.To view the application form, visit: Read more Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Not Required Drug test required Yes Position sensitivity and risk Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk Trust determination process Credentialing, Suitability/Fitness Help Required DocumentsThe following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration.Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor's phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications.In addition to the above, you must submit the documents below if you claim the following:Current Federal employees: 1) Most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing that you are/were in the competitive service, highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade AND 2) Most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Do not submit a performance plan.Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330.Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Eligible Applicants: please review the Required Documents for Hiring Authorities Quick Guide on the Forest Service website.Current permanent FSA County employees: most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action, (SF-50 or equivalent) showing your highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade AND most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) per above.VEOA, VRA and 30% Disabled Veterans: please review the Required Documents for Hiring Authorities Quick Guide on the Forest Service website.If claiming eligibility under a special hiring authority not listed above, please review the Required Documents for Hiring Authorities Quick Guide on the Forest Service website. Help BenefitsA career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

Keywords: Forest Service, Saint George , Engineering Equipment Operator, Other , Cedar City, Utah

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