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Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs Maintenance Worker in Poston, Arizona

Summary This position is located with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Superintendent, Colorado River Agency in Poston, Arizona. Repair and replace irrigation structures including checks, drops, headgates, diversions, weirs, concrete pipelines, bridges and buildings. This is a Bargaining Unit position, for more information see What are bargaining units? Responsibilities This position will perform under the general supervision of the Supervisory Irrigation Maintenance Specialist; and will be responsible for the fieldwork involved with Irrigation activities that may include construction practices, irrigation diversion and conveyance systems. Your duties will include, but are not limited to: Operates various machines and tools including cement mixers, jack hammers, hand tools, power tools, air compressors, propane burners, chain saws, compactors, and portable pumps. Responsible for the proper care and maintenance of irrigation structures and equipment. Able to perform daily maintenance and adjustments as needed. Schedules and reports use of material and equipment utilized on each job. Assists in cleaning canals and laterals including trash removal, weed burning, fire control, and mechanical ditching. This position is OPEN UNTIL FILLED and may be extended or closed prior to the current closing date. Applications will be reviewed every two weeks; the first cut-off date for applications is 10 business days from the opening date and every two weeks thereafter. Applicants with 10-point Veterans' Preference who submit a complete application after each two week cut-off date, but before the List of Eligible(s) is issued, will be considered and referred on the List, if qualified. Applications will remain active for 3 months. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Experience: Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C; for additional information, click here http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c/Tabindx.asp Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most trade and labor occupations, you must meet any screen-out element(s) listed, and show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which applying. Qualification requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time. To qualify for this position, you must have sufficient knowledge and ability in the following job-related factors: -Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision (screen-out) -Knowledge of technical practices -Knowledge of materials -Ability to interpret instructions, blueprints, specifications, etc. -Ability to use and maintain tools and operate and maintain equipment and use of measuring instruments. If your knowledge and ability in the factors 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/or abilities in the areas shown in the job-related factors. Physical Demands: Physical effort is moderate to heavy and requires occasional lifting or handling of objects or materials up to 50 pounds, unassisted, following proper lifting procedures to avoid injury. Frequently required to stand while working, climb ladders, stilts or scaffolding, and bend, stoop, climb, and work in awkward positions. Working Conditions: Exposed to a variety of seasonal weather conditions while working outdoors (exposure to temperature extremes). Tools, equipment, and heavy objects involved present chances of serious injury. Protective equipment and clothing such as safety shoes, safety glasses or sub glasses, gloves, rain gear, hard hats, coveralls, respirators, and other protective gear are required, which are sometimes heavy and uncomfortable. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Merit Promotion candidates must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the announcement closing date. Education There is no substitution of education for experience for Wage Grade (WG) positions. Additional Information All new hires earn the beginning salary of their pay grade (Step 1). See 2024 Salary Tables for WG salaries. TELEWORK: Indian Affairs has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster. Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp . LAND MANAGEMENT WORKFORCE FLEXIBILITY ACT: If applying under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, you must provide documentation to support your eligibility (SF-50) and performance (references and/or performance appraisal). Under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) two groups of individuals are eligible to apply under this announcement: current and/or former employees serving or who have served under time-limited competitive appointments at land management agencies. Land Management Agencies include: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, and U.S. Forest Service. Current appointees: 1) must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency; 2) must have served under one or more time limited appointment(s) by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years; AND 3) must have performed at an acceptable level during each period of service. Former appointees: 1) must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency; 2) must have served under one or more time limited appointment(s) by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years; 3) must have separated for reasons other than misconduct or performance; AND 4) must have performed at an acceptable level through the service period. Certain candidates may be eligible to apply under a special hiring authority including those for disabled individuals, Peace Corps employees, Foreign Service employees, veterans, etc. For more information, visit the following OPM websites: USAJOBS Information Center: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/; Vets Info Guide: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/. Former Federal Employees are required to indicate whether they received a Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment (VSIP) buyout in their previous employment with the Federal government, and are required to submit a copy of the applicable Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) regarding the VSIP. Most individuals who accept reemployment with the Federal government within 5 years of receiving the VSIP amount, must repay the gross amount of the separation pay prior to reemployment.