National Park Service Maintenance Mechanic in Longmire, Washington

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These positions are located in Mount Rainier National Park, in the Division of Maintenance. Please visit find a park for additional park information.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

These are Full-Time TERM positions. Appointment to this/these positions will not convey permanent status in the Federal service and will be for a period not to exceed (13) thirteen months, with possible extensions up to a total of four yearswithout further competition.

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

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These term positions are located in the Maintenance Division of the Mount Rainier National Park assigned to work on facilities in the park. You may be assigned anywhere in the park and the primary purpose of the position is to perform building and/or utility construction and maintenance duties. This includes plumbing, electrical, carpentry, masonry, and painting. You will independently plan, lay out, and complete installations, modifications, and repairs as well as construct, alter, modify/repair a wide range of features in buildings, quarters and other facilities. You will build small structures and replace deteriorated sections of existing structures, installing interior and exterior trim material. Construct/install cabinets and build countertops utilizing Formica or wood. Install floor coverings such as tile, linoleum, and carpet. You will operate various carpentry equipment and tools (e.g., routers, band and scroll saws, and drill presses, etc.) to produce finished products. You will operate power and hand tools such as portable drills, clippers, sanders, power activated nail guns, combustion type saws, etc. You will plan and lay out masonry work, selecting the proper tools and materials. Working from building plans, wiring diagrams, and engineering drawings, you will plan, lay out, troubleshoot, and complete electrical work which includes interpreting and applying the National Electrical Code, local codes, building plans, blue prints, wiring diagrams, and engineering drawings. You will install or repair electrical systems required in the construction or maintenance of family housing units, buildings, quarters, offices, or shops. You will also paint and refinish a variety of interior and exterior surfaces of offices and buildings, family dwellings, other structures, finishing, and equipment. This entails all manner of painting, varnishing, etc., including marbling, graining, speckling, tinting and toning of paint, and matching existing colors. You will also be required to operate construction equipment such as bobcats, backhoes, or excavators on steep hills or in rough terrain.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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4749 Maintenance Mechanic

  • Requirements


Conditions of Employment
  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
  • Meet* Selective Service Registration Act* requirement for males
  • Direct Deposit: Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.
  • Drivers License:You will be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties; a valid driver's license is required. You will be required to submit a Motor Vehicle Operator's License and Driving Record. You must also submit (within a State sealed envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that disclose all valid driver's licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you.
  • Uniform: You will be required to wear a uniform and comply with the National Park Service uniform standards. A uniform allowance will be provided.
  • Work Schedule: This position will have a mixed tour of both full and part-time work. Candidates selected will work full-time for a minimum of 18 PP (9+ months) and will work part-time (scheduled for at least 8 hours per week for up to 8 PP (3+ months) for each service year.
  • Trial Period:You will be required to complete a one-year trial period.
  • Travel:You may be required to travel overnight away from home up to 7 nights per year for training. You must obtain a government charge card for travel purposes.
  • Government Charge Card: You may be required to complete training and obtain/maintain a government charge card with travel and/or purchase authority.

To qualify for this position, you must have sufficient knowledge and ability in the following job-related factor:

SCREEN OUT: Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision.Experience showing that you have performed duties on the full range of the more difficult and complex tasks in at least 2 of the following trades: plumbing, electrical, carpentry, masonry, or painting, using your own judgment to troubleshoot, install, and repair structures and equipment and having used a variety of technical trade terminology, tools, and equipment related to these trades. This includes having interpreted instructions, specifications, or blueprints.

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/or abilities in the areas shown in the job-related factors.

Volunteer Experience: 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.


There is no substitution of education for experience for Wage Grade (WG) positions.

Additional information

This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.

Physical Demands:Physical effort is heavy to moderate and requires lifting and handling of objects or materials that can weigh up to 50 pounds, unassisted, following proper lifting procedures. Frequently required to stand while working climb ladders or scaffolding and bend, stoop, climb and work in awkward positions.

Working Conditions: Exposed to a variety of seasonal conditions while working outdoors, temperatures below freezing up to 90 plus. Subject to danger falling from ladders or scaffolding. Exposed to dust, dirt, wind and rain. May work with dangerous chemicals and around moving equipment, paints and solvents. May be exposed to electrical shock and biting insects.

Area Information:The park is located approximately 2 hours south of Seattle, near the communities of Ashford and Elbe. Both are very small rural communities of several hundred people, with some housing available for rent or purchase, convenience stores, gas, church, and an elementary school (K-6). Eatonville (32 miles from Longmire) and Morton are both larger rural communities of several thousand people and have a wider variety of services; kindergarten through high school, licensed childcare, doctor, dentist, banks, grocery stores, pharmacy, movie theater, etc. as well as availability of housing for rent or purchase. Complete shopping, hospitals, and post- high school education options are available in Puyallup or Tacoma, approximately 60 miles. Outdoor recreational opportunities abound: hiking, climbing, skiing, birding, canoeing and kayaking, biking, and fishing among others. The climate is considered moderate at lower elevations, but is frequently overcast and rainy during fall, winter and spring. At Longmire, substantial snowfall is common from November-May. Summers are normally sunny and pleasant with daytime temperatures ranging from the low 70's to low 80's and low humidity. You may visit our website at for more information.

Failure to answer all questions truthfully and completely or providing false satments on your application may be grounds for not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Click the following link for more information,

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses provided in the Occupational Questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation, you will be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions may affect your rating.

Candidates will be rated and ranked using Category Rating procedures. These procedures place candidates with veteran's preference above non-preference eligibles within each category. Veterans with a service connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. Under Category Rating, candidates will be rated and ranked into one of three categories:

  • Best Qualified- applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position
  • Well Qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are proficient in most of the requirements of the job
  • Qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job. You will be evaluated on the following competencies and/or job elements:

  • Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision (SCREEN OUT)

  • Ability To Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc. (includes blueprints reading)
  • Ability To Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
  • Knowledge of materials
  • Technical Practices (theoretical precise, artistic)

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Q - Nonsensitive

  • Required Documents


Required Documents

The following documents are required and must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 05/22/2018:

  1. Resume which includes a list of all significant jobs held and duties performed. If military or civilian, please include your rank and/or grade.
  2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
  3. Other Supporting Documents, if applicable, such as:
  4. Veterans Preference Documentation:
  5. If you are a Discharged, Non-Disabled Veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character of discharge (Member 4 copy), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions, as listed on the SF15. If you don't have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from the National Archives.
  6. If you are a veteran within 120 days of discharge, you must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, & 6) dated within 120 days of your separation.
  7. If you are a Disabled Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, or Mother or Spouse of a Disabled or Deceased Veteran, you must submit all additional proof required by the SF15, and if applicable, a completed SF15. You may request a copy of your Department of Veterans Affairs letter from or call 1-800-827-1000 to establish proof of disability.
  8. Applicants who are eligible to be considered based on a Noncompetitive or Special Hiring Authority (i.e. Schedule A, VRA, Peace Corps, Americorp Vista, former PLC member, certain Military Spouses, 30% or More Disabled Veterans, Pathways Interns who have met the eligibility requirements for noncompetitive conversion, etc.) must submit appropriate documentation to verify your eligibility.
  9. Documentation that you meet SCREEN OUT Factor.
  10. Documentation for Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Plan consideration if you are a displaced Federal employee within the local commuting area. You must include: 1) Proof you are a displaced Federal employee, e.g., RIF Separation Notice, Notice of Proposed Removal, etc; 2) SF-50s (Notifications of Personnel Action) showing career/conditional tenure competitive status, promotion potential and duty location; and 3) your most recent performance appraisal. To exercise selection priority, displaced or surplus Federal employees must be rated well-qualified or above 85 on the rating criteria for this position. Do not submit photographs with your application package. Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials - you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc.

Do not upload Adobe portfolio documents. Adobe portfolio documents are not viewable by our agency's staffing offices.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits



A 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. Learn more about federal benefits.

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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.

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How to Apply

To apply for this position: You must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To receive consideration, the complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 05/22/2018. * WE DO NOT ACCEPT HARD-COPY OR E-MAIL APPLICATION PACKAGES.*

  1. Select Apply. If you are not logged in, you will be prompted to login or create an account.
  2. Prompted to Start the Application Process by selecting "Start Application."
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  4. To PREVIEW the application questionnaire, select the following link:
  5. Select or add the resume you want to use for this application. Click here on how to build a resume in USAJOBS.
  6. Select documents you want included in this application.
  7. Review package to acknowledge your documents were reviewed.
  8. Select if you want to include your demographic information.
  9. After reading and certifying the application is true and submitted in good faith, select "Continue to Agency Site."
  10. Follow onscreen prompts and instructions to complete your application.
  11. Add the supporting documents by indexing your documents with the dropdown.
  12. Upload any missing required documents or optional documents.
  13. Review and Submit Application.
  14. While logged in, you can check the status of your application by selecting "+" next to the job title for this position.
  15. You can review or revise your application at any point during the open period of the announcement.
  16. To update an application, you should log into your USAJOBS account and select "+" next to the job title for this position. Select "Update Application"for this job.
  17. Note: When you click Update Application, you will be prompted to re-select your documents from USAJOBS. Documents submitted with the first application will no longer be associated with the applicant record. So it is important that you select all documents you want to use in the re-application.

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Agency contact information
Eleanor Hasse




Mount Rainier National Park 55210 238th Avenue East Ashford, WA US

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Next steps

Once the Occupational Questionnaire is received you will receive acknowledgement that your submission was successful. If you are among the most qualified candidates and your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly for a possible interview. You will be notified of the status of your Application Package at the time candidates are referred for consideration, and when the selection process is complete.

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Fair & Transparent

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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Legal and regulatory guidance
  • Financial suitability
  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 05/16/2018 to 05/22/2018

Salary: $27.50 to $32.10 per year

Pay scale & grade: WG 9

Work schedule: Full-Time - Part-time/Mixed tour of duty

Appointment type: Term