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Agricultural Research Service Maintenance Worker Helper in Ames, Iowa

Summary This position is located within the Agricultural Research Service, National Animal Disease Center (NADC), in Ames, IA. In this position, you will assist higher level employees with plumbing, sheet metal, electrical, carpentry, painting, and masonry duties. Responsibilities Assist with repair of drains and plumbing systems. Use measuring instruments for HVAC and electrical maintenance and repairs. Use the proper tools, equipment and required materials for duties to which assigned. Knowledge of using concrete, painting, and carpentry work. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following by the closing date of the vacancy announcement: 09/25/2023. Qualifications will be determined under the Job Element Rating System X-118C, Qualifications Standard Handbook. While a specific length of time and experience is not required for most Wage Grade positions, you must show through experience and training that you possess the best qualified level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of this position. Qualification requirements emphasize the quality of experience, not necessarily the length. The responses to the questionnaire and your resume should be in significant detail to provide the person rating your application with a good understanding of your ability to do the job, technical knowledge, work, and training experience, etc. (For example You must have the ability to perform the duties of a, Maintenance Worker Helper without more than normal supervision (Screen Out)). Applicants who do not meet the SCREEN OUT ELEMENT will not be given further consideration. Physical Effort Work requires active walking, prolonged periods of standing, climbing, stooping, bending, crawling, and working in cramped positions or crowded areas. May be required to lift items up to 100 lb. Working Conditions Subject to fumes from welding, soldering and sparks, gases, and toxic fumes. Subject to infection, injury, and continuous exposure to hazards of cuts, bruises, noise, vibrations, bums, dust, dirt, and danger from flying chips when using powered and hand tools. Subject to falls when working on ladders and scaffolds. Usually works inside of heated buildings but may be required to work on equipment and roofs outside in inclement weather. Must wear a full-face respirator when working in biological control areas; restrictions of facial hair may be imposed for proper use of personal protective equipment. Education This position does not have an education qualification requirement. Additional Information Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): Visit the OPM website for information on how to apply as a CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP eligible. 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. This position may be eligible to telework up to four days per week, based upon the duties of the position. This position may also be eligible for flexible work arrangements as determined by agency policy and any applicable collective bargaining agreements. This position is designated as a bargaining unit position and is represented by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE). This position is being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion Announcement Number ARS-M23Y-12090807-TJ. Current or former Federal employees or other eligible applicants may apply to both announcements to expand all possibilities of consideration since different referral criteria apply to each type of announcement. See the above announcement for more information. Security Clearance: SAC, MBI and SRA. This position requires the selectee to undergo a Special Agreement Check (SAC), Security Risk Assessment (SRA), and a full background investigation (Moderate Risk/Public Trust - Minimum Background Investigation (MBI)). Any offer made is considered a tentative job offer pending the outcome of the SAC. Retention in the position is contingent on a favorable SRA and full background investigation (MBI). The incumbent will be subject to periodic reinvestigations.