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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Maintenance Worker Helper in Pleasant Valley, Iowa

Summary About the Position: This job announcement is for an entry level Maintenance Worker Helper, WG-4749-05 position with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District. The position is located at the Mississippi River Project Office in Pleasant Valley, IA. This is a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) solicitation utilizing the DHA for Certain Personnel of DoD Workforce to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service. Responsibilities Perform a variety of duties involving the maintenance and repair of grounds, buildings, and general equipment. Use a variety of small powered hand tools in clearing grounds or minor construction and/or renovation work. Perform a variety of manual labor duties in support of the organization. Apply trade methods and manual welding processes to repair items that are typically part of lock and dam facility operating equipment. Other misc duties such as: carpentry, painting, masonry, electrical work, deckhand duties and plumbing. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Who May Apply: US Citizens 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate, through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work of this position without more than normal supervision. Minimum Qualifications (Screen Out Element): Ability to do the work of a(n) Maintenance Worker Helper without more than normal supervision. To meet the screen out element, applicants should document experience and/or show the ability to be reliable and dependable in the performance of common Maintenance Worker Helper tasks. They have the ability to use basic hand tools to perform grounds and/or building maintenance. - Failure to meet this Screen out Element will result in an ineligible rating. Ability To Follow Directions in a Shop Ability to Work as a Member of a Team Dexterity and Safety Reliability And Dependability Shop Aptitude and Interest Physical Effort: This position requires standing, stooping, bending, occasional lifting in excess of 50 pounds, stretching, working in cramped positions and spaces, handling or maneuvering bulky equipment, and general continuous moderate to demanding physical effort. Working Conditions: Work crews are routinely assigned to remote locations not only within the duty location River Project, but also other area projects and potentially other MVD Districts. Work assignments are typically on an ongoing basis and are accomplished within several weeks to months. Employee is required to observe established safe working procedures. Appropriate protective clothing and/or equipment is provided to minimize or eliminate hazardous conditions, and its use is mandatory. Incumbent will be exposed to all weather conditions. Education Additional Information Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. One year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct Deposit of Pay is required. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a(n) Career Field 17 position. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest. Position requires employee to wear a uniform and/or protective clothing