Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his or her expertise as a Plant Mechanic. Make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.
Location – Folsom, California
The primary duties of this position are:
Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.
5352 Industrial Equipment Mechanic
To be eligible, an applicant must meet the following:
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements, and any selective factors, by the closing date of the announcement 02/02/2021.
Applicants may be required to serve an initial probationary period.
Must possess and maintain a valid State’s driver’s license.
Must be able to possess and maintain an Overhead and Gantry Crane Operator Certification.
Pre-employment medical examination is required; and an exit medical examination is required.
Periodic and regular recurring safety and health medical examinations are required.
Position is designated as a Moderate Risk Public Trust position requires a fully completed and favorable adjudication of a Public Trust Minimum Background Investigation (MBI) upon appointment and requires reinvestigation every five years.
If selected, the selectee will be required to obtain a successful pre-employment physical examination by a licensed physician certifying to his/her ability to perform the duties of this position. A physical exam may not be required if a comparable agency approved examination was performed within the last 12 months. The cost of the exam will be reimbursed by the agency.
The selectee must maintain a valid State Driver’s License at all times as the position requires operation of government vehicles on government and public roads. Failure to maintain a valid State Driver’s License at all times will result in removal from the position.
Minimum qualifications for trades and labor positions are determined by evaluation of job elements. Applicants must meet at least 2 points on the screen-out element(s) and obtain an average of at least 2 points on all of the job elements in order to be considered qualified for this position.
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. Applicants will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
If selected, the selectee will be required to provide official college transcripts to verify educational qualifications. An official transcript must be sent directly from the University’s Registrar’s office and must be provided from the institution awarding the degree. Academic transcripts certified by notary publics are NOT official. Official transcripts must be submitted prior to reporting to work as a condition of employment. Failure to submit official transcripts may be grounds for dismissal or rescission of the job offer.
At the present time, we have one vacancy; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional, equivalent positions at this duty location.
Applicants who apply under this job opportunity announcement agree to have their application, associated documents and applicable personal information shared with other Bureaus/Offices within the Department of the Interior (DOI) who have vacancies with the same occupational series, grade, full performance level and in the same geographic location(s). Applying to this announcement does not replace the need to apply to other job opportunity announcements for which you wish to receive consideration.
Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster.
DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including applicant rights and responsibilities, please visit https://www.e-verify.gov/
Selective Service: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must certify registration with the Selective Service System or that the applicant is exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Go to: https://www.sss.gov
Related non-Federal experience or related experience as retired members of the uniformed services may be credited towards computing entitlement to leave accrual, at managerial discretion, providing that experience meets certain criteria. This provision allows new employees to earn annual leave at a higher rate than would otherwise be allowed. (5 Code of Federal Regulations, 630). For additional information, please visit: Creditable Service for Annual Leave
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Human Resources (HR) will review resumes and submitted documents, if applicable, to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in the assessment questionnaire. The assessment questionnaire will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. Applicants determined best qualified will be referred to the selecting official.
Applicants will be further evaluated on the following Job Elements through his/her resume and responses to the application questionnaire:
Preview assessment questions here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11011969
Applicant’s answers to questions will be verified against information provided in their online resume. Be sure that the resume clearly supports the responses to all the questions by addressing experience, education, and/or training relevant to this position. Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. If a determination is made that an applicant has rated themselves higher than is apparent in his/her description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR that his/her resume/application is incomplete, the applicant may be rated ineligible or his/her score may be lowered.
Due Weight Consideration: You must submit 1) a copy of your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation and 2) a list of any awards (e.g. superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, quality step increase, etc.) you received in the last 5 years. Any performance appraisal/evaluation and award documentation you provide will be forwarded to the selecting official. The selecting official will review this documentation and give it due weight consideration during the overall selection process. If you do not have your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation, please submit a statement as to why it is not available. Please indicate if any prior performance appraisals/evaluations were at an acceptable level.
Moderate Risk (MR)
Applicants are required to submit a resume, an on-line assessment questionnaire, and the following supporting documents, as appropriate.
Resume: Must demonstrate how skills and experiences meet the qualifications and requirements listed in the job announcement to be considered for the job. Each job experience should at least include start and end dates (month and year) and number of hours worked per week. For more information: Resumes – What to Include
SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action: Status applicants (transfer, reassignment, reinstatement, promotion, etc.) MUST submit a copy of their SF-50, verifying highest rate of pay and documenting career or career-conditional status in the competitive service (Tenure 1 or 2) for which the applicant is claiming eligibility. Do not submit award SF-50s. FAILURE TO SUBMIT AN SF-50 VERIFYING STATUS WILL RESULT IN THE APPLICANT NOT BEING CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION.
Special Non-Competitive Appointing Authorities: Schedule A, Peace Corps & AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteers. Applicants claiming eligibility based on a Special Hiring Authority must submit applicable proof of eligibility. For more information: Special Non-Competitive Hiring Authorities
Schedule A (Individuals with Disabilities) information: Schedule A (Individuals with Disabilities)
Peace Corps & AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteers information: Peace Corps & AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteers
Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) Eligibles: Current or former land management agency appointees must provide documentation to verify eligibility as follows:
a) A copy of the applicant’s SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, that reflects having initially been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited (temporary/term) appointment;
b) A copy of SF-50(s), Notification of Personnel Action(s), that reflect having served under one (1) or more time-limited (temporary/term) appointments by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of two (2) or more years; and
(c) A copy of the applicant’s Performance Appraisal Plan and/or Supervisor Memorandum that reflects having performed at an acceptable level during each period of service.
For more information on LMWFA, visit: Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
DD-214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty (VEOA, VRA, 30% or more Disabled, or Disabled Veterans Enrolled in a VA Training Program): Applicants who are entitled to veterans’ preference must submit a copy of his/her DD-214 (Member 4 Copy preferred, including character of service), or an official statement of service from his/her command if he/she is currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves the applicants military service was performed under honorable conditions. If the applicant has a compensable service-connected disability, submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and the required documentation requested by this form, in addition to the DD-214.
For information on veteran’s eligibility visit: Feds Hire Vets – Vet Guide
CTAP/ICTAP: CTAP/ICTAP provides placement assistance to permanent Federal employees who are surplus, displaced, or involuntarily separated. Applicants claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, applicants must be well-qualified (i.e., meet the minimum qualification requirements, including selective factors, education and experience requirements) and score at least 85.0 on the assessment questionnaire as established, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry.
For information on CTAP and ICTAP visit: Career Transition
Public Land Corps (PLC) Eligibles: An individual’s eligibility for this non-competitive hiring status extends until 120 days after the completion of the individual’s last PLC project. For consideration under this hiring status visit: https: Public Land Corps
Performance Appraisal: You must submit 1) a copy of your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation and 2) a list of any awards (e.g. superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, quality step increase, etc.) you received in the last 5 years. If you do not have your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation, please submit a statement as to why it is not available. Please indicate if any prior performance appraisals/evaluations were at an acceptable level.
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.
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Federal employees who meet the definition of a “surplus” or “displaced” employee.
Current or former competitive service federal employees.
Certain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency.
Current Federal employees serving under career/career-conditional appointment in the competitive service; former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility; CTAP/ICTAP eligible; Veterans Employment Opportunities Act; Veterans Recruitment Appointment; 30% or More Disabled Veterans; Military Spouses under Executive Order 13832; Individuals with Disabilities; eligible Peace Corps or AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers; Public Land Corps Eligibles & Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Eligibles.
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