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Student Trainee (General Labor Worker)

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Department of Defense
Student/Internship Program Eligibles Internships NTE 6 Months Multiple Schedules
Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.
This position will be filled starting around May 2015 for summer project work.
Libby Dam project employees manage, operate and maintain the dam, powerhouse, recreation areas, and Visitor Center. They also manage the water resources of Lake Koocanusa, a geographic area that receives over 300,000 visitors a year. Libby Dam is a multipurpose project responsible for hydropower generation, flood control, recreation, fish protection, and wildlife management. For additional information visit: ;
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About the Position:
Click here for more information on Pathways program participation.
Position(s) will be filled under the Department of the Army Pathways Intern Program.
The Department of the Army Pathways Internship Program is designed to provide students currently enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work and get paid while exploring federal careers through a job with the Department of Army.
To learn more about the Pathways Internship Program, please visit: the Internship Program page on the Office of Personnel Management's website.
Who May Apply:
Department of the Army Internship Program Eligibles
Positions are open to current students in an accredited high school, college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate.
Must be 17 years of age by 1 MAY 2015. A valid driver license required. Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds requires a pre-employment physical. Will be required to sign a Pathways Participant Agreement. Appointment will not exceed 6 months. You will perform manual labor tasks in support of the operation and maintenance of recreation facilities. You may be assigned one or more of the following duties.
Operate equipment such as chain saws, jack hammers, compactors, heavy power mowers, power trimmers, power edgers, powered weed-eaters, large electric drills and/or related hand tools to perform grounds maintenance.
As a flagman, direct traffic, guide dump trucks to work sites, signal drivers backing loads to dump sites.
Assist in laying out work sites by driving stakes, holding tapes, lines, chains and rods.
Use shovels to dig ditches and trenches where grading and sloping are not required; fill holes with dirt and levels bumps and low places, using shovel, hand tamper, hoe, and rake.
Move dirt, sand, cement using wheel barrow.
Mixes cement or asphalt - pour and rough finish.
Load and unload heavy boxes, bulky supplies, and materials to and from trucks by hand or hand truck.
Clean and sanitize park buildings and facilities including restrooms, picnic shelters,
RV dump stations, boating facilities, pump-houses, storage buildings, and park offices.
Collect litter and perform other light grounds maintenance duties in campsites, picnic areas, swim beaches, playgrounds, lawn areas, trails, roadways and parking areas.
Minimum Qualifications (Screen Out Element) - Ability to do the Work of the Position without more than Normal Supervision includes the ability to perform manual laboring tasks associated with grounds and facilities maintenance after being instructed on what is to be done and how to do the task, ability to operate equipment such as chain saws, jack hammers, compactors, heavy power mowers, power trimmers, power edgers, powered weed-eaters, large electric drills and/or related hand tools to perform grounds maintenance work, ability to perform landscaping tasks using shovels, hand tampers, hoes, and/or rakes by digging ditches and trenches, filling holes with dirt and leveling bumps and low places, ability to lift or move loads over 50 pounds such as moving heavy loads of dirt, cement or asphalt pushing a wheelbarrow. Your resume must reflect current or past experience performing these tasks.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities)in the following areas:
Work Practices (includes keeping things neat, clean and in order)
Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc (other than blueprints)
Ability to Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
Dexterity and Safety
PHYSICAL EFFORT: Work requires continuous standing, walking, stooping, bending, etc. Lifts, carries, loads, unloads and moves materials, supplies and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Majority of work being performed outside in all kinds of weather. Work is by nature dirty, dusty and may require working around or with noisy equipment. Work around tools and equipment requires care and attention to safety practices prescribed, in order to avoid injury to self or others and/or damage to equipment. Work may require working in remote locations, hiking over rough terrain, climbing steep inclines, and jumping over obstructions. Work may be subject to tripping, falling, cuts, bruises or insect bites. Potentially dangerous animals, such as raccoons, waspsand bear may be encountered.
Other Requirements: Clickherefor more information.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
The duration of a Pathways appointment is a trial period.
Work schedule may flex between part time and full time.
Must be a U.S. citizen or lawfully permitted to work in the United States.
Must be in and remain in good academic standing.
Must be enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in an accredited school.
Must be taking at least half-time course load as defined by your school.
May be required to wear protective clothing and/or equipment.
May be required to work outdoors in inclement or extreme weather conditions.
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire)will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the questionnaire will be used toevaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.
Basis for Rating : Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
. Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
. Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
. Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
2. Your responses to the questionnaire
3. Additional required documents (see Required Documents section below)
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) onWednesday, January 21, 2015.
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover using the following Vacancy ID1282198. Fax your documents to .
If you cannot apply online , you will need to provide the same information obtained in the online process. You will need three documents to complete this process: the Occupational Questionnaire, the scan response form, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Occupational Questionnaire (OPM Form 1203-FX), and a separate document described in item #3. below.
1. Download the scan response form, OPM Form 1203-FX, .
2.View Occupational Questionnaire. Use this information to guide you in completing the OPM Form 1203-FX. Note that you may be instructed to leave some responses blank on the scan response form.
3. On a separate document, please identify which position(s) on your resume (include title, organization, and employment dates) support any response of "E" ("I am considered an expert in performing this task....").
4. Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with your required and supporting documents, to . Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
PLEASE NOTE : The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire. Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one. When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence. This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.
It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan. Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.
The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis.
The following documents are required:
Resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
Applicants MUST include a copy of their unofficial transcripts and enrollment verification for high school, college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate with their application.
If the position has an education requirement or you are qualifying based on a combination of education and experience or solely on education, you must submit your college transcripts with your application.
If you are claiming Veterans Preference or Military Spouse preference (MSP), to verify your preference claim you MUST submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to: for MSP claims, PCS orders and marriage certificate; for verification of Veteran Preference, DD214 (which indicates character of service) SF-15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.
If you are currently serving on active duty: You MUST submit a certification from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. If you supply a certification at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. For more information about Veteran's Preference, please click this link:
. Please upload veteran's documents under the appropriate category.
If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and will not be considered any further.
PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant.These documents may be sanitized to remove such personal information before submission with the application. Applicants may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility.
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select _My Applications_, and click on the _more information_ link under the application status for this position.
For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact: USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.
### The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:
Comprehensive health and life insurance
Competitive salaries
Generous retirement programs
Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
Flexible work environment to include use of Telework and alternate work schedules
Paid employment related training and education
Possible student loan repayment
Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.
Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
Salary includes applicable locality pay.
This is a Career Program 29 position.
Further certification from this announcement may take place up to 90 days beyond the closing date of this announcement.

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