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Painter (TC-G)

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Department of Defense
United States Citizens Term NTE 13 months Full Time 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.
About the Position: Libby Dam project has one of the highest performing workforces of any Corps field office. These dedicated 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. Libby is not only a large hydro producer, but is a large flood control project.
Other Advantages: 10 hour work schedules and Alternative work schedules available, government voucher funded Van Pool, and the opportunity to live in scenic Northwest Montana. Recreational activities abound including hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, skiing, snowmobiling, biking, etc.
Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens
Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid state driver's license. A pre-employment medical examination is required. You will serve as a Painter applying a variety of industrial and commercial coating systems involved in the construction, repair, maintenance, and overhaul of hydroelectric power plant machinery, facility buildings, and equipment. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:
Paint project facilities and equipment such as switchboards, oil storage tanks (inside and outside), piping, generation equipment, air compressors, transformers, breakers, steel powerhouse superstructure, cranes, derricks, hand railing, grating, mitre gates, spillway gates, intake gates, bulkheads, stop logs, trash racks, machine shop equipment, powerhouse interior, offices, service building, furniture, signs and other items.
Wipe, wash, sandpaper, wire brush, scrape, flame clean or sandblast to prepare surface to be covered.
Apply pre-mixed paints, varnishes, lacquers, primers, enamels, synthetic enamels, coal tar enamels, elastomeric and other protective coatings.
Erect own scaffolding and staging to work from.
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.
Screen-Out Element: Ability to do the work of a Painter without more than normal supervision. Qualified applicants must have the ability to perform routine painting work assignments using common and accepted trade practices, methods and techniques; and prepare and paint all types of surfaces using spray guns, brushes, and rollers to include the preparation of metal surfaces.
Failure to meet this Screen-out element will result in an ineligible rating.
Job Elements:
Practices in Construction, Structure
Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)
Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (other than blueprint reading)
Ability to Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
Knowledge of Materials
Dexterity and Safety
PHYSICAL EFFORT: Work performed requires physical endurance to work on ladders or in cramped, poorly accessible sites for prolonged periods of time. Lifts and carries equipment and supplies frequently up to, and occasionally over, 45 pounds. Good vision is required. Work requires prolonged standing, walking, climbing, bending, stooping, twisting, pulling, pushing, and kneeling.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed both inside and outside for the powerhouse and other project structures. Is exposed to noise, extremes of heat and cold, confined spaces, height, inclement weather, dust, paint spatter, and harmful fumes from chemicals in paints and solvents. There is also exposure to hazards such as eye injuries while chipping off old paint and rust. Irritation of eyes, skin and respiratory tract may result from sandblasting, spray painting, sanding and dusting surfaces. Workers are subject to falls when working on ladders, structures and scaffolds. During application of spray paint or while sandblasting, or when working in areas where this equipment is being used by others, a respirator will be worn. Must wear appropriate safety equipment and protective clothing, and successfully complete and maintain all occupational health requirements. Other Requirements: Clickhere for expanded definitions.
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.
Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
One year trial/probationary period may be required.
Participation in the Medical Surveillance Program is required.
Requires employee to wear protective clothing.
May require working outside in all kinds of weather.
This position is a TERM position. It is time limited and may be extended up to a maximum of four years.
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
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.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. See Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) for more information. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.
To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) onFriday, January 09, 2015 to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log intoyour USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
To return to an incomplete application, log intoyour USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete .
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. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External).
As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.
Your resume :
Your resume may be submitted in any format.
If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
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). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.
If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at: Faxing Applications and Documents The Vacancy ID is 1297846. You will need the questionnaire,View Occupational Questionnaire, to complete your faxed application

NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position.
If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.
The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described inthe USAJOBS Resource Center.
Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitantinformation sheet.
You may claim military spouse preference, see the information in the Military Spouse Preference Under Delegated Examining Procedures information sheet.
This is a Career Program 17 Position.
Salary includes applicable locality pay.
Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
Further certification from this announcement may take place up to 90 days beyond the closing date of this announcement.

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