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Bureau of Reclamation Laborer in Hungry Horse, Montana

Summary Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on their expertise as a Laborer. Make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment. Duty Location: Hungry Horse, Montana https://www.usbr.gov/pn/about/hr/area-information.html Responsibilities - Performs routine manual laborer work in and around powerplants and such related structures as powerplant, dam, reservoir and associated equipment. - Uses hand tools and equipment (power driven and manual) common to the laborer trade and performs minor adjustments, maintenance and repairs to equipment used in performance of duties. - Performs general landscaping and cleaning of roadside slopes and banks, drainage ditches and culverts utilizing hand tools. - Performs janitorial duties. - Operates pick-up trucks up to and including one-ton trucks equipped with power operated winches, lift gates and snow plows. May be required to operate forklifts, scissor lifts or JLG lifts. Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National. You must be suitable for federal employment, determined by a background investigation. You must submit a resume and supporting documentation (see Required Documents). You must submit eligibility documents for veterans consideration (see Required Documents). You 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. Qualifications Your application materials must demonstrate sufficient experience and training to perform the duties of this position without more than normal supervision. Qualifications will be determined on the basis of information submitted within your resume and responses to the assessment questions. For information about qualifications for Federal Wage System positions please, visit OPM. Minimum qualifications for trades and labor positions are determined by evaluation of job elements. You 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. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. You must meet all Eligibility and Qualification requirements, including any selective placement factors if applicable, by 02/26/2024. Education This position does not allow substituting education for experience. Additional Information Position is being advertised concurrently under vacancy announcement BOR-CPN-24-MP-12306301-SP. Applicants interested in applying under both announcement numbers, must submit application packages for each. You may be required to serve an initial probationary period. Current, permanent Federal employees who are selected from this announcement may be required to serve a probationary period. Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster. The Laborer position has a 3 step pay system and applicants initially hired into this position/pay system will be hired at the step 1 wage rate of $28.81 per hour. After a one-year period from the date of hire and upon performing successfully in this position and approved by the supervisor, the incumbent may be advanced to the step 2 wage rate of $30.02 per hour. Again, after a one-year period, successful job performance and supervisory approval, the incumbent may be advanced to the step 3 wage rate of $31.21 per hour. Annual wage adjustments are reviewed and adjusted the first full pay period in May of each year. 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 information, visit: Creditable Service for Annual Leave 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/ This position is designated as a LOW RISK position. It requires a fully completed and favorably adjudicated SF85 Background Investigation (T1 or equivalent) that is current (within the last 5 years). This is a condition of employment. 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 This is a bargaining unit position represented by a Union. Additional vacancies may be filled using this job announcement. This is NOT a virtual position.