Department Of Defense Fort Devens , MA 01434

Posted 3 months ago

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About the Position: The mission of Devens Reserve Forces Training Area is to provide training facilities and training support to all military services, reserve and active. It is a small base, and is located approximately 50 miles northwest of Boston, Massachusetts, in a small, rural community. They offer many of the Soldiers' services found at larger bases including: Army Community Services (ACS), Fitness Center, the Federal Credit Union, and much more.

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  • Construct and repair buildings and structures to include formwork, framing, roofing, siding, partition walls, drywall, ceilings, doors, windows, and finishes.

  • Construct and repair concrete, brick, and masonry structures to foundations, walls, floors, stairs, pads, slabs, walkways, and, pavements.

  • Install and repair soft flooring, tile floors and walls, drywall, acoustical ceilings, and roofing sheet metal to include gutters, downspouts, vents, and flashings.

  • Operate backhoes, front end loaders, dump trucks, sweepers, and sanders to push, plow and remove snow and ice from roadways and parking lots, and to perform other grounds maintenance.

  • Assist the Plumbers, HVAC Mechanics and other Maintenance Mechanics to perform the maintenance and repair of HVAC equipment, plumbing systems, electrical systems, electronic control systems, and kitchen equipment systems.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

4607 Carpentry

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  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.

  • This position is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) subject to applicant and random drug testing.

  • Must possess or be able to obtain and maintain a Class B Commercial Drivers License (CDL).

  • Must possess or be able to obtain and maintain a Massachusetts Hoisting Engineer License for the operation of front-end loaders.

  • Must pass a pre-employment physical and annual physicals.

  • Occasionally required to perform duties at other than normal duty hours such as weekends, nights, and holidays.

  • Overtime is required.

  • Subject to emergency call backs and must carry a cell phone.

  • Position is designated as inclement weather essential, and must report for duty in all weather conditions.

  • Must possess or be able to obtain and maintain a forklift certification and license.


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 Carpenter without more than normal supervision. Perform common Carpenter tasks including basic carpentry, woodwork, dry wall, painting and grounds work as well as installing basic wood structures, assisting higher graded employees with repairs, and operating basic carpentry tools and equipment. - Failure to meet this Screen out Element will result in an ineligible rating.

To meet the basic eligibility, you must receive at least two points on the screen-out element indicated above and must have an average of two points on all the job elements listed below. Your application will be further evaluated to determine if you meet the best qualified cut-off for referral to the selecting official.

  • Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision

  • Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc. (includes blueprint reading)

  • Ability To Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment

  • Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.

  • Knowledge of Materials

  • Measurement and Layout

  • Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)

Physical Effort: Handles and carries tools, equipment and materials which weigh up to 40 pounds and occasionally may handle materials and equipment that weigh 100 pounds and over with equipment or assistance from other workers. Required to stoop, stretch, bend, kneel and work in a variety of positions while operating engineering equipment, applies heavy physical effort by constantly reaching, bending, turning and moving hands, arms, feet and legs to handle different sets of controls on equipment and attachments.

Working Conditions: Tasks are performed inside and outside. Gloves and safety goggles are worn when using power tools. Unpleasant odors are encountered occasionally. Inside work areas are sometimes damp and drafty or subject to inadequate ventilation. Subject to cuts and bruises during maintenance and repair operations. There is danger of injury from falls from ladders. Subject to accidents when operating snow removal equipment on snow and ice. Subject to noise, vibration, dust, dirt, and fumes from motor and exhaust while operating engineering equipment.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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