Department Of Agriculture La Grande , OR 97850
This position is located within a National Forest. The incumbent performs a variety of laborer duties in support of road maintenance and/or facility maintenance. The work requires prior work experience or training, some degree of manual skill, and very heavy physical effort.
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Performs tasks that require very heavy physical effort and the use of heavy power equipment and common hand tools. Tasks include but are not limited to:
1)Moves heavy freight, furniture, machinery, supplies, equipment and other very heavy items by use of hand trucks or other moving equipment and places or stacks for storage;
2)Packs, loads, and/or unloads heavy bulky materials, equipment, and boxes delivered to the facility;
3) Cuts trees, clears brush, removes rocks, digs ditches and back fills; digs loose bars, digs post holes and plumbs posts; clears and levels ground; replaces barriers, paints or stains;
4) Operates heavy-duty power mowers, weed trimmers, tillers, chain saws, pallet jacks, powered snow blowers, high-pressure sprayers, jackhammers, floor buffers and steam cleaners.
5) Assembles and places a variety of items and structures needed to complete assignments;
6) Cleans, oils, lubricates, and performs minor adjustments on power equipment.
7) Operates motor vehicle in support of operations.
As an incidental duty the incumbent may shovel snow, sand and debris; cut and clear small trees and brush along roads and fences; wash and wax cars, boats, and trucks by hand or using a powered buffer; vacuum, mop, wax, and buff floors; empty trash cans; and, wash windows and ceiling fixtures.
NOTE: Incumbent must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license.
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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
Must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license.
You must be a US Citizen or US National
Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt
Satisfactory background investigation and/or fingerprint check
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation.
E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS E-VERIFY' system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment.
No additional requirements.
You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements.
Applicants will be evaluated on their ability to perform the duties of the position rather than length of experience. Eligibility will be determined by the relevance, scope and quality of all experience and training, regardless of where or how acquired.
Applicants will be ranked and rated based on their knowledge of the job elements identified in this announcement.
Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision.
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.
There is no substitution of education for this position.
To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements on the closing date of this announcement. 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.