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Maintenance Worker (Trails)

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Department Of Agriculture South Lake Tahoe , CA 96150

Posted 2 months ago

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This position is located within a National Forest, performing trail construction and maintenance on any or all units on the forest.

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Constructs and maintains a variety of trails ranging from primitive native surfaced trails to highly developed paved trails. Assists in the construction of major engineered features, such as bridges,raised trail ways, or small buildings.

Builds or repairs trail structures requiring dry masonry (no cement) rockwork techniques, such as rock retaining walls, rip-rap steps, bridge abutments, barriers, causeways, water bars, check dams, and others.

Performs basic carpentry work in maintaining or constructing handrails, curbs, bridge beams and decking, and other wood structures.

Uses native materials, such as rocks and logs, or imported materials such as dimensioned lumber, steel, concrete, or asphalt in constructing various features on trails. Uses cement, asphalt, and other surfacing's and emulsions in constructing tread surfaces, walls, curbs, and other features.

Uses and maintains primitive had tools, including but not limited to: crosscut saws, pry bars, axes, Pulaski's, McLeod's, star drills or other hand rock drills, hand-powered winches, and various digging and brushing tools. Uses and maintains a variety of power tools, such as chainsaws, gasoline powered rock drills, jackhammers, power winches, and light power hand tools such as rotary saws and drills.

Assists in the erection and use of rigging and high lines for lifting, pulling and transporting heavy materials and equipment over rugged terrain or across wide spans and gorges. With guidance, uses anchors, harnesses, cables, rope, chains, and various winches for such rigging work.

Assists in blasting operations, by serving as a guard, helping to carry and prepare explosives for loading, and helping to assemble initiation equipment under direction of the Blaster in Charge.

Assists in preparing loads and packing animals for delivering supplies or transporting project materials under the direction of an Animal Packer.

Travel Required

Occasional travel

  • Position(s) may involve work away the official duty location to remote worksites within commuting distance (49 miles) and may also require overnight travel and/or camping per work assignment.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

  • Job family (Series)
    4749 Maintenance Mechanic

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. 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.

Direct Deposit

  • Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing.

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.

Job Elements:

Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision. Knowledge of equipment assembly, installation, repair, etc.

Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic).

Use of measuring instruments.

Ability to interpret instructions, specification, etc. (includes blueprinting reading).

Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment.

Knowledge of Materials.

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.


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Maintenance Worker (Trails)

Expired Job

Department Of Agriculture