Motor Vehicle Operator

Department Of The Interior Bushkill , PA 18324

Posted 3 weeks ago

  • Duties




Position is located at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. There is one position and it will report to the Maintenance Compound in Dingmans Ferry, PA. Temporary positions not-to-exceed 1039 regular hours in a service year may be terminated sooner or extended depending on management needs. The typical seasonal entry-on-duty period is May to November, but can be variable during these months due to weather conditions, project needs, or funding. Anticipated Entry on Duty: Late May/June

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Operates up to 37,000 GVW (gross vehicle weight) dump trucks equipped with air brakes, engine brakes, power takeoff, single and tandem two speed rear axles and transmissions up to 14 gears to haul, spread and unload various materials on paved surfaces and uneven ground such as hot and cold mix asphalt, gravel, dirt, debris, etc. Tows equipment trailers up to 48,000 GVW connected to truck by pintle type hook. Couples and uncouples truck and trailer, air brake lines and electrical connections. Load, secure and offload backhoes, loaders and other equipment from trailers. Operates backhoes, front end loaders, bulldozers, skid steer with various attachments, tractors with long arm mower, brush hog, road sweeper, air compressor with jack hammer, sand blaster, steel drum roller, 4x4 dump trucks, and smaller trucks. Travels on all types of roads in all types of inclement weather and any hour of the day or night. Regularly operates vehicles having an approximate gross vehicle weight of more than 32,000 pounds.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Moderate to heavy physical effort in climbing on tractors to hook up service lines, lower landing gears, and in climbing on the trailer to load or tie down cargo. Considerable physical effort may be required in backing up vehicles, to change tires, and make limited emergency repairs. Required to frequently lift items weighing over 50 pounds. Climbing of ladders, scaffolding, and working in and around equipment and power tools.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Most work is performed outdoors where employees are exposed to extreme hot and cold temperatures. Required to operate equipment in all weather conditions and on a variety of road surfaces. Subject to noise, vibration and exhaust fumes from equipment and vehicles, and is exposed to the danger of serious accidents.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)
    5703 Motor Vehicle Operating

  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship required.

  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.

  • Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males

  • Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.

  • You will be required to submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result prior to appointment. In addition, this position is subject to random testing for illegal drug use.

  • You will be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties; a valid driver's license is required. You will be required to submit a Motor Vehicle Operator's License and Driving Record.

  • You must possess and maintain a current Class A, (or higher) Commercial Driver's License .(please indicate in your resume or submitted documents)

  • Pre-employment physical is required

  • You will be required to wear a uniform and comply with the National Park Service uniform standards. A uniform allowance will be provided.

  • You may be required to work evenings, weekends, holidays, overtime and shift work.

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old due to the hazardous work (i.e. driving a motor vehicle, etc.)


Applicants must meet the qualification requirements as specified in the X-118-C, Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations, 5703 Series.

To qualify for this position, you must have sufficient knowledge and ability in the following job-related factors:

  • Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision (SCREEN OUT)

  • Operation of motor vehicles

  • Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc.

  • Ability to drive safely (motor vehicles)

  • Ability to operate safely (non-motor vehicle)

  • Work Practices

  • Reliability and Dependability as a MVO

If your knowledge and ability in the SCREEN OUT factor above is not sufficient, you will receive no further consideration. In preparing your application, describe in detail the experience and training which you have had that specifically prepared you for this job and to perform the duties described for this job. Experience should be clearly described and documented in your resume. The qualifications reviewer will not assume performance of such duties by Job Titles alone. Address your knowledge, skills and/or abilities in the areas shown in the job-related factors.

Volunteer Experience: 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.


There is no substitution of education for experience for Wage Grade (WG) positions.

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