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By the closing date of this announcement, you must meet the requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Handbook X118C, Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupation. http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c/ Although no specific amount of experience, education or training is required, applicants must meet a minimum level of ability in relation to the position and the Assessment Questionnaire in order to be rated qualified for consideration. To be qualified candidates must meet any screen out element(s) listed at an “acceptable” level, and must achieve an average rating of at least “acceptable” on all of the elements. Only education, training, or experience acquired before the closing date will be considered. SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements. The screen out element for this position is: A WG-09 is expected to: 1) operate a crawler tractor, excavator, or motor grader to excavate, backfill, grade, or level earth to rough specifications; 2) move earth on steep slopes, graded curves and shoulders, rocky or low lying soft/wet ground, hilly forests, and other surfaces with similar features; 3) on flat or rolling terrain, operates crawler tractor or motor grader in grading surfaces, compacting soils, and/or spreading surfacing materials; 4) operate equipment close to buildings, towers, trees, drop-offs, waterlines, etc.; 5) perform operator/preventative maintenance all equipment. Job Elements: Work Practices (includes keeping work shops, equipment neat, clean, and in order). Skill in hauling/transporting heavy equipment. Skill in operating Heavy Equipment and Motor Vehicles. Ability to perform agricultural and construction tasks. Agricultural such as plowing, planting crops, spraying, etc. Knowledge of various terrain/conditions. Understands grade levels and able to install pipes/structures at specified elevations. Ability To Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc. (includes blueprinting reading and shooting grade elevations). Knowledge of Equipment repairs and how to troubleshoot breakdown issues when operating equipment. 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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