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Maintenance Worker (Irrigation)

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Riverside
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Job Description:

* Duties Help Duties Summary This position is located at the Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, CA. This announcement is a solicitation for applications from current permanent Riverside National Cemetery employees and other eligible applicants. Please note that as provided for in the Master Agreement the FIRST area of consideration for this position will be permanent employees of the Riverside National Cemetery, the SECOND area of consideration will be other eligible applicants. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities The incumbent serves as a Maintenance Worker (Irrigation) for the installation, maintenance and repair of irrigation systems in support of all aspects of cemetery operations. They perform a variety of tasks that involve the upkeep of buildings, grounds, and related structures, fixtures and utilities and all associated irrigation functions and systems. Performs visual examinations and operational tests to determine the need for and the performance of repair work. Assists with all irrigation activities, and contributes to the overall quality of the cemetery grounds maintenance, while observing and reporting problems with maintenance issues and activities to the Irrigation System Manager and/or Grounds Foreman. Work schedule: May be required to work Monday through Friday to include occasional weekends. Due to the mission of the National Cemetery, the cemetery cannot be closed for more than 2 consecutive days at any given time. Additionally, when a Federal holiday falls on a Monday or Friday, staff may be required to work on that holiday or a Saturday. All staff is required to work Memorial Day each year. Staff will be required to work overtime, weekends and holidays when necessary to meet the needs of the cemetery. Occasionally staff may be called back to the facility to perform emergency overtime work. Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available Position Description Title/PD#: Maintenance Worker (Irrigation)/ 102732 The full performance level of this position is WG-08. Relocation Expenses: Not Authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required. Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position. Supervisory status No Promotion Potential None * Job family (Series) 4749 Maintenance Mechanic * Requirements Help Requirements Conditions of Employment * Subject to a background/security investigation.* Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.* You may be required to serve a probationary period.* You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.* Pass a pre-employment medical examination.* Must possess a valid state driver's license. Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement,04/02/2021. Your background must demonstrate work involved in the plumbing trade with experience specific to the maintenance and operation of in-ground irrigation systems preferred. EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C ( www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c). 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(s) for this position are/is: * Ability to do the job without more than normal supervision.* Must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license. JOB ELEMENTS: Those who meet the minimum level of experience and training for the screen-out element will then be evaluated in each of the following job elements: * Interpret Instructions, Specifications (includes blueprint reading)* Materials* Technical Practices* Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment* Without more than normal supervision 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; religions; 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. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Physical Requirements: Requires frequent walking, standing, bending, stooping, pushing, kneeling, lifting moderately heavy objects exceeding 50 pounds with assistance. Must use full range of upper and lower body extremities to complete work as assigned. Working Conditions: Works with exposure to dust, dirt, mud, pesticides, hazardous chemicals, heat, rain, dampness, fog, extreme cold, and exposure to equipment noises. There is a chance of minor bruises, cuts, scrapes, broken bones, skin and eye irritation. Required to wear heavy, cumbersome, uncomfortable protective clothing and devices during specific tasks. Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process. Education This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Keywords: Department of Veterans Affairs, Riverside , Maintenance Worker (Irrigation), Professions , Riverside, California

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