Experience:
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Employment Type:
Intern/Co-op
Posted:
8/4/2016
Job Category:
Engineering
Industry:
Health Care & Medicine
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Job Description

NOTE: Please read the vacancy announcement carefully. You must apply online or fax your documents.

Duties of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Independently installs, modifies, repairs, and maintains a variety of trees, plants, landscapes and irrigation systems.
  • Maintains the irrigation systems.
  • Operates and performs daily operator checks on various high powered specialized agricultural lawn and grounds maintenance equipment such as mowers, tractors, front-end loaders, street sweepers, backhoes, forklifts, man lifts, edger"s, seeders, tillers, thatches, aerators, sprayers, gas weed eaters, backpack blowers, and various other hand tools.
  • Operates vehicles from 1/2 ton pick-ups to 5-ton dump truck on roadways and grounds.
  • Responsible for performing the minor maintenance of agricultural equipment such as mowers, chippers, small tractors & and accessories, street sweepers, turf vacuums, edger"s, seeders, tillers, rakes, aerators, sprayers, gas weed eaters, chain saws, tree trimmers, backpack blowers, trash pumps, and various other hand tools.
  • Responsible for maintaining roads to include: sidewalks and crosswalks; storm catch basins, storm grates, manholes, and storm drainage system; sanitary manholes and sewer systems.
  • Responsible for removal of snow and ice from sidewalks, ramps, parking lots, and roadways during inclement weather.
  • Responsible for minor maintenance includes changing oil, oil filters, gas filters, lubricating bearings and mechanical joints, replaces belts, and cleaning in order to maintain equipment optimal performance, reliability, and safe operation per the manufacture"s recommendations.
  • Assists and supports all Facilities Management shops in the maintenance and repair of campus underground utility distribution systems such as domestic water and irrigations systems.
  • Installs, repairs, and maintains irrigation systems to include river irrigation pumping systems, piping, meters, valves, low voltage irrigation controllers, zone control valves, and irrigation heads.

Incumbents must have a valid and current drivers licenses.

Your background must demonstrate experience inthe installation, maintenance and repair of roads, landscapes and associated utility systems and equipment to maintain grounds at healthcare facilities. Incumbent uses own initiative and judgment in performance of duties within the framework of good gardening practices. Must have a good working knowledge of utility distribution systems such as irrigation, storm water, and sanitary sewer systems.

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. Evidencewhich 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 or OF-612.Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C ( www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c ). 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.

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 screen-out element for this position is Ability to do the work ofthe position without more than normal supervision.

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:

1. Technical Practices: theoretical, precise, artistic

2. Use of Measuring Instruments

3. Ability to Interpret instructions, specifications; other than blueprints

4. Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment

5. Knowledge of Materials

6. Dexterity and Safety

PHYSICAL EFFORT/REQUIREMENTS: The position requires sitting for long periods operating mowers and equipment, considerable walking, stooping, climbing ladders, crawling, lifting, kneeling, bending, squatting, carrying, and reaching over/under. Physical effort includes pulling, pushing, and steadying objects of varying weights, sizes, and shapes. Strain related to lack of movement such as standing in place, crouching, or stooping for extended periods of time. Work may require working in confined spaces such as manholes, vaults, building basements and crawl spaces. Incumbent must works off ladders, scaffolds and platforms and must be able to carry items that weight up to 50 pounds. The incumbent is required to perform landscape work which requires the full use of both hands and arms.

WORKING CONDITIONS: The incumbent is exposed to weather extremes of hot and cold, both indoors and outdoors. Is exposed to weather conditions for extended hours. The incumbent is exposed to infectious hazards, chemicals, hazardous materials, gases/fumes, and the possibility of burns, infection, scrapes, and broken bones. Incumbent is subject to insect bites and stings and exposure to poisonous plants such as poison ivy and poison oak. Incumbent is exposed to hazardous moving parts when operating electrical and gasoline powered equipment and is exposed to noise and vibration. Incumbent is subject to strains, bruises, cuts and/or severe injuries if extreme caution is not used during all work; works with noisy equipment. The incumbent shall wear appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) such as safety goggles, safety shoes, gloves, hard hats, hearing protection, protective clothing and use respirator as required in the performance of the duties of the position at all times. Incumbent shall wear personal protective equipment and a standard respirator as required by his/her supervisor.

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
*Resume

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:


*Cover Letter
*DD-214
*OF-306
*Other
*Other Veterans Document
*SF-15
*SF-50

Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.


Veterans" Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1770208.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

Schedule A applicants must submit a letter from a licensed medical professional or other entity. Along with resume, submit proof of your disability documentation to the agency. A Sample Certification Letter can be downloaded for your provider"s use.

NOTE: FAILURE TO SUBMIT ANY OF THE ABOVE SUPPORTIING DOCUMENTS WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FOR THE POSITION.


Keywords

Your background must demonstrate experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of roads, landscapes and associated utility systems and equipment to maintain grounds at healthcare facilities. Incumbent uses own initiative and judgment in performance of duties within the framework of good gardening practices. Must have a good working knowledge of utility distribution systems such as irrigation, storm water, and sanitary sewer systems.

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 or OF-612. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C ( www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c ). 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.

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 screen-out element for this position is Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision.

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:

1. Technical Practices: theoretical, precise, artistic

2. Use of Measuring Instruments

3. Ability to Interpret instructions, specifications; other than blueprints

4. Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment

5. Knowledge of Materials

6. Dexterity and Safety 

About U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

To be eligibile candidates must: 

  • have graduated with a baccalaureate degree from a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). 

  • have successfully passed the NCLEX-RN exam and hold an active, unrestricted license by the start of the program, but have no RN experience. 

  • be able to work full time on day shift with preceptors and mentors.

  • sign a statement of commitment. 

  • have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.

  • Send cover letter & resume to Cynthia.Golden2@va.gov.

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