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Engineering Equipment Operator

Bureau of Land Management Ely, NV
  • Posted: 21 days ago
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Engineering Equipment Operator

##### Department of the Interior

Bureau of Land Management


- ##### Open & closing dates

08/28/2019 to 09/11/2019

- ##### Service


- ##### Pay scale & grade

WG 10

- ##### Salary

$25.91 to $30.24 per hour

- ##### Appointment type

Permanent - This is a permanent position.

- ##### Work schedule

Full-Time - Work Schedule is Full Time.


1 vacancy in the following location:


Ely, NV 1 vacancy

##### Relocation expenses reimbursed


##### Telework eligible


- Duties

### Summary

**This announcement may be used to fill more than one position at
this duty location.**

This position is located in Ely, NV. For more information on Ely and
the surrounding area, area please visit White Pine Chamber of

Learn more about this agency

### Responsibilities

The incumbent functions as an Engineering Equipment Operator. The
primary purpose of this position is to operate a variety of gasoline
or diesel powered engineering and construction heavy equipment in
all terrain environments to include mountainous, remote, and steep
slope environments characterized by graded curves and shoulders,
rocky or soft ground, and hilly forests. May also operate other
types of motor vehicles and be responsible for maintaining assigned
equipment, and perform additional non-grade controlling duties.

**Physical Effort**: Heavy physical effort is used by the operator
in constantly reaching, bending, turning, and moving hands, arms,
feet, and legs to handle controls to operate the equipment and
attachments. Considerable strain is caused by the constant vibration
of the equipment and the jerking and jolting from operating over
rough surfaces. in Addition, the physical effort is strenuous
because of the large pieces of equipment and the requirement
for more frequent adjustments under more adverse operating

**Working Conditions:** The operation of larger and more
complicated equipment in more difficult circumstances increases the
exposure to injury, overturning, noise, and vibration.

### Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel required to various job site locations in
a variety of terrain environments.

##### Supervisory status


##### Promotion Potential


- #### Job family (Series)

5716 Engineering Equipment Operating

- Requirements

### Conditions of Employment

- U.S. Citizenship is required.
- Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents"
- You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can you
- have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in
Federal land.
- Direct deposit is required.

This position falls under the Job Qualification System for Trades
and Labor Occupations.

This position requires possession and maintenance of a valid
Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with appropriate special
endorsements to perform the work of the position The license must be
obtained prior to being assigned operator duties.

requires possession of a Commercials Driver's License (CDL). As
such, it is a Drug and Alcohol Testing Designated Position (TDP)
under the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991. If
the person selected for the position does not currently occupy a CDL
Drug and Alcohol Testing Designated Position, he/she will be
required to submit to and receive a negative test result prior to
appointment. A positive drug or alcohol test result may be grounds
for denying final placement into this position. In addition, the Act
mandates that the incumbent will be subject to random drug and
alcohol testing and that he/she may also undergo reasonable
suspicion, post-accident, return-to-duty, and follow-up testing.

This position requires you to wear all applicable Personal
Protective Equipment (PPE) associated with the job.

If selected for this position you will need to complete the Federal
Information Systems Security Awareness (FISSA) training prior to
start date (if applicable).

### Qualifications

OPM Job Qualifications System for Trades and Labor Occupations will
be used in determining applicant's qualifications. There is no
specific length of training or experience required; however, the
applicant must be able to demonstrate through experience shown in
the resume materials that they possess the skill level that has
equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and
abilities to successfully perform the duties of Engineering
Equipment Operator 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; 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.

You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the
closing date of the announcement.

If you are a current career seasonal employee, your time spent in
non-pay status is not creditable towards meeting the specialized
experience requirement. Please include in your resume (on the first
line of each job experience section), the dates you were placed in
and out of pay status.

**Selective Placement Factors:** This position requires special
qualifications that have been determined to be essential to perform
the duties and will be used as a screen out elements. Those who do
not provide evidence they possess the following will be rated not

**Screen out 1:** Ability to do the work of the position without
more than normal supervision.

**Screen out: 2**: You must possess a valid and current **Commerical
Drivers License (CDL), Class A**.

### Education

### Additional information

**Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career
Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):** CTAP provides eligible
surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with
selection priority over other candidates for competitive service
vacancies. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is available
from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP or ICTAP. If
your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or
displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration or that you are a
displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive
selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP
eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this
announcement; and 3) You are found well qualified for this vacancy.
You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to
receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your
written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, or a copy of your
separation personnel action form.

CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they
fall within the Well or Best Qualified categories on the rating
criteria for this position.

SELECTIVE SERVICE: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959,
must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service
System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective
Service Law. To register or verify your registration go to the
Selective Service System website.

BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal
government, to attract high quality applicants.

Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of
the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses
associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the
responsibility of the selected employee.

May require completion of a one year probationary period.

This position is not eligible for Telework.

Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free
environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in
designated areas.

Please review "Requirements" tab for additional requirements related
to the position.

### How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
qualifications above.

Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your
application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification
requirements. Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job
Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. If
you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be
placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified,
or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for
veteran's preference will receive selection priority over
non-veterans. In addition, interviews may be conducted for this
position. The interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or
may be scored. The job specific questions relate to the
following job elements required to do the work of this position.

Job Element 1: Ability to do the work of the position without more
than normal supervision.

Job Element 2: Operation of Motor Vehicles.

Job Element 3: Work Practices (includes keeping things neat, clean
and in order).

Job Element 4: Ability to Interpret Instructions.

Job Element 5: Ability to Drive Safely (Motor Vehicles).

Job Element 6: Ability to Operate Safely (Non Motor Vehicles).

Job Element 7: Reliability and Dependability.

**To preview questions please click here.**

### Background checks and security clearance

##### Security clearance


##### Drug test required


- Required Documents

**Resumes must show relevant experience and other information.**
Your resume must list your education and work experience including
the dates (mm/yyyy) of each employment along with the number of
hours worked per week and salary information. Your resume will be
used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s).

In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the
questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms by
the closing date of the announcement:

(DEU) Veterans' Preference: If you are entitled to veterans'
preference, you should indicate the level of veterans' preference
you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference
entitlement will be adjudicated (verified) by the employing agency
using the documents you provide.

- For 0-point Sole survivorship veterans' preference (SSP), please
provide the documentation you received granting this preference.
- For 5-point veterans' preference, please provide your DD-214
(Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official
statement of service from your command if you are currently on
active duty, or other official documentation (e.g.,
documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary
medal) that proves your military service was performed under
honorable conditions.
- For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form
(SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214,
and the required documentation.

For more information on which type of preference is applicable
please visit VetGuide.

Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career
Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles: documentation
verifying your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility - this includes a copy of the
agency notice and your most recent SF-50 noting current position,
grade level and duty location.

You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by
uploading your documents from your USAJOBS Profile.

**Auto-Requested Fax:** Allows you to submit required documentation
that will be electronically displayed along with your resume.

**Uploading Documents: ** Instead of faxing your documents you may
use the uploading procedures thru Applicant Manager. Do not use both

Hard copy paper supplemental documents, submitted without prior
Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete
application. Required documentation must be submitted by 11:59 p.m.
Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.

#### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution
recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be
credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the
attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting
institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this
vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may
affect the overall rating.

- Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a
comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your
family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to
make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal

Review our benefits

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold
and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.
Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific
benefits offered.

- How to Apply

To receive consideration for this position, you must provide a
complete Application Package, which includes ALL of the following
items: 1. Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire; 2. Your
resume; and 3. Applicable supporting documents specified in the
Required Documents section of this job announcement.

Click on the button "Apply Online" and login to MY USAJOBS.

If you haven't already registered with USAJOBS, the system will
require you to create a user name and password, complete a
questionnaire and upload, paste or type a resume into USAJOBS.

If you have already registered with USAJOBS and forgot your login
information, select the "Did you forget your username and/or
password" link from the right side menu.
Your application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time
by the closing date of this announcement.

If you need assistance in applying on-line, please contact the HR
Office at (775) 861-6510 or email us at If applying
on-line poses a hardship for you (i.e. you do not have access to the
internet) you must contact us prior to the closing date of the
announcement for an alternative method of applying.

### Agency contact information

### Human Resources

##### Phone


##### Fax


##### Email

##### Address

Bureau of Land Management
BLM Nevada State Office
1340 Financial Blvd.
Reno, Nevada 89502
United States

Learn more about this agency

### Next steps

You will be notified of the status of your application as the
qualification review process is conducted. You may also check the
status of your application by viewing your MY USAJOBs account.

- Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.
Please read the following guidance.

### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on
the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and
gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual
orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,
membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental
status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

- Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job

### Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants
with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable
accommodation for any part of the application process should follow
the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part
of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the
hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable
accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work
environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an
individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties
or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide
reasonable accommodations when:

- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an
equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform
the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive
equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and
office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the
application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are
considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations
or how to contact an agency.

#### Legal and regulatory guidance

- Financial suitability
- Social security number request
- Privacy Act
- Signature and false statements
- Selective Service
- New employee probationary period

This job originated on For the full announcement and to
apply, visit Only resumes
submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed
at will be considered.

Bureau of Land Management

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