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This position is located in Boise, Idaho. Information about the Boise area can be found at www.boisechamber.org .
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As a Laborer Student Trainee you may perform the following duties:
- Lawn care duties to include operation of commercial mowing equipment, commercial grounds vehicles, garden and lawn care tools such as pruning shears, hand saws, shovels, rakes, axes, and picks.
- Maintenance type duties on buildings, equipment, and the grounds to include painting, sanding, greasing, fueling, sprinkler valve and head repair, piping repairs and similar other duties requiring hand tools.
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- Hand Laborers
- Laborers, Hand
Conditions of Employment
- U. S. citizenship is required.
- Background Investigation is required.
- Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" sections.
- Cannot hold an active real estate license.
- Cannot have interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land.
- Direct deposit is required.
You must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
All applicants must be aware that Federal employees must obtain and maintain a favorable background investigation. A background investigation will be conducted by the employing office following acceptance of the position. Failure to obtain a favorable determination of the background investigation will result in the cancellation of the offer or will be grounds for termination.
Passage of a pre-employment physical is required.
In order to be eligible to receive consideration for this position, you must be able to: (1) report to the duty station location listed in this vacancy announcement, if selected; and (2) be available to work the schedule identified.
This position is for students accepted for enrollment or are currently enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in an accredited high school, technical or vocational school, 2-year or 4-year college or university, graduate or professional school, on a full- or half-time basis (as defined by the academic institution in which the student is enrolled).
To be eligible, an applicant must:
Be at least 18 years of age or older for an arduous or hazardous duty position.
Be a student who has been accepted for enrollment or is currently enrolled at least half-time in a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) seeking program in an accredited high school, technical or vocational school, 2-year or 4-year college or university, graduate or professional school.
Possess a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 or higher.
The selectee is not eligible for promotion without competition.
This is a not-to-exceed (NTE) appointment and at the expiration of this appointment, or whenever services are no longer needed, the selectee will be terminated from Federal service.
This is a temporary, excepted service appointment under the BLM Pathways Internship Program that is expected not-to-exceed 1 year. This type of appointment is intended only for temporary projects, to perform labor-intensive tasks not requiring subject matter expertise, or to fill traditional summer jobs. The BLM will require the selected applicant to complete a Participant Agreement in which it shall document the anticipated start and end dates for this temporary appointment.
This announcement may be used to fill more than one position at this duty location.
This position is year-round. During the school year part-time hours will apply; however, during school breaks and the summer period, full-time hours may apply. The work schedule may be adjusted to meet the needs of the student's schedule.
You must possess a valid driver's license and maintain it throughout your tenure with the agency and in 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.
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.
Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once you complete and submit your application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and minimum qualification requirements for the job. Your eligibility and qualification status will be based on a human resources assessment conducted using qualification standards, your responses to the job-related questions, information provided in your resume, and required supporting documents (see the Required Documents section). This position requires a special qualification that has been determined essential to perform the duties and will be used as a screen out element. Those who do not provide evidence they possess the following selective factor(s) will be rated not qualified. Veteran's preference applies to the selection for positions in the Pathways Programs. The examination and selection of applicants will be made in accordance with requirements of the 5 CFR Part 302.
Eligible and qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager in unranked order by preference status: (1) Preference eligible veterans having a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more (CPS and CP); (2) Other preference eligibles (XP); (3) Applicants eligible for 5-point veteran's preference (TP); and those (4) Applicants not eligible for veteran's preference (NV). In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The job related questions align with the following job elements required to perform the duties of this position.
1. Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision. (screen-out)
2. Work Practices (including keeping things neat, clean and in order).
3. Ability to interpret instructions, specification, etc. (other than blueprints).
4. Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment.
5. Dexterity and Safety.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
- Required Documents
In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the job-related questions), you are required to submit the following forms:
Verification of Enrollment: Copy of all your transcripts or a list of college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U. S. educational institution. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the application process, but prior to appointment the official transcript(s) will be required.
Letter from your accredited U. S. educational institution that verifies/reflects: (1) the degree/diploma/certificate program in which you are enrolled; (2) you are enrolled at least half-time (as defined by the educational institution), and (3) your anticipated graduation date. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution, See Foreign Education.
Veteran's Preference: If you are entitled to veteran's preference, you should indicate the level of veteran's preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veteran's preference entitlement will be adjudicated (verified) by the employing agency using the documents you provide. You may request copies of your DD-214 by calling 1-800-827-1000 or TDD# 800-829-4833 or online at http://www.archives.gov/veterans/evetrecs/.
For 5-point veteran's preference, you must 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 veteran's preference, you must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15 (Application for 10-point Veterans Preference), a DD-214 showing character of service, and the required documentation.
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