Skip to Main Content
← Back to Jobs

Engineering Equipment Operator - Open Continuous

Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs Poston, AZ
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Other
Engineering Equipment Operator - Open Continuous

##### Department of the Interior

Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs

##### Colorado River Agency, Irrigation Operations & Maintenance Division


- ##### Open & closing dates

06/10/2019 to 12/31/2019

- ##### Service


- ##### Pay scale & grade

WG 10

- ##### Salary

$25.17 to $29.38 per hour

- ##### Appointment type


- ##### Work schedule




Poston, AZ Many vacancies

##### Relocation expenses reimbursed

Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in
accordance with agency policy.

##### Telework eligible


- Duties

### Summary

This open continuous announcement is meant to fill Engineering
Equipment Operators with the Bureau of Indian Affairs,
Superintendent, Colorado River Agency in Poston, Arizona. The
Irrigation Project's mission is to collect and efficiently deliver
the annual available water supply to water users for agricultural
production on Project lands.

**This announcement is an open continuous announcement. All
applicants applying will be reviewed every two weeks or upon
Management's request.**

Learn more about this agency

### Responsibilities

Conduct routine maintenance and non-routine rehabilitation of
project canals, lateral, structures, pipelines and drains.

Make decisions on work site with regard to completion of assigned
work to determine priorities and the most effective steps of
maintenance to equipment.

Maintain daily report of completed work; maintain records of labor
use, equipment and materials.Perform construction equipment
operations such as; clearing brush; constructing canal structures,
laterals and ditches; cleaning, shaping and rebuilding canals.

Perform minor and preventative maintenance on equipment utilizing
hand powered tools, mechanical tools, greasing devices, and other
repair equipment.

### Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

##### Supervisory status


##### Promotion Potential


- #### Job family (Series)

5716 Engineering Equipment Operating

- Requirements

### Conditions of Employment

- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Indian Preference applies
- You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct
- You may be required to successfully complete a
probationary/trial period
- A background security investigation will be required for all new
hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful
completion of a background security investigation and favorable
- If you are a male applicant born after 12/31/1959 and are
required to register under the Military Selective Service Act,
the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be
registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this
- Incumbent is required to operate a government motor vehicle,
must possess a valid driver's license, and have a safe driving
record within the 3 year period immediately preceding submittal
of GSA Form 3607.
- This position is subject to both pre-employment and random drug
testing as a condition of employment. Applicants will not be
appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test is
- MUST Possess Commercial Driver License, Class A or B (dependent
on endorsements). This is a requirement of the position, if
selected you will required to complete a pre-employment
verification of your CDL.

### Qualifications

Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification
Standard Handbook X-118C; for additional information refer to the
FWS qualifications link\#url=List-of-Approved-Job-Elements.
Although a specific length of time and experience is not required
for all trade and labor occupations, you must meet any minimum
experience or training requirements per OPM qualifications standards
and show through experience and training that you possess the
quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties
of the position at the level for which applying. Qualification
requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not
necessarily the length of time.

**To qualify for this position, you must have sufficient knowledge
and ability in the following job-related factors:**

- Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal
supervision (SCREEN OUT)
- Work practices
- Safe Operation of Construction & Maintenance Equipment and motor
- Ability to interpret instructions, blueprints, specifications,

If your knowledge and ability in the SCREEN OUT factor above is not
sufficient, you will receive no further consideration. In preparing
your application, describe in detail the experience and training
which you have had that specifically prepared you for this job and
to perform the duties described for this job. Experience should be
clearly described and documented in your resume. The qualifications
reviewer will not assume performance of such duties by job titles
alone. Address your knowledge, skills, and/or abilities in the areas
shown in the job-related factors.

**Physical Demands:** Applicants must demonstrate that they are
fully capable of performing strenuous work. Position requires
average or above average strength, ability, and muscular endurance
to perform assigned duties. Frequently carries, lifts, and supports
items weighing up to 50 pounds and occasionally objects weighing
approximately 100 pounds.

**Working Conditions:** The work is predominately outdoors and will
expose the incumbent to conditions of mildly hazardous duties such
as driving on narrow roads to moderately hazardous work such as
reviewing emergency type canal repairs, observation of construction
equipment renovation, climbing steep rocky banks, slippery canal
surfaces, and materials. The incumbent may be exposed to possible
injury because of the risk associated with the operation of heavy

**All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of
this announcement.

Merit Promotion candidates must also meet time-in-grade requirements
by the announcement closing date.**

### Education

There is no substitution of education for experience for Wage Grade
(WG) positions.

If you are qualifying based on your education, you MUST provide
transcripts or other documentation to support your educational
claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial
transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of
your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All
materials must be submitted by the closing date of the

If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or
universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must send a
Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to
receive credit for that education which shows the education
credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that
specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such
education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited
U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the
courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further
information, visit: FOREIGN EDUCATION

### Additional information

Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to
employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal
service position within the competitive service or Federal service
employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer
needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you
must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated
well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above;
and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP
or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit:\_guides/career\_transition.asp .

Under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) two
groups of individuals are eligible to apply under this announcement:
current and/or former employees serving or who have served under
time-limited competitive appointments at land management agencies.
Land Management Agencies include: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau
of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service, National Park Service, and U.S. Forest Service.

- Current appointees: 1) must have been hired under competitive
examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land
management agency; 2) must have served under one or more time
limited appointment(s) by a land management agency for a period
totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or
more years; AND 3) must have performed at an acceptable level
during each period of service.
- Former appointees: 1) must have been hired under competitive
examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land
management agency; 2) must have served under one or more time
limited appointment(s) by a land management agency for a period
totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or
more years; 3) must have separated for reasons other than
misconduct or performance; AND 4) must have performed at an
acceptable level through the service period.

Certain candidates may be eligible to apply under a special hiring
authority including those for disabled individuals, Peace Corps
employees, Foreign Service employees, veterans, etc. For more
information, visit the following OPM websites: USAJOBS Information
Center:; Vets Info Guide:

Former Federal Employees are required to indicate whether they
received a Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment (VSIP) buyout in
their previous employment with the Federal government, and are
required to submit a copy of the applicable Notification of
Personnel Action (SF-50) regarding the VSIP. Most individuals who
accept reemployment with the Federal government within 5 years of
receiving the VSIP amount, must repay the gross amount of the
separation pay prior to reemployment.

### How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application package will be evaluated against the minimum
qualification requirements specified above. In order to qualify,
your resume must specifically describe your work history and the
duties you performed in each position. Your resume will be evaluated
after the closing date of 12/31/2019 to determine whether you meet
the minimum qualification requirements for this position. Qualified
candidates will then be rated as best qualified, well qualified, or
qualified depending on their possession of the knowledge, skills,
abilities, competencies and experience requirements as demonstrated
by your responses to the assessment questions. Competencies measured

- ELEMENT 25-A: Work Practices
- ELEMENT 6-A: Safe Operation of construction & maintenance
equipment and motor vehicles
- ELEMENT 75-C: Ability to interpret instructions and
specifications pertaining to equipment being operated.

We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your
responses on the assessment questionnaire. If the information in
your resume does not support your responses to the assessment
questions, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect
your qualifications.

Qualified Indian preference candidates will be referred to the
hiring manager in order of veterans' preference.

You may preview the assessment questions here in the Additional
selections may be made from this announcement if identical vacancies
occur in the same location within 90 days from the closing date.

### Background checks and security clearance

##### Security clearance


##### Drug test required


##### Position sensitivity and risk

Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

##### Trust determination process


- Required Documents

The following documents are required for this position:

- Resume which details work experience including dates worked
(mm/yy-mm/yy), position title, Grade (if federal service), and
hours worked per week.
- On-line Assessment Questionnaire
- Most recent SF-50 (if applying under merit promotion. Be sure
your SF-50 displays your tenure in box 24, your position in box
34, and that the SF-50 is not an award)
- Transcripts (if using education to qualify) - Unofficial
transcripts are acceptable; however, an official transcript may
be requested at a later time.
- Veteran's documentation - (if applicable) VA letter on VA
letterhead stating your overall combined rating, SF-15, DD-214
(copy 4) reflecting an honorable discharge and dates of active
duty military service.
- Special Appointing Authority documentation (if applying under a
special hiring authority)
- BIA Form 4432 (if claiming Indian preference)
- Performance Appraisal (if applying under the Land Management
Flexibility Act)

If you are applying as a VEOA candidate, you must submit a copy of
your DD-214 and your letter from the VA reflecting an honorable
discharge and that you either completed three years of active duty
service or are a preference eligible. For more information see:\#veoa.

If you are unable to apply online, require reasonable accommodation
in the application process if you are an applicant with a
disability, or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic
form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate

CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. If your application package is
incomplete in any way, you will not be considered for this position,
and requests for extensions will not be granted. Please double check
your application package before you submit it.

#### 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 apply for this position, you must complete the online application
and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents
section below.

- To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will
need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not
have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning
the application.

- Follow the prompts to select your r?sum? and/or other supporting
documents to be included with your application package. You will
have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in
your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may
take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

- After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package,
complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem
appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

- You will be taken to the online application which you must
complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online
application, verify the required documentation is included with your
application package, and submit the application.

To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS
account ( ); all of your
applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application
Status will appear along with the date your application was last
updated. For information on what each Application Status means,
visit: .


### Agency contact information

### Connie Good Bear

##### Phone

(406) 247-7956

##### Email

##### Address

BIA Center for Recruitment Rocky Mountain Regional
BIA Center for Recruitment Rocky Mountain Regional
2021 4th Avenue North
Billings, MT 59101

Learn more about this agency

### Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive a
confirmation notification by email. Your application will be
evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your
eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you
will receive another notification regarding the status of your

- 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.

Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs

What email should the hiring manager reach you at?

By clicking the button above, I agree to the ZipRecruiter Terms of Use and acknowledge I have read the Privacy Policy, and agree to receive email job alerts.

What email should we contact you at once we get salary info from the hiring manager?

By clicking the button above, I agree to the ZipRecruiter Terms of Use and acknowledge I have read the Privacy Policy, and agree to receive email job alerts.

Our qualification feature is only available to registered members - what email address would you like for us to keep on file?

By clicking the button above, I agree to the ZipRecruiter Terms of Use and acknowledge I have read the Privacy Policy, and agree to receive email job alerts.