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Bureau of Land Management

hese positions are located in various locations within the Montana/Dakotas BLM. Information about each location and the surrounding area can be found by checking the chamber of commerce web site for each city.
We expect to fill one or more vacancies in each location at this time; however, if needed, other locations within the Montana/Dakotas State, District or Field offices may be considered based on need and management discretion.

Accepting applications
Open & closing dates

01/23/2024 to 01/30/2024

This job will close when we have received 70 applications which may be sooner than the closing date.

$23.37 – $27.26 per hour
Pay scale & grade

WG 5

Remote job

Telework eligible

Travel Required

75% or less – You may have to travel to the field on a regular basis.
Relocation expenses reimbursed

Appointment type

Temporary – This is a temporary appointment. Appointment to this position will not convey permanent status and will be for a period not-to-exceed 1039 hours in a service year. Appointments typically occur between April-November, but may vary.
Work schedule

Full-time –

Promotion potential

None – These positions have no promotion potential. To be considered for a higher grade, you must apply for the higher grade.
Job family (Series)
Supervisory status

Security clearance
Drug test

Position sensitivity and risk
Trust determination process
Announcement number

Control number


This job is open to

Clarification from the agency

Conducts routine annual maintenance of recreation and administrative sites including cleaning of recreation facilities, making routine ongoing repairs to recreation facilities, and performing routine site landscaping work.
Performs corrective maintenance for buildings and facilities (HVAC, carpentry, painting),reporting additional needed actions to supervisors.
Assists with construction and installation of facilities at recreation sites (e.g., construction of group shelters and toilet structures, picnic and camping facilities, and trailheads and parking areas).
Operates various types of equipment in performing on-site construction and maintenance(e.g., 4×4 pickups, medium-sized forklift s, skid-steers, and tractors with attachments).
May provide assistance to higher grade staff for the maintenance and operation of public drinking water systems and solar systems at administrative and recreation sites.


Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship is required.
Be sure to read the How to Apply and Required Documents Sections.
You cannot hold an active real estate license: nor can you have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Lands.
Direct Deposit Required.
Appointment will be subject to a favorably adjudicated background/suitability investigation/determination.
Your resume must contain enough information to show that you meet the qualification requirements as defined in the announcement. In addition, your responses to the questions must adequately reflect in your resume.
An applicant appointed to this position must possess and maintain a valid state driver’s license while employed in this position.
You must be 18 years of age prior to entrance on duty in order to be authorized to operate a government vehicle as required for field work.
NO GOVERNMENT HOUSING IS AVAILABLE. Securing housing will be the responsibility of the selected employee.


Selective Placement Factors: This position requires a special qualification that has been determined to be 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:

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

OPM Job Qualifications System for Trades and Labor Occupations will be used in determining your qualifications. There is no specific length of training or experience required; however, you must be able to demonstrate through experience shown in the resume materials, that you possess the skill level that has equipped you with the particular job elements to successfully perform the duties of Maintenance Worker without more than normal supervision.

Qualifications will be determined based on your ability, experience and/or training inthefollowing job elements:
1. Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.
2. Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)
3. Use of Measuring Instruments
4. Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (includes blueprinting reading)
5. Ability to Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
6. Knowledge of Materials

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 by the closing date of the announcement.

Physical Demands: The incumbent must have good vision, reaction reflexes and depth perception. Physical demands require coordination for hand, eye and body. Physical effort must be exerted in actions such as lifting (10-100 pounds), pushing, pulling, carrying objects or various weights, sizes and shapes, walking, climbing, crawling and bending.

Work Environment: The nature of the incumbents work could expose the incumbent to conditions that range from comfortable to hazardous.
Temperature: Outdoor work will range from 100 degrees in summer to -30 degrees in winter months.
Noxious Fumes : Interior and exterior painting and related work could result in exposure to fumes and gases for prolonged periods. Persons working as noxious weed sprayers will be exposed to and handling chemical compounds which could be hazardous if appropriate precautions are not used.
Dust, Grease and Mud : Vehicle, equipment operation, maintenance and project construction could expose incumbent to excessively muddy, greasy and dusty conditions at times.
Power Tools : Maintenance work could necessitate the use of power tools which could expose the incumbent to related hazards.


This position does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

DOI uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit .

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/lnteragency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): 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, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well qualified for the position with a score of 90 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information: or

Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for

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.

This position is not eligible for Telework.


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. .

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 You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the application process is complete, we will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume, supporting documentation and responses to the online questionnaire will be made. Your responses to the online questionnaire will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for this position. Qualified applicants will be placed in one of three predefined categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified and Qualified. However, your resume must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran’s preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. Candidates placed in the Best Qualified category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be contacted for an interview.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following job elements required to do the work of this position:Ability to Do the Work of the Position without More Than Normal Supervision
Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (Includes Blueprint Reading)
Ability to Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, and Repair, etc.
Knowledge of Materials
Technical Practices (Theoretical, Precise, Artistic)
Use of Measuring Instruments


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. .

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.
Required Documents

As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have – whether you’re a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you’re eligible under their policies.

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

At a minimum, your resume MUST contain ALL OF THE FOLLOWING for each work/volunteer experience entry: Job title (include job series and grade, if federal)
Starting and ending dates (month and year),
Hours worked per week
. At a minimum, your resume MUST contain job title (include job series and grade, if federal), duties, starting and ending dates (month and year), hours worked per week, and salary. USAJOBS has a template to ensure a complete resume.

Your resume will be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s). Failure to provide required information will result in loss of eligibility. You are welcome to submit an optional cover letter.

Veterans: If you are claiming veterans’ preference you must submit a copy of your DD-214, “Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty,” (Member 4 copy is preferred), showing the dates of active duty, type of discharge, and character of service (must be honorable) OR written documentation from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted.

If you are claiming 10-point veterans’ preference, in addition to the documents specified above, you must submit documentation that supports your claim as shown on the back of the .

If you are claiming Sole Survivorship Veterans’ Preference (SSP), please provide the documentation you received granting this preference.

Additional information on veterans’ preference can be found in the .

Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles: Submit 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.

Please note that documents selected for transfer from your USAJOBS profile are NOT automatically added do your application. You need to transfer your document(s) in the “Documents” step during the application process.

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.

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