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Job opening: Maintenance Worker (Trails)

Salary: $20 - 26 per hour
Published at: Jan 03 2024
Employment Type: Multiple Schedules
The typical seasonal entry-on-duty period is May through October but can be variable during these months due to weather conditions, project needs, or funding. Anticipated Entry on Duty: May 2024 Many vacancies located in Yosemite National Park and Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks.


Constructs and maintains trails by cleaning water bars, building dry/wet rock retaining wall, and rip-rap, removing excess rock on tread, brushing, cutting trail edge berm, digging dip drains and clearing trail of trees, obstacles and debris. Operates and maintains rock drills, chainsaws, wrenches and power tools. Assist trail leaders in demonstrating to crew members the concepts/techniques of trail work and backcountry living ethics. Assigned to isolated backcountry locations for periods of 4 to 14 weeks at a time. Applicant must be able to work and live cooperatively with other individuals under primitive conditions for prolonged periods of time. Physical Effort: Heavy physical exertion is frequently required in bending, lifting, and using hand and power tools in trail work. Examples of typical strenuous activity, include frequently lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 100 pounds., carrying and rolling rocks and logs, moving rocks of several tons with rock bars, using hammers to crush or shape rock, and using shovels extensively; frequently walks up to 20 miles daily; and must not have potential emergency medical problems that could complicate work in remote areas for extended periods of time. Working Conditions: Incumbent must have the ability to live and work effectively in isolated backcountry areas in close contact with small numbers of people. Incumbent must live and work out-of-doors on projects including mountainous terrain up to 14,000 feet in elevation in all extremes of weather. Trail work is dusty and hazardous conditions may exist when moving rock, working in and around rock slide areas, working around explosives, falling and bucking trees, and working around machinery.



SELECTIVE FACTOR: This position requires regular and recurring work and camping in rugged mountainous backcountry above 7,000 ft elevation for extended periods of time. Selectees must be able to hike by foot in the backcountry at high altitude for extended periods of time while carrying backpacks, tools and supplies of at least 50 lbs, and be able to camp for several days at a time. You must reference this experience in your resume or you may be found ineligible. - AND - Have the ability to do the work of a Maintenance Worker (Trails) without more than normal supervision. (Screen out) This includes work such as maintenance worker tasks on a trail crew or group responsible for carrying out work on trails; constructed rock walls, water bars, and retainer bars; have used chainsaws to cut wood or limb trees; have used a jackhammer. Additional information on the specific qualification requirements for this position are found in the Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations. It is available for review on OPM's web site at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118C/index.htm 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. Volunteer Experience: 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. ICTAP/CTAP Statement: Current surplus and current or former displaced Federal individuals who have special prior­ity selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. Well qualified means that the applicant meets the following: OPM qualification standards for the position; all selective placement factors, where applicable; special qualifying conditions that OPM has approved for the position, where applicable; is physically qualified with reasonable accommodation, where appropriate to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry; and is rated by the organization at least at the well qualified level on all competencies.


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


  • Address PWR Seasonal Recruitment 333 Bush Street Suite 500 San Francisco, CA 94104 US
  • Name: Kevin Oliver
  • Email: [email protected]

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