UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF INDIAN EDUCATION

Shiprock, NM

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT


POSITION TITLE & GRADE:
School Maintenance Worker, CE-4749-02
POSITION INFORMATION:
Full time, Year Long,
SALARY RANGE
$19.61 to $27.87, Per Hour

LOCATION:
Department of the Interior, Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education,
Education Resource Center Shiprock, Facility Management, Shiprock, NM
ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:
2022-D32N01-003
VACANCIES
1
11/23/22

12/16/22 - 04:30 pm , Mountain (DST) Timezone

The Bureau of Indian Education's mission is to provide quality education opportunities from early childhood through life in accordance with the tribes' needs for cultural and economic well-being and in keeping with the wide diversity of Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages as distinct cultural and governmental entities. The Department of the Interior (DOI) places a high value on diversity of experience and cultural perspectives and encourages applications from all interested eligible candidates. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) are fundamental principles that guide the Department and allow us to successfully achieve our mission.

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STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

Incumbent will create and maintain a safe, positive learning environment to ensure the holistic development of each student and staff member through cultural, social, spiritual, physical and academic experience. Incumbent will support the Bureau of Indian Education’s mission, which is to provide high quality education opportunities from early childhood through life while considering a tribe’s need for cultural and economic well-being. In performing this mission, the BIE takes into account the spiritual, mental, physical, and cultural aspects of school-aged children within their family and tribal community. To meet its trust responsibility to Indian Tribes, BIE works to strengthen education opportunities for American Indian students to be successful and competitive globally; to enhance student participation in their tribal communities; and support tribes in nation-building, in development of the next generation of tribal leaders.

INDIAN PREFERENCE POLICY:

Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Consideration will be given to Non-Indian applicants in the absence of qualified Indian Preference eligible.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:

Within the scope of Indian preference, all candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, national origin or other non-merit factors.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION LANGUAGE:

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify this agency. The decision in granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The position performs a variety of duties of a general nature for proper operation, maintenance and minor repair of school building, utilities and related structures. Duties require more than basic knowledge of various trades but lower than the journeyman level and involve plumbing, electrical, painting, and carpentry skills. This position repairs damaged floors, walls, ceilings, windows, doors, steps, guard rails, etc. Repaints surfaces using brushes or rollers and premixed paint. Replaces minor electrical parts, such as switches, plates, outlets, etc., and makes repair to broken or frayed wiring. Performs maintenance and minor repair of plumbing fixtures and pipes by replacing faucets, water pipe elbows, etc., and cleans clogged drains and sewer lines. Complies with all applicable health and safety requirements, including proper use of safety equipment and maintenance of materials safety data sheets. Operates less complex boilers and individual heating plants sewage lagoon systems and water treatment systems. Assist journeyman workers in more complex repairs and replacements. Provides direction to students assigned to clean-up details in and around the school, assuring that work is performed in compliance with all applicable health and safety requirements and without the use of hazardous materials or equipment. In the performance of duties, drives various size vehicles from sedans through several ton capacity stake-bed and garbage trucks.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Refer to BIE Job Category Standards for additional qualification requirements and substitutions for education. Applicants must meet the qualification requirements contained in the BIE Job Category Standard.

NOTE: Persons submitting incomplete applications will be given credit only for the information they provide. It is the applicant's responsibility to submit all required documentation in support of their application in order to receive full credit for their Indian Preference, education, training and/or experience. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL NOT BE SOLICITED BY THIS OFFICE.


BASIC EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

High School diploma or GED diploma required. Applicants at the 02 level must have a minimum of one year's experience in general maintenance or related work, demonstrating skill in at least three skill/craft areas.

All Incumbents must be capable of following written and oral instructions, and of understanding and complying with material safety data sheets and instructions for operating potentially hazardous equipment.


CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

A valid state driver's license is a prerequisite, if the position requires operation of a motor vehicle in performance of work. The work requires extensive driving between work sites throughout the geographic area. A valid State Driver's licnese must be maintained as a condition of employment; failure to do so may result in removal from the position.

An annual physical examination is required. Incumbents may be required to wear personal protective equipment as necessary.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant must be able to lift over 50 pounds and be in excellent physical condition. Good distant vision in one eye and ability to read without strain printed material the size of typewritten characters are required, glasses permitted. The ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid, is required except that some positions may be suitable for persons who are blind or deaf. In most instances, an amputation of arm, hand, leg, or foot will not disqualify an applicant for appointment, although it may be necessary that this condition be compensated by use of satisfactory prosthesis. In addition, applicants must have mental and emotional stability.

Occasionally, incumbents may be required to travel for training purpose or attendance at meetings from the duty station.

BASIS OF RATING:

Once the announcement has closed, all applicants for this position will be rated based upon the extent and quality of their experience, training and/or education as reflected on their resume. The judgement of qualification will be based on materials submitted, therefore, it is the applicants’ advantage to give complete thorough and complete information in a neat and orderly fashion.

SPECIAL REFERENCE:

The Investigative Process for Public Trust Positions: Background investigations for public trust positions are conducted to gather information to determine whether applicants are reliable, trustworthy, of good conduct and character, and loyal to the U.S. The information that provided on the Questionnaire for Public Trust Positions (SF-85P) and the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF 306) may be confirmed during the investigation. The investigation may extend beyond the time covered by this form, when necessary to resolve issues. 

The applicant's current employer may be contacted as part of the investigation, although the applicant may have previously indicated on applications or other forms that the applicant did not want the current employer to be contacted. If the applicant has a security freeze on their consumer or credit report file, then the agency may not be able to complete the investigation, which can adversely affect the applicant's eligibility for a public trust position or the ability to obtain Federal or contract employment. To avoid such delays, the applicant must request that the consumer reporting agencies lift the freeze in these instances.
In addition to the questions on the SF-85P, inquiry also is made about the applicant's adherence to security requirements, the applicant honesty and integrity, falsification, misrepresentation, and any other behavior, activities, or associations that tend to demonstrate a person is not reliable, trustworthy, or loyal.

After a suitability /fitness determination is made, the applicant may also be subject to continuous vetting which may include periodic reinvestigations to ensure the employee is continuing suitability for employment.

NOTE:

Persons submitting incomplete applications will be given credit only for the information they provide. It is the applicant's responsibility to submit all required documentation in support of their application in order to receive full credit for their Indian Preference, education, training and/or experience. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL NOT BE SOLICITED BY THIS OFFICE.

HOW TO APPLY:

Required Documents

NOTE: To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

To apply for this position, submit a complete Application Package to include the following:

Additional Documents (Optional):

Applications and all accompanying documents must be received by 12/16/22 - 04:30 pm, Mountain (DST).

SCHOOL MAILING ADDRESS:
Facility Management - Shiprock Education Resource Center - P.0. Box 3239 - Shiprock, NM 87420
FAX SIGNED AND DATED APPLICATIONS TO:
(505) 368-4344
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:
Leta Nakai-Hall, Business Technician
(505) 368-3429

For VERIFICATION of our receipt of your application-resume, please contact: Leta Nakai-Hall, Business Technician, (505) 368-3429

Application Deadline

Applications and all accompanying documents must be received by the closing date & time of the announcement.

Applicant’s qualifications will be evaluated solely on the information submitted by them in their applications.

Applications become part of the official record and will not be duplicated or returned.

This office accepts telefaxed applications.

Applications mailed using Government postage and/or envelopes are in violation of OPM and postal regulations and will NOT be considered.

This office does NOT accept applications via e-mail.

PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant. 
 


Source URL: https://www.bie.edu/jobposting/2022-d32n01-003