Building Services Worker at US Smithsonian Institution

Full Time, Holidays, Shift & Schedule, Weekend
USA
Posted 2 months ago

Job Details

Job Type

Full-time

Shift & Schedule

Weekend availability

Holidays

Benefits

Flexible spending account

Health insurance

Life insurance

Estimated Salary Guide

  • Not provided by employer
  • $24.1K – $30.5K a year is the estimated salary for this role in Front Royal, VA.

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Full Job Description

Duties

  • Performs various duties such as moving, arranging, and lifting very large and unusually heavy material and collections.
  • Loads and unloads debris, trash, equipment, supplies, and other materials from trucks, vans, and cars by using dollies, hand trucks, hand-operated hydraulic lifts, and/or by hand.
  • Assists with custodial tasks as required; custodial duties include cleaning offices, exhibit space, restrooms, corridors, storage rooms, stairways, or any area within the confines of the building(s) using brooms, mops, buckets, heavy-duty vacuums, buffers, and scrubbers.
  • Dusts, scrubs, sweeps, waxes, and polishes horizontal surfaces such as floors, clean mirrors, empties trash and recycle bins; washes walls, windows, air vents, blinds, and fixtures.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
  • May need to complete a Probationary Period
  • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.

ATTENTION: Due to the large number of qualified applicants for positions of this type, this job announcement will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on either: (A) The closing date listed above or (B) The date that 100 applications are received; whichever occurs first. If the announcement closes on the date that 100 applications are received, all applications submitted by 11:59pm that day will be given consideration, including those in excess of 100.

We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible to ensure their applications are submitted before the announcement closes. We will not consider applications which are late due to the announcement closing once the above number of applications is reached.

Conditions of Employment

COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS:

For the latest information on the COVID-19 vaccination requirements and its impact on your application, click on Smithsonian Institution’s Frequently Asked Questions.

Additional Conditions of Employment: The incumbent may be required to work late shifts, weekends, and holidays and is subject to being called in for emergencies to restore the Smithsonian Institution to normal operations.

Physical Requirements: Tasks involve moderately heavy physical effort to include lifting and moving possibly bulky weights over 50 pounds in the form of museum objects, building materials, trash and debris, and wheelbarrow loads. Must be able to climb ladders and stairs, stand and walk for long periods of time on hard and sometimes uneven surfaces. Must have good balance.

Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the job opportunity announcement.

For information on the Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations, see OPM’s website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c/index.htm.

Qualifications

In order to be rated qualified, an applicant’s overall experience and training must indicate possession of the minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the duties of this position.

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.

Additional Information

  • This position is included in the bargaining unit.

Current or Former Political Appointees: Beginning January 1, 2010, agencies must seek prior approval from OPM before they can appoint a current or recent political appointee to a competitive or non-political excepted service position at any level under the provisions of title 5, United States Code. If you are currently or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you MUST disclose that to the Office of Human Resources. Submit a copy of your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent political appointment:

  • Position title;
  • Type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee);
  • Agency; and,
  • Beginning and ending dates of appointment.

Recruitment Incentive: Recruitment incentive(s) may be authorized for this position. However, approval for incentives are contingent upon various availability. If authorized, certain incentives will require the incumbent to sign a service agreement to remain in the Federal government for a certain time period.

Note: This statement does not imply nor guarantee an incentive will be offered and paid.

Flexible Spending Accounts – https://www.fsafeds.com/
Health Insurance – http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp
Leave – http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp
Life Insurance – http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp
Long Term Care Insurance – http://www.ltcfeds.com
Retirement Program – https://www.opm.gov/retirement-services/

  • BenefitsThe Smithsonian offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, vacation and sick leave, holidays, health/life insurance, accident insurance, and excellent retirement program options. Please see Benefits at https://www.si.edu/OHR/benefits for a complete description.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

How you will be evaluated:
Applications will first be evaluated to determine whether the following screen-out element is met:

  • Ability to do the work of a Building Services Worker without more than normal supervision.

If an applicant meets the screen-out element, the following Job Elements will be evaluated:

  • Knowledge of work practices (includes maintaining facilities in a neat, clean and orderly manner).
  • Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc.
  • Ability to operate with dexterity and within safety requirements.
  • Reliability and Dependability as a Building Services Worker.

Applicants who meet or exceed the screen-out element will be assigned to one of two category groups based on job-related criteria:

Best Category – Meets the screen-out element and excels in most of the job-related elements above.
Good Category – Meets the screen-out element but does not satisfy most of the job-related elements above to a substantive degree.

This category rating process does not add veterans’ preference points or apply the “rule of three”, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-veterans within each category. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Category) provided no veteran in that category is passed over to select a non-veteran in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied.

Veterans who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher. Applicants who have not submitted a resume in the USAjobs system and/or have not answered all of the announcement questions will not be considered for this position.

Important Note:

Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire or other assessment tools for consistency. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience.

Your resume should provide sufficient information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed.

You may preview questions for this vacancy.

  • BenefitsThe Smithsonian offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, vacation and sick leave, holidays, health/life insurance, accident insurance, and excellent retirement program options. Please see Benefits at https://www.si.edu/OHR/benefits for a complete description.
  • 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. Your application package should include the following documents:
    • Resume – Your resume can be uploaded and attached to your application or created using the USA Jobs on-line resume builder. Ensure your resume contains the job title (including the occupational series and grade if it is Federal), job-related qualifications, starting and ending dates (month and year), hours worked per week, and salary for each employment period. It is your responsibility to ensure all information is submitted. Failure to include this information may result in disqualification for the position.
    • For assistance with creating a resume, please click here.
    • Proof of Veteran’s Preference – DD214 (Member 4 Copy), if you are a veteran. Additionally, applicants claiming 10-point preference must complete Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, as well as additional documentation required by the SF-15, such as a VA letter. 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.
  • How to Apply: Click on the “Apply Online” button on the upper right side of the page. Please Note:

    • You must apply for this position online through the ‘Apply Online’ button and submit required supplemental documents (if they are relevant to you).
    • You may submit required documents by uploading them online during the application process, OR You may manually fax required documents. Faxes are received by an automated system, not a physical fax machine. Documents that are faxed as part of the application process must be sent with the system-generated cover sheet by the closing date. Documents faxed without the system-generated coversheet are not retrievable and cannot be considered as part of the application package.
    • The complete application package, including any required documents, is due in the Smithsonian Office of Human Resources on the closing date of the announcement by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
    • If you are unable to apply online, paper applications may be accepted with prior approval of the Contact Person listed below. Agency contact information: HR SpecialistPhone202-633-0000TDD202-633-6409Fax202-633-6401Emailpersonal.email.address@si.eduAddressSMITHSONIAN
      Office of Human Resources
      POB 37012, 600 Maryland Avenue, MRC 517
      Suite 5060
      Washington, District of Columbia 20013-7012
      United States Next steps At the end of the application process you will be able to create and save a PDF file that contains your responses to the assessment questions. You may save this file as initial receipt of your application. After the job announcement closes, you will receive an email from the Smithsonian with confirmation of receipt. The Smithsonian receives many applications for each job. Each application is reviewed carefully, which may take a few weeks. We will send you an e-mail to update you as we go through phases of the application review process. You may also check your application status by logging into www.usajobs.gov and selecting the tab “My USAJOBS;” e-mailing vacancy.info@si.edu; or by contacting the Office of Human Resources Representative listed. Additional Information:
    • Tips on applying for Smithsonian jobs are available at www.sihr.si.edu/jobs.cfm.
    • The Smithsonian does not pay relocation expenses, but recruitment incentives may be authorized.
    • The Smithsonian embraces diversity and equal employment opportunity (www.si.edu/oeema).
  • Fair and Transparent: The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Financial suitability
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period
    • Signature and false statements
    • Privacy Act
    • Social security number request

Required Documents

Your application package should include the following documents:

  • Resume – Your resume can be uploaded and attached to your application or created using the USA Jobs online resume builder. Ensure your resume contains the job title (including the occupational series and grade if it is Federal), job-related qualifications, starting and ending dates (month and year), hours worked per week, and salary for each employment period. It is your responsibility to ensure all information is submitted. Failure to include this information may result in disqualification for the position.
  • For assistance with creating a resume, please click here.
  • Proof of Veteran’s Preference – DD214 (Member 4 Copy) if you are a veteran. Additionally, applicants claiming 10-point preference must complete Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, as well as additional documentation required by the SF-15, such as a VA letter.

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.

Help

This job is open to

  • Federal employees – Competitive serviceCurrent or former competitive service federal employees.
  • The public U.S. Citizens, Nationals, or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
  • Veterans

Clarification from the agency

This position is open to all U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals. More than one selection may be made from this announcement.

Job Features

Job CategoryUS Smithsonian Institution

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