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Air Education and Training Command MASON (CEMENT FINISHER) in Luke AFB, Arizona

Summary Click on "Learn more about this agency" button below to view Eligibilities being considered and other IMPORTANT information. The primary purpose of this position is to perform masonry and cement finishing work in constructing, installing, maintaining, repairing, and modifying structures and items requiring close tolerance fit, structural soundness, fine finishes, and decorative effects. Responsibilities Plans and lays out work from blueprints, rough sketches, construction drawings, surveys, and work orders. Performs masonry tasks involved in the maintenance, repair, alteration, and construction of interior and exterior surfaces and structures. Maintains, repairs, and constructs cement and concrete surfaces. Computes concrete requirements and operates a cement mixer to mix and prepare concrete ensuring that proper amount of cement, sand, stone, and water are used. Utilizes safety practices and procedures following established safety rules and regulations and maintains a safe and clean work environment. Uses and maintains tools and equipment. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications In order to qualify, you must meet the quality level of experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook X-118C. QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C for the WG-3600 Structural and Finishing Work Group. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most blue-collar positions, you must meet any screen-out element listed, 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 you are applying. Qualification requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time. The screen out element for this position is ability to do the work of a MASON (CEMENT FINISHER) without more than normal supervision. Physical Effort: Employee is frequently required to perform heavy lifting up to 90 pounds in carrying bricks, block, stone, mortar, cement, and sand. Employee is continually required to stand while working and must frequently climb ladders and scaffolds. When performing cement work, employee is frequently required to perform heavy lifting up to 100 pounds and requires extensive standing, walking, kneeling, and bending. Working Conditions: Works inside shops and outside at job sites. At job sites, may be exposed to a variety of weather conditions and is subject to danger of falling when working from ladders and scaffolds and subject to cuts, bruises, and contusions. Uses protective devices, such as hard hats, safety shoes, safety glasses, respirators, and gloves. Employee is also exposed to dust and dirt while mixing mortar and while handling various masonry materials. JOB ELEMENTS: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: 1. Knowledge of masonry methods and techniques; the methods, sequences, and techniques of cement work; and the techniques and procedures of brick, block, and stonework. 2. Knowledge of safety regulations, practices, and procedures; safety and environmental standards and requirements; and regulations, procedures, and policies related to records maintenance and documentation. 3. Skill in constructing, installing, repairing, and modifying structures; setting cement forms in curved and straight lines; cutting and shaping brick, block, and stonework to complete corners; and performing decorative brickwork through placement of brick of different colors to create various designs and patterns. 4. Ability to use and maintain power tools, hand tools, and related equipment; and produce finished products with precise fits, accurate dimensions, structural soundness, and finished appearance. 5. Ability to read and interpret complex blueprints, diagrams, sketches, and technical specifications. 6. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Education Additional Information Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location. Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information. 120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur. Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible: MSP applicants, if determined best qualified, must be selected at the full performance level and placed at the full performance level. You must include a completed copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist dated within 30 days along with the documents identified on the checklist to verify your eligibility for MSP. Click here to obtain a copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist. Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit. If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application. The Vacancy ID is 11081220 If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here.