Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 or more years of continuous active service may apply. You must submit a copy of your DD-214 indicating an honorable discharge. If you are applying based on a disability, you must submit verification of percent of disability (current letter dated 1991 or later from the Veterans' Administration), a Standard Form 15 (SF-15, Claim for 10-point Veterans' Preference), AND all required proof listed on the reverse side of the SF-15.
In this section indicate if you are a surplus or displaced federal employee requesting special priority consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP).
Note: 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. CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified by attaining an eligibility rating of 85 or higher, not including points for veterans preference.
Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of the most recent Performance Rating, and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible.
Area of Consideration
1. From the descriptions below, select one response that best describes how your status meets the eligibility requirements to apply for this merit promotion vacancy. Read all responses before making your selection. MARK ONLY ONE RESPONSE. If you select more than one response, or leave this question blank you will be rated ineligible and will not receive consideration for this position.
Minimum Qualifications-Ability to do the work of a Carpenter, WG-4607-09 without more than normal supervision.
2. From the descriptions below, choose the one letter beside the statement that best describes the highest level of experience that you possess and that demonstrates your ability to perform the duties of carpenter without more than normal supervision.
This is a screen out element. Failure to meet a minimum level will result in an ineligible rating. Select only ONE letter.
Ability to perform a variety of carpenter duties.
For the questions below, please select from A through E to indicate the skill level that you possess for each task listed. The questions were developed based on the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies needed to perform the work of this position. Be sure to describe your experience that supports your answers to the questions below, in your resume or application materials. It is important that your application package submitted, including a resume or application form, clearly shows how you possess the experience and skills levels you claim in this questionnaire. Each of your responses must be clearly supported by your education, training, and/or specific work experience you describe in your application packet submitted for this position (application form or resume, transcripts, list and description of training completed and/or other items you submit). If not, your score will be lowered or you will be found not qualified. The information you provide will be verified. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating you ineligible, not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.
3. Work involves the construction, alteration, installation, repair and modification of items and structures such as framework, concrete forms, walls, doors, finished paneling, window frames, interior and exterior.
4. Act as an inspector on outside contracts and on work performed by less than journeymen of the trade.
5. Repair doors, windows, wood substitute items, exterior siding, flooring and interior fabric as necessary in the course of stabilization/restoration and to ensure completeness and structural integrity. Repairs roof sheathing and rafters as required.
6. Build custom Formica tops, bookcases, kitchen cabinets, computer stations and credenzas.
7. Fabricate or rehabilitate various structures requiring rough framing, interior and exterior finishes including windows and doors, keeping within exact replication criteria for historic structures.
Ability to read, interpret and draft blueprints or technical drawings.
8. Read and interpret blueprints and diagrammatic sketches.
9. Interpret and apply building plans, and historic diagrams.
10. Interpret maintenance and repair manuals including technical specifications.
11. Interpret engineering drawings.
Knowledge of materials used as a carpenter.
12. Select and use a variety of premium wood types, both soft and hardwood.
13. Select and use finish material such as Formica, and wood veneers.
14. Select and install specialized hardware such as fasteners, door hardware, pulls, locking brackets, patterned latches etc.
15. Select the appropriate glue, adhesive, epoxy, and wood putty to perform the work at hand.
16. Use painting skills to prepare surfaces to be painted by sanding or buffing.
17. Apply paints, stains, shellac, polishes, and preservatives to exterior and interior surfaces using brushes, rollers, or spray guns.
Knowledge of hand and power tool use.
18. Use tapes, rules, calipers, and squares with precision.
19. Safely use hand tools such as saws, hammers, hand planes, wood chisels, screwdrivers, etc.
20. Safely use power tools such as skill saws, jig saws, table saws, joiners, planers, routers, compound miter saws, dowelling machines, drills, and sanders.
21. Design and build special tools to make unique cuts or guides.
22. Maintain tool condition by performing routine maintenance, sharpening, and minor repairs.
23. Train others in the safe use of all hand and power tools used.
Ability to instruct other employees on woodcraft techniques.
24. Instruct lower graded employees in carpentry practices.
25. Demonstrate the selection and safe use of the proper tool for the job.
26. Provide instruction as to the appropriate sequence of work from the start to the completion of a project.
27. Provide instruction on shop practices such as tool use and storage, keeping the work area free from clutter, and correct storage of material.